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Keszthely by Lake Balaton

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Keszthely is a very charming, vibrant town on the shores of Lake Balaton. 
Boasting with one of Hungary's prettiest neo-baroque castles and a charming pedestrianised walking street with shops, restaurants, bakers, butchers and pubs.

The town has some charming beach where people can enjoy bathing and sunbathing, among these the most famous once are the Municipal, Helikon and Libás beaches. If you want to indulge in Hungarian folklore you can in Goldmark Karoly Cultural Centre where almost every months there is a folkdance performance.

The construction of the Festetics castle was started by Kristof Festetics in 1745. It gained its final - neo-baroque - form in the 1880s. It miraculously avoided destruction during the second World War. The Helikon Castle Museum has been independent since 1974. Its library of 100000 volumes is the only complete aristocratic collection in Hungary to have been left intact.

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