The Hungarian Guide - Investing and retiring in Hungary

  • A stunning capital with unique setting A stunning capital with unique setting
  • walking and birdwatching paradise walking and birdwatching paradise
  • undisturbed nature rich in rare species undisturbed nature rich in rare species
  • enjoy the 144 mile lakeside cycle track enjoy the 144 mile lakeside cycle track
  • Teeming with History Teeming with History
  • over 300 Thermal Health Spas and warm lakes over 300 Thermal Health Spas and warm lakes
  • picturesque lakes with Carp weighing over 100 lb picturesque lakes with Carp weighing over 100 lb
  • Feast on delicious sunripened local fruit Feast on delicious sunripened local fruit
  • Lake Balaton gets as warm as the Caribbean in the summer Lake Balaton gets as warm as the Caribbean in the summer
  • Tranquil Lake Balaton Tranquil Lake Balaton
  • Lush rolling hills of western Hungary Lush rolling hills of western Hungary
  • buy a thatched cottage for under £30 000.. buy a thatched cottage for under £30 000..
  • horsemen and nature lovers paradise horsemen and nature lovers paradise
  • Europe's second largest freshwater lake Europe's second largest freshwater lake
  • A paradise for watersport enthusiasts A paradise for watersport enthusiasts
  • Tihany peninsula- a pearl of history and nature Tihany peninsula- a pearl of history and nature

South of Lake Balaton

Hungarian countryside

Lush rolling hills, beautiful nature reserves, peaceful villages and historic towns mark the south of the lake. Properties are very resonably priced in this area. Ideal for nature lovers, people with farming and gardening ambitions and winemakers. Easily reachable from Budapest, Zagreb and Graz airports.

lengyeltotiLengyeltóti is a small town of 3000 inhabitants among the lush rolling hills of Somogy country. It is famous for breeding Furioso horses, and there is a lovely, but deteriorating castle in the centre, that served as a hospital till recent years. There are kindergartens, schools, music schools, a swimming pool, library, GP’s surgery and of course shops, restaurants and cafés.

 

 

Igal bathIgal is a lovely village among the lush rolling hills of Somogy county. There is a kindergarten, schools, GP’s surgery, pharmacy and dental surgery.
There is a splendid thermal bath in Igal, with several indoor and outdoor pools, saunas and steam rooms. Like all spas in Hungary they offer several beauty and health treatments.

 

 

dombovar Dombóvár is a town of 20 000 inhabitants. There are kindergartens, junior & secondary schools, banks, shops, restaurants. There are several museums, a medieval fort, a local historical centre, a train history collection and a patisserie collection. There is a splendid thermal spa “Gunaras” on an area of 15 acres with over 17 pools, slides, steam rooms and saunas. There are several health and beauty treatments offered from massages to therapies.

Dunaújváros_hídDunaújváros is a relatively new city of 48 000 inhabitants, built around the steelworks in the 1950s, most buildings were designed in structural functionalism. It is home of the Dunaferr steelworks, and the Hankook tire factory. Dunaújváros has an excellent ice hockey team too.
As you would expect from a city this size there are several kindergartens, schools, shops, and all the amenities you can think of.

Dunaújváros is also twin city with Coventry, England.

 

NagykanizsaNagykanizsa  is a medium-sized city of almost 50 000 inhabitants in Zala County in south-western Hungary. It is also known in Hungarian as Kanizsa. It has a very pleasant centre with all the amenities you can think of. There is also a lovely park with a boating lake. The city is famous for a furniture factory, a brewery and a General Electric light bulb factory.

 

 

kisbalaton

The Little Balaton (Kis Balaton) nature reserve is at the western tip of the lake. It is a protected wetland area which is very popular with birdwatchers and nature enthusisats. You can see geese, ducks, terns, cormorants, white and black storks, herons. For a detailed list visit birdwatchinghungary.com.

Black Buffalo Reserve at Kis Balaton

Black Buffalo Reserve at Kis Balaton

There is also a black buffalo reserve at the southern end of Little Balaton called kápolnapusztai Bivalyrezervátum.