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Balatonfured

Keszthely, Lake Balaton © Judith Duk
Keszthely, Lake Balaton © Judith Duk

Balatonfüred has been the most fashionable resort on Lake Balaton since the 18th century when the medicinal centre was established, with people still drawn to its healing thermal waters. While the mineral baths are reserved for patients, Balatonfüred remains popular with tourists as there are three good beaches for swimming, sunbathing and yachting, and there is also a number of cycle tracks along the lake and through the surrounding region. A wine tasting festival is held in August annually and the famous Anna Ball takes place on the weekend closest to 26 July (Anna Day) at the Anna Grand Hotel.