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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.


150 years of ice sailing on Lake Balaton

Some winters, the ice on Lake Balaton is thick enough for adapted sailboats to race across the surface. The first attempt took place 150 years ago – we look back at this heroic sporting tradition.


Take part in Skating Night around Balaton!

Get your skates on when Saturday, 22 January comes around as ice rinks around Balaton will be opening late, offering special prices and laying on special events!


New lookout tower offers panoramas of Balaton on four levels

A new, timber-framed lookout tower has just been unveiled on Somos Hill outside Balatonberény, on the site of an old one. Each level of the four-storey construction has its own terrace, a tourist-friendly solution allowing visitors the time and space to take in the panorama.

The whole western basin of Lake Balaton can be seen from the new lookout tower on Route 76: the monadnocks of the Tapolca basin, Szigliget Castle and Sipos Hill in Fonyód. Even the Tihany peninsula can be picked out on a clear day. At the top of the tower, a map helps identify the various heights on view.

A rest spot, car park and restaurant are located alongside.


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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.