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Commerce has been the lifeblood of SZOMBATHELY ("Saturday market") ever since the town was founded by Emperor Claudius in 43 AD to capitalize on the Amber Road from the Baltic to the Mediterranean. Savaria, as it was then called, soon became the capital of Pannonia, and a significant city in the Roman Empire. It was here that Septimus Severus was proclaimed emperor in 193 AD and Saint Martin of Tours was born in 317. Under Frankish rule in the eighth century, the town, known as Steinamanger, prospered through trade with Germany. Nowadays, it is Austrians who boost the economy, flooding across to shop, get …
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Hotel Claudius

Resort Hotel overlooking the lake, on the edge of town, 3 km from train station.