Camping in Hungary
At 596 square kilometres, Balaton is the largest landlocked lake in Central and Western Europe.
From the Southwest to the Northeast, the lake is over 75 km long, its narrowest point being only 1.5 km at the Tihany peninsula and its broadest being approx. 14 km. The average depth is three metres, which also explains the secret of the high water temperatures in the summer months (in August approx. 27°). The greatest depth is again found near the Tihany peninsula (approx. 11 m) where a car ferry also crosses over the Lake.
Lake Balaton is one of the cleanest lakes of its size in Europe and the region is a real paradise for flora and fauna. Alongside centuriesold cultural landscapes, which are characterised by viticulture, there are also many rare species of animals in the region. The natural reserve areas Balaton Oberland and Kis Balaton „Small Balaton“ should also be mentioned at this point.
Towns and villages
The towns and villages along the lake are, however, also fantastic. The northern bank is especially great for exploring due to its unique landscape characterised by former volcanoes. Here you can also fi nd many old, sleepy hamlets as well as small, hidden-away wine cellars which are perfect for whiling away the hours!
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