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  • David-Miriam-Cohen
    Israel292 contributions
    Old family castle in the middle of Keszthely, with nice gardens and the usual exhibits of family rooms and portraits.
    The ticketing system is complicated, and of course no one at the ticket counter spoke English . There is a charge for taking pictures, not heavily enforced.
    The library is breathtaking, but unfortunately only the first floor is accessable to the public. I liked the portraits more than the furniture; there is a rare portrait of marie-antoinette (who was somehow related to the family) and amazing portraits of animals.
    The bird exhibit was great, with cranes, swans, ducks,geese, etc, until you realize that the birds are captive, which is kind of sad.
    Plenty of paid parking, none free. Lots to see in the town, only a block or so away.
    Written September 20, 2022
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  • OZS_ATW
    Budapest, Hungary2,766 contributions
    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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  • OZS_ATW
    Budapest, Hungary2,766 contributions
    The Festetics Castle is an absolute must to see in Keszthely. It is one of my favorite castles in Hungary. It is very well maintained. It is a must for history loving people.
    Visiting the garden is free of charge.
    Written September 4, 2020
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  • elena076
    Moscow, Russia298 contributions
    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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  • orybea
    Balatonfured, Hungary380 contributions
    It is a small and well kept animal park. You can get close to the animals and even feed them as many of them are free within the fences, they are not in cages. It is amazing how many types of goose they have from all over the world.
    Written January 5, 2018
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  • Norbi S
    Huizhou, China183 contributions
    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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  • jroevr7
    Cserszegtomaj, Hungary37 contributions
    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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  • CodLI
    Piatra Neamt, Romania74 contributions
    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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  • Ewyena
    London, UK12,152 contributions
    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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  • OZS_ATW
    Budapest, Hungary2,766 contributions
    The Coach Exhibition is a collection of more than 50 coaches, carriages and sleighs related to the aristocratic lifestyle of the 18th and 19th centuries.
    It is a amazing time travel to see how the aristocratic people traveled.
    A must to see!
    Written October 10, 2018
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  • OZS_ATW
    Budapest, Hungary2,766 contributions
    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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  • Christian S
    Munich, Germany1,772 contributions
    perfect and very clean beach - not as overcrowded as city beach of Kesthely near harbor and railway station.
    small restaurants around.
    huge trees are spending shadow during hot Summer days.
    Written November 27, 2018
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  • OZS_ATW
    Budapest, Hungary2,766 contributions
    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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  • Lizara K
    Seoul195 contributions
    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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