Xploring Hungary: Orfű Lakes

  • 15 Feb 2024 12:19 PM
Xploring Hungary: Orfű Lakes
The municipality of Orfű is located on three man-made lakes (Orfűi-tó or Kis-tó, Pécsitó and Herman-Ottó-tó).  While the first two lakes are suitable for swimming and sailing, the Herman-Ottó-tó is a nature reserve where only fishing is allowed.

There is a sailing club at Pécsi-tó and the Orfű Aquapark was opened at the end of August 2010. 

In the summer months you can use a variety of water sports (canoeing, water cannons, sailing) around the large lake. There is also a fishing village (Horgászfalu). 

You can find numerous holiday homes and pensions as well as two riding stables.

From the lookout tower (Kiláto) located on a hill you can see over the whole valley with the lakes. In addition, there is a Mill Museum, where millers mill wheat and sell homemade bread.

Lake Orfű 

The ideal destination for a refreshing swim during the summer heat is the man-made Lake Orfű, situated just a few kilometers away from Pécs. 

Aside from swimming, visitors can enjoy boating and fishing in the lake. Thanks to its pristine spring-fed waters, the lake boasts excellent water quality, and a sandy beach adorns its shoreline.


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