Balatonfured Travel Guide

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    My favourite food in the restaurant.
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Balatonfured Things to Do

  • Marina and boardwalk

    The Balatonfured boardwalk begins at the marina, which is right in the centre of town at the lake. The boardwalk stretches for several kilometers in either direction, though there is more to do along the eastern side. There's a number of souvenir shops along the lake, and further down from the marina are food stalls and stages where there is live...

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  • Tihany

    From Balatonfured You can see Tihany peninsula. The ancient Tihany village was founded in the Middle Ages when King Andrew I. founded here in 1055 a burial-place for the royal family and built a monastery, where Benedictine monks were settled. The Abbey of Tihany was authorised in the 13th century to issue official deeds (locus authenticus). During...

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  • Harbour

    From the harbour you can take ferry rides around Lake Balton or use the regular services to nearby Tihany (20 minutes) or cross Lake Balaton to Siofok (50 minutes).

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  • Tagore Promenade

    Rows of Sycamores line Tagore setany, the promenade that starts next to the harbour.The promenade is named after the Hindu poet Rabindranath Tagore who came to Balatonfured in 1926 for its medicinal waters and planted a tree there.

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  • Harbour (2)

    Just to show another view - looking back from the harbour jetty towards the the shore and the beginning of the promenade.

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  • Beaches

    There are many of beaches in Balatonfured. Four of them are well-prepared. Entrance for them costs about 300 forints (a little bit more than 1 euro). Children usually pays half this amount.

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  • Harbor

    The harbor is place for leaving yacht and take a ferry to many spots on both shores of Balaton lake. There is also the jetty and the monument of a fishman and ferryman.

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  • Tagore Promenade

    Tagore Promenade (Tagore setany) is a beautiful walk along the shore of Balaton Lake. It was named in honour to famous Hindoo poet Rabindranath Tagore, who planted a lime-tree in the Balatonfured health-park after he had a successful heart cure in the spa. There are many more lime-trees planted there by other famous bathers. Tagore promenade has...

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  • Round Church

    Nice classicist church inaugurated in the middle of 19th century. Round-shaped with the ionic portico. In Hungarian: Kerek Templon.

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Balatonfured Hotels

  • Flamingo Wellness Hotel

    Szechenyi u. 16, Balatonfured, 8230, Hungary

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Margareta

    Szechenyi Str. 29, Balatonfured, 8230, Hungary

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 2.5 out of 5 stars

  • Marina

    Szechenyi u. 26, , Balatonfured, Balaton Region HU

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

Balatonfured Restaurants

  • Tasty meals, great portions and...

    Every summer we usually spend one week in Balatonfüred, and Balaton restaurant is where we have dinner during our stay on most of the days. Though the restaurant doesn't look very appealing from the outside, but it is definitely my favourite place there, as they offer tasty meals of great portions for affordable prices.The restaurant is located in...

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  • Best pasta we´ve ever had

    We we´re in very bad mood,because a heavy rain and storm has ruined our day at "sunny"Balatonfûred we´ve been driving for whole day.(We we´re there only one day),when the rain finally stopped,we started to walk from our hotel pension Krone(somewhere said as Korona) to the east by the big road(road no 71),we walked only for few minutes,when we saw...

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  • Langos!

    Almost every food stand along the Strand will offer this traditional dish. Langos is fried dough (very big and very greasy!) topped with different things. We tried ours with sour cream and grated cheese. I suggest you share one with a friend because they really are huge!

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Balatonfured Transportation

  • Bus

    The bus station is in front of the train station on Horvath Mihaly utca - approx 15 minutes walk from Lake Balaton.Services to many local destinations including Tihany (20 minutes).

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  • Ship

    You can take the ship to Balatonfured from Sofiok on the south shore of Lake Balaton (50 minutes) or from Tihany on the north shore (20 minutes) -- from May to September, sailings are 6 to 8 times a day.

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  • Train

    The train station is on Horvath Mihaly utca, about 15 minutes walk from Lake Balaton.The Budapest - Tapolca train stops at quite a few resorts on the north shore of Lake Balaton -- the journey from Budapest takes approx 2 hours 30 minutes.If you want to go to Zagreb from Balatonfured (as I did ..) then you have to take a ship across Lake Balaton to...

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Balatonfured Local Customs

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    by Skeptic-jr Updated Jul 26, 2003

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    The region is famous for its wines. Perhaps in local markets you can buy every kind of Hungarian wines, but it is also possibly to get very good home-made wine directly from its producents. They can pour your own bottle as well as give you another one, for example 2-l plastic bottle for drinks. Usually there is a possibility of tasting wine in the place where it is stored. I don't know if all these things are legal, but what a special taste they have! It is not a complicated matter to find a wine producent, e.g. s/he may have bottles with wine standing on a small table in the road in the front of house.

    Prices: about a half of that you have to pay for cheap wine in market.

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Balatonfured What to Pack

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    by Skeptic-jr Written Jul 13, 2003

    Miscellaneous: It is good idea to have our own cork-screw, because sometimes we can easier buy a bottle of wine than that kind of tool. Our favorite glass bottle also may be useful, since it is possible to buy very good home-made wine directly from its producents. They can pour your own bottle as well as give you another one, for example 2-l plastic bottle for drinks.

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Balatonfured Off The Beaten Path

  • Target: Lóczy Cave

    The Lóczy Cave (Lóczy-Barlang) is localized in the north part of Balatonfüred, the green truck leads there from the Szent István Square via streets Arácsi and Öreghegyi. Ticket - 200 forints (~0,8 euro), less for children, approx time for visit - 15 minutes.Parking place. Open: 1 May-30 September 10 a.m.-17 p.m.Closed on Mondays.

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  • Esterhagzy Strand

    This is the beach located a few kilometers away from the main strand and marina. I think we may have been the only non-Hungarians there! Esterhagzy is a long stretch of grass, with lots of trees, and a very short sandy area at the water's edge. You can swim in the water here, and there are docks a little bit away from shore where you can sunbathe....

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  • View Point

    It is located to the north of Balatonfured. We went trough the forest up and up. But we were compensated for the amazing view to Balatofured, Balaton Lake and surrounding forests. We were there before the rain and the sky was from light to dark colours!We took a map and asked at the tourist office how to go there. There is no public transport to go...

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Balatonfured Favorites

  • Balatonfured

    Balatonfured is a decent beach-type resort at the north shore of Balaton, east of Tihany. It's one of the bigger towns in the area. You might enjoy it if you like that type of entertainment.For my taste too overcrowded with German tourists if you know what I mean (no offence). Nice food and dring at csardas there,unfortunately too much...

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  • Tourist Info

    The best tourist info you can get in "Tourinform", Petõfi street (utca) no 68.E-mail: balatonfured@tourinform.huTel: +36-87/580-480. Fax: +36-87/580-481.The office is open throughout the whole year, from 15th June 2002 - 15th September 2002 it is open from 09.00 till 20.00 (Mon-Fri) and 09.00 - 18.00 (Sat-Sun).They are non-organization and provide...

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