Pearl of Hungary - Heviz
Lake Hévíz is one of Hungary's most popular balneological resorts located near the south-western tip of Lake Balaton, 6 km far from the town of Keszthely and 210 km from Budapest. Its main feature is the large warm lake in Europe, with an area of 47,500 square meters, fed by underground springs, weakly radioactive water which contains salts of calcium, potassium and sodium. Due to the source is very powerful, the water in the lake is entirely renewed in every 28 hours. Here you can swim all year round: in summer the water temperature is +33 - + 34 ° C, winter - +26 - + 28 ° C. Thick steam over the lake and stormy vegetation around create a unique microclimate, enhance the healing effects. The surface of the lake is covered with beautiful water lilies, introduced by India. Heviz remains a popular resort both in summer and winter.
Indications: diseases of the musculoskeletal system (including ankylosing spondylitis, arthritis, gout, scoliosis, osteochondrosis, intervertebral disc injury), peripheral nervous system diseases (neuralgia, sciatica, lumbago, etc...), gynecological diseases, diseases of LOR organs, post-traumatic and post-operative rehabilitation. Contraindications: malignant tumors, heart disease, uncompensated thyroid disease, subcompensated diabetes, thrombosis, hemophilia, bronchial asthma with frequent attacks, blood-forming organs disease, radiation sickness, pregnancy and lactation.
Settles to the bottom of the lake mud is half organic sediments (mainly of plant origin) with a high content of iodine and estrogen, has good hydrophilic and a large heat capacity, so it is suitable for the treatment too.
The Museum of Africa, "Wine Province", the 12th century cathedral in Egredi, National Park Reserve Gulf Balaton, Sümeg castle, cave Tapolca. You should definitely take a tour to one of Hungary's most beautiful Baroque palaces - Palace of Festetics family near the lake Heviz. Other «must see» attraction near the Lake Balaton: Balaton Museum, representing the history of the lake, a farm museum Georgikon, Marzipan Museum, Doll Museum, Panopticon and the Parliament building model, constructed from 5 million shells.
It is worth visiting the historical fortress Rez and Tatikios, as well as churches in Ture and Kolloshde. On the hill Kovac, next to Zalasanto, there is Park of Human Rights, which is only white Buddhist temple.
There are held wine and beer festivals, performances by gypsy ensembles and folk bands, operetta evenings, street dances, soccer matches. This land which has turned into reserve for attraction of tourists retains the traditional shepherd facilities, former stations of post chaise, inn and operating inns where you can taste Hungarian cuisine. At the proximity of Lake Balaton and Keszthely there is given the possible of limitless entertainment to restless tourists.