This article is incomplete. (August 2014)
Balatonberény is a village in Somogy county, Hungary, with a popular nudist beach. The country village had a population of 1,200 in 2011. [1 ] [1 ]
's most popular nudist beach
History [ edit ]
General history [ edit ]
Bronze Age cemetery has been found near the town. [1 ]
Many of inhabitants escaped to the reed-woods of Small Balaton (Kis-Balaton) close to the village and
Lake Balaton when the Ottoman Empire conquered the village. [1 ]
By 1733 the
Hunyady family had become the largest landlord in the area. [1 ]
Churches [ edit ]
The towns fist recorded church owned lands was noted in 1332. The
Roman Catholic church was built around 1350 and it got seriously damaged during the Ottoman invasion. [1 ]
Castles [ edit ]
The Star Castle (known locally as the Csillagvár) lies at the border with the settlement of Balatonszentgyörgy. The star-shaped, fortress-like building was constructed by László Festetics during the 1820s as a hunting lodge and an exhibition inside the building introduces the life of knights of border castles in the 16th century. [1 ]
Csillