Network of look-out towers and viewpoint
Project ID: GINOP-7.1.9-17-2018-00016
Project officer: Magyar Turisztikai Ügynökség Zártkörűen Működő Részvénytársaság
Project title: „Balaton from bird’s eye view” Network of look-out towers and viewpoint
Amount of contracted support: 739.626.809 Ft
Aid intensity (%-ban): 100%
Planned end date for project: 2023.06.30.
Project content: it develops the lookout towers and viewpoints in the Balaton tourist area, in this way an active and ecotourist attraction came true, that can contribute to its family-friendly and four seasons character. The aim of this development is to create a connection between a few look-out towers and viewpoints around Lake Balaton, with this to enhance the marketing communication and the convergence of areas which are on difference level of development at Balaton. In the framework of the project the Sipos-hegyi look-out tower and Várhegy look-out tower and the Szaplonczay promenade in Fonyód will be renewed, the Festetics viewing tower in Gyenesdiás and the Óvár look-out tower in Szigliget already await you. In addition, the viewpoint in Szántód, and an experience center in Balatonlelle were built and the services of the visitor center of shipping history of Balaton in Balatonföldvár also developed. In Balatongyörök a family-friendly fairy trail was make.
Get to know and look around at Balaton: the biggest lake in Hungary is nowadays a very popular destination also for tourists who like nature, and cyclist, hiker. The landscape, the water with turquoise color, the hills around the lake create a fantastic milieu for hiking.
The visitor center of shipping history of Balaton in Balatonföldvár is an interactive exhibition about the Lake Balaton, the shipping and sailing on Lake Balaton presented with model layouts, film screening and simulators. The visitor center is a 40 meters high special boat-shaped building, whose tower is 25 meters high, so the visitors, who go up to the top, will have a beautiful view from the height of 70 meters. They can see both basins of Lake Balaton and also the hills in Somogy county.
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Further look-out towers and viewpoints were also renewed in the framework of the project, don’t miss them:
Kishegyi forest experience center in Balatonlelle and the “Molyhos tölgy” viewpoint in Szántód;
Festetics viewing tower in Gyenesdiás and the Óvár look-out tower in Szigliget, Batsányi look-out tower and fairy trail in Balatongyörök; and
Sipos-hegyi look-out tower and Várhegy look-out tower, the Szaplonczay promenade in Fonyód