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This city is located in the heart of Hungary and it is named after the Zala River. This place is known for attracting so many tourists with its natural beauty-that is simply breathe-taking. Zala is a tourist destination that can be enjoyed throughout the year, with so many amazing things to do in this city it should not be an option on whether or not to visit this place.

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Why visit Zala?

  • This place is known for having the best natural beauty in Hungary!
  • There is so many beautiful sights and attractions to keep you occupied on your trip!
  • Zala has a rich heritage and cultural atmosphere which is appealing to most tourists which is something that keeps people coming back!
Hungarian forint (HUF)
Exchange Rate:
~1 ZAR: ~17.32 HUF
Time Zone:
UTC + 1 - There is a 1 hour difference between Debrecen and South Africa
Dialing Code
00 + 36 + Local Number
Drive on the right side of the road.
Graz Airport
Travel Adaptor:
Standard UK Adaptor Plug, Type G.

There are 4 distinct seasons in Hungary, with very warm summers during June-August. Summer, generally has the most tourist visits as this is the warmest time in the year in Zala.

The best time to visit Zala would be between March-May as there are not that much people visiting Zala during this time, the flowers are blooming, and the weather is perfect.

Hungarian is the official language that is spoken in Zala, but other languages like English, German, Russian, Romanian, French, Italian are also spoken in Zala and throughout Hungary by a few locals.

  • Zala shares borders with Croatia and Slovenia.
  • Zala was first decalred a county under the name Kólon.
  • This county arose as one of the first comitati of the Kingdom of Hungary.

There are so many attractions and sights that can be enjoyed in Zala. This place is filled with natural beauty from its romantic forests of Göcsej and Bakony, to its untouched wildlife of Small Balaton and the amazing beaches of the Hungarian sea and the thermal baths. This city county is also known for having some beautiful tourist sights like Zalavár, Zalabér,and Zalakaros.

The traditional Hungarian dishes are based on meats, seasonal vegetables, fruits, fresh bread, dairy products and cheeses. The cuisine that is in Zala has a long rich heritage behind it, and famous restaurants like Romai Pince, Caffe Macchiato, Tompos, and Jabarat Vendeglo are all spots that are enjoyed by locals.

Hungary with regards to religion, has been dominated by forms of Christianity or centuries. Most individuals are Catholic followed by Calvinists and Lutherans. This is a place where religion is taken very seriously and the way in which people portray themselves in public is based on their faith and upbringing, so they are conservative-but very warm and welcoming individuals.

Zala and Hungary are known to be very safe places to visit, as the people are very hospitable and welcoming to visitors. There has not been any major incident that has occurred in this city to any tourist visiting however, when the city becomes full during holiday seasons petty crime like pickpocketing do occur, so tourists are encouraged to be aware of their surroundings.

A National Passport with a minimum period validity of 6 months beyond the intended period of stay is needed at the time of travel. A Tourist Visa is necessary for Nigerians and can be obtained at Hungary embassy at No. 61, Jose Marti Crescent, Asokoro, Abuja.

The Embassy of Nigeria in Budapest, Hungary

Address: Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Rómer Flóris Utca 57, H-1023 Budapest, Hungary
Tel: +36 1 212 2021 / +36 1 212 2022
Fax: +36 1 212 2025
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About Zala

Graz Airport (code: GRZ) is referred to as Flughafen Graz-Thalerhof, it is a minor international airport in Graz.

Food and drink

There is a restaurant (Globetrotter) and two cafés that are ready in the terminal for visitors.

Exchange currency

There are exchange offices that are located in Zala, for more information you should go to the information desk that is located within the airport.

Lost luggage

If you lost any item of luggage you should contact the team at the Lost & Found counter in the arrival area immediately (Telephone: +42 (316) 2902 172).

Airport hotels

The hotels that are located near the airport include Ramada, Oekotel Kalsdorf, and Kiwano Restaurant & Hotel.

Airport hub

Graz Airport (code: GRZ) is a hub for Air Berlin, Austrian Airlines, Croatia Airlines, Lufthansa, NIKI, Sun Express, Swiss, Tunisair, and Turkish Airlines.

Car Hire

The main car hire dealerships that are located at the airport include Hertz, Avis, Megadrive, Europcar, and SIXT.

The information on this page is correct as of February 2016. While every effort is made to keep information as fresh as possible, takes no responsibility for any of the information being out of date or incorrectly noted.

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