People usually associate summer with sunbathing, swimming and consuming cold drinks. Unfortunately, summer weather is not always predictable. We can always be surprised by a storm or rain that forces us off the beach to find some cover. Lake Balaton is also a place of activities related to sunshine, but the lucky thing is that there is still much to do in the area even in the worst weather. Let us take a look at some nice opportunities concluded by Funzine.hu and Daily News Hungary.
The foundation of the museum and zoo in Balatonederics in 1984 was by the famous Hungarian Africa explorer and hunter Dr Endre Nagy. In the museum, his trophy and African ethnography collections can be admired, even a Masai hut can be visited.! Also zebras, camels, antelopes and ostriches can be seen in the zoo section.
Hungary’s number one astronomy education center can be found in Bakonybél. The modern building, which spreads throughout 800 square meters, awaits visitors with permanent exhibitions about astronomy and space research, as well as Hungary’s most modern digital planetarium. With the help of the scientific telescope park, solar flares can be observed during the day and constellations during the night.
The wonderful karst realms can be seen in the exhibition of the Lake Cave in Tapolca. 10 rooms of unique spectacles can be visited in the special museum of caves. The building also provides challenges for both children and adults: the former can try the crawling cave, while the latter group can test themselves with a touch-and-tell challenge involving minerals.
Veszprém Zoo, which is situated only 15 kilometers far from Balaton, is one of the most visited zoos in Hungary. It is open during the whole year, even in the weekend and holidays. A dinosaur park with lots of prehistoric remains, public feedings await visitors, and the braver guests may try the adventure park as well.
This museum and confectionery is situated right in the opposite of the tower of Castle Festetics in Keszthely. The exhibition of more than a hundred unique works of marzipan artists Jenő and Ágnes Simonfai can be seen in the whole year except Mondays. Naturally, the confectionery section may also satisfy those visitors who also would want to taste these specialities.