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.



Opening hours

Main Entrance &
Festetics Spa Entrance

dr. Schulhof Vilmos promenade and Ady Endre Street

Low season
01. January 2024 - 24.March 2024
07. October 2024 - 30. March 2025
Open: 9:00
Closing of the cashdesk: 16:30
End of bathing time/wellness: 17:00
Closing: 17:30

Early season / Off season
25. March 2024 - 25. May 2024
9. September 2024 - 9. October 2024
Open: 9:00
Closing of the cashdesk: 17:30
End of bathing time/wellness: 18:00
Closing: 18:30

High season
27. May 2024 - 8. September 2024
Open: 8:30
Closing of the cashdesk: 18:00
End of bathing time/wellness: 18:30
Closing: 19:00

Holiday time in December
Closing time on 24.12.2024 is at 14:00; on 31.12.2024 at 16:00. Opening time is at 11:00 on 01.01.2025.

Summer Entrance

Deák Ferenc Square


Opernin: 8:30
Closing of the cashdesk: 18:00
Closing: 19:00


Hévíz Lake Bath reserve the right to change the opening hours and prices.

Hévíz Lake Bath Telephone:
+36 30 959 1002


Hévíz Lake Bath and Festetics Bathhouse price list

Valid from 01. April 2023. until withdrawn

3-hour tickets

3-hour ticket 4 500 Ft
3-hour senior ticket / over 60 years old 4 000 Ft
3-hour student ticket / over 14 years old 4 000 Ft
3-hour children ticket / between 6 and 14 years old 2 400 Ft
3-hour group ticket / up to 20 people
4 000 Ft / p

Daily tickets

Daily ticket
7 500 Ft
Daily senior ticket / over 60 years old
7 000 Ft
Daily student ticket
7 000 Ft
Daily children ticket / For children between 6 -14 years of age. Admission for children under 6 is free.
3 600 Ft

Combined family daily tickets

Minimum 3 person, if at least 1 person is a child.

Adult 7 000 Ft / p
Student (over 14)
(over 60)
6 000 Ft / p
Children (between 6-14) 3 600 Ft / p

Additional tickets

+ 1 hour extension (for the 3-hour tickets)
1 800 Ft
+ upgrading to daily ticket (for the 3-hour tickets)
3 600 Ft
+ additional wellness ticket (for all tickets)
3 300 Ft
Time limit fee (For exceeding the time limit, for every 30 minutes started.)
1 000 Ft

Lake Passes

10-hour Lake Pass - Valid on the day of purchase + 15 calendar days.
13 000 Ft
+ 2 000 Ft deposit
20-hour Lake Pass - Valid on the day of purchase + 25 calendar days. 23 000 Ft
+ 2 000 Ft deposit

Other ticket types

Discounted Ticket before Closing (available 2 hours before the end of bathing time)
3 600 Ft
Visitor's Ticket (bathing is not included, max. 30 min)
1 900 Ft + 3 000 Ft deposit
Luggage room (seasonal) 300 Ft / package
Swim-rig rental (daily fee)
700 Ft + 2 000 Ft deposit


Single-day tickets: Usable on the day of purchase only. Entitles the bearer to one-time entry. An additional charge will be levied if the allotted time limit is exceeded. Additional time extension cannot be purchased after the time limit has expired.

Lake passes: Deposits are refundable within 5 days of expiery. Refunds are payable in cash only, each day before the end of bathing time. Passes eintitle the bearer to enter the premises on two occasions per day. Following the bearer's first exit, a 15-minute wait period is required before return entry is permitted. Upon exiting the premises, locker number assignments are automatically cleared, after which we can accept no liability for contents. An additional charge will be levied if the alloted time limit is exceeded.


General information

  • 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 30 959 1002