Hungary Today’s new, recurring series Summer in Hungary takes a look at some of the best places to enjoy the summer weather and spend your holidays. We will collect some of the most beautiful and fun Instagram pictures from a relaxing weekend at the beaches of Lake Balaton and Velence, the Balaton Cross Swimming and the Kékszalag Regatta, to rooftop bars, confectioneries, and wild parties at the best Hungarian music festivals.
This week, we are traveling to Badacsony on the northern shore of Lake Balaton, in Western Hungary. Badacsony is not only the name of the town in the region by the ‘Hungarian Sea,’ but the nearby basalt mountains. The mountain is the highest of all the volcanic buttes north of the lake and the habitat of many rare plants and animals. The entire area is recognized for its wine, with vineyards dating back to Roman times, so the most famous attractions of Badacsony are namely its vineyards and wineries.