Hévíz is the spa town of Hungary, located 192 km away from Budapest; the city is near the Hévíz lake which is the second largest thermal lake of the country. The city was established by the unification of Hévízszentandrás and Egregy in 1946. There are also historical attractions at Hévíz, many churches like the Calvinist Church, Church from the Arpadian Age, Heart of Jesus Church and Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Also the new building of the City-Hall that was made in 1999, the Dr. Schulhof Vilmos Promenade is the park around the lake on one side tourists can find many historical buildings that can be visited while a stay in the city: György House, Rákóczi House, Ella-villa, Francis Joseph House, House No.7 and Deák House.
At the Hévíz Museum there are permanent exhibitions about the history of the city, Medical history and a memorial room for Senior Dr. Károly Moll, Thermal Bath memories and an exhibition of artist József Simon.
Hévíz also has programs for outdoor nature lover guests, cycling tours around Hévíz and its surrounding, hiking and touring opportunities.
Here are some tips for a great walking tour:
• Hévíz – Egregy – Alsópáhok – Hévíz (8 km)
• Hévíz – Cserszegtomaj; Margit lookout tower – Hévíz (3 km)
• Hévíz – Cserszegtomaj Várszínház – Hévíz (4 km)
• Hévíz – Keszthely by the Lake Balaton – Hévíz (8 km)
• Hévíz – Karmacs – Hévíz (15 km)