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Hévíz [1] is a town located in the Lake Balaton region of Hungary.


According to an ancient legend, the Holy Virgin wrung a spring by the appealing prayer of a Christian nurse. The nurse wanted to heal an invalid child. The hot water of the lake breaking out from the depth and the steaming mud cured the weak child completely. The legend stems from the Roman age and the mentioned child was definitely the East Roman emperor Flavius Theodosius who declared Christianity to the official religion in his own empire in 391. That is the wrung spring that feeds the worldwide particular lake of Hévíz from that time.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

There are regular arrivals to the Fly-Balaton Airport from european big cities, like Frankfurt and London. The airport is located in Sármellék, about 15 km from the town. There are transfer oportunities and bus lines by schedule to get the town.

By train[edit]

The town hasn't got an own train station. The nearest one is in Keszthely, what beside there is the bus station and buses are runing between the two town in every 15-30 minute.

By bus[edit]

Buses are runing from the most transdanubian towns to Hévíz, such as Zalaegerszeg, Szombathely, Sopron, Nagykanizsa, Győr, Veszprém, Pécs), and there are international bus lines too.

Get around[edit]

First of all on foot and by cycle. Although there is a local transport system names Dotto, which connencts the most visited places in the town.

Dotto schedules

See[edit][add listing]

  • The spa
  • Schulhof promenade
  • Nature reserve
  • Wineyard in Egregy

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  • Annabella Étterem
  • Gösser Florida Étterem
  • Kocsi Csárda
  • Gyöngyvirág Étterem Kávézó
  • Gizi néni Csárdája
  • Ezüstfenyő Étterem
  • Korona Panzió és Étterem
  • La Montanara Pizzéria és Étterem
  • Magyar Csárda Étterem
  • Papa's & Mama's Étterem és Kávéház
  • Rózsakert Söröző & Étterem & Cukrászda
  • St. Hubertus Vendéglő és Panzió
  • Első Hévízi Borház és Étterem
  • Vén Márkus Söröző Étterem
  • Liget Étterem Pizzéria
  • Hungária Étterem

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Sleep[edit][add listing]

Visitors can choose from lot kind of accommodation oportunities. According to the different demands there are 25-30 hotels, 25-30 pansions, 100-120 private accommodations and one camping place.

  • Lotus Therme Hotel and Spa [2]***** is the one and only 5-star wellness and spa hotel of Heviz. Within a few minutes walk from the largest thermal lake of Europe, in a unique environment, in a 17 acre green park can be found the most exclusive wellness hotel of Heviz.

Get out[edit]

Major cities around

  • Siófok - one city competing for the title "Capital of Balaton"
  • Balatonfüred - the other city competing for the title "Capital of Balaton"
  • Zalakaros - Famous thermal spa close to Nagykanizsa and to the Croatian board. Reach easy on the highway N.7.
  • Fonyód
  • Keszthely- Festetics Castle, nice town.
  • Tapolca - Nice small town, Cave Lake.

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