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
The lido-like beach of Vonyarcvashegy is one of the most popular
beaches in the area. The village is very proud of the new
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
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