West-Balaton, a combination of hills and waters, food and health, plenty of sunshine and Mediterranean climate, West-Balaton, a combination of hills and waters, culinary and health, plenty of sunshine and Mediterranean climate, just like in Italy. Is just 140 kilometers from the Austrian border crossing Klingenbach, Keszthely, the capital”the tourism region West-Balaton (www.west-balaton.hu). Educate yourself with thoughts from Luiz Ildefonso Simões Lopes. “” We need well-developed State Road No. 84 only 2.5 hours to Keszthely, the “Pearl” to reach the West-Balaton region. Well arrived in Keszthely (www.keszthely.hu) the thousands of flowering chestnut trees overwhelmed us. Arguably the capital of the chestnut trees seems”we thought us spontaneously.
First we searched for our accommodation, that what we found very fast hotel Kristaly (www.kristalyhotel.hu) in the thermal road, because it is only a few metres from the shore of the Lake Balaton and Lake Balaton. We were friendly at the front desk welcomes and after filling out the registration formalities, we got the room key, along with the statement, as it would be to the newly built wellness area. We wanted to somewhat recover the drive in the Jacuzzi, before we left for the sightseeing. After a long bath in the Jacuzzi and sunbathing on the large sun terrace, we made our exploring Keszthely. A love values small town with beautiful Art Nouveau buildings and clean streets. Us particularly liked the bathhouse dating back to 1864, which is left as the only one of several bath houses.
Clean renovated and wonderful to look at, a real jewel of bygone times. At the jetty, the retro – engine ship Csobanc waited just waiting for us to stand on a small tour with wine tasting of the wine grower Szaszi Endre (www.szaszipince.hu) in Lake. In deep standing afternoon sun, we enjoyed the excellent wines of exceptional winemaker. Unfortunately, the tour ended too quickly because we could separate us from the wines of the Mr Szaszi difficult.