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Heviz Spa

  • - The Hévíz medicinal lake unique throughout the world, awaits you amongst exquisite green surroundings. The forested parks and the town’s protected flora extending around the lake are a token of the peaceful relaxation and healing. The clean air, friendly atmosphere and hospitality of the residents of the spa town all enhance the curative effect. The lake welcomes guests throughout the year, since the temperature of the water does not fall below 22 C° even in the winter, and in the summer reaches 38 C°. Thanks to the 410 liters flowing forth every second from the spring cavern, the lake’s waters fully regenerate in three and a half days, therefore remaining continuously clean. A pleasant stroll along the lakeshore with the sight of the water-lilies makes you forget about the workaday rat race. Contributing to this are the countless quality wellness services, which assist in the refreshment, pampering and improvement of the guests. The relaxing effect of a Hévíz vacation are felt for a long time, after returning home its positive impact may be enjoyed for months.

  • - The treasure of Hévíz: The Thermal Lake of Hévíz is the world’s largest biologically active natural thermal lake. It is located in a unique setting, a mere 6 km from the Lake Balaton, 198 km from Vienna and 193 km from Budapest. The lake’s formation goes back to ancient times. At the end of the Pannon-era (named after its sea), volcanoes broke up the layout of the Trans-Danube region. The first signs of volcanic activity were the heat sources, as was the eruption of Ancient ‘hévíz’ (i.e. ‘hot water/source’). Two systems of dikes were formed by the movement of the Earth crust in which precipitation was collected. This is how Lake Balaton was formed 22 thousand years ago, the time that marked the beginning of the Hévíz thermal lake’s history. The heat coming from the deeper layers of the Earth crust heats the waters locked inside the underground deposits, which means that the lake is also heated by geometric energies. The 4,4 ha water surface lake's source rich in minerals can be found 38 m deep in the cave, where tens of thousands of years old warm and cool karst waters are mixed. The lake’s exact depth did not use to be known, but authentic data shows that it is 38.5 m deep. Hévíz bathers have experienced that the water’s depth varies between 150 and 200 cm. You can stand up around the edges and sink thigh-deep into the softened and healing turf mud . The 3,8 ha lake Echo of New Zealand is second largest after Hévíz in terms of size, however it is unsuitable for bathing due to its water temperature (50-55 C). The 3,8 ha lake Echo of New Zealand is second largest after Hévíz in terms of size, however it is unsuitable for bathing due to its water temperature (50-55 C). The thermal lake of Hévíz is a special formation regardless of its medicinal effects, since the majority of warm water lakes are placed in clay or cliff bottoms, and this one has a turf bottom. The lake’s warmth and medicinal effect are protected by 33,9 acre of woods from the harms of the external environment (wind, dust and noise), The lake is covered in light steam in the winter and early spring and cool autumn mornings, the significance of which lies in preventing the water from cooling down (which is also prevented by the plants covering the surface). This enables our guests to bathe even in the winter months. The lake produced 410 l/sec., which means that water is changed every three days. Its temperature does not go below 22 C and may reach 38 C in the summer. The indifferent temperature water does not exhaust the gusts wishing to recreate, on the contrary it has a relaxing and refreshing effect. The steady and constant water flow has a beneficial effect on the body as it keeps bathers lightly massaged during the whole time they spend in the lake.

  • - The wildlife of Hévíz thermal lake -is unique due to its temperature and unique chemical composition. Some of the interesting wildlife and botanic species of Hungary can only be found in their natural habitat here. Algae, weeds (especially blue algae), sulphur bacteria, actynomycetales and agricultural weed. The micro-organisms and metabolism products of the water and mud contribute significantly to the healing force of the lake. The various strains of bacteria provide antibiotic and antiseptic effects. The most spectacular members of botanic life are water lilies. The native white water lily (Nymphaea alba) sub-species has been pushed out of the lake by today but still lives in the drains in large populations. Red water lilies (Nymphaea rubra var. longiflora) were planted between 1898 and 1906 by Sándor Lovassy, a teacher at the Academy of Economics of Keszthely. He experimented with the plantation of a number of species, but only the red water lily was viable. The lake has become a true home to this species since then.Water lily is a protected species of the lake, therefore they must not be disturbed and their flowers must not be broken off. The lake also has a versatile wildlife,, from tiny single cell organisms to vertebrates can all be found here. Water snails and fish live on plankton crabs, dragonflies and leaf and flower bugs as well as different moths water cleaning rotifers. The lake’s more developed wildlife consists of a few fish and amphibians besides tiny creatures and snails. The crucian carp (Carassius carassius) that likes living in the reed and mud is a natie to the lake, as are tench (Tinca tinca), carp bream (Abramis brama) and ide (Leuciscus idus), a fish that likes catching bugs on the water surface. Amphibians include frogs, pond terrapins (Emys orbicularis) and ducks. When Lake Balaotn freezes,mute swans (Cygnus olor), black-headed gulls (Larus ridibundus) and sometimes even Eurasian coots (Fulica atra) find rescue here. Mammals living in the area include the Eurasian water shrew (Neomys fodiens) that feeds on small fish and common shrew (Sorex araneus), who feeds on insects. There are three further species of fish living in the lake, namely mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis), mosquitos (Aedes vexans), goldfish (Carassius auratus), while the fish egg-eating bluegill lives in the drain. These little creatures do not disturb bathers in the slightest, they can only be seen if one looks for them persistently. The Hévíz Thermal Lake, managed by Hévíz Thermal Bath Ltd. is considered a national treasure. Source: Hévíz and the surrounding area, Nereus Publishing Co.,