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Coat of arms of Dunaújváros
Dunaújváros (Hungary)
Basic data
State : Hungary
Region : Central Transdanubia
County : Fejér
Small area until December 31, 2012 : Dunaújváros
Coordinates : 46 ° 58 '  N , 18 ° 56'  E Coordinates: 46 ° 57 '53 "  N , 18 ° 56' 25"  E
Area : 52.66  km²
Residents : 48,104 (Jan. 1, 2011)
Population density : 913 inhabitants per km²
Telephone code : (+36) 25
Postal code : 2400
KSH kódja: 03115
Structure and administration (as of 2016)
Community type : city
Mayor : Gábor Ferenc Cserna (Fidesz-KDNP)
Postal address : Városháza tér 1-2
2400 Dunaújváros
Website :
(Source: A Magyar Köztársaság helységnévkönyve 2011. január 1st at Központi statisztikai hivatal )
Working group Neustadt in Europe
Construction of the Danube bridge near Dunaújváros, which opened in 2007

Dunaújváros [ ˈdunɒ.uːjvaːroʃ ] (until 1951 Dunapentele , until 1961 Sztálinváros ; German Neustadt an der Donau ) is a town with county rights in the Hungarian Fejér county .

The steam locomotive, built in 1894 in the machine factory O&K in Berlin , which is now on display on Vasmű Street, was also used on the former pioneer railway (in operation from 1958 to 1972)

The city is located on the right bank of the Danube 67 km south of Budapest on an area of ​​5266 ha. In 2011 it had 48,104 inhabitants.


Treasure trove from the Latène period

The area was settled during the Early Bronze Age and later by the Celts . In 1958 a Celtic coin treasure of around 300 tetradrachms was found here. Of the three existing coin types, the most common are those that were minted during a period of decline in style. Their age cannot therefore be precisely determined; the other two types date to the beginning of the 2nd century. v. During the salvage some pottery shards of the storage jar could be found, these are no longer available today.

In the Hungarian National Museum ( Hungarian National Múzeum ) of Budapest 284 pieces of the find are stored.

Roman epoch

With the beginning of Roman rule , from the early 1st century AD, the Danube formed the border of the empire as Limes Pannonicus . At that time the Intercisa fort was built on the western bank of the river on the northern loess spur of Öreghegy (Old Mountain) , around which a large camp village (vicus) with several burial fields quickly developed. On the opposite bank of the Danube, in the Barbaricum , the warlike Sarmatian Jazygens , who have been a threat to the fort several times in history , have also settled since the 1st century AD . The military secured this position until the Great Migration Period . At the latest with the evacuation of the Pannonian provinces in 433 AD, Roman life in Intercisa died out .

middle Ages

The place was later repopulated under new conditions. There are excavations from the time of the Hungarian conquest in the early 10th century, and there is evidence of a church as early as the Árpáden period , which was dedicated to St. Pantaleon and gave the settlement the name (Duna-) Pentele .

Early modern times and present

During the Ottoman rule from 1541 to 1688, the place was deserted for 15 years and subsequently remained an insignificant rural town, which in 1949 only had 3949 inhabitants.

After the early summer of 1949 by the Soviet occupiers a steel plant in Mohács was planned and initial work had already started there, the end of 1949 has been prepared by the Central Committee of the Hungarian Communists decided in Dunapentele a large ironworks - combine with an associated working class neighborhood to build. In the wake of the personality cult around Stalin , this so-called first socialist city in Hungary was to bear the battle name of the Soviet dictator: in Hungarian Sztálinváros (German "Stalin city"). In 1961, however, the city was renamed Dunaújváros (German translation: Neustadt an der Donau ) and has been using this name ever since.

Dunaújváros has been a student town since the University of Dunaújváros was founded in 1953. Recently, the city has attracted attention with its modern infrastructure and the new plant of the South Korean company Hankook , which will build its largest European tire factory here.


In particular, the remains of the Roman Fort Intercisa above an oxbow lake of the Danube, some of which have been preserved for visitors, and the lapidarium in front of the south gate of the fortification with selected stone monuments from the ancient burial grounds are a special attraction in the industrial city, which is otherwise very poor in terms of historical buildings. Some of the many high-quality and rare finds from this fort and the associated civilian settlement, which were brought together during the excavations carried out over a century, can be viewed in the Intercisa Museum in Dunaújváros.

Between the town and the ironworks there is a little wood, in which an open-air exhibition for industrial history was opened in the 1980s. It is part of the "Permanent Exhibition of the Historical Collection of the Danube Ironworks", which opened on January 12, 1985. This open-air exhibition has almost collapsed or is partially inaccessible and only the outstanding colossi of industrial machines and tools for iron processing still remind of it.

City friendship

  • HungaryHungary GermanyGermany AustriaAustria PolandPoland Czech RepublicCzech Republic SlovakiaSlovakia NetherlandsNetherlandsDunaújváros is a member of the largest international city friendship working group Neustadt in Europe , in which 37 cities and municipalities (as of April 2014) named Neustadt from Hungary, Germany, Austria, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and the Netherlands have come together.
  • United KingdomUnited KingdomTwinning with Coventry in the UK .
  • BulgariaBulgariaCity partnership with Silistra in Bulgaria .
  • AustriaAustriaCity friendship with Linz in Austria .


The football team of Dunaújváros FC last played in the Nemzeti Bajnokság II , Hungary's 2nd league, but withdrew from the game in 2009. The handball players from Dunaferr SE are very successful . The water polo players from Dunaújvárosi VSE have been one of the top clubs in the country of the two-time world champion for years, have been Hungarian champions several times and have also won medals in European Cup competitions. The ice hockey club Dab.docler Dunaújváros has been playing in the Hungarian MOL league since the 2008/09 season .


Honorary citizen

sons and daughters of the town

Web links

Commons : Dunaújváros  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Úttörővasúti ereklye érkezett Dunaújvárosból
  2. ^ Fund coins 1990: The coins found in the Roman period in Hungary. Bonn / Budapest 1990, p. 193 ff .; In: Susanne Sievers / Otto Helmut Urban / Peter C. Ramsl: Lexicon for Celtic Archeology. A-K ; Announcements of the prehistoric commission published by the Austrian Academy of Sciences , Vienna 2012, ISBN 978-3-7001-6765-5 , pp. 466–467.
  3. ^ Zsolt Visy: The Pannonian Limes in Hungary . Konrad Theiss Verlag, Stuttgart 1988, ISBN 3-8062-0488-8 , p. 100.
  4. ^ Zsolt Visy: The Pannonian Limes in Hungary . Konrad Theiss Verlag, Stuttgart 1988, ISBN 3-8062-0488-8 , p. 101.
  5. ^ Paul Lambrechts, et al. (Ed.): Outline of the history of ancient marginal cultures. Oldenbourg-Verlag, Munich 1961. p. 141.
  6. ^ Zsolt Visy: The Pannonian Limes in Hungary . Konrad Theiss Verlag, Stuttgart 1988, ISBN 3-8062-0488-8 , p. 102.
  7. ^ Anne Applebaum : The iron curtain , Siedler-Verlag, 2012, p. 415
  8. ^ Zsolt Visy: The Pannonian Limes in Hungary . Konrad Theiss Verlag, Stuttgart 1988, ISBN 3-8062-0488-8 , p. 105.
  9. Gábor Tenczer, From "Stalinstadt" to the magic forest , Info Europe of the Institute for Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM), edition 02/2018
  10. Radulovic's Boyana. Dunaújváros.hu, accessed May 31, 2011 (Hungarian).