The area around my current residence is similar to the previous one. It is located in the front of a mountain (Anninger), very beautiful and expensive. These are the similarities between Mödling and Pécs. Mödling’s geographical position is much better (I can reach Vienna in 15 mins by train, motorways and developed infrastructure are everywhere).
The financial differences are big. There was almost no money for public lighting in Pécs. In the evening some people used their lamp whiles walking with their dog. I was worrying about thatI am going to break my ankle on my homeway after a party. (Meanwhile) The whole main street of Mödling where shining from christmas decoration. The population is about one fifth of Pécs. However you can find here the same entertainment facilities (swimming pool, theater, cozy German-like old town with expensice restaurants). I think housing fees are more favorable here. In Pécs, you should give out roughly your monthly salary for a nice, modern apartman. The accomodation in Mödling is more expensive, but the monthly salary is also higher and I will have left some money every month.
I think that is a good thing. Housing fees are more favorable here. In Pécs, you should give out roughly your monthly salary for a nice, modern apartman. The accomodation in Mödling is more expensive, but the monthly salary is also higher and I will have left some money every month. I think that is a good thing.
Anninger ist not that different from Mecsek. The highest point of Wiener Wald is Schöpfl with 893 m. The highest point of Mecsek ist Zengő mint 682 m. Wiener Wald is almost double in area.
In the last 5-6 years the mountainbiking sport began to decline in Hungary. Competitions and cycling programs can be found in the central regions of Hungary. In the other hand, West and South Hungary does not have much programs. Covid has made cycling more popular, but it is feared that the sport’s popularity will continue to decline. There are plenty of forestry and hiking trails available for cycling, although their use is not legally regulated. I spent many years in the shadow of the Zala Hills, I spent 3 years on the roads around Veszprém, and I explored the inexhaustible roads of Mecsek for 2 years. However, I have barely found legal MTB routes.
Wiener Wald looks like a paradise for cyclists. Bingo for mountainbiker. It has a lot of hand/machine-made trails, trailcenters and everything else. MTB riding is one of the toughest sport in the world though I could have see every kind of human at the trailcenter. Young heroes, old foxes, women, men mixed. After one hour of car driving one can find bigger slopes in the are of Viennese Alps. The quality of paved roads is heavenly.
It is always catching my eyes and I can not get used to these roads. Roadies can make really good training courses here. After the difficulty of the sport I should mention the financial side too. You can spend a ton of money for a single bicycle, clothes, tools etc. When I lived from minimum monthly salary I could maintain my bikes well. They always had some smaller or bigger issues. I saved up money for one to buy a new, modern mtb. The second half of the price has been paid by my family.
In the last years I can see positive changes in my hometown (Zalaegerszeg). Now the town has a couple of mtb routes. It is good for environment/nature/athletes/town. In most cases such cooperations do not exist. The difference in approach is completely different in the two regions.