Vecses is a town of 20,550 inhabitants in Budapest metropolitan area, Pest county, Hungary, situated adjacent to Budapest's Ferihegy Airport.
The village was first mentioned in records in 1318. In the 14th and 15th centuries, the region had a dense network of villages and extant documents mention it as an ecclesiastical place. In 1786 Count Antal Grassalkovich settled 50 families in Vecses, who were mainly Swabian, and to a lesser extent Slovakian and Hungarian inhabitants from the surrounding villages.
The Swabian farmers grew cabbage and brought their Germanic tradition of sauerkraut production with them and Vecses is famous even today for its sauerkraut. Vecses started to develop quickly after it was formed. From the end of the 19th century, the population started to grow, the village had a busy social, cultural and political life. It had a high number of victims in World War II.