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  • 1 Lake Balaton Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    H - Tihany 8239

    Lake Balaton stretches out for over 77km over a surface of 598km2. Its two banks are very different. The north bank is the most interesting, with a number of lakeside resorts and vineyards which cling to the volcanic slopes and produce very pleasant ..

  • 2 Tihany Abbey Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Andreás Tér 1 H - Tihany 8237

    All that remains of the 11C Benedictine abbey is the crypt, which contains the tomb of the founder, King András I, who died in 1060. The abbey church, built in the 18C on the site of the first church, has a carved and decorated interior in the Baroqu..

  • 3 Tihany's Former geysers Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    Aranyház H - Tihany 8237

    In this volcanic landscape, more than 100 cones mark the sites of geysers that spouted up on the peninsula and were later petrified by volcanic eruptions. The most impressive is located behind Aranház (Golden House).

  • 4 Fisherman's House

    Museums and art

    H - Tihany 8237

    Renowned for its fish that you can sample in local inns, Lake Balaton has always drawn fishermen to its shores. This house, which is part of an open-air museum, records the traditional life of these men and women and exhibits folk art.

  • 5 Echo Hill

    Nature and gardens

    Visszhang Utca H - Tihany 8237

    The hill may once have deserved to be in a book of records. It is renowned for its echo, which could send back up to 16 syllables. This is no longer the case and so only the name remains.

  • 6 Csúcs Hill

    Nature and gardens

    H - Tihany 8237

    By climbing the hill (not much effort required, as it is only 232m high), you will have a magnificent view of Tihany Peninsula.

  • 7 Tihany's Small caves

    Nature and gardens

    Andreás Tér H - Tihany 8237

    The caves were dug out by Russian monks at the time of King András I (11C). Some are still visible, along with a well, testifying to domestic life at the time. The caves are not far from two streets popular with tourists, Árpád utca and Pisky István ..

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