Mirror, a British tabloid, compiled a list of Europe’s seven best thermal baths, and two are in Hungary. One is the illustrious Széchenyi Bath, in Budapest, near the City Park. The other is the world-known Hévíz Lake Bath near Lake Balaton, Central Europe’s greatest natural pond.
According to turizmus.com, British Mirror concluded that Europe’s warmest, most steamy and most beautiful thermal baths are in Greece, Iceland, Switzerland, Great Britain, France, and Hungary. The paper’s editors compiled the list. They did not rank the baths, but the first two have a number, however, they did not share why. The baths emerged to the top because of different features, Mirror says.
Here is the subjective list of the Mirror:
And here is what they write about the Hungarian baths.
“Hévíz is the largest swimmable thermal lake in the whole world. It is only beaten in size by Frying Pan Lake in New Zealand, which – at 60 °C – is simply too hot for humans. The warmth of the Hungarian lake water produces many types of interesting microscopic organisms, some of which are unique to Hévíz.”
The Mirror clears that the lake’s temperature is about 38 degrees in the summer. Furthermore, they recommend it especially for people dealing with rheumatic diseases and locomotor disorders.
“Széchenyi Baths are for the masses”, Mirror says. “It is the largest medicinal bath in Europe and the third largest in the world, and is part of a complex containing 21 pools, including three outdoor, one indoor and one with a wave machine”, they added.
They also wrote that the neo-baroque building of the bath was built at the end of the 19th century. The basins contain 38 °C water and are filled with “sulfate, calcium, magnesium, bicarbonate and a significant amount of metaboric acid and fluoride”. It has 21 pools, and 3 of them are open-air.
Source: turizmus.com, Mirror