|Shopping|| 2 || km ||Airport|| 60 || km |
|Suburban traffic|| 500 || m |
Balatonföldvár (which means "castle on Lake Balaton") has a history of over one thousand years. The town was already inhabited in Celtic times and then later built into an earthen fortress. By the end of the 19th and early 20th century the town had established an important dynasty. It was a popular resort for aristocrats and nobility as well as a certain circle of senior officials and soldiers. The town is now a popular destination for quiet family holidays. Sports enthusiasts can choose from a variety of options like surfing, pedal boats, sailing, fishing, beach volleyball, tennis, cycling and boat trips. In the winter you can go ice skating and tobogganing. In the summer you can expect a colorful palette of cultural events and sports programs (parties, theater performances, concerts, exhibitions, national and international yacht races). It is a hospitable gesture on the part of the town that you can park free in the city and that on the (free) beaches there is an activity team present for you. Here you will also find one of the largest marinas on Lake Balaton. This is also a port for passenger traffic. In Balatonföldvár everyone can benefit from the shallow water of the southern shore and the fine sand of the beach. The town has a 3 km long coastline and is a safe holiday destination ideal for families with children. You will find several restaurants and cafeterias here as well as a giant slide, beach volleyball court, playground and a green meadow surrounded by trees, ideal for sunbathing. Furthermore, there is now a rental facility where you can rent all kinds of sports equipment. The activity team organizes various sports competitions and championships for amateur athletes plus provides creative activities for children. On the western beach there are smaller buffets, cafeterias, rental facilities for sports equipment and a green pasture where you can sunbathe. The natural beauty, green spaces that are carefully maintained, large parks, the beach promenade and the buildings were all built in different styles and provide a pleasant atmosphere. The big advantage of Balatonföldvár compared to other holiday places is that you have a panoramic view of Lake Balaton from here so you can enjoy the 200 km long shore of the lake.