Sport and leisure in Győr
Győr well deserves its designation as the City of Waters: it offers a number of bathing facilities on riverbanks and lakeshores, as well as in indoor and open-air pools and pleasure baths. Those who have a passion for water sports will surely find their favourite in the city, from angling to canoeing and wakeboarding. Beyond leisure and fun in the water, there are other outdoor activities available, such as hiking, horse riding or paintball, or even airplane rides. Győr also boasts a zoo, which may be visited during a pleasant walk in the woods around the city. As far as indoor facilities are concerned, fitness clubs, squash and tennis courts are also within easy reach in Győr.
BATHING AND SWIMMING
Aqua parks, pleasure baths
Rába Quelle medicinal, thermal and pleasure baths (Rába Quelle gyógy-, termál- és élményfürdő)
This modern aquapark replaces the former open-air bathing establishment, and was built on an island at the fork of the Mosoni-Danube and Rába, from where there is a stunning view over the historic downtown.
The thermal water of Győr has long been known for its beneficial effects. The water temperature is 67°C.
Rába Quelle Baths Győr
Győr, Fürdő tér 1.
The picturesque Achilles Leisure Park and Holiday Centre lies in the middle of the Kisalföld region, 5km from Győr at the bank of the Marcal backwaters, in the neighbourhood of a nature reserve. The lake is a popular bathing area in the summer, where there are also kayak and boat renting facilities, though the area is a fishing paradise at the same time.
Jet Ski and Leisure Centre
A beach, beach football, foot tennis and an 800m-long wakeboard track all await visitors here.
Győr (2km from Győr, along the M1 Motorway in the direction of Ikrény)
Győr Water Sports Center (Győri Vízi Sportcentrum)
Győr, Töltésszer u. 24.
Phone: (+36 96) 528-305, (+36 96) 528-306
JÁNOS XÁNTUS ZOO (XÁNTUS JÁNOS ÁLLATKERT)
The zoo was opened in 1967 and has undergone considerable development since then. Today there are 100 species of 500 animals that can be visited in the zoo, which boasts a gibbon island, an Africa House, a South American House, a Giraffe House, a Malawi pool and a terrarium, among others .
Visitors can enjoy the pleasures of the zoo while strolling along a pleasant promenade in the woods.
Xantus János Állatkert Kht.
Győr, Kiskút liget
WATER SPORTS, CANOEING
Kayak & canoe rental, trip organisation
9228 Halászi, Dunasétány
Motor boat, canoe and kayak rental, trip organisation and fun cruises