Keszthely Things to Do

  • Festetics Castle (Keszthely, Hungary)
    Festetics Castle (Keszthely, Hungary)
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  • Festetics Castle (Keszthely, Hungary)
    Festetics Castle (Keszthely, Hungary)
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  • Festetics Castle (Keszthely, Hungary)
    Festetics Castle (Keszthely, Hungary)
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    $S4KESZTHELY

    by olja1234 Updated May 27, 2007

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    View to Keszthely from distance. Although the town is small, it has much to offer. Lots of greenery, museums, interesting buildings...There is a biking path around the lake. You can rent a bike and enjoy beautiful nature while cycling.

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    by olja1234 Updated May 27, 2007

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    Gimnasium.
    Another beautiful building from 19th century with neo-gothic tower, located in the Main square is Janos Gimnasium. Standing in the Main square one can admire nexus of impressive buildings and the Parish Church

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    by olja1234 Updated May 26, 2007

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    The Town Hall - Varoshasa, is another impressive buildin in the Main Squere. The original building dated back to 18th century. Its present form was built in Luis seize (late Baroque) Nowadays it houses Mayor's office.

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    KESZTHELY

    by olja1234 Updated May 26, 2007

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    Keszhely is a small charming town located North-West part of Balaton region. It is the ton of 23.000 inhabitants. The very centre of the town is about 20 minutes walk faraway from the lake Balaton.
    Both photos were taken in the eastern end of the main square where stands the Holly Trinity Statue.

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    Festetics Castle

    by croisbeauty Updated Jan 7, 2005

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    Festetics Castle

    Looking back from the courtyard, the castle presents a more grandiouse picture. The castle is surrounded with the huge park area and long walking paths. There are number of fountains, sculptures and resting places all over the park.

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    Festetics Castle

    by croisbeauty Updated Jan 7, 2005

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    Festetics Castle

    The newly erected tower, on the so called northern wing, hae three sections. With its architectural elements and decorations, it is characteristically a baroque structure and is crowned by a copper onion-shaped dome.

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    by croisbeauty Updated Jan 7, 2005

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    Festetics Castle

    The balcony, by the front entrance, which was supported by four pillars, was decorated with a baroque style wrought-iron railing; above it the Festetics coat of arms was mounted onto a fracted-arched framework on the main wall. The first floor windows were similarly decorated with fracted cornices except for the concert hall windows and door where the original semi-circular arches were retained.

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    by croisbeauty Updated Jan 7, 2005

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    Festetics Castle

    A fountain, the work of the Keszhely master builder Antal Hencz, was built in the middle of the semi-circular park in front of the castle. Antal Hencz also built the large baroque gate on the side of the main street, whose wrought-iron wings are admired by many.

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    Festetics Castle

    by croisbeauty Updated Jan 7, 2005

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    Festetics Castle

    Pal II's youngest son Kristof, began the construction of the castle in 1745, on the site of an previous fortress.
    Over the decades several plans were prepared for the reconstruction of the building including Kristof Hofsstaedter's plan in 1755.

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    Festetics Castle

    by croisbeauty Updated Jan 7, 2005

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    The main entrance into the castle

    This is the entrance into the huge complex of the Festetics Castle, which is situated right in the main pedestrian area of the town. The gateway is richly decorated presenting the coat of arm of Festetics family on its top.

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    Festeticsi palota

    by Pieter11 Written Jan 6, 2005

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    In the north of the centre, at the end of the Kastély utca, you´ll find the family castle of the family Festetics. Between 1745 and 1770 the mainbuilding and the sidewings were build. Later a library, a chapel and the high tower were added.

    After 1945 the government took over the castle. Since then the public is free to visit the castle. Special are the enormous collection of books inside and the concerts that are given in the mainhall inside and in the park outside.

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    The Pedestrian Street

    by edvin_br Written May 25, 2004

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    In Keszthely you will find a colorful pedestrian strret at the way from the city Center to the Castle.
    The Street has a lot to offer to tourists: There are many small buildings with amazing architecture, there are many shops, some of them are expensive (for example there are Nike, Reebok, Oneill), in addition to this there are many small cafes where you can sit down and enjoj the atmosphre.

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    City Center Of Keszthely

    by edvin_br Written May 25, 2004

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    Keszthely is maybe small town (24,000 citizens) but it has more then 1000 years of history behind it and it gave her a lot of Beautiful architecture and great cultture.
    When you are walking around the city Center you can see beautiful building that exists for hundreds of years already, the style is similiar to the Austro-Hungarian assembly with a lot sculptures and small details on the buildings. In addition the city is very clean and renovated beautifuly, you can really feel like you are walking in a western country.

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    Keszthely Castle

    by edvin_br Written May 25, 2004

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    This Castle is Keszthelys most importent site with houndreds of tourists every day if not more. there are 101 in the building that includes also a museum and a conference centre. The most importent part of the castle is the library which was built between 1799-1801. In the nuseum you can also see chambers that describe the life of the aristocratic families in Keszthely in the 18-19th centuries.
    In addition to all the stuff inside the castle there is a huge park and walkways outside which has many beautiful fountains, gardens and statues.
    If you will come here on weekend you can see young coupels coming to marry here.

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    Festetics Castle

    by socrates_07 Updated Aug 5, 2003

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    Festetics Castle

    The construction of the castle was started in 1748 by Kristoef Festetics. It gained its final neo baroque form in the 1880s.
    In the castle there is a museum called "Helikon Castle Museum" and is independent since 1974

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