Heviz Travel Guide

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Heviz Highlights

  • Pro
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    RandomDreamer says…

     The spa... you can't go near here and not visit! 

  • Con
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    Geothess says…

     No cons, go there and enjoy all 24hrs of the day! 

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     A place that you will want to come back to. 

Heviz Things to Do

  • Smelly thermal lake

    As it is radon water, it is very healthy for bad bones and skin, but awfully smelly (like bad eggs) and be sure, this smell will be with you during more few hours after leaving the lake. First, its very very deep. I tryed not to think that under my feet is 37 m down.Second, even at winter, its warm. You can swim at inner pools (there water warmer)...

  • Thermal Lake

    The Thermal Lake here is a natural spa that never falls below 28 degrees centigrade. The lake is both indoors and outdoors. Indoors is beautifully warm although very overcrowded. You convince yourself that you are in a swimming pool until you put your feet on the ground and feel the earth. Go through a little cat-flap in the wall and you'll be...

  • Walking in the woods

    The woodland area is not very big, but big enough to get excercise in. We really like walking here and it was very safe.

  • Swimming

    The lake is very deep from the moment you enter it , I would recommend you get a swimming ring even when you think you are a good swimmer. You are not here to swim but rather to relax. If you want to hold onto something you will find wooden areas around the water where people meet to chat. Occasionally you will feel tiny warm water bubbles of...


    I would recommend to anyone who wants a relaxing day out to visit the thermal baths. There are several car parks around if you are not staying in Heviz. Entrance to the baths can be at a daily rate or per 3 hours. Don't lose you entrance ticket or you will have to pay to get out again. I would recommend that you rent the swimming ring with which...

  • Doing it by train

    One of the nicest ways to explore the town of Heviz is by this little mini train. The cost were minimal and we saw places we would not have seen else.

  • Exploring back streets

    The shops in the back streets had more to offer than the ones in the main road. The handcraft were exquisite and the porcelain so fine, you are afraid to just look at it.

  • Somewhere

    I am not quite sure anymore where this cafe was, but we found it whilst exploring the town. It was just lovely sitting there watching the people and taking in the town.


    The lake is very deep from the moment you enter it and unless you swim like a dolphin I would recommend you get a swimming ring. It sounds like a thing only children would do, but actually you will find that everyone else is doing it! The aim of the thermal water after all is not to swim 100 lengths but to relax. With a swimming ring you can go...


    This is a place I would recommend to anyone who wants a relaxing day out. There are several car parks around which charge around 160 HUF an hour or take the bus here from nearby Keszthely. Entrance to the baths can be at a daily rate (around 1300 HUF with money back if you leave earlier) or per 3 hours (around 750 HUF but you will have to pay extra...


    After you enter the complex you will come to an area of cabins. These cost around 1000 HUF to use and the key costs 500 HUF deposit. If this seems extravagant head for the central white building. Here you will find two indoor pools (useful in winter) and the changing areas. Inside the changing areas are lots of lockers. You put your stuff inside...


    Once you find your sense of direction within the complex you will find that there are various areas to sunbathe. At one side is a large grass area perfect for families and groups with a nearby restaurant. To one side is also a children's playground. If you want a proper lounger you can hire these from various hire places within the complex. On the...


    Whilst you are at the lake you will often hear a message which tells you not to stay in the water longer than an hour at a time as is usual in all spas. Its such a relaxing experience but if you feel too sleepy you should get out of the water or you could find yourself in need of rescuing by the lifeguard in his little wooden boat!!Spas are good...


    Hévíz Lake is warm because of geothermal energy. The water is heated deep under the earth, after this it passes through rocks taking in various metals and minerals before emerging as a spring. If you look at the surface of the lake, you can see it moving slightly and when you are swimming sometimes you feel some bubbles rising up. The beginnings of...


    When you are in the water you can see lots of beautiful waterlillies around the edge of the lake. They are there because of a man called Sándor Lovassy (an economics teacher !) The lillies are from India and were planted in the lake in 1898. The waterlilly is the symbol of the town and you will find it everywhere.


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Heviz Restaurants

  • The best of the best Wine houses.

    We went to Heviz for the SPA and ended up at the Best Winehouse we have even been in. You have to go. It is right across the street from the Post office, and only about a block from the Catholic Church. You go down about 20 steps and into a fantastic wine restaurant. The furniture is heavy wood in the center of the room and the room is surrounder...

  • vine yards

    when in heviz it is a must to go to the vine yards restaurants. There is a mini train that stops at the bottom of the vine yards. You will need to take 10min walk up to the vine yards. But once there views are unbelievable with more than 20 restaurants to choose from, all with home made wine on offer. Here you will get a true taste of hungary. We...

  • Mmmm... Ice cream, cakes... Sweet sins

    This pension & cafe is really a sweet place, very nice and tidy with a wide variety of different treats for every taste. I would like to try every single dessert they offer. Everything looks sooo tmepting! The place is conveniently situated right in the middle of the town, so whenever one gets tired from strolling around or windowshopping or...


Heviz Nightlife

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    Me enjoying some hungarian music

    by mel_bee Updated Aug 8, 2003

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    For all its tourism, Heviz isn't too noisy a town and you will find people more enjoying the local atmosphere in restaurants and wine bars than partying the night away. I enjoyed the music in one of the local restaurants but I noticed that in the town centre not far from Park Utca (I think Petofi Sandor Utca) there was a nice wine bar.

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Heviz Off The Beaten Path

  • Kalocsa

    We stopped at Kalocsa and visited the paprika museum and explored the town. Interesting place and they serve the best cake at the hotel opposite the church

  • Zalakaros

    We did a stop at the village of Zalakaros where we had the most devine cake and coffee at this coffeeshop

  • Lake Balaton - looking out

    The lookout tower at Lake Balaton with the bat "homes" on the side. I was not too happy about that one, don't quite like the little creatures.


Heviz Favorites

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    water lily

    by hu_women Updated Dec 4, 2003

    Favorite thing: The water and the mud are especially indicated for rheumatic diseases and locomotor disorders.
    It is not advisable to have a bath in the lake for a longer period.


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