5 Reasons to Visit Keszthely by Lake Balaton, Hungary

Hungary, Keszthely Guide (B): 5 Reasons to Visit Keszthely by Lake Balaton, Hungary

Looking at a map of Hungary or even Central Europe, it’s hard not to notice the large lake in the west of the country. This is Lake Balaton, one of the main geographic features of this relatively flat country, maybe after the Danube River. Deciding to act on my curiosity during my recent journey to Hungary I decided to head to Keszthely on Balaton’s shores and see what it was like.

Deciding on where to stay on this sizeable lake was quite a challenge, but I eventually rested on the city of Keszthely on its western end. Keszthely was a good choice, especially as it turned out to be more than just a seaside town. I’m not really a beach person, especially when travelling solo, so this definitely made it a better fit for me. Read on for the reasons why I think you should stay in Keszthely when visiting Lake Balaton in Hungary.

As a landlocked country, Hungary is one of the few unfortunate countries of Europe to be denied its own coastline. So what is a Hungarian to do when summer rolls around? Well the answer is that they descend upon Lake Balaton, the country’s largest body of water. Balaton is actually the largest lake in Central Europe and its long, skinny shape means that there is plenty of waterfront for holidaymakers to enjoy. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 5 Reasons to Visit Keszthely by Lake Balaton, Hungary
Guide Location: Hungary » Keszthely
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Sziget Cafe Libás Beach Kossuth Lajos utca Main Square Festetics Palace Helikon Palace Museum
Author: David Johnston
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