Our Sister City Székesfehérvár is the 14th fastest growing economy in Europe. There have been several youth and artistic, exchanges between the cities--most recently, in 2022 we hosted an Open World delegation of mayors and city councilors from Hungary.
Each year, Birmingham Southern students spend a year teaching English at the local college in Székesfehérvár. In 2001, the City saluted Hungary during the International Festival. Sister Cities sponsors and maintains ongoing artist and music exchanges between the two cities.
Székesfehérvár is a city located in central Hungary, approximately 65 kilometers southwest of the country's capital, Budapest. It is the ninth largest city in Hungary and is situated in the heart of the Transdanubian region.
The city has a rich history and has served as an important cultural and economic center since medieval times. Today, it is known for its beautiful architecture, museums, parks, and vibrant cultural scene.
The main driver of the economy in Székesfehérvár, Hungary is manufacturing, particularly in the automotive industry. The city is home to several major automotive companies, including Audi, Suzuki, and Hankook Tire. These companies provide employment opportunities and contribute significantly to the city's economy through exports and tax revenue.
Additionally, the city has a growing service sector, including tourism and retail, which also contributes to its economic growth.
Benedictine Abbey in Tihany; Caves of Lillafüred; Eger Castle; Visegrad Royal Palace; Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral, Pecs; Budapest (includes Parliament Building, Buda Castle District, Hungarian National Museum, Millennium Monument in Heroes Square); Soporon; Esztergom Basilica; Aggtelek National Park
Temperate; cold, cloudy, humid winters; warm summers
Soccer, swimming, fencing, athletics (track and field)
Goulash — a spicy tomato-and-paprika-based stew of beef, noodles, potatoes, and other vegetables