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Balatonfüred is a beautiful spa town located on the shores of Lake Balaton, Hungary's largest lake. The town has a long history dating back to the Roman era, and it is known for its mineral springs, which have been used for medicinal purposes for centuries. Balatonfüred is also a popular tourist destination, and it offers a variety of activities and attractions for visitors to enjoy.

History

Balatonfüred was first mentioned in a document dating back to the year 1007. The town was originally a small fishing village, but it began to grow in importance in the 18th century when the Habsburgs built a palace there. The palace was used as a summer residence by the Habsburg royal family, and it attracted many other wealthy and influential people to the town. Balatonfüred became a popular spa town in the 19th century, and it continued to grow in popularity in the 20th century. Today, Balatonfüred is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Hungary.

Things to do in Balatonfüred

There are many things to do in Balatonfüred. The town has a beautiful lakeside promenade, and there are several parks and gardens to explore. There are also a number of museums and art galleries in Balatonfüred, as well as a variety of restaurants and bars.

When you mention Balatonfüred, the first thing that comes to mind is swimming. From aqua parks to wellness hotels and beaches along the shores of Lake Balaton, the town offers a wide range of bathing options. The city is therefore the perfect destination for relaxing and unwinding by the water.

Another popular activity in Balatonfüred is sailing. The town is located on the shores of Lake Balaton, which is the largest lake in Central Europe. In the town, you can book various boat trips and there are several sailing schools where visitors can learn to sail.

Balatonfüred is also a popular destination for hiking and biking. The town is surrounded by hills and forests, and there are several hiking and biking trails that wind through the countryside.

Where to stay in Balatonfüred

There are a variety of hotels and guesthouses to choose from in Balatonfüred. The town also has a number of campsites and holiday homes.

Getting to Balatonfüred

Balatonfüred is located about 100 kilometers from Budapest. The town is accessible by public transport, bus or train. However, if you want a more comfortable journey, rent a car from Budget and travel freely on the route of your choice!

Tips for visiting Balatonfüred

Here are a few tips for visiting Balatonfüred:

  • The best time to visit Balatonfüred is during the summer months (June-August). The weather is warm and sunny during this time, and there are many activities and events to enjoy.
  • If you are planning to visit Balatonfüred during the summer months, it is important to book your accommodation in advance. The town is very popular during this time, and hotels and guesthouses can fill up quickly.
  • There are a number of restaurants and bars in Balatonfüred. The food is excellent, and there is something to suit every taste.
  • Balatonfüred is a great place to relax and enjoy the outdoors. There are many parks and gardens to explore, and there are also a number of hiking and biking trails.

If you want to take home some lasting memories, don't miss out on the experiences Balatonfüred has to offer. Where you can not only find memories, but also local handicrafts and souvenirs. Book your rental car today and start planning your trip to Balaton!