After two years of construction, the 65-metre-tall lookout tower in Balatonföldvár opens this weekend. The structure looks a lot like a stranded Noah’s Ark from the outside, writes.

The lookout tower, besides granting a great view of the area, houses an interactive exhibition of the sailing history of Lake Balaton.


The building itself is 25 metres high, which makes it the tallest lookout tower around Balaton, but it also stands on a high ground rising 40 metres above the level of the lake, making the view even more spectacular. Nevertheless, the highest point around Lake Balaton is still the 18-metre Kisfaludy lookout tower, which stands on top of the 437-metre-high Badacsony.


The 400 m2 interactive exhibition has mock-ups and simulators showcasing the history of sailing. There is also a playroom for kids, a 40-seat 3D cinema, a conference room, and a café. The building is made fully accessible.

Entrance fee for adults is HUF 1000, and HUF 500 for children aged 3-14. More info here.

Check out this video of the lookout tower and the surrounding area:

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