Vienna – Köszeg – Belgrade
This section is under development. The route is inspired by the attempts of Süleyman to reach Vienna by travelling east of lake Balaton and the Neusiedler See, following the valleys of the Drava river, Raab and Mur.
The Austrian emperor avoided a right out battle, by not showing up, leaving the Ottoman to roam the area, causing death and destruction.
At Köszeg (Güns in German) stubborn resistance of the local forces in 1532. Under the leadership of the fort captain, Nikola Jurišić, a small garrison of only 800 Hungarians and Croats repelled an Ottoman force numbering some 80,000 men in the Siege of Kőszeg. This even delayed the Ottoman campaign to an extent that Vienna got out of reach.
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How to get there
Vienna International Airport (IATA code: VIE) is located 18km south-east of the city in Schwechat and is frequented by ca.100 international airlines, including low-cost carriers, providing regular connections to a wide variety of European destinations.
Vienna airport also serves as a gateway to Bratislava.
The airport is well connected to the city by public transportation.
Between Vienna and Sopron ÖBB operates a train connection 21 times per day. (duration 1 hr. price € 7,90-€ 58). See ÖBB Scotty
Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport (IATA code: BEG) is located ca.12km west of downtown Belgrade. Public transportation to the city is carried out by (mini)bus.
The A1 minibus airport shuttle to Slavija Square, stops at the central station also, ticket price ca. RSD 330 (pay on the bus), approximate travel time 30 minutes.
Bus line 72 to Zeleni venac square (downtown Belgrade), ticket price RSD 89 (when bought at the kiosk) of RSD 150 (when bought on the bus), approximate travel time 30-40 minutes.
Bus line 607 to New Belgrade, ticket price RSD 89 (when bought at the kiosk) or RSD 150 (when bought on the bus), approximate travel time 30 minutes.
Taxi service is best arranged at TAXI INFO to ensure the best rate. TAXI INFO is located in the baggage claim area at the airport.
For city-transport see www.eway.rs or download the EasyWay public transport App
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