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  • Tiberiu_Baranyi
    Timisoara, Romania13,009 contributions
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    When you visit Keszthely the landmark to visit is the Festetics Castle ... the turf of the Festetics family ... beautiful building and very beautiful interiors are aviating the visitor.
    In summer during the holiday period there may a be a line at the ticketing office - but is not that bad ... you can get your ticket fairly fast.
    Than you can proceed to visit the rooms open for the public and be amazed of the luxury from the old times... furniture, decorations, paintings, tapestry and an amazing library with 10th thousands of books.
    And once you are almost finished with the tour you will get into the main dining/reception room - that is also something to see - decorated with the finest crystals and gold - even on the ceiling should you care to take a look, there is gold leaf decoration, with details everywhere you take a look.
    Impressive, beautiful definitely worth the time spent here. When in Keszthley for sure it is the one place that you shall not miss to visit.
    Written December 22, 2023
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  • Jtjkz
    Malmö, Sweden421 contributions
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    The castle has several excibitions in addition to the castle itself and I am sure that you can find one that interests you. Don't come too late in the afternoon then you will not be able to see it all
    Written September 4, 2023
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  • Tiberiu_Baranyi
    Timisoara, Romania13,009 contributions
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    At the Festetics Castle - in Keszthely - one of the exhibits that you'll be able to see is the carriage exhibition.
    Well - it has a generic name of carriage exhibition - but you shall find, carts, carriages , sledges, cars (Ford Model-T in 2 versions is on display , nicely reconditioned).
    The exhibition is split in 3 sections basically - the largest is dedicated to the carriages and sledges , another section dedicated to horse racing (the Festetics family made its fortune - a least a large part of it- with breading race horses and horse races).
    Also in the section dedicated to horse racing there is an area with toys on display - everything related to horses and carriages , a few hundred toys are on display (a nice touch , have to admit).
    And you will also find some historical references ...
    Overall a very interesting and rich exhibition - you can spend easily 1-2 hours here - learning about carriages and horses. I recommend you pay a visit when you are in Keszthely
    Written December 6, 2023
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  • elena076
    Moscow, Russia298 contributions
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    I thoroughly enjoyed both the palace and the model train museum.
    In the palace itself there are original or reconstructed rooms showing the aristocratic lifestyle of the 18th and 19th centuries. The most valuable part of the palace is Hungary’s sole intact aristocratic private library, which looks amazing.
    The building of the Coach Museum used to be the stable and coach house of the central Festetics estate. Now it contains a fine collection of more than 50 coaches, carriages and sleighs from the golden age of coach and carriage manufacture. Some objects are really unique and the collection, in general, is one of the most diverse of its kind.
    After a short leisurely walk across the well-kept park, you will see the Hunting museum, which also houses one of Europe’s largest model railway exhibitions.
    75 trains run according to timetable on 2700 meters of tracks surrounded by 1800 buildings. The authentic trains are made up of engines, passenger cars and freight wagons of the 19th and 20th centuries. The rail network of the stations is based on aerial photos and original plans.
    A small cafe at the palace is quite expensive, but worth popping in because of the peculiar collection of wall clocks.
    The only negative thing which should be mentioned is the condition in which the birds are kept in the palm house. The cages have not been cleaned for ages and there was no fresh water at the time of our visit.
    Written March 25, 2019
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  • jroevr7
    Cserszegtomaj, Hungary38 contributions
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    This is a very interesting museum to visit. There are multimedia means to look at and listen to the history. There is a permanent exhibition containing Hungarian and English language on information boards. Unfortunately there are some extra displays that are only written in Hungarian. If your children like history then they will find it interesting especially early life in the area. But otherwise it is not really for them. There is a modern outdoor wooden play area which young children will enjoy.
    There is also a representation of how the lake could be non-existent within 200 years. Thank fully I will not be around then.
    If you happen to be in Hungary on one of the important national days then all the museums are free, otherwise you have to pay.

    Please read the review by Tiberiu Baranyi the explanation of the museum, it is excellent.
    Written October 23, 2018
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  • OZS_ATW
    Budapest, Hungary3,322 contributions
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    After visiting the Festetics Castle we dropped in the House of Stoves located in the main street, spending a limited time.
    There are about 70 stoves exhibited to get to know the baking, cooking and heating equipment of different regions.
    Interesting!
    Written September 4, 2020
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  • OZS_ATW
    Budapest, Hungary3,322 contributions
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    The Municipal Beach of Keszthely is a nice area with plenty of playgrounds for children. There are several eateries. The beach is well maintained.
    Admission fee is HUF 1,000/adult and HUF 500/kid.
    Written September 4, 2020
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  • Norbi S
    Huizhou, China183 contributions
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    The amount of work that this creation required is really impressive and mesmerising. Beauty at its finest. I have never seen anything remotely close to this snail building on such a large scale. All of my family members were enthralled by the fascinating Snail Parliament. If it happens that you visit this area of Hungary, I would recommend not to miss out on this one.
    Written June 8, 2017
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  • OZS_ATW
    Budapest, Hungary3,322 contributions
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    The oldest building in Keszthely, the Gothic church, may have been completed around 1390. In 1974, the murals of the sanctuary were discovered, which are the largest Gothic frescoes in present-day Hungary.
    A must to see on your way on foot to the Festetics Castle.
    Written September 4, 2020
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  • Lizara K
    Seoul196 contributions
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    This museum by itself is a bit more expensive than the others in the group of seven, but it's also larger than the other ones I saw, so I didn't really think it was overpriced. It's nothing amazing if you've been to larger sex museums in Amsterdam or Korea, but it's quite entertaining for what it is. They have a lot of scenes from various erotic literature throughout the ages and have built wax figures reenacting a few highlights. Like the other museums in the seven, they charge (but don't enforce) a 400 forint photo fee, which is the only reason I'm not giving it a full 5 stars.
    Written May 27, 2018
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  • Ewyena
    Crowland, UK12,163 contributions
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    This is also one of the 7 small museums in Keszthely which are in one group and can be visited with a group/collecting ticket. Not a big place, but it is very interesting by the way. Wax figurines in different scenes from the country history from the very beginning to the mid 1900's. The figures wear contemporary dresses, and there are information about their work. State founder, kings, princes, lords, military leaders, clerics and other famous people who did a lot for the country. Very nice to see the history and development in this small scene. One of the best of the 7 museums, I highly recommend to see.
    Written October 1, 2016
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  • CodLI
    Piatra Neamt, Romania74 contributions
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    If you want to spend a day on the northern part of Balaton lake, this is a nice destination. Not very large, but cozy and interesting. Several hundreds of dolls from 1800 onwards. It's not a necessary a destination, but something worthing a visit if you are nearby.
    Written September 8, 2018
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