Did you know that there are approximately 1,500 mineral springs utilized in Hungary today? Although the standards are stricter here than elsewhere in the world, the country has over two hundred sources of water with a proven medicinal effect, allowing visitors to benefit from hydrotherapy and various other treatments.
No other capital in the world has more hot-water springs. Whether for rehabilitation or recreation, it’s worth devoting some time to discover the city’s thermal baths. No visit to Budapest can be complete without a visit to its spas, which give the sense of stories from the pages of a history book coming to life.
There is a town located near the western tip of Lake Balaton with a name indicative of the local hot-water springs. Visitors in Hévíz (meaning: warm water) can go for a swim in the world’s largest, biologically active thermal water lake. It’s a unique experience to float amidst the red water lilies dotting the lake’s surface when enshrouded in steam.
The 1,200 square metre limestone deposits of Egerszalók are considered an iconic rarity the world over, with only two other sites with similar natural formations. The hot waters surging up from the deep found a way to the surface at this point, while the lime deposited on the hillsides created a shiny, white surface.
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