Even without a blanket of snow, Lake Balaton can be magical in winter, sunset flooding the barren landscape and wildlife taking to the freezing waters in search of sustenance.
Tuesday, 18 January 2022
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.
Friday, 14 January 2022
Skate ye not. A new time-lapse video posted onto a police website shows the dangers of the thin ice currently on the surface of Lake Balaton, with strict fines imposed for anyone who ventures onto it.
Wednesday, 12 January 2022
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!
Monday, 10 January 2022
It’s been a strange, up-and-down year but everywhere we’ve gone, our photographers have come with us. Follow us as we take you to secret hideaways, across vineyards, to the shores of the lake and up...
Monday, 13 December 2021
Where cuisine and cycling dovetail – new book ‘How to cook at Lake Balaton’ combines chefs’ tips and day trips
Just published, ‘How to cook at Lake Balaton’ showcases the stellar cuisine, cultural highlights and key chefs for visitors to this year-round destination – with particular tips for cyclists!
Friday, 10 December 2021
Experts are confident that remains discovered at the Benedictine Abbey of Tihany are the bones of András I, who ruled Hungary in the 11th century.
Thursday, 25 November 2021
Book your tickets now for Diana Krall, James Blunt and Ana Moura, all to appear at VeszprémFest 2022, due to take place between 11-16 July.
Friday, 27 August 2021
Thursday, 19 August 2021
Check out these top terrace spots around Lake Balaton while the summer sun is still upon us – from pulled pork at Balatonakali to fine wines at Figula Borkert.
Friday, 13 August 2021
Hey, it's still summer! Check out these great new places along Balaton's south shore, from Helka craft beers on the 'Földvár waterfront to vegan treats in Siófok.
Friday, 23 July 2021
In the beautiful countryside around Káptalantóti, Finns Sonja Mäkinen and Aime Kuusela offer English-language tuition at Riding in Hungary, no previous experience required!