Keszthely Travel Guide

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  • Festetics Castle (Keszthely, Hungary)
    Festetics Castle (Keszthely, Hungary)
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    Kossuth Lajos utca (Keszthely, Hungary)
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Keszthely Things to Do

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    This is one of the quiet streets which leads from the centre of Keszthely toward Balaton lake. Nothing special, rather sleepy street; totaly different is in the very centre of the town.

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    Tourists with a limited budget can always find an eating place at reasonable prices. This eatery in the photo is one of them.

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    Wandering in the town, many restaurants, small hotels and B&B are to be found in Keszthely. No one is not far away from the coast of Balaton lake even on foot.

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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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    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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    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

    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

    The Festetics Castle, with its huge proportions, is one of the biggest castles in Hungary and, as far as I am concerned, it is the most beautiful Hungarian castle.

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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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Keszthely Hotels

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  • City Hotel Eden

    Kisfaludy u 11, Keszthely, H-8360, Hungary

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Hotel Kakadu

    Pazmany Peter u 14, Keszthely, 8360, Hungary

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Danubius Helikon

    Balatonpart 5, H-8360 Keszthely, Hungary,, H-8360

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

Keszthely Restaurants

  • John's Australian Bar & Restaurant

    Although there's no actual Australian people in here (or english speaking people for that matter) this is a great place to get some not too expensive food. Friendly waiting staff, good atmosphere and seems to be one of the only places open off season. The Pies are absolutely gigantic. Ask for a doggy bad to take away what you can't finish.

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  • Eat Mexican one time!

    This restaurant is something different in Hungary, where you for one time can eat something different then gulash. Very nice Mexican dishes, menu-carts in 6 different languages, nice latin music and a real cocktail-bar. All the oven dishes!And the Mojito!

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  • Dinner at Lake Balaton

    This etterem (restaurant) has a very nice garden and .. if you are lucky you can eat for free.When we where there and wanted to pay the waitress (very friendly!!) came with a dice box and three dices. She told us if we throw 3 x 6 our dinner would be for free. Nice idea although we even couldn't throw 1x 6.... magical dices??? You have a wide...

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Keszthely Nightlife

  • For the beer-lovers only

    I just couldn't resist coz most of my VT friends are bee-lovers. This Beer-house is situated right opposite of the Town Hall, with one terrace which looks at the main pedestrian, and the other one hidden in the back alley, probably for those who don't like to be distrurb when drinking...

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  • In the shadow of the Franciscan Church

    This is a nice looking, cafe-bar I suppose, which is situated right next to the Franciscan Church. Must be very refreshing sitting on its terrace in the summer evenings and sipping a long cold drink.

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Keszthely Transportation

  • By Car: How far/how long...?

    Road distances between Keszthely and:- Budapest: 187 kms.- Bern (Switzerland): 1.024 kms.- Brussels (Belgium): 1.309 kms.- Madrid (Spain): 2.348 kms.You can also check this site to find out more distances, together with driving time.

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  • How to get There and Away

    TO/FROM THE NORTH OF HUNGARYBest done by train. Kesthely is about a 2 and a half hour journey to Budapest and about 90 minutes to Szekesferharvar.TO/FOM THE SOUTH OF HUNGARYAn hourly bus departs to Zalagaerseg which is a hud town for trains and buses to the south of Hungary.

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  • From Keszthely to Sydney

    Actually, this is not an transportation tip useful for future visitors of Keszthely, let me explain:when driving my car in outskirt of the town, I saw a small and very cute jellow coulored airplane standing on the field, the idea was to take the picture of it. Then the guy came ...

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Keszthely Shopping

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    by socrates_07 Written Aug 4, 2003

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    Unfortunately we were too late to take some picture of a crowded market but I am sure you all have seen such a place before.
    Typical for hungrian markets are salami and... paprika. Of course you can find a lot more as well.

    What to buy: Not only in Keszthely, everywhere in Hungary you will find salami and... paprika....

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Keszthely Local Customs

  • Brush up on your German...

    Let's face it, Hungarian isn't the easiest language in the world to get to grips with. And English is less widely spoken in Keszthely than in Budapest.However, since half the population of Germany seem to visit for the curative powers of nearby Heviz thermal lake, most people in the town speak German as a second language.So I'd recommend printing...

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  • Ethno Museum

    There is funny tree in the courtyard of the Ethno-Museum. Is it nice effort to promote a local craft in ceramics or something else, I couldn't find out.

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  • Ethno Museum

    Closer look to the house which is usualy constructed of the wooden elements, while the walls of loam. This is very simple house with one living room, small kitchen where the open fire was and two bedrooms, one for the parents and one for all children.

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Keszthely Warnings and Dangers

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    by croisbeauty Updated May 25, 2003

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    Attention on mosquitos around Balaton Lake coz there are plenty of them, they are of an helicopter dimensions and very, I mean VERY, blood-thirsty.
    They a waiting for you ambushed near such a beautiful flowers!!!

    the field flowers
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Keszthely Off The Beaten Path

  • Take a bath in 30°C

    In Héviz, just outside Keszthely, you can take a bath in thermal sources. A craterlake is made into a heathcentre. The water is coming straight up out of the earth and is always, in summer and wintertime between 28 and 30°C. Every 28 hours the water is totally refreshed, in a natural way. The mud that is coming out of this lake is a little bit...

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  • Pethoe-haz (Goldmark haz)

    The Pethoe-house (or Goldmark-house) was not easy to find because it's located behind an inconspicuous gate in the pedestrian zone. (Kossuth u. 20)This building is of mediaeval origin, it was rebuilt in the 18th century. The composer Karoly Goldmark was born here in 1830

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Keszthely Sports & Outdoors

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    by croisbeauty Updated Jan 7, 2005

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    Biking around Balaton Lake can be very diverting, especially in this kind of bike and if in so pleasent company.
    I usualy take my bike in the car when visiting area of Balaton. It is undaubtely the best way to explore all this small places well connected with the bike paths.

    biking around the lake
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  • General Info

    Tourist Office8360 Keszthely, Kossuth utca, 28- Tel.: (+36) 83 314 144- Fax: (+36) 83 314 144- Internet: www.keszthely.hu- E mail: keszthely@tourinform.hu

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  • ... and this is the owner!

    Here it goes, Mr Gyorgy Festetics, one of the owners of the castle. The statute appears quite pleasant in the autumn framework, with yellow leaves falling from the trees.

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  • The Golden House

    This house is absolutely well hidden beside the main pedestrian avenue, on the right hand side, going towards the castle. It may be injoyed from alittle yard, beside the course.

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A nice park and exhibitions inside
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The unmissable "castle"
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The Castle
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Festetics Castle
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Festeticsi palota
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Street Musicians
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The Pedestrian Street
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Weddings Begin At The Castle
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City Center Of Keszthely
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Keszthely Castle
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Pedestrian zone
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Foe teri plebaniatemplom
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Vajda Janos Gimnazium
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Wine street
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Festetics Castle
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Szigetfuerdoe
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Helikon Kastelymuzeum
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Helikon Kastelymuzeum
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Festetics Castle - the Library
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The Main pedestrian area
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