My brief visit to Veszprém took me to one of the oldest cities in Hungary, dating as far back as the Chieftain Árpád dynasty of the 10th century. According to local legend, this historical reference point was founded on seven distinct hills, which are named as Várhegy (Castle Hill), Benedek-hegy (St. Benedict Hill), Jeruzsálem-hegy (Jerusalem Hill), Temetőhegy (Cemetery Hill), Gulyadomb (Herd Hill), Kálvária-domb (Calvary Hill) and Cserhát (a mountain range). Veszprém was also among the first Hungarian cities to have a university.

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