STEINAMANGER. 72. Route. 381
53 M. Oedenburg (Kbnig von Ungam; Pannonia; Weisse Rose;
Palatin; Rail. Restaurant), Hung. Soprdn, the Roman station So-
pronium, is a dull town with 27,200 inhab. (i/2 Prot.), with few
Hungarian characteristics. Among the buildings may be noted the
Dominican Church, the Benedictine Church (16th cent.), containing
the marble monument of Count Anton Szechenyi, St. Michael's,
loftily situated in the Neusiedler suburb, the Theatre, and the Casino.
Important cattle-markets are held here. — To Ebenfurt and Raab,
see p. 317.
The Neusiedler See (FertB-Tava), 772 M. to the E., is a salt lake
75 M. in circumference, 10-12 ft. deep in the middle, but very shallow
near the banks. Towards the S.E. it ends in a swamp (Hansdg, 'floating
turf), larger than the lake itself, partly wooded and abounding in game.
In summer when the water is low, crystallised salt is found on the banks.
About the year 1870 the lake was dry, and the cultivation of its bed was
begun, but the water has since returned.
Stations: Zinkendorf, Hung. Nagy Czenfc(with a chateau of Count
Szechenyi), Schiitzen (Hung. Lbv'd), Biikk, Acsdd.
93 M. Steinamanger, Hung. Szombathely (Hot. Sabaria; Grii-
nerBaum; Stadthaus; Rail. Restaurant; cab into the town 1, at night
li/2fl.; omn. 10 or 20 kr.), a town with 16,100 inhab., occupies
the site of the Roman Sabaria, the capital of Pannonia, founded by
Claudius A.D. 48. Many Roman antiquities have been found here ;
some of them are preserved in the Museum of the episcopal palace,
adjoining tbe cathedral. Remains of a triumphal arch of Constan-
tius Chlorus, traces of an amphitheatre on the Calvarienberg, and
other memorials of the Roman period still exist. The Cathedral,
in the degraded taste of last century, is sumptuously fitted up in
In the vicinity is Eisgriibel, a favourite resort; al30 Bogdt, with a
chateau and fine park of Count Festetics. Farther distant is Tatzmanns-
dorf, Hung. Tarcsa (drive of 5 hrs., 10 fl.), a chalybeate bath.
Railway by Kis Czell to Raab in 472 hrs., see p. 317; to Stuhlweissen-
burg and Gratz, see R. 73. — Beanch Line (11 M., in 3/4 hr.) to Guns,
Hung. KSszeg (Strauss; Krone; pop. 7100), an industrial town on the KOszeg,
with the ruin of Altenburg and a chateau of Prince Esterhazy. Excur¬
sions to (1 hr.) the Lockenhaus Valley; to (*U hr.) Altenhaus (1998 ft.); to
the top of the (2 hrs.) Geschriebene Stein (2897 ft.).
At (104y2 M.) Molndri the Raab is crossed (to the right lies
Vasvdr, Germ. Eisenburg); Egervdr; 123 M. Zola Szt. Ivan (where
the Zala is crossed); Szt. Mihdly-Pdcsa; Gelse; 157 M. Nagy Ka¬
nizsa (Rail. Restaurant; p. 385).
166 M. Mura Keresztur (p. 385), on the Mur, which falls into
the Drave 3 M. lower down. The line follows the left bank of the
latter. 170i/2M. Legrdd; 175y2M. Zdkdny (Rail. Restaurant), junc¬
tion for Agram (p. 386). The marshy plain of the Drave is now
traversed. Stations : Gdla, Berzencze, Vizvdr, Babdcsa (with a ruined
fortress). 208y2 M. Bares (Rail. Restaurant), junction of the line
to Slatina, with iodine baths, and the chalybeate baths of Pakrdcz-
Lipik in Slavonia. The train quits the Drave. 216 M. Dardny;
221 M. Szigetvdr, once a strong fortress, scene of the death of its