Recreational opportunities

Festetics Castle

Distance from the hotel: about 4 km.

The Festetics Castle is a monument of outstanding importance of Keszthely.  Its construction began in the middle of the 18th century, but only in the 1880s, after a large-scale reconstruction and expansion, did it acquire its final form.

Every year the city hosts several cultural events, some of which are organized in the ballroom of the Festetics Castle. It has an independent congress centre and a theatre. Festetics Castle also has a wonderful castle park. The 42 hectare park is a conservation area. There are several special tree species in it. Chinese fern pines were planted back in the days of George Festetics. The oldest tree is a 400-year-old pendunculate oak (Quercus robur).

Contact details:

Helikon Castle Museum Keszthely (

Opening hours:

  • Monday-Sunday: 09:00-18:00

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