Badacsony Wine District

1. day tour

Although there’s more to the wine district than its eponymous volcanic butte, or witness mountain, if you only have one day to explore, it’s still worth focusing on Badacsony. Set off from the quay and visit the former house of the painter József Egry in the middle of the village, which now houses a museum. After that, head up the hill, but stop off on the way at the Szegedy Róza House to admire the popular residence of Hungary’s famous poet, Sándor Kisfaludy and his wife. Plan a short detour to one of the surrounding wine terraces, refresh yourself with a wine spritzer made from a local grape variety or even enjoy a light lunch.

Climb up to the Kisfaludy lookout tower, then make your way down the Exiles Stairs (Bujdosók lépcsője) to the former Rodostó tourist house, and then, once you are ready for a break, walk into Badacsonytördemic, where you can reward yourself with a wine tasting on a local winery’s wine terrace.

Returning to Badacsony, you can decide whether to call into an open winery and taste their best Kéknyelű wines, typical of the wine district, or you can head out onto open water from the harbour and watch a beautiful sunset from the lake. Round off the day by discovering another gem and having dinner at a winery restaurant, before bidding the hill farewell.

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