Lake Balaton

Local nameBalaton
LocationTransdanubia, Hungary

Lake Balaton is a freshwater lake in the Transdanubian region of Hungary. It is the largest lake in Central Europe, and one of the region's foremost tourist destinations. The Zala River provides the largest inflow of water to the lake, and the canalised Sió is the only outflow.

The mountainous region of the northern shore is known both for its historic character and as a major wine region, while the flat southern shore is known for its resort towns. Balatonfüred and Hévíz developed early as resorts for the wealthy, but it was not until the late 19th century when landowners, ruined by Phylloxera attacking their grape vines, began building summer homes to rent out to the burgeoning middle classes.

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Balatonfüred: Annagora Aquapark Entrance Ticket from 20 USD

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Address 8243, Hungary

Coordinates 46°51'37.408" N 17°45'22.013" E

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Balatonfüred: Annagora Aquapark Entrance Ticket

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Private All Day Lake BalatonTour From Budapest

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Lake Balaton and Herend Porcelain Manufactory from Budapest

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