Start the day in Dunaföldvár, walking around the small but beautiful old town and the Danube bank, then jump into some rented canoes, set off for the Danube, paddling steadily or just going downstream to Paks. If you are not in a hurry, this can take a full day, especially if you dock to swim on the shores of Hart, where there is also a snackbar and toilet facilities for water tourers.
Book your accommodation in Paks, then visit a winery on Sárdögör Square and taste some Paks wines, including Paks Siller along with your dinner.
In the morning, visit the Nuclear Energy Museum of the Paks Nuclear Power Plant, where you can not only learn everything about the power plant, but also nuclear energy itself. The exhibition is really interesting for both young and old. Discover the market town of Tolna, which once lay next to the living river and was an important Danube port of the age, welcoming German settlers who arrived by river in the 1700s.
Today, its old silk factory houses a museum, but it’s also worth taking kids to visit the town’s Blue Dying Workshop and the MAG House Tourist Visitor Centre. Plan lunch in one of Tolna’s many restaurants. To the south, there are villages such as Bogyiszló, famous for its paprika, and to the north, Fadd, famous for its Danube backwater.
Combine the two if you can, starting with a long summer swim in the Danube in Fadd, then head to Györköny, where you can relax in a truly wonderful Swabian village, taste wine with local winemakers, or even visit a renowned palinka distillery.
Tolna Wine District
Visit Paks’s Swabian press houses and cellar rows, bathe in the refreshing Danube at Fadd!
Discover the area’s historical monuments, visit a winery in Ozora and then bathe in the Tamás Spa!