Discover the quieter, greener side of life near Lake Balaton. Observe a great crested grebe as it goes about its daily business, wander in the gentle hills, pet ancient breeds of Hungarian domestic animals.
Did you know …
“You can move a huge rock in the Sea of Stones at Szentbékkálla?
You can walk in fragrant lavender meadows on the Tihany Peninsula?
You can pet tame buff alo and enjoy bird watching at Kis-Balaton?
You can clamber through the exciting branches of Csodabogyós Cave at Balatonederics?
You can climb extinct volcanoes in the Tapolca Basin?
Demonstration sites and Nature trails
Hegyestu (Monoszló, Tel.: +36 30/620-4082) – lavish panorama from the top of a basalt volcano, with a path in its onetime crater. Ideal starting point for exploring the Káli Basin. Open: all year from 9 a.m. until sunset.
Salföld Manor Salföld, Tel.: +36 30/939-0770) – ancient type domestic animals, herb garden, exhibition of landscape photographs, carriage riding. Open: 15th March – 30th April and 1st September – 15th November: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 1st May – 31st August: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Kotsy Water Mill (Zalaszántó, Tel.: +36 30/256-6727) – relics from the age of mills, functioning milling machines.Open: 15th March to 15th October: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Csodabogyós Cave (Balatonederics, Tel.: +36 30/306-6050, +36 30/237-3759) – underground adventures, not only for adults!
Buffalo Reserve, (Kápolnapuszta, Tel.: +36 30/287-0249) – a fantastic site at Kis-Balaton, with wallowing buff alo, exhibitions and picnic places. Open: 1st April – 31st October: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., 1st November – 31st March: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Szentgál-kolik (Szentgál, Tel: +36 70/382-8595,+36 30/639-5554) overall cave tour inside the hill.Open: 15th March – 31st October by appointment.
Lake Cave of Tapolca (Tel.: +36 87/412-579) – boating under the ground. Open: 15th March to 30th June, and 1st September to 31st October: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 1st July to 31st August: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., 1st November – 14th March: Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m
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