When Hungarians think of Szeged (population more than 170.000) three local products usually spring into their mind: the tasty Szeged salami, the highly seasonably Szeged fisherman's soup, and the brightly decorated slippers manufactured here.
These are as down-to-earth as many claims to fame, yet Szeged is a cultural center as well. Because of its two universities, the atmosphere is uncommonly cheery and youthful.