- 19 Dec 2019 11:43 AM
How about a dive into the warm waters at Hévíz, or get hot hot hot in a sauna at Szigliget, both by the banks of Lake Balaton.
Swimmers can either cool down in the lake itself, or enjoy some aquatic fun at Zalakaros in the adventure pools - a perfect experience, especially if you have kids.
Next, what better refreshment than a good drink followed by a stroll around the historic city of Veszprém, or even a winter hike up one of the many lovely hills overlooking Lake Balaton.
You can always reward yourself afterwards with a great local feast at one of Balaton’s many eateries that stay open all through in winter.
If you don't own a car either rent one from Sixt Hungary, or jump on a train.
MAV trains depart from both Déli and Kelenföld staions in Budapest, and the journey to Hévíz/Keszthely takes around 2 hours 45 mins via Balatonszentgyörgy.
To get to Veszprém by train you can go direct from Déli, the journey time is about 1 hour 30 mins.
This 'Xploring Hungary' feature is part of a series on XpatLoop sponsored by Sixt Hungary - Drive in style with Sixt!
MTI Photo by Varga György