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Tour impressive homes from centuries past, hike through the countryside and browse museums to learn about a town with hundreds of years of history.

Unpack the deep and layered history of Keszthely, an old town on the western shore of Lake Balaton. Its story dates back as far as the Roman Empire, although the origin of the town we see today lies in the 13th century. Learn about this fascinating past in museums and grand old houses then enjoy the beautiful scenic surrounds.

Start your journey in the town’s Main Square where there is a Franciscan Monastery and church. It was used as a fortress during the Turkish Occupation of Hungary in the 16th and 17th centuries. Nearby is Goldmark House, a Baroque building where composer Karl Goldmark was born.

While away a few pleasant hours at Festetics Palace, the architectural jewel of Keszthely. This stunning 18th-century building features rooms fitted out with period furniture. Explore the main building and its grounds and visit on-site museums dedicated to hunting and horse-drawn vehicles. There is also a Palm House filled with tropical plants.

Receive a thorough grounding in the history of the region at Balatoni Museum. The permanent collections include a Roman and medieval stone exhibition and an exhibition about prehistoric, Roman and medieval fortifications in the area. At Georgikon Manor Museum browse exhibitions covering farming and servants' lives.

In addition to Keszthely’s historical charms, there is a lot of natural beauty to admire and enjoy. Stroll beneath century-old maples at Helikon Park. Here you will come across the Helikon Monument, a domed structure with eight columns. Go hiking in the Balaton Highlands and cool off on hot days at Libás Beach or Helikon Beach.

Choose from a couple of ways to reach Keszthely. Fly into Ferenc Liszt International Airport in Budapest and from the capital city travel to Keszthely by bus, train or rental car. Additionally, some European cities connect to Hévíz-Balaton Airport, about 11 miles (18 kilometers) away from Keszthely.

Let the lakeside town captivate you with its history, nature and architecture.

Accommodation in Keszthely

If you are arranging a hotel in Keszthely itself, you'll find that the list of available options is limited.

Keszthely lodgings include the Hotel Helikon and Abbazia Club Hotel.


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