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Heviz

This Is What Heviz Is Known For…

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Its spa! We are referring to a huge thermal lake – one of the biggest of the world – surrounded by cozy pavilions. Lars and I have been here before, but we never took pictures. The place is open the whole year around. Finding it is easy, go to the center of town and just follow the masses of people…

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Sümeg

Change of Weather

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As soon as we left Tapolca, the weather changed again. More dark clouds appeared and Lars and I decided to squeeze in a quick visit to Sümeg. Sümeg is one of the oldest Hungarian cities. The building that attracts most of the attention and the tourists is its castle, standing proudly on a very high and steep hill: The city still…

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Hegyestu

Hidden Between the Vineyards

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Nature is a wonderful architect! Lars and I have been traveling for 5 years now, and although we have already seen a lot of fantastic landscapes, sometimes we still stumble upon something that simply takes our breath away. The Hegyestu Geological Exhibition Site is such a place… Program your GPS device for Monoszlo and follow the road signs to Hegyestu. The…

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Veszprem

A Morning Walk

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The next morning, Lars and I had a stroll in one of the oldest towns of Hungary, Veszprem. We went to the center of town, near the Late Baroque town hall: Afterwards, we got lost in the small streets: A lovely start of a beautiful day… We would have loved to go to one of the many restaurants or pubs,…

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Blue Church Heviz

The Blue Church

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For our last excursion of the day, Lars and I returned to the place where we stayed, Heviz. We have seen churches in all shapes and sizes, but a blue church with seven towers? That was something new! The roman catholic church of the Holy Spirit is in the center of town and dates from the 20th century – it…

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Kányavári sziget, Balatonmagyaród,

How to Visit Kis-Balaton – Part 4

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Access to Kis – Balaton is limited, as you may have guessed by now. The only official place where you can visit it, is at Kanyavari Island. There is only one road-sign towards the island, and it happens to be very small. And it is only written in Hungarian: Kanyavari Sziget. It took us more than 30 minutes to find…

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Kis-Balaton

How to Visit Kis-Balaton – Part 3

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Once you have left Zalavar and its monument, things become a bit tricky. Follow the main road to the south until you cross the river Zala. You will immediately see a dead-end road at your right. Follow it and at the end, you can park your car. The trails here are for cyclists, but Lars and I saw some people…

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