The university city is located at the confluence of the rivers Maros and Tisza.
After the flood in 1879, the town was well planned rebuilt. Famous landmarks are the Dom and the Synagogue. Szeged is called the city of sunshine with over 2100 hours of sunshine each year. There is a lovely botanic garden and the open air museum (Opusztaszer) 10 kilometers north of the town is a must see for tourists.