One of the most famous zoos in the country, awaiting visitors in a unique natural environment. Significant developments took place in recent years. The area was enlarged and the number of attractions increased.
Distance from our hotel: 10-minute walk
The playgrounds situated along the valley of Creek Séd offer kids fun during family sightseeing. The “Hungarian folk tales” or the slide park with a view to the Castle will surely please the small and the great as well, and offer them refreshment.
In the Kabóca Puppet Theatre operating as a professional puppet theatre since 2001, puppet shows are played for babies, preschoolers, schoolchildren and teenagers as well. Their repertoir includes adaptation of classic and modern, Hungarian and foreign literary materials as well as musical productions. In the framework of the programme called Kabóca Házikó, children under 3 years and their parents are invited to a special playing space and the shows of the baby theatre.
It was built in an area bordered by cliffs in the 10th and 11th centuries. King Saint Stephen designated it as the seat of a catholic bishopric. The Veszprém bishop had the right to crown the queen consort, and this is how Veszprém received the nickname of “City of Queens”. Attractions: Saint Michael’s Cathedral, Archbishop’s Palace, Gizella Chapel, Fire Tower, Salezianum.
Distance from our hotel: 7-minute walk
The about 200-m long St. Benedict Hill is situated on the walk path between the Castle and Hotel Gizella offering a beautiful vista on the Castle and the valley of the Creek Séd. On its white rocks, a cross was erected in 1904.
Distance from our hotel: 5-minute walk
The ruins of the Dominican St. Catherine Nunnery coloquially called Margaret Ruins are found at Margit Square on the side of the Creek Séd. Looking down from the height of the Veszprém Castle, you can see the ruins of the Dominican Nunnery, but you can also access them walking on the beautiful, flowery path in the valley of the Creek Séd.
The Fire Tower or Watchtower is a landmark of the city of Veszprém. The cylindrical bottom part of the structure, which is now used as a lookout tower, already existed in the age of King Béla IV, and survived all hardships of history. The tower can be accessed via the wall-walk and an exciting spiral staircase. It is worth taking the effort, because there is a spectacular view to the city from above.
The rich collection of the museum presents the etnography, archaeology, history, the fine and applied art and the history of literature of Veszprém county.
Distance from our hotel: 13-minute walk
One of the most beautiful promenades of the country is the walking path of Monasteries and Gardens running through the heart of the city, connecting the Castle district, the Veszprém Zoo and the Betekints Valley. In the valley of the Creek Séd which received a facelift in 2010, walking in the shadow of willows and one-time mill buildings, you can see the ruins of medieval monasteries and take pleasure in baroque and classicist monuments, the one-time boat pond and the steep dolomite cliffs.
The 22-m high, 7-level observation tower is found in the Gulya Hill forest. There is a wonderful vista to the Benedict Hill, the Castle, the Saint Stephen Viaduct and to the Bakony Hills.
Distance from our hotel: 25-minute walk
It was named after Dezső Laczkó Piarist teacher, geologist, museum director and president of tourist association (1860-1932). The stone edifice of the spring was erected by the Veszprém Naturalist Association in 1835.
Distance from our hotel: 25-minute walk
The cycle track from Veszprém via Szentkirályszabadja to Balatonalmádi runs in a picturesque environment, on the former railway embankment, and is directly connected to the Balaton Cycle Ring Track. If all goes well, by summer 2020, a new cycle track will be created from Alsóörs via Felsőörs to Veszprém, and from Veszprém to Lake Balaton.