Special habitat

Water lily, pond lily, candock, lotus - there are so many names for this flower but there is no doubt that the pink and purple flowers swaying on the water fascinate everyone in Hévíz.

The protective forest

The 4.44-hectare Lake Hévíz is surrounded by approximately 50 hectares of forest in the north, west and south. Some of the tree species in the forest are not native. When the Festetics family decided to turn their estate into a bathing resort in the 18th century, they started to drain the swamp to a certain extent, build roads, divert the overflowing water into streams, and plant trees. The 1920s and 1930s were the most important period in this afforestation process when bald cypresses and other tree species were planted in the forest. Characteristic species that have grown into giant trees include planes, ashes, beeches, oaks and dawn redwood trees, which are special. Of course, there are also species typical of the landscape, such as hornbeam, privet, dogwood and hazel trees.
The forest has several functions: it protects the lake from wind and thus from rapid cooling. The trees of the forest also protect the lake from airborne pollutants, offer shade, filter urban noise and, last but not least, produce oxygen. They also provide habitat and shelter for many small forest animals. In the protective forest around the lake, the Tavirózsa (Water Lily) nature trail has a board system to help you find your way around and learn about the flora and fauna of the area.

The symbolic tree of the forest is the bald cypress

The characteristic trees of the Festetics alley leading to Hévíz are the bald cypresses (Taxodium diistichum). These spectacular trees with lush green, light foliage in the summer, are actually ornamental trees of North American origin. There are many bald cypresses in Hévíz as a lot have been planted in the protective forest surrounding the lake, presumably because the soil and climate conditions are ideal for the species. They are characterised by the fact that, unlike other cypresses, their leaves turn glowing reddish-brown in autumn and then fall off in winter. Their appearance is magnificent both in green and in reddish colour.

Canopy walkway

Would you like to see the canopy of trees at a height of 6-8 metres? And listen to the chirping of birds and rustling of trees? The Canopy Walkway in the northern forest of Hévíz offers all of these and even more. If you walk all the way to the end, to the highest point, you can even catch a glimpse of Lake Hévíz. In the lower forest, on the other hand, there are pleasant running trails and a boardwalk through the marshland.

"What is needed for animals and plants that prefer tropical conditions to be present in Hungary under completely natural conditions? The answer is simple: Lake Hévíz.



Hévíz Lake Bath and Festetics Bathhouse opening hours and price list

The Hévíz Spa and St. Andrew's Hospital for Rheumatology reserve the right to change the opening hours and prices.
Hévíz Lake Baths phone number: 06 83 342 830


Dear Guests,


According to the current Hungarian laws, vaccines or PCR Tests are not required to visit the Lake. Masks are compulsory to wear indoors (by the entrance, in the clothing rooms etc.)

Thank you for your understanding, hope to see you soon!


There are several pools in the are of the Lake Bath

Name of the pool Water surface (m2) Temperature (°C) Depth (cm)
Indoor pools 4 pcs. 520 24-38 (depending on the season) 200-300

 - one of it with massage elements

260 24-38 (depending on the season) 200-300

 - one of it with weight bath

20 24-38 (depending on the season) 150
Children's pool on the coast (in summertime) 95 / 32 30-32 30-120


Opening hours


As of right now only the following entrances are open: Festetics Spa, Schulhof Vilmos Promenade (main entrance)

  Open Closing of the cash-desk End of bathing time
End of wellness
Season "A" 
05.30.2022. - 04.09.2022.
8.30 am 6 pm 6.30 pm 6.30 pm 7 pm
Season "B"
03.28.2022. - 29.05.2022.;

05.09.2022. - 09.10.2022.
9 am 5.30 pm 6 pm 6 pm 6.30 pm
Season "C" 
01.01.2022. - 27.03.2022.

10.10.2022. - 26.03.2022.
9 am 4.30 pm 5 pm

5 pm

5.30 pm


The Bath is open every day, all year around. The Bath closes on 24.12.2022 at 2 pm,  and on 31.12.2022 at 2 pm. The Bath opens at 11 am on 01.01.2023.




Type of ticket Lake Wellness Maximum duration Available Price (HUF)
Nympha - 2 hours 2 hours before closing 2 800,-
Lotus 3 hours 3 hours before closing 4 200,-
Family ticket
(Per adult, child./pers. under 14 years
child./pers. over 14 years with student card)
- 3+2 hours During opening hours 3 500,- +children
1 900,-
2 900,-
3 500,-


Name Lake Wellness Price (HUF)
Lake ticket (3 hours)   3 500,-
Lake ticket (4 hours)   4 300,-
Daily ticket   6 000,-
1-hour complimentary ticket (To the valid ticket, except Lake-passes)   + 1 300,-
Wellness-Saunaworld complementary ticket (To the valid Lake ticket) - + 2 300,-
Hot & Cold (2 hours) 3 700,-
Relax (4 hours) 5 500,-
Senior ticket over 60 years (3 hours) – With preliminary presentation of ID card - 3 000,-
Children ticket (3 hours), between 6-14 years - 1 900,-
Student ticket (3 hours), with student card - 2 900,-
Visitor’s ticket (30 min.) * -

1 500,-
Deposit fee: + 2 000,- **

Group ticket over 20 people/person (3 hours) - 3 300,-
Exit fee (In case exceeding the time limit) - - 30,- /min.
Cabin (To the valid ticket) - - 1 000,-
Sauna towel - - 500,-
Lake-pass (10 hours) - 11 000,-
Deposit fee: + 2 000,- **
Lake-pass (20 hours) - 20 000,-
Deposit fee: + 2 000,- **


Validity of passes:
10-hour pass: valid for 10 calendar days from the day of purchase for two entries a day.
20-hour pass: valid for 20 calendar days from the day of purchase for two entries a day.
* Please note that a visitor's ticket does not entitle the holder to bathe. The deposit of HUF 2,000 is non-refundable in the event of overstay. Thank you for your understanding.
** The deposit can only be paid in cash.

  • Valid from 09.05.2020 until withdrawal.
  • The depth of the medicinal lake is 2-38 meters.
  • Free use of changing rooms (included in the entrance fee)
  • A sauna sheet is provided free of charge if you buy a ticket that entitles you to the use of the wellness facilities.
  • The services of the wellness area are only available to persons over 12 years of age.
  • Children under 6 years of age are admitted free of charge.
  • The deposit is refundable within 72 hours of expiry.
  • Daily tickets are valid only on the day of purchase.
  • All tickets are valid for one entry a day only.
  • We are not able to refund the price of the purchased tickets.
  • We reserve the right to change prices and opening hours.
  • An ATM is available during the opening hours in the building accessed from the Schulhof Promenade.

You can have more information about our special offers at the cash desks or on our website.
Hévíz Lake Baths phone number: 06 83 342 830