The Lake Balaton is not only in the summertime worth to visit, but the other seasons promise unforgetable times, too. The lake has many faces, the lights, the colours are beautiful. It steals simply your heart. In late spring or early autumntime you can even swim in the lake, but a nice walk on the shore or in the forest, sailing, a boat trip, angling are always calming activities. The endless icecover and the icefestivals promise a very different experience than a skating ring.
Not only the lake itself is worth to visit. The other seasons than summer offer a wide selection of activities, too. It is not that hot any more, no crowds, and you can discover the treasures of the surroundings: natural and built ones, spas, etc.
The Keszthely hills with its hiking routes offer at cooler weather even for every day a different tour: look out towers, springs, stumps, caves, and lots of natural treasures await you all around the year.
Besides hiking there are many further activities which run through the year: cycling, sport shooting, nordic walking, etc., not forgetting our sledging fields either.
Lovers of culture will also easily find sights and attractions. Keszthely, the cultural capital of the Lake Balaton offers a wide selection of museums, among them the Festetics Palace.
Events and festivals around the year in Gyenesdiás, Keszthely and the region: Spring festival in April, Butterfly tour, season opening at Whitsuntide, Whitefish festival, harvest programs in autumn, castle games, Martin’s day, Advent time, Xmas fairs, carnival - just to mention a few.
And we haven’t talked about collecting mushrooms in autumn, almond blossom, and many other attractions - because of them it is worth to visit our region in spring, autumn or wintertime, too. We hope we sparked your interest and you will experience the many faces of the Balaton and enjoy your time with us.