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Somogy - well-known and unknown country

Somogy - the well-known vacation region, the southern bank ofLake Balaton and renownedthermal baths such as Igal belong to that often and gladly visited tourist regions of Hungary.

Somogy - those are dense forests, many lakes, sleepy villages, busy cities, above all however the large, hilly landscape with predominantly agricultural use.

Which Somogy is the object of your desires? The excellent tourist infrastructure at the Lake Balaton Beachlife at Lake Balaton which is the destination for so many tourists every year, guests that return here also gladly again and again. The Thermal Lake of Héviz Here everything can be found, the small vacation home or a modest private room as well as luxury mansions and first-class to hotels. All only conceivable variations of catering are offered here as well as all possible kinds of sport, not only that kinds of water sport, which let the proximity of the already early in the year warm bathwater expect. Thetherapeutic baths in the south of Transdanubia have world fame and are frequently visited for the prevention, relief and healing. Physicians are inspired by the mineral composition of the outstanding warm and hot sources. Spring in Somogy Autumn in Hilly Somogy In many villages are good possibilities of recovering from the daily stress, the rural idyll, the for Western Europeans almost unknown quietness and not at least the extensive and intact nature, which you can inhale with each breath with fresh, pure air.

Somogy is also the country famous Hungarians, Lajos Batthyány (first Prime Minister of Hungary 1848/49)  Villa of József Rippl-Rónai Lajos Batthyány and the Counts of Széchenyi (foundation of the Academy of Sciences) come from here, the poets Csokonai and Berzsenyi have in the Somogy also their roots, exactly as the impressionist József Rippl Rónai, and the Earls of Festetics left not only the wonderful castle in Keszthely with a great library to us, They stood at the cradle of the first agrarian university of Europe as well. Many peoples migrated through the region and established themselves here, mixed themselves and enriched each other culturally. Today there is still a multiplicity of different nationalities, which live here with as many peculiarities as thing in common. The numerous fortresses of the region - the component vár in many place names refers to them - were after they were occupied one and a half centuries by the Turks, were blown up by the Habsburgs. Many ruins are preserved and in the former military monastery received the status of a national memorial. Instead of fortresses there are innumerable castles of small and large aristocratic families, which were established in the following period and which enriched the architectural history of the region

Here at this place the wide Somogy country is described. Own chapters are dedicated to the tourist regions of the Balaton and the therapeutic baths with all indications within the tourist information.
Lake Balaton Thermal Baths Baranya Tolna

Csiky Gergely Theatre Kaposvár, Old Komitat House Capital of the Somogy is Kaposvár. The main shopping street of Kaposvár is framed up by beautifully restored; monumental buildings of eclectically style, and here and there loosened up by buildings in art nouveau.  The wealth of the city at the turn to the 20th century is underlined impressively by well preserved architecture. Since years the shopping street is a pedestrian precinct, loosened up by the terraces of the most diverse catering enterprises and constantly adorned by a sea of flowers. All thinkable institutions of a large city are available in the capital - although Kaposvár hasn't many more than 70,000 inhabitants. Ruins of The Saint Benedict´s Abbey   Kaposvár, Lions Pharmacy The cultural program is rich and doesn't only take place in the great Csiky Gergely theatre. Worth seeing are also the churches of different denominations in the centre of the city. In Kaposvár the winter is driven out by a colourful mask carnival. The variegated activity is rather related to the Swiss variant - if at all - as with the carnival in the German Rhineland. It is less known that this busy city is also a health resort; here a thermal bath is settled. At the northern edge of the capital the extensive Deseda artificial lake is lain, an incomparable eldorado for canoeists, sailors, surfers, anglers and other types of excursions.


Directly in front of the gates of the cityKaposvár the village Szenna is situated. Winter in Somogy House in The Open-Air Museum, Szenna A special object of interest at the village lain in a lovely landscape is the open-air museum. The site presents agrarian and rural architecture in an extremely descriptive way, so young and old feel directly placed into former times here. Here one finds timber frame houses, furnished farmsteads and wine-press-houses. All buildings from the different regions of the Somogy were brought here and reconstructed between 1972 and 1978. The reformed church in the style of the rural Renaissance with the wonderfully painted coffered ceiling including the pertinent parsonage building is particularly worth seeing. For all interested ones also the traditional building method is impressively described here. So some buyer of an old Somogy farmhouse got here already valuable suggestions to the style-fair restoration.


Excursion into Natur Kaposvár is lain on of the river Kapos, at which the hill landscape of the Internal Somogy and those of the Zselic meet one another. The small region Zselic extends at the south border of the Somogy to theBaranya. From the former enormous turkey oak and pedunculate oak forests, which once covered huge parts of the Somogy, are just here extensive nature areas preserved. Fields, meadows and grassland changed the landscape out of the valleys in many flatter parts of the province. In the Zselic the naturally sustained areas were already combined more than a quarter of a century ago into a nature reservation on both sides of the border. Nature is due to the large differences in height on a small surface very diverse and despite the relatively small altitude is the country climatically only classifiable as mountain area.

