Velem is a village in Vas county, Hungary.The village is situated on the slopes of Kőszeg Mountains, also known as the Lower Alps (Alpokalja), known for its picturesque environment. It was first mentioned in records in 1279. One of the notable archaeological sights of Central Europe can be found on St. Vid-hill above the village. The church on the top of the hill can be seen from far away. Owing to the excellent climatic conditions, Velem has become a well-known resort and holiday centre with full infrastructure, clean air, excellent for treating respiratory diseases.
There is a still operational water mill situated near the village. The starting point of the national 'blue' tourist route is in Velem. The village is situated on the grounds of Írottkő Nature Park with a bicycle route crossing the village. The most frequently visited local event is the Chestnut Feast (Gesztenyeünnep) in October every year.