The therapeutic effect of thermal water in Hévíz is unique in the world and is very suitable for the treatment of rheumatic locomotor disorders and some gynecological diseases. Hévíz is one of the most important spa and tourist centers in Transdanubia. In 1995 the town  celebrated its 200th anniversary.

During the two hundred years, Lake Hévíz has become known not only in Europe but also in the whole world. A row of generations worked to rise the "healing-water" from the former Keszthely border from the unknown.

According to contemporary documents, the former owner of the bath, earl György Festetics, first created the possibility in 1795 to receive accommodation and medical care for guests arriving here. The warm water was already known by the Romans.

The lake is the world's largest warm water lake with 4.4 hectares. Its well-spring gives about 86 million liters of water per day. The water temperature in the lake is 33-36 ° C in the summer, and it cools only to 23-25 ° C on large open surfaces.

The therapeutic effect of the water is unique in the world, thanks to its composition, which is excellent for the treatment of rheumatic locomotor disorders and certain gynecological diseases. Traditional therapies such as weight baths, mud packs and massages, as well as many modern physiotherapy and balneotherapy procedures, vital and wellness programs are available.

Heviz's medicinal cure serves not only as rehabilitation but also as prevention, relaxation and refreshment. One of the attractions of the bath is the bathhouse built on piles, which perhaps reminds people a bit of Venice. These buildings have been standing over the lake since the beginning of the last century, following an ongoing renovation, defining an architectural style that is typical just for Hévíz.

Hévíz is currently one of the most important spa resorts in Hungary, where „sorrow dies” and where every guest is welcomed with great love.


In 1898, Sándor Lovassy domesticated the subspecies of the long-flowered indian red fairy-lily in Lake Hévíz. The original home of the plant is East India. Each stem lives for 6 years on average, in the summer it brings 15 to 20 leaves. The flowers of the fairy rose are closed during the day, they only show their true colours at night.

It is a protected plant, it is forbidden to tear the protected plant or its flowers.