Lake Hévíz, the Biggest Healing Lake of Europe

This wonderful thermal lake, which can be visited all year round, is located close to the biggest fresh water lake of Central Europe in a unique natural environment. It has been a popular health resort as far back as the 17th century. A unique speciality of Hévíz medicine is that weight baths, invented by medical specialist Károly Moll Sr., were first used here.

The thousands of years old peat-bottomed medical lake is fed by the cold and warm water rich in mineral content originating in springs located in a 38 m deep spring cave. The water of the lake is completely changing every 3 days. Its temperature at the spot of emerging is 38.5℃, while that of the lake varies between 24℃ and 38℃, depending on the weather of the given season and thus the lake is suitable for bathing even in winter.

Thanks to the special composition of the medical water and to the peat-layer covering the bottom of the lake, the effects of the Healing Lake of Hévíz allow for a very wide range of use both for prevention and healing. The medical mud and medical water, providing the basis for complex balneotherapy, combine the positive effects of medical waters containing carbonic acid, sulphur, calcium, magnesium, hydrogen carbonate and mild radon emanation.

The cure is recommended for treating a wide variety of locomotor diseases. It can be effectively used in the treatment of rheumatic musculoskeletal disorders, osteoporosis, degenerative spinal arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, inflammatory joint diseases. Furthermore, it has positive effects when used in chronic stages of inflammatory joint diseases, in the post-treatment of injuries and musculoskeletal surgeries, also it is utilized in case of tissue rheumatism, secondary joint diseases, chronic and peripheral problems of mechanical causes related to the nervous system, and last but not least, in the pre- and post-surgical treatment of joint surgeries, of post-surgery of the inter-vertebral disc and in the case of gynaecological diseases.

The treatments result not only in a temporary improvement but they prevent the recurrence of pain for months, and thus a spring cure bestows on those with rheumatoid diseases the gift of a painless Christmas. The medical water can be used for drinking cures also in case of chronic gastroenteritis, or digestive disorders. It is important to mention, however, that bathing is not recommended either for those with infectious diseases, malignancies, heart failure, cardiovascular disorder, thrombosis and other blood disorders, asthma and high blood pressure or  in case of pregnancy, and only 30 minutes of bathing is recommended, unless otherwise ordered by the doctor.

The comfort and entertainment of the guests is served by various medical treatments, wellness therapies, medical examination, as well as conference halls and hotels. Visitors are also presented with the enjoyment of the numerous natural wonders of the surrounding area. The lake itself is surrounded by a huge forest and the unusual water lilies blooming here, called by locals “fairy roses,” offer the bathers a unique experience.


Hotel Spa Hévíz

Address: H-8380, dr. Schulhof Vilmos sétány 1

Tel: +36 – 83 – 501 – 708