Tourist attractions in Szigliget

Tourist attractions in Szigliget

The Lake of Balaton has thousands of colors, thousands of smells and thousands of faces. As we follow the water we leave behind the smaller and bigger coastal settlements one after another, we can clearly see the rhytmic and lively variation of the colors, shapes and moods. Facing to the south, on the south-western part of the basin of Tapolca we will discover a place where all of these are united in a perfect harmony. And where did we arrive? We are at the entrance of Szigliget, a real gem ... [ read more ]

Szigliget, the pearl of Lake Balaton

Szigliget, the pearl of Lake Balaton

Szigliget was formerly called "Sziget-liget" (island-park) or "Zeg-Ligeth", and certainly not by accident! In those days it was really an island but when in the 19th century the Lake of Balaton was drained, it became a peninsula. Today three large hills and the valley lying between them dominate the landscape, where were people living already  the stone age people, and today it is the home of almost one thousand people. Although Szigliget is not as trendy destination as Tihany or Siofok,... [ read more ]

Tourist attractions in Fertõd and in the surroundings

Tourist attractions in Fertõd and in the surroundings

The Fertő-tó or the Neusiedl Lake lies near Sopron, along the northwestern border of Hungary. The larger part of the lake, about three-quarters, lies in Austria. The entire area of the 309 square kilometer lake, including the Hungarian and the Austrian half, lies on protected natural areas. The lake, that the locals call Fertő is part of the World Heritage Sites since 2001. The Hungarian name of the lake comes from the swampy, muddy place most of the surface being full of reed. The Ferto l... [ read more ]

The Esterhazy Castle in Fertod, the Hungarian Versailles

The Esterhazy Castle in Fertod, the Hungarian Versailles

While you enter the large garden surrounded by exemplary groomed and trimmed bushes through the triple wrought iron gate, you will feel that you come with your hooped dress for an afternoon tea to the Esterhazy family. The territory of the castle became the property of Paul Esterhazy in 1681, who has made great efforts to enrich the possession. One of his famous sayings it is stupid not doing anything, just because we can not do everything. The Esterhazy family, one of the wealthiest aris... [ read more ]

Tourist attractions in Pannonhalma

Tourist attractions in Pannonhalma

As the winding road leads men through the Bakony mountainous region, behind the thick trees suddenly appears the city of Pannonhalma. This city belongs to the universal history of the Hungarians. The Saint Martin Hill (Szent-Márton hegy) stands out from the landscape. The lit abbey is beautiful at night. It is so stunning that you can not take your eyes from it. Of course it is also beautiful in the daytime. While it is undeniable that the abbey is the most impressive part of the city, i... [ read more ]

The famous Benedictine Abbey of Pannonhalma

The famous Benedictine Abbey of Pannonhalma

The city of Pannonhalma lies at 19 km in the south of Győr in the Győr- Moson- Sopron county. Many people heard about the Benedictine Abbey of Pannonhalma that lies on the top of the Saint Martin Mountain. The ensemble that won the World Heritage rank deservedly become the coat of arms of the city, whose history began with the construction of the monastery in 996. The first Benedictine monks came to Hungary at that time to the call of Prince Géza. In the turbulent history of castle, si... [ read more ]

Most important tourist attractions in Veszprém

Most important tourist attractions in Veszprém

Veszprém is a quiet, modest town, that you should pay attention to. Walk on the streets and squares to understand its particular spirit. Listen to the bells, pay attention to the walls of the buildings. The hills and valleys, arches and towers, the sloping, narrow streets and spacious squares of  Veszprém hide many secrets that are waiting to be discovered. You can not get lost because in the center of the city is always there the Veszprem Castle. Veszprém is also the home of art. The... [ read more ]