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Experiences not to be missed- Balaton

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From spring to autumn, the unique atmosphere of the Balaton Uplands region – a prospective World Heritage Site rimmed with volcanic mountains – is guaranteed by its favourable microclimate, castles that invite conquest, cloister ruins and lookout towers.

Festetics Palace

One of Hungary’s most beautiful monuments, a masterpiece of Baroque architecture, awaits visitors to Keszthely with a palm house, a hunting exhibit, historical model trains and a vast park that has been designated as a nature reserve.

Conquer the Balaton round trip on a bicycle!

Cycle around Lake Balaton on your own bike, or rent one – the 210-kilometre-long tour traverses cycle roads or paths that are bicycle-friendly almost the entire way.

The lake-tour on a bicycle

Adventure parks around Lake Balaton

View Lake Balaton from the Globe Observatory in Balatonboglár after the family has exhausted themselves after a full day of adventure, wall climbing, archery, trampoline jumping and adventure at the rope and wire obstacle course. In Balatonfűzfő, you can ride a bobsled all year round, while Zamárdi’s adventure and downhill courses await you throughout the year, too. Would you like to try the only fixed installation roller coaster in the country? Then head to Zalaszabar.


Take a dip in Europe’s largest thermal lake, where you can admire the beauty of nature surrounding the lake, while you float among water lilies in the medicinal waters.

Boating under the town

Row through the passageways of the Tapolca Lake Cave, dissolved from limestone by the blending of cold and hot karst waters over a hundred thousand years!

Wine terraces in Badacsony

For culinary experiences, head to Badacsony, where a multitude of wine terraces with panoramic views over the lake offer the delights of family cellars!

Picturesque panoramas

Rejoice in the glistering lake and the volcanic mountains from one of the more than 30 lookout sites around Lake Balaton or in a stunning sunset aboard a boat!

Sailing on the Lake Balaton

Balaton Sound

Vent some steam in Zamárdi – party hard at Balaton Sound, one of the largest open-air electronic music festivals in Europe!

Balaton Sound Festival