The Western-Transdanubian part of the country, sur­rounded by the Slovenian, Austrian and the Slovakian borders is a classic county area characterised by naiveté. Besides the colourful nature — hills, river valleys, forests, meadows, plough lands and lakes — the place is becoming unique due to the heritage from the ances­tors. The tiny settlements are connected by the vivid natural and cultural heritage, but the memories of this historic region are also kept by several little towns.

The friendly little villages carefully preserve the remnants of folk architecture, and the villages are waiting for guests in the beautifully restored farmhouses. Country houses, belfries, vineyard houses give a taste of the everyday life of peasant culture. Typical folk traditions such as carnival
log-pulling, May-tree setting and dancing, harvest races, grape-harvest fun, or other competitions are all entertainment programmes not only for locals but for tourists arriving here, as well. 

Roman monuments, the Árpád-era churches, the several hundred year-old of castles all reveal a thriving culture. The area is also home to important historical events and famous personalities.  

The information and photos included in this article were taken from the brochure "LIVING FOLK ARCHITECTURE - WESTERN TRANSDANUBIA REGION (HU), INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE" prepared by the West Pannon Regional and Economic Development Public Nonprofit Ltd 

In the ARTISTIC project the Western Transdanubia Region is represented by the West Pannon Regional and Economic Development Public Nonprofit Ltd.