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New harbour for Balatonfüred with ferry season in full swing

A blue ribbon day at Balatonfüred, with the unveiling of a new harbour, Kékszalag, capable of accommodating some 140 sailing boats.


Boats to sail between Balatonakali and Balatonszemes – with free service for locals

Get on board for the new boat service between Balatonakali and Balatonszemes this summer – running from Friday to Sunday.


Giro d’Italia cycle race roadshow rolls by Balaton

Think pink! The Giro d’Italia cycle race and its road show will be running through Badacsony, Tihany and Balatonfüred this Sunday afternoon, 8 May.


Richie Hawtin and Sven Väth confirmed for B my Lake stage at Balaton Sound

Catch big-name international DJs at Balaton Sound this year, which is merging with B my Lake this summer between 29 June and 2 July.


Wizz Air to fly out of Hévíz-Balaton airport from June

Off the radar for many years, Hévíz-Balaton at Sármellék is now back in the frame with the news that Hungarian budget carrier Wizz Air will be using the airport for Dortmund flights from this June.

Eat out


Hotel Residence Balaton****

Hotel Residence is a 4-star hotel near Siófok’s Silver Coast

sights & culture

Sümeg Castle

Sümeg and the Sümeg Castle

sport & beaches

Hévíz Lake Spa

The thermal water bubbling to the surface on the north-western edge of Balaton was used even back in Roman times

sights & culture

Szent György-hegy

The 415 meters high Szent György Hill is a truly unspoilt, tranquil, and wild spot of the Balaton Uplands, where it definitely pays off to take a long tour to discover everything.


Bamboo Bistro

Lunch among the trees

sights & culture

Szigliget Castle

Given Balaton's many  chapels

sights & culture

Millennium Park

Located in front of the railway station of Siófok

sights & culture

Óvári-messzelátó Lookout Tower

You won’t have to climb hundreds of stairs to enjoy a stunning view of Lake Balaton from the terrace of the century-old observation tower above  Balatonalmádi

gastro sport & beaches

Alsóörs Marina

The port at Alsóörs  is the base for Sport Yacht Charter

sights & culture

Tihany Abbey

Overlooking Lake Balaton and the surrounding townships from Visszhang-domb, the Benedictine Abbey is a gem of Tihany.


Kistücsök Restaurant

Kistücsök opened more than 20 years ago in the center of Balatonszemes. It started out as an old-fashioned restaurant, but in the then it has become one of the most famous one in Balaton.


Bondoró Street Theatre Festival 2020

A new jewel on the Hungarian festival scene

nightlife gastro

Szandra Iván-András Jász: I Heart Swing

Along with spring, new cultural events are coming to the northern shore of Lake Balaton


BRM 200 – Round Balaton 2020

BRM 200 , the Round Balaton cycle performance tour organised by Radonneurs Hungary


First Balaton Quad Festival

The inaugural Balaton Quad Festival kicks off at 8am on Saturday


Salföldi Dalföld 2020

The unusual boutique festival of Salföldi Dalföld

sights & culture

In a Nutshell – Nutcracker Suite

‘In a Nutshell’ is an adaptation of the revered ‘Nutcracker Suite’ to be performed at the Imre Kálmán Culture Centre in Siófok on Saturday

sights & culture

Castrum Virtuale – Time Travel at the Fenékpuszta Roman Fort

Using research ongoing since 2006 on a fortress dating back to Late Antiquity at Fenékpuszta near Keszthely

nightlife gastro

Street Food & Food Truck Weekend

The Street Food & Food Truck Weekend will be organized on 21-22 September by Keszthely’s Balaton Theatre

sights & culture

From Naples to Venice - Two Centuries of Italian Baroque Painting

The exhibition, titled From Naples to Venice –Two Centuries of Italian Baroque Painting

sights & culture

Version Seven

Modern Art Gallery - Vass László Collection’s exhibition is open until 31  December


Kishegy Trail

The cross-country race of Fuss Neki Egyesület