This holiday village of lake Balaton was built on the southern slopes of the Keszthely-mountains. The number of the permanent inhabitants is 2400. The village Vonyarc of the age of the Árpáds was destroyed during the Turkish occupation. In the XVII th and XVIII th centuries the major part of the population returned to the vineyards. Vonyarc and Vashegy, which were two separate settlements earlier, joined in 1850. At the time local people’s main occupations were vine-growing and fishing. The... tovább ng. The cultured bathing life was based by the Bathing Club created in 1930. Since the 1960-s tourism has determined the life in the village. West of the village, on the shore of lake Balaton, rises the dolomite Saint-Michael hill, which looks like an island. On the top of the hill there used to be a fortified dwelling tower on the ruins of which was built the pledge chapel in 1739, this chapel can be seen here today. According to the legend in 1729 during a winter fishing a crack broke the ice and 6 of the 46 fishermen who were on the lake died, but the others on the ice floe were drifted by the wind to the shore of Vonyarc. After their lucky escape, they pledged to build a chapel on the hill. From the centre of Vonyarcvashegy you must follow the green cross trail to reach the top of Saint-Michael hill, where the chapel stands. The green triangle trail leads to Vashegy above the village, to the renovated lookout tower ‘Kitaibel’. The Balaton Fishermen’s park was made in 1999, it is a popular sight among the tourists. The Millenium Park was opened in 2001, where you can see the statue of Saint Stephen, …praising a local wood-carving artist. The lido-like beach of Vonyarcvashegy is one of the most popular beaches in the area. The village is very proud of the new 140-metre-long water-ski-run.
Suggested walking tours: Tourinform Office - Millenium Memorial - Balaton fishermen's park - Sait-Michael hill - Sait-Michael Chapel - Chapel of Vashegy - Kitaibel Pál lookout tower - Tourinform Office

Settlement Info

Legal status: large village
County: Zala county
District: Keszthelyi
Subregion: Keszthelyi
Area: 14.28 km2
Population: 2,178 people
Webpage: www.vonyarcvashegy.hu

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Szakadozott felhőzet
Cloudy: 75%
5 °C
Windchill: 1 °C
Humidity: 93 %
Pressure: 1012 hPa
Wind: 11 km/h E

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Csándor domb

Szent Mihály hill

nature conservation area
Szent Mihály-domb
Szent Mihály-domb
Helikon utca 22.

Festetics Helikon Taverna Museum

exhibition hall, historical museum
Helikon utca 22.
Kossuth Lajos u.


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Gyenesdiás: Keszthelyi öböl
Gyenesdiás: Keszthelyi öböl
2.7 km
Gyenesdiás: Keszthelyi öböl
Gyenesdiás: Keszthelyi öböl
2.7 km

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