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Thermal Lake of Heviz

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Address: Dr. Schulhof Vilmos setany 1., Heviz H-8380, Hungary
Phone Number: +36 83 501 700
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The lake of Hévíz is the biggest biologically active, natural medicinal...

The lake of Hévíz is the biggest biologically active, natural medicinal water in the world. Its temperature is affected by the combination of cold and hot spring waters coming from underground. The medicinal water breaks out from the spring cave on the surface at the rate of approx. 410 litres per second and with a temperature of 40°C. According to that delivery, the water in the lake changes every three and a half days and keeps uniformly clean.

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Refreshing and fun thermal pool

This is a pleasant place to spend some time and relax in the warm waters of the pool. We went when the weather was poor so it was especially nice to soak in the hot water. There... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
livo3
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a pleasant place to spend some time and relax in the warm waters of the pool. We went when the weather was poor so it was especially nice to soak in the hot water. There are lockers in the main building which can be used and there are also towels to hire, although these cost a small fee.

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just imagine: It is winter. You are swimming in a lake, steam all around and nenuphars and mallards....

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

If you want to experience the relaxation of one of hungary`s warm thermal baths, you might not want to go to hévíz. It's great for an outdoor swim, but the lake`s water isn't that warm. This means you have to buy a more expensive ticket to go to the sauna area to get warm. However, the Jacuzzis in that area... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Especially in the winter! I recommend to pre-order treatments in the facility.. Also bring swimming pool shoes

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

This is simply one of the best thermal lake in the world, similar to New Zealand "Lake Rotowheroood" or the well hidden thermal lakes in the outback of Australia. The size of this lake is the huge benefit, allowing you to swim in warm water 30 C [ winter or summer, it makes no difference] for hours with few people... More 

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Galilee, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

We really enjoyed these baths: wonderful healthy water + the organization of the place is amazing. There were a lot of people and it did not bother us at all. The place is organized so that each one has his cabin and space in the water. My husband had foot fungus wounds. All healed!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

There is nothing more comfortable than a warm natural lake, with plenty of space to swim around without having to stay close to other people; metallic structures are built across the lake so one can hang on to them and rest while being immersed, The surrounding park gives an even more relaxing atmosphere

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Linz, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

The lake is the largest thermal lake in Europe and being in ythe low lying area is badly affected by insects in the summer time. Nice walks around the lake where there is an entry if you want to swim. The lake temp does not drop below 26C even in the coldest of winters.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Beautiful place, water was warm, natural peaceful place, relaxing and quiet. There could have been better food choices on the premises though, it is a health place but most of food was deep fried, I know it is Hungary, still loved it and will return.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Parking is across the road and crosswalk is down the road so most jaywalk. The water is over six feet deep so be prepared to swim or tread water. Many locals brought small float tubes. The water is hottest under the center building in the very middle area. Lockers are tricky unless you know to flash your bracelet at a... More 

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