Balatonföldvár is a small resort town in Hungary. It is located on the southern shore of Lake Balaton and is considered the coziest and most beautiful city in the country. Balatonföldvár is a rather young city; it was founded in 1872 by the aristocratic Széchenyi family and the engineer Shpura, who later became the governor of the city. Today it is considered one of the most beautiful resorts on the southern coast of Lake Balaton. Check ANDYEDUCATION.COM to learn more about the country of Hungary.
Balatonföldvar is also a well-known balneological resort on the southern coast of Lake Balaton. Seven healing carbonic springs, a beautiful beach, the Mediterranean climate and fresh air attract thousands of tourists here for recreation and recreation.
How to get there
You can get to Balatonföldvar through the capital of Hungary, the city of Budapest. There are regular flights from Moscow to Hungary from Sheremetyevo Airport. In 2.5 hours you will be in Budapest. Ticket price – about 85-160 EUR.
The second way to get to the capital of Hungary is by rail. There are direct trains from the Kievsky railway station to Budapest (via Vienna). Travel time is 29 hours. The ticket will cost 160-220 EUR.
Balatonföldvár can be reached from Budapest by bus or train. You will overcome 125 kilometers in about 3.5-4 hours. The cost is 7-10 EUR.
Weather in Balatonföldvar
The climate of Lake Balaton is moderately continental, quite mild, without sudden changes in temperature. This is due to the geographical position of the country, since Hungary is “under the protection” of the Carpathians, which protects against cold air masses in winter and keeps warm and moderately humid air in summer.
There are never severe frosts here, the lowest temperature in January is +4 °C, while in summer the thermometer sometimes rises above +30 °C. In the “high” season it is mostly sunny, warm and dry. For those who do not like the heat, the end of spring or the very beginning of summer, when the temperature ranges from +20 °C to +25 °C, is perfect for relaxing.
Cafes and restaurants
The city has many establishments of absolutely different levels, from small quiet cafes or provincial taverns with cozy confectionery and wine cellars, to chic restaurants. In them, with special pride, local chefs serve a large Balaton carp grilled on coals to the table.
Balatonföldvár has a wide range of hotels, which can be difficult to find a room just because you can endlessly choose the most beautiful view from the window. Mostly all hotels are located on the coast, although, of course, there is a choice in the center of the town. Prices will please everyone, as here you can rent a room even for 20-25 EUR per day. Of course, for tourists with high requirements for comfort and interiors, there are hotels with room rates starting from 100 EUR per night.
Entertainment and attractions of Balatonföldvár
Undoubtedly, one of the main beauties of Balatonföldvar is Lake Balaton, located just 10 km from the city. In principle, if you have nothing against walking, this distance can be covered in just a few hours on foot.
There is a beautiful pier on the lake, from which you can get to the northern shore and the reserved Tikhany peninsula. Also popular with tourists are Galambsiget – “Pigeon Island”, and a double pier (an embankment that adjoins the shore on one side and protects the pier from large waves). This place is especially appreciated by sailing enthusiasts, which adds to the picturesque landscape.
Those wishing to see the beauty of the resort from a bird’s eye view are advised to visit the 20-meter observation tower Gömb.
In Balatonföldvar itself, a wide one-kilometer-long plane tree alley in the very center of the city, Mount Körös, a pier and a huge beautiful park with many ornamental trees and shrubs are popular.
Do not forget about the architectural beauties of the city: this is the most beautiful Balatonföldvár pier on Balaton, and the picturesque old buildings of the city center, and the wonderful Roman Catholic Church with the Red Chapel, and a beautiful Romanesque building with a tower and a spiral staircase.
Activities and excursions
In addition to sightseeing and admiring the local nature in Balatonföldvar, you can have a wonderful time on the water. It’s such a wonderful port! From here you can ride with the breeze on a yacht or a jet ski, or take a boat and humbly swim across the lake.
Balatonföldvár is also the unofficial sailing capital of Hungary. Its port is one of the most popular yacht centers in Hungary, and its harbor has enough space for 400 boats. The yachting “Sail Festival” is held in Balatonfüred in May.
And for swimming, residents and guests of Balatonföldvar most often go to Balatonsemesh – a small old settlement, which in fact is an elite holiday village. It became a popular beach resort back in the 19th century. and still attracts many tourists. Beach holidays here are also complemented by yachting and sailing.