10 Things to Do in Keszthely That You Shouldn't Miss

March 22, 2018 Mikaela Didonna

Keszthely (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈkɛsthɛj]; Slovene: Blatenski Kostel; German: Kesthell) is a Hungarian city of 20,895 inhabitants located on the western shore of Lake Balaton. It is the largest city by the lake and one of the more important cultural, educational and economic hubs in the region. Due to its favorable location and accessibility by both road and rail, Keszthely and the surrounding area is a preferred holiday destination.
Restaurants in Keszthely

1. Festetics Palace

Kastely utca 1, Keszthely 8360, Hungary +36 83 312 190
Excellent
60%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 417 reviews

Festetics Palace

Reviewed By Matej S

Overal: free entrance more or less. 500HUF for tower entrance was worth it. The building is huge and i didnt expect this in a city such as this. I definitelly recommend visiting this gem. The garden around and the pond are nice too.
All in all you wont spend more than 1 hour here.

2. Helikon Castle Museum

Kastely utca 1, Keszthely 8360, Hungary +36 83 312 191
Excellent
58%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 68 reviews

Helikon Castle Museum

Reviewed By switchedoff - Townsville, Australia

Very well done exhibits, as well organised and pretty well described in three languages (Hungarian, English and German). In hall number three there were some items only described in Hungarian, which was a pity because it looked like interesting stories with photos relating to the family generations who lived there as well. If you go to the Palace, see this as well.

3. Municipal Beach

Keszthely 8360, Hungary
Excellent
30%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 78 reviews

Municipal Beach

Reviewed By dktravel1982 - Slovenia

POSITIVE: Great sleeping area with grass and big trees so its a shade. Great bars in the background, not to deep for children, sand, good food, good drink, prety cheap, mini golf, swimming pool with cold water.
NEGATIVE: no music on the beach, tobogan chusda is not free, wifi to overcrowded, dirty muddy water, dead carps swimming in water, bird feathers everywhere, parking not for free, to manny shells in the mud,

4. Balaton Museum

Muzeum utca 2., Keszthely 8360, Hungary +36 83 312 351
Excellent
50%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
24%
Poor
0%
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4 based on 41 reviews

Balaton Museum

Reviewed By CrazyCroat - Split, Croatia

Before you go to the Lake you should go and visit this great museum. You will learn everything about people, culture, history, geology of the Balaton region. Building is old but museum is great.Everything is on hungarian and english as well, price around 3€.

5. Festetics Imre Allatpark

Csapas Ut, Keszthely, Hungary +36 30 216 5336
Excellent
77%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 21 reviews

Festetics Imre Allatpark

Reviewed By floralfawn - Tucson, Arizona

Zoo filled with animals that were domesticated or traditionally raised in Hungary. Many different breeds of goats, sheep, cows, and birds. Fun day trip.

6. Doll Museum Keszthely

Kossuth Lajos str. 11., Keszthely, Hungary +36 83 318 855
Excellent
45%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 23 reviews

Doll Museum Keszthely

Reviewed By Ewyena - London, United Kingdom

We stayed near Keszthely and because weather was rainy I planned some museum visit, This museum was part of 6 others, if someone buys a collecting ticket so can visit all small 7 museums with that ticket for a cheaper price. Fist we visited the Doll museum, which had a huge selection of Hungarian traditional customs wore by smaller and height of man dolls. It is a real historical view of the customs and groups of people around the country through centuries. Also in the attic there were using tools for kitchen, garden, building, etc of the past. Was interesting that some of these stuffs were familiar for me as my grandparents still used them in their lives, however the world developed, technique grew over the past few decades so much that these are all unknown tools for the newer generations.
Very interesting and worth to see, part of Hungarian culture. I can recommend.

7. Marcipan Museum

Katona Jozsef utca 19., Keszthely 8360, Hungary +36 83 319 322
Excellent
42%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 12 reviews

Marcipan Museum

Reviewed By katchrisinca - Aalst, België

A little bit is this tiny museum worth visiting. It is a family tradition you can see. Possibilit of eating pastry at good price.

8. Cadillac Muzeum

Kossuth Lajos utca 77, Keszthely 8360, Hungary +36 30 956 2829
Excellent
84%
Good
16%
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 6 reviews

Cadillac Muzeum

Reviewed By vvsz93

10-12 Cadillacs from the very first era to nowadays. One of them is the actual one that was present in the Godfather movie. You are also given a guided tour, with the history of each of the exhibit cars. A lot of interesting facts and the unforgettable Cadillac smell <3!

9. Kocsimuzeum Keszthely

Bastya utca 4, Keszthely 8360, Hungary
Excellent
58%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 7 reviews

Kocsimuzeum Keszthely

Reviewed By vvsz93

Probably the best of the Exhibitions whiting the castle. If you ever watched a movie with a carriage, you'll feel all of them yours. It is worth not rushing, but spending 1-2 hours to take a closer look to the hidden details of each and every object.

10. Snail Parliament

Kossuth Lajos utca 11. | Pedestrian-only street, Keszthely 8360, Hungary +36 83 318 855
Excellent
76%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
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4.5 based on 8 reviews

Snail Parliament

Reviewed By Ewyena - London, United Kingdom

This Shell Parliament is part of the 7 museums you can buy a collector ticket to look around. It is in a basement, under glass, and quite unique in its own type. Was made by an older lady who collected 4,5 million pannon-sea shells then separated them by shape and colour to build the Hungarian Parliament mock-up. That is a real proof that human can do everything if they want and there is no barrier, just have to invest time and energy. Her work is really respectable and the country can be proud of its people like she was. If someone is in Keszthely and have a look at one of these 7 museums, better to buy a collector ticket and see this Parliament as well.

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