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David-Miriam-Cohen
Israel292 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Balaton is the largest lake in Eastern Europe. It is surrounded by dozens of small villages and towns (and a few larger ones), attractions and activites for all ages and tastes.
We stayed in Tihany, off season. Gorgeous lake view from the room. Walk along the lake in different towns, each place is a bit different, but all have ducks and swans, things to do for kids, clean swimming areas (no sandy beaches), boat rides, historical cites and museums, hikes, whathaveyou nearby.
An absolutely wonderful place to go. The hardest part is deciding where to stay.
Written September 20, 2022
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LUKAS D
1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Family
Amazing place to spend Holiday for whole categories adults , with kids ,or for elderly.Daytime ,night time
Written August 28, 2022
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Mrs B
Cambridge, UK391 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Absolutely beautiful part of Hungary. The lake is crystal clear, very shallow for quite a long way. There are water sports on the like, inflatables and mini slides for children. There are public toilets around the like and places to get snacks.
Written August 6, 2022
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office.drms
Vienna, Austria42 contributions
Jun 2022
Very clean and safe environment.
Beautiful views ( especially if you visit the vulcano hills on the north shore)
good food and wines,
Do a boat ride on the Lake where a ride on the hills is included ( by electric car) and walking down you have many restaurants with local food and stunning views.
Written June 30, 2022
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Harrison F. Carter
Cologne, Germany10,753 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Stopped here for lunch on a cross country trip and stayed a good while. It was vast and, under clear blue skies, was very beautiful to sit with.
Written April 26, 2022
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Tiberiu_Baranyi
Timisoara, Romania9,676 contributions
Sep 2021
Lake Balaton - the "Hungarian" Sea - it is always a great to see - was no difference in September when I've been to Siofok and took some time to stroll along the shore.
Due to the high winds there were massive waves breaking against the shore , enhancing the spectacular views that the lake itself is typically offering - regardless of the season.
It was a nice relaxing walk along a piece of shore where at points a flock of wild ducks was on the shore and could make some pics.
Overall if you are in the area I would say you must stop somewhere on the shore and enjoy the views of you can even plan a summer holiday at the Balaton - for sure it is worth it.
Written December 2, 2021
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Leon K
London, UK359 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
You need to visit to find out the beauty of this place, we went with family and stay very long but long enough to see it’s beauty.

The still calm water on Europe’s biggest lake, amazing, peaceful and tranquil.

It was differently worth a visit :)
Written October 3, 2021
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OZS_ATW
Budapest, Hungary2,586 contributions
Aug 2021
Lake Balaton is a must to visit every year regardless of your nationality.
It is getting more and more popular. The view of the lake is really nice.
Written August 13, 2021
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OZS_ATW
Budapest, Hungary2,586 contributions
Jul 2020
It was hard to get there form Budapest on the M7 highway. There was a big traffic.
Lake Balaton was nice, always worth visiting!
Written July 27, 2020
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Edward Hallström
Stockholm, Sweden33 contributions
May 2019
I was visiting Budapest, when someone recommended me to go to take a boating trip on the Balaton Lake. And it was totally worth it! Besides the lake and the cruise itself, the village nearby is quite lovely too. Totally recommend it!
Written April 23, 2020
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