What to see in Badacsony?
József Egry Memorial Museum
József Egry is also called the painter of Lake Balaton. The main theme of his paintings and pastels is the spectacular view of Lake Balaton, the changing light and color conditions of the lake. His art is a solitary phenomenon, and he is not related to anyone. The transformed and enlarged studio apartment house in Badacsony has a rich selection of his main works, but it is a sign of his entire life.
Szegedy Róza House Literary Memorial Museum
The impressive house was Róza Szegedy’s dowry in her marriage with Sándor Kisfaludy in 1795. It became a so loved residence of the couple, that they lived a lively social life and Róza Szegedy’s vermouth got a national fame. The house hosts several exhibitions and presents the work of Sándor Kisfaludy.
8261 Badacsony, Kisfaludy Sándor street 17.
Badacsonytomaj Country House Museum
The whitewashed, reed-roofed farmhouse that houses the collection was built in 1898. The objects, utensils, furniture, documents found in the original building, left in a renovated building, depict the history of the city and the life and habits of its inhabitants.
St. Imre Roman Catholic Church – Badacsonytomaj
King Stephen’s Chapel – Badacsonytomaj
St. Donat’s – Chapel- Badacsony, Római street
St. Anna – Chapel – Badacsony
St. Anthony’s Chapel – Badacsonyörs
Rózsakő (Rose stone)
This huge table-like basalt stone can be found above Kisfaludy House and it is called Rózsakő. It could have rolled down from the hillside in the long past. It was named after Róza Szegedy who used to sit on it with Sándor Kisfaludy according to the traditions. Maybe this is the reason for the legend connected to it.”Once a girl and a young man sit on the stone, back to Lake Balaton, holding their hands, they will have one another in that year. But only that is enough if the girl sits on the stone back to Lake Balaton, thinks of her lover and sighs. The heart of the one she thinks of will beat for her.”
Memorial for Pope John Paul II.
The consecrated Memorial for John Paul II can be found near Klastrom well on the Eastern side of Badacsony Hill. The painting at the memorial is the work of the Kossuth-prize winner painter, Erzsébet Udvardi.
Kisfaludy- lookout tower
It was built on Badacsony Hill at 438 metre high level. The sight of the Tapolca Basin surrounded with the hills, unfold in front of our eyes. The venue is free and open all year round. The entrance of the tower can be approached from the tourist paths, attracting the wanderer. The three main hiking trails are: the Stone Gate, the Bujdosók stairs and the path from Rózsakő through the Hertelendy stairs to the lookout tower. There are fire places, tables and benches at the lookout tower.
Geological and Botanical Trail – Badacsony
The trail with bilingual boards shows the flora, fauna, geological and land role of the volcanic hill.
It goes round at the lower part of the basalt walls and colums. While wandering, hikers can study the forms of basalt. The revealing geological sights show some moments of the geological history. The trail is nearly 4 km long, and it gets back to itself. The hiking trail is approached on the southern side of the Badacsony Hill from the direction of the Kisfaludy House.
The destinations of the trail:
Rózsakő (Rose stone)- Kisfaludy lookout tower – Kőkapu (Stonegate) – Kőkereszt ( Stone cross) – Klaston kút (Clastrom well) – Bujdosók lépcsője ( Hiding’s stairs) – Badacsonytördemic lookout tower