UPDATE: The castle in currently under construction. Despite the reconstructions, it remains available to visitors until 2019 April. However, it will probably close down for the second wave of constructions from September until Easter 2020.
Balaton is more about chapels, observation towers and churches, so castles seem to have a less important role among the sights. The Castle of Szigliget has a special role though, hence why locals refer to it as the “Castle of Balaton”.
Currently, it is the only castle around Balaton that can be visited, and offers a variety of concerts, exhibitions and interactive programs to those who climb up to the 750-year-old monument. We recommend visiting the Baroque kitchen, the Castle Chapel, and the weapon exhibition in the Old Village.
The castle also has a small playground, which is the work of Boldizsár Kő, and visitors can end the day with some tasty ice cream or a cup of coffee in Várkávézó, at the foot of the Castle of Szigliget.