Komárom, a city of 20000 inhabitants, is situated on the right bank of the Danube, 7 km from the highway M1. Its historical importance dates back to the Roman age. The biggest fort system of Middle-Europe was built in the XIX century, the continuous renovation, utilization of which has been started (the Fort of Monostor). It can be visited the whole year round, though limited in the winter months. The Slovakian Komárom is situated on the left bank of the Danube with a historical quarter. The two cities are connected by the Erzsébet-bridge. Komárom is 100 km from Budapest and Balaton, the "Hungarian sea". The cities of Esztergom, Tata, Győr and Pannonhalma, all rich in historical sights, are within a 50 km travelling distance from Komárom.