Inner Somogy

Wild Animals In the west amiable hills follow, which descend southwards to the river Drava. In the far valleys green forest strips dominated by alder trees, can be found between the fields. Fox From special ecological value is lake Baláta, at which an unusually various of birds live. In the village Szenta starts a narrow-gauge railway, with which also tourists can reach in open railroad cars - passing the wide forests - the ranger's house Kaszó. Just here on the forest pastures of this region domestic animals are kept extensively again, which benefits the historical landscape conservation just as the re-establishment of old Hungarian domestic animal races, which were preserved temporarily only in special breed stations like in zoos. Naturally also here wells of thermal water are found, the modern cure andtherapeutic baths of Csokonyavisonta and Nagyatád already often helped and are surely worth to be visited.

The Lowlands of River Drava

Natural Watercourse Along the river Drava extend large alluvial forests. The Somogy part of the river is one of the few still intact natural river landscapes of Europe. The river meanders boundless through the border region to Croatia. Still today the Drava looks out in all naturalness independently and constantly for a new bed, bends are flushed, old arms are sanding and in the new loops the river finds itself a new way. Since the river was used once for defining the boundaries to the to Hungary belonging kingdom of Croatia, can be clearly read off the unrestrained power of nature, because the nowadays course of the river is extremely differing from the still same border to the modern Republic of Croatia. Cows at The River Flora and fauna along the river Drava are just as unique and various as the moods of the river. Apart from the many fishes in the river and the usual kinds of game living everywhere in Hungary - such as red deer - can be found a great variety of butterflies, even Little Ringed Plover and moreover sea-eagles can be found here. The border town Barcs accommodates beside a modern, friendly centre a castle of the Counts of Széchenyi and also the Drava museum is worth seeing with among other things an ethnographic collection, which represents in a very descriptive way the different peoples of the Somogy.


Water Dominates The Boronka The west of the Somogy is beside the narrow strip at the edge of the Balaton the only region, which is not dominated by the typical hill landscape. This flat, sandy, in addition, extremely damp landscape is the Boronka. In The Boronka The core of this area is one the most varied, and also most unaffected protected areas of the Somogy. Beside the for Hungary so typical white storks one finds here still some populations of the extremely rare black storks. Nagybajom may decorate itself suitable with the title "European stork municipality". A Black Stork From Mesztegnyő again a narrow-gauge railway leads through the unique landscape into the forests. The abbey of Saint Francis in Segesd is of special culture-historical interest. In the year 1241 the Hungarian king Béla IV fled from the Mongols westward and spent some time at this place, before he continued travelling to Dalmatia. After the Mongol Empire broke down after a short period one of the most important fortifications of Hungary was established here. Today the fortress mountain is particularly covered of the new baroque building of the monastic church.

Outer Somogy

Gentle Hills The Outer Somogy is the country of the smooth hills. It extends in the North of the Kapos valley to up to Lake Balaton. The landscape is varied; nature and agriculture counterbalance each other in this fruitful area of the Somogy. The villages are extreme small and are only tourist, where hot water comes to the surface. In the Igal thermal baths Only by a hill chain separated from Lake Balaton we find the therapeutic bath Csisztapuszta, a place where many patients troubled by rheumatic complaints look out for relief. Culture-historically interested recover expenses in Somogyvár. Here are the ruins of the in 1091 founded abbey of Saint Benedict, donated by Saint László, king of Hungary. The ruler was buried here as well. Still today the remnants tell us of the strength of the former fortifications of the monastery. National Memorial Somogyvár Since 1983 Somogyvár is the third national memorial site of Hungary. Who is under the impression of Somogyvár, should also make from here another short excursion the neighbouring Somogyvámos, to visit there the church ruin from the 13th century. Törökkoppány is well known for its filigree decorated Easter eggs. As everywhere in the Somogy not only a part of the folklore art remained alive, but also developed to perfection. Sight over Exterior Somogy In Andocs there is a in sumptuous baroque constructed pilgrimage church. Its origin lays back in the 14th century. The well-known place Igal, it's therapeutic bath is now completely modernised, is lain on the heights between Lake Balaton and Kaposvár, on one side embedded into dense forests, on the other side the slopes descends smoothly through meadows and fields. The originally kept villages in the environment of the health resort, are opening slowly and carefully for village tourism. The lovely landscape, the many possibilities such as a walking, riding, fishing, mountain biking or in the meantime also guided off road tours are matching the requirements of the modern traveller.
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Magyar Kúria Real Estate Limited with office in Várong, nearby the thermal bath of Igal in Hungary, looks at herself not as real estate agent only, but mostly as service enterprise around the subject real estate, it doesn't matter whether used or for construction of your house or vacation-home, on your own or a by us purchased property, as a vacation-house, or for living there. On behalf a house in the tourist centres, as for example Siófok at Lake Balaton we can offer you your own farmhouse in a for village tourism interesting settlements, or just a townhouse in Kaposvár, Pécs or other towns. We will help you with your cure or vacation and also if you plan to invest between Balaton and Drava, we work for you in the komitats Somogy, Tolna and Baranya. For all questions you can contact our customers service.