|Shopping|| 5 || km ||Airport|| 130 || km |
|Suburban traffic|| 100 || m |
In the countryside; Among nature; Near water
Lake Balaton is the largest lake in Central Europe. The Tihany peninsula juts out from the center of the lake and is unique in several ways, not just in Hungary, but in Europe as well. Besides its geological features, the peninsula is famous for its exceptional wildlife. In 1952 it became the first nature reserve in Hungary. The vigilant tourist can see otters, wild geese, hawks and the beautiful and rare water lily. Tihany is a jewel of not only the Balaton but also Hungary. Since the nineteen sixties large numbers of tourists, both Hungarian and foreigners, have been visiting the area. Its main assets are the historical and cultural relics related to the monastery, its unique landscape and the recreational possibilities of Balaton.