Hotel Kastely & Park

Furdotelepi ut 1, Tihany, 8237, Hungary
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Spend 24hours in Tihany

by sy_amy

Dear all,
I will spend 24 hours in Tihany. Is there anything that is a MUST SEE and MUST DO in the 24 hours?
Thanks in advance!

Re: Spend 24hours in Tihany

by IngaA

Well, in Tihany the absolute must see is the medieval abbey. Splendid.
You can also visit some local restaurants (there are plenty there) and definitely try Hungarian wine :)

If you're there in summer or it's still warm, swim in Balaton.

Happy travels

Re: Re: Spend 24hours in Tihany

by sy_amy

Thanks, IngaA!

Re: Spend 24hours in Tihany

by Neilzonwheelz

Tihany can be seen in an 2hrs max!. Very small village, does have a really nice restaurant near the church that overlooks Lake Balaton. As for swimming in the lake, no chance I wouldn't do it, sorry to the last entry. You dont say if this stay is part of a bigger trip or how you are getting around, so some other options are
Balatonfured, about 15mins away. Veszprem is a nice place to see too, about 30kms away, I visited by bus.
If you want an idea, I have photos of these places & some others in the region.

Travel Tips for Tihany

Tourinform Office

by Skeptic-jr

Kossuth Street (utca) 12.
Vis-a-vis Benedictine Abbey

Tel./Fax: +36-87/448-804
Tel.: +36-87/438-016

In the summer they are open from 9 a.m to 7 p.m. (Mon-Fri) and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sat-Sun).
They are non-profit organization which provides information - either personally or in any other way - to guests and give them brochures, publications and other touristic information. From the office you can get information in Hungarian, German and English and brochures in 6-8 languages.

The Church on the hill

by kaloz

Located at the highest point on the peninsula, the church is the first thing that catches your eye. When we visited there was a lot of restoration work to be done, but the outside was freshly painted and beautiful. Tihany is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon.


by Skeptic-jr

The Tihany calvary was built within a few years time, starting in 1926 , from public contributions. The stones with inscription and bronze relief symbolising the suffering of Christ and the Way of the Cross were raised on behalf of the historic counties and royalé boroughs of Hungary. The stone cross of Christ, in the background, there are three knolls built of limestone blocks and the bronze memorial of Hungarian King Charles IV.

The "paprika" house

by 1courage

It`s impossible not mentioning the so called "Paprika house".
As You probably know, the hungarian cuisine is unimaginable without the red paprika.
In this house, one of the most advertized in Tihany, you can buy all kinds of paprikas-sweet and hut.
And than you can climb the stairs nearby to reach the Abbey itself-->

Entering the Abbey...

by 1courage

The Abbey was founded in 1055 A.C. by András the Ist. In the medieval era, until the XV. century it flourished, but at the beginning of the XVI. century only few monks remained in the ran down monastery. In fact, in this period all the money they collected from the lordships went to the mantainance of the Tihany castle wich sadly cannot be seen today. The soldiers didn`t care about the abbey itself.
In 1674 the army gave back the monastery to the Benedictine order but all the complex went in ashes in the big fire of the year 1683. In 1702 the abbey was given to the austrian Altenburg monastery and only in 1716 was rebought by the supreme abbot of Pannonhalma. The new tihanyian abbot, Grassó Villibald in 1719 initiated the reconstruction, wich terminated in 1736, but a new fire burned up again everything. Not much after died the abbot. The new abbot, Lécs Ágoston soon re-iniciated the works and in 1754 the church was ready, but the internal decoration lasted for 3 other decades.


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