Hévíz is a Hungarian town not far from lake Balaton, centered around lake Hévíz, the world’s second-largest thermal lake.
This lake receives 40°C hot water from a underground spring, which results in a lake water temperature at the surface of 24°C in winter and up to 37°C in summer. The Hévíz lake never freezes and it is in fact possible to swim in it in the winter.
Around the lake a spa has been set up with changing rooms, showers, saunas and a multitude of services. This spa has triggered the growth of the city of Hévíz from a small village to a large tourist centre.
Hévíz is a pleasant resort city with pedestrian areas, shops, restaurants and green areas. It has no natural or historic sights and people come here essentially only to use the Hévíz spa.
How to get to Hévíz
Hévíz has no own airport or train station, and can in fact only be reached by bus or car.
Accommodation options include hotels and pensions, all bookable via the international booking portals.