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, welovebalaton.hu writes.

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

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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.

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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:

Photos: balatonfoldvarikilato.hu, Facebook

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Source: welovebalaton.hu

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