Natural attractions in the area

Nature is capable of unrepeatable wonders that can amaze you day after day. Here are some of the places worth visiting in the area:

The western tip of Lake Balaton is rich in castle ruins. From the remains of the castles on Rezi, Tátika and Csobánc hills, you can enjoy a fantastic panorama of Lake Balaton and the buttes. In Szigliget and Sümeg, knights’ tournaments and jousting events are held several times a week. The Festetics Palace in Keszthely is not only one of the most beautiful and largest palaces in Hungary, but its exhibitions (carriages, hunting trophies, model railways, travels of the aristocrats, palm house) provide varied programmes for several days, should the weather take a turn for the worse. Festetics Palace - Helikon Palace Museum - Keszthely, Szigliget Castle - Szigliget, Sümeg Castle - Sümeg, Rezi Castle - Rezi Hill, Tátika Castle - Tátika Hill, Csobánc Castle - Csobánc Hill, Star Castle - Balatonszentgyörgy

Museums aren't the first thing you think of when you are on holiday. However, a good museum is a nice alternative when the weather turns unfavourable. Some museums are worth visiting even in good weather. The exhibitions at Festetics Palace are well worth a visit, and the permanent exhibition on the history of Lake Balaton at the Balaton Museum is surprisingly interesting for children and adults alike. In Keszthely, there are several smaller museums in the town centre, from the Erotic Wax-Works to the Snail Parliament. These small exhibitions can be visited during a walk around the town. For those who are more interested in nature, we recommend the House of Nature, in the neighbourhood of which you can also find the Imre Festetics Animal Park. And while cycling along the Balaton bike path, you can visit the Water Mill and Spice Garden in Gyenesdiás.

  • Festetics Palace - Helikon Palace Museum permanent and temporary exhibitions - Keszthely,
  • Balaton Museum permanent and temporary exhibitions - Keszthely,
  • Balaton Museum escape room,
  • Museums in the Town Centre / Doll Museum, Snail Parliament, Erotic Wax-Works, Retro Toy Museum / - Keszthely,
  • House of Nature - Gyenesdiás,
  • Mill of Gyenesdiás, Baker's Museum, Herbarium and Spice Garden - Gyenesdiás,
  • Festetics Helikon Taverna wine and gastronomy exhibition space - Vonyarcvashegy,
  • Africa Museum - Balatonederics,
  • Star Castle - Balatonszentgyörgy

  • Balaton Theatre - Keszthely,
  • Escape Room at the Balaton Museum - Keszthely,
  • Marina, scheduled boat trips and themed boat excursions - Keszthely,
  • Municipal Beach and Island Beach Keszthely,
  • J&A Ceramics House - Gyenesdiás,
  • Darnay Cellar - Gyenesdiás,
  • Diás Play Beach - Gyenesdiás,
  • Paintball - Gyenesdiás,
  • Water Mill - Gyenesdiás,
  • St Michael’s Chapel - Vonyarcvashegy,
  • Lido Beach - Vonyarcvashegy,
  • Tavirózsa Adventure Park - Keszthely-Kertváros,
  • Zala Springs Golf Club - Zalacsány,
  • Zalaszabar Adventure Park - Zalaszabar,
  • Rezi Dino and Adventure Park - Rezi,
  • Bobo Fun Park - Alsópáhok,
  • Peace Stupa - Zalaszántó


Keszthely | 6 kms from Hévíz

Gyenesdiás | 8 kms from Hévíz

Vonyarcvashegy | 11 kms from Hévíz

Balatongyörök | 14 kms from Hévíztől

Szigliget | 25 kms from Hévíz

Sümeg | 25 kms from Hévíz

Cave Lake of Tapolca | 30 kms from Hévíz

Badacsony - Badacsonytomaj | 30 kms from Hévíz

Tihany | 67 kms from Hévíz

Zalacsány - Zala Springs Golf Resort | 10 kms from Hévíz

Zalaszabar - Zobor Adventure Park | 22 kms from Hévíz