The history of Balatonföldvár is closely connected to the „Hungarian Sea” and the shipping traffic on the lake. It is shown by operating one of the biggest ports of Balatoni Hajózási Zrt (Shipping Company of Balaton) in the town. Also, in the high season ships travel regularly to and from the town. Because this fact the Authorities of Balatonföldvár set the goal of bringing the interesting but until now quite closed life of shipping closer to people living or relaxing in the area. The idea of this interactive history of shipping exhibition and look–out tower came to life this way.
The board of the town indicated a territory to build it which was previously used for cart racing. The unique view attracts a lot of tourists to Balatonföldvár. What is more, one of the stops of the Celtic trekking path can be found nearby. The size, the utility deployment and the excellent accessibility make the place suitable for tourism.