Spa tourism

A warm lake in the region where you can swim all year round

In addition, Hévíz is one of the largest biologically active natural thermal lakes in the world. Peat mud, natural mud that enhances the effect of healing water with beneficial magnesium, sulfur and calcium is one of the reasons why the lake is known for health tourism, which was also enjoyed by the ancient Romans. The 38-meter-deep lake developed in the same period as Balaton and dates from 20 to 22 thousand years ago.

Since the water circulates continuously, it is completely renewed every three days, and its quality is diligently controlled by the Hungarians. Given that the water temperature never drops below 24 – 26 °C, and in summer it ranges from 33 to 35 °C, visitors come throughout the year. The flowing water provides a nice massage, and the condensed steam that collects over the lake in winter is a natural inhaler. Idyllic vegetation also contributes to relaxation: lilies, lotus, ginkgo biloba and Japanese magnolias create a spectacular sight.

The main entrance to the lake is guarded by two cherubs built by the Feštetić family at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, and according to legend, if someone passes between them without love in their heart, the cherubs will speak.

Masks are mandatory in common closed areas, and at the entrance you will receive a wristband with a chip that will be used for lockers where you can leave your things. In the middle of the lake there is a pavilion with sunbathing platforms; there are several deep pools at your disposal that are accessed by steps.

From the beginning of October to the end of March, the working hours of the swimming pool are from nine in the morning to six-thirty in the afternoon, and the daily ticket price is about 2,000 dinars. If you don’t have time to spend the whole day at the lake, you can also opt for shorter, cheaper options. Students, children and over 60 years old have a discount on tickets.

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