World heritage

The Hévíz Thermal Lake, managed by Hévíz Thermal bath Ltd. is considered a national treasure.

As a result of the tender submitted in October, 2002, the Hungarian National Committee of Cultural Heritage Preservation Office nominated the Hévíz lake and the hills of the Tapolca Basin and the natural treasures of the Tihany peninsula on the new Hungarian Expecting List as well as giving them a listed no. 2004. The Hungarian National Committee of Cultural Heritage Preservation Office enforced the list no. but recommended the ‘cultural landscape’ category on 2 March, 2004.

The nomination on the World Heritage expecting list was due to hundreds of years of development of Hévíz internal medicine and the balneotherapy based on unique medicinal factors, wildlife as well as the beneficial effect on the local and regional environment and culture. Our task for the present is to meet the criteria set in the UNESCO’s World Heritage Convention. As a precedent to this, we submitted the Management Plan of the Hévíz Thermal Lake Nature Reserve to the National Park Directorate of the upper Balaton region.

The area of Hévíz thermal lake was extended by 30 acres by the Ministry of Environmental and Water on 20 April, 2006.

- Contact -


8380 Hévíz, Dr. Schulhof Vilmos street 1.


GPS: N 46° 47,188', E 17° 11,460'


Phone: +36 83 501 700, Fax: +36 83 540 144