Ózd

Hungary

Ózd is a town in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén county, Northern Hungary, 40 km (25 mi) from the county seat of Miskolc. Ózd is the second largest municipality in the county.

Sights

Culture 

Museums 

In Ózd, the Factory History Show was created in 1971 to display the history of iron production with a long history. Over the years, thanks to diligent collecting work, the collection has gradually expanded with objects depicting the living conditions of the workers, with cultural-historical memories of the city and its surroundings. With an expanded collection since 1994, it has been housed in the listed building of the Factory School , built in 1895, as a Museum Collection . 

The Digital Power Plant is located on the site of the former Metallurgical Works , where the so-called Digital Carpathian Basin Exhibition can also be seen. The power plant is often a venue for exhibitions and events. The National Film History Adventure Park serves as the home of the film history exhibition of the past and the present. The building has a wall called the green box, which can be a perfect choice for a clip or film shoot. The biggest and most special element of the exhibition; a T-34 tank.

The conserved elements of the Art Nouveau hall space provide an exciting contrast with contemporary architectural solutions for exhibitions and exhibitions. The corridors formed by the electrical distributors preserved at the basement level, as well as the areas delimited by a naturally lit arched ramp coming from the hall space, serve as a perfect venue for fine and applied arts or interactive exhibitions.

The reader 

The Reader’s lecture hall from the auditorium. It is often home to Dumas Theater performancesThe Reading Association was founded in the settlement in 1884, which for many decades provided the public library service, the operation of the creative cultural communities, and the cultural opportunities of the population. In 1895 the factory brass band was already operating, in 1896 the acting group began its rehearsals, in 1897 the present-day singing band was formed. In 1912, the first cinema in the village was handed over. The factory, Rimamurány-Salgótarjáni Vasmű Rt., Provided a regular and secure earning opportunity for the people living here. The Rt. Built a Casino for the factory officials, but did not forget about the factory workers either. The imposing house of the Reading Association was built in 1923-24, which still stands in its built form at that time.

Officer’s Casino 

The building of the Ózd Officer’s Casino was located in the area between Gyár utca, the center of Ózd at the turn of the century, and the individually curved Tisztisor (now Bajcsy-Zsilinszky utca), in the immediate vicinity of the Main Factory. There is a Mirror Room on the first floor of the buildingThe layout of the roads leading to the area is still unchanged (except for the Arc road crossing), it is still an individually designed part of the urban fabric. The key role of the Casino building has been maintained or increased by the establishment of a decorative square on its western side (today: Október 23. tér). The immediate surroundings of the complex have changed, losing their representative character (mostly used for car parking), but the wooded character of the back garden has been retained. The casino’s ballroomFor factory officials, the eclectic-style casino was built in 1884, based on the camels of an architect named Jedech. Here the officer’s dining room, reading room, dance hall, billiard room and guest rooms have been designed. The building gained its present form after the 1938 remodeling, but its exterior image was not changed. The most magnificent room of the casino, the so-called The mirror room was fitted with concealed lighting and stucco ceilings.The corridor to the first floor leads to the ballroomIt was used as a casino until 1945, in the post-World War II socialist era the building housed the House of Technology, the MTESZ Club, a technical library and some offices of the metallurgical plants for a longer or shorter period of time. Nowadays, the renovated building houses an educational institution – the Ferenc Erkel Music School. In the other part of the building block, on the side facing Október 23. tér, was the János Bólyai Military Technical Faculty of the Miklós Zrínyi University of National Defense.

The former dance hall – is excellent for conferences, festive gatherings, and in the spring of every year it hosts the opening program of the Ózd Days, the festive board meeting. The Music School has also found a home in the renovated Casino. The building is one of the venues of local higher education, as the lectures of the Ózd Outsourced Department of the University of Miskolc are conducted here, but previously – as mentioned above – the János Bolyai Military Technical Faculty of the Miklós Zrínyi National Defense University .

The bronze statue on a red marble pedestal was erected as a liberation monument in the town of Ózd on April 4, 1970. The date on the pedestal refers to the day of victory, May 9, 1945. Its creator is Pál Pátzay, a two-time Kossuth Prize-winning outstanding artist.

Urban legend for the statue: when the bus station was relocated in the city area, the statue pointed towards the new station, so it was figured out that the female figure helps with orientation, showing the way to those waiting at the stop. Or something like that, it’s not easy to put it meaningfully. They tried to dissolve the original meaning of the monument with humor, somehow. 

Contact

Mayor's Office Ózd
email
ozd@ozd.hu
address
Városház tér 1.
phone
48 / 574-100