For Hungarians, Balaton is the Riviera. No joke: we call it the Hungarian Sea.
Everyone in Hungary spends the summer here.
It is a long lake (50 miles) with a blue-greenish color that is perfect for swimming, sailing, and kayaking. The lake is surrounded by hills and vineyards, and a ton of quaint villages with 800 year-old churches, old stone houses and thatched-roof peasant houses. Every village has public beaches on the lake.
really fun and easy along the rolling hills - there is a bikepath
around the whole lake (150 miles) and there are tons of small roads
above the lake for shorter rides.
beautiful around the volcanic hills of Badacsony, Szentgyörgyhegy and
Hegyestű. There are castle ruins on the hills of Csobánc and Szigliget.
For those interested in the amazing views, you can also drive up to
The region is full of vineyards great for wine tasting and truly organic farmlands.
The main towns are Balatonfüred, Tihany, Szigliget.
St George's Hill "basalt organs" Nature Trail
Szent György-hegyi "Bazaltorgonák" Tanösvény (Balaton-felvidéki Nemzeti Park Igazgatóság)
4 km long study trail running past the famous basalt organs of St.
George hill presents the geological history of the hill the help of
information boards in Hungarian and German (Latin names of species). The
information board on the 414 m peak helps visitors identify the
Keszthely hills and the monadnocks of Balaton Highlands from here. It
takes one and a half hours to walk around the circular trail presenting
the protected wildlife of the territory. The trail with the recommended
track starts from the mine yard of Raposka (it is accessible from the
direction of Tapolca).
Tapolca, Kisfaludy S. u. 3. GPS: 46.883115, 17.443221Google map:here Tel : +36 87/412-579 and +36 87/555-291 |Fax: +36-87/555-261 | E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
A tortuous cave system is hiding under the streets
and houses of Tapolca, a little town not far from Balaton. In the
strictly protected cave, which was discovered more than 100 years ago,
the visitors can make a unique boat trip on the lit, bluish water of the
underground lake. All year round the temperature is about 18 °C in the
cave. At the entrance publications and souvenirs are available. Thanks to the new lighting system, the Lake
Cave awaits visitors from 15t March 2012 with more beautiful lights and
view than ever.
Open to visitors, without prior arrangement: 15th March - 30th June 10 am - 5 pm 1th July- 31th August 9 am - 7 pm 1th September - 31st October 10 am - 5 pm 1st November - 14th March (2013) Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm, Sunday: 10 am - 1 pm
The pay-office closes 30 minutes before the closing time of the cave. Our guests may visit the cave in the order of arrival, without prior arrangement of appointment!
Discount can be given to EU citizen full-time students, pedagogues, pensioners. Free entrance: 1 guide/group, handicapped persons.
The entrance fee includes the fee of boating, VAT and insurance. Only Hungarian Forint is accepted at the pay-office. Please prepare your identity card for discounted tickets and show it at
the pay-office. The cave can be visited in casual-wear in course of
specialised guided walks, but no guide is provided for boating. Visitors below the age of 14 are allowed to boat only under supervision. In the summer max. 130 people can visit the cave per hour, 50 people
are allowed to be underground at the same time. 73 stairs lead to the
cave. Those who wish to visit the cave in July or August and arrive
after 6 pm to the entrance, may not be able to visit the cave on that
day because of the long waiting time - especially if the weather is
cloudy and cool. Thank you for your understanding.
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