Western Hungary - a recipe for a successful holiday

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As the famous proverb says: A Pole, a Hungarian, two nephews! This nearby country in Central Europe has always been close to us, which is still reflected in the numerous tourists traveling to Hungary. They most often choose Budapest, the capital of the country, as the destination of their trip. Meanwhile, Hungary, located a few hours away from the Polish border, has much more to offer us. This time we will take you to the west of the country and present the region's greatest attractions, including culinary ones!

Worth seeing

Western Hungary is famous for its numerous castles and fortresses, as well as many natural wonders in the form of underground lakes and thermal pools. When visiting Zala , a county on the western edge of the country, it is worth starting from the Zalakaros health resort, where you will feel for yourself what it means to truly relax and unwind. The next point of your trip to western Hungary may be the town of Kaszthely, whose largest monument is also the oldest building in the city - a Gothic church dating back to 1390. Railway fans can visit the museum of historical models and railway routes, which houses a 500 m2 model. Later you can go to Hevitz, where the attraction is the largest warm peat lake in Europe. In the season, the water temperature reaches up to 34 degrees Celsius, in winter it does not drop below 26. During the trip to Koszeg, you will see the famous Tower of Heroes, erected on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the victory over the Turks. A cave with an underground lake, which we highly recommend visiting, is located in Felvidéki. Don't forget about Lake Balaton, which can be an excellent base for trips around the region.

Worth a try

Many people associate Hungarian cuisine mainly with peppers. No wonder - the vegetable in stewed, powdered and baked form dominates as an ingredient of many dishes served at home and in restaurants. Dishes prepared in a cauldron, called a bogracz, often land on the tables. The most popular of them are goulash soup - gulyásleves and Hungarian goulash - pörkölt. Holidays in Western Hungary will be a great opportunity to try the famous langosz, a fatty pancake served sweet or savory with mushroom sauce. Fish lovers will certainly like halászlé fish, and meat fans will like veal paprikash, usually served with dumplings. Don't forget to try the original Hungarian lecsó. For dessert, we recommend the well-known and popular chestnut puree covered with whipped cream and rolls stuffed with cottage cheese. Food in Hungary is one thing, local alcohol is another. The most important among them are, of course, white wine - Tokaj and fruit vodka, called palinka.

Camping in western Hungary

Which campsite in Hungary is worth staying at? Among the rich offer, the Castrum Camping Keszthely facility deserves special attention, the advantages of which we will try to present. The biggest of them is the close proximity to the beaches of Lake Balaton and the short distance to the city center. The owners of the campsite have prepared 170 places for campers and cars with trailers, and there are also designated places for tents. In addition to facilities for camping vehicles, you will find fully equipped toilets, internet access throughout the campsite, barbecue areas, washing machines and bicycle rental. You can also relax in the swimming pool, and your children will have a great time on the playground with a paddling pool. There is also a restaurant and a fresh bread shop on site. Only 300 m separate the campsite from a grocery store and a pizzeria.

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Ania Halagarda
Ania Halagarda

I like closer and longer journeys - with an analog camera and a great appetite, because I always like to get to know the local cuisine during the trip. My favorite region in Europe is the Balkans, especially Montenegro, Albania and Bosnia with Herzegovina, which I have visited several times. I dream of returning to beautiful and unpredictable Iceland. I am currently in Southeast Asia.

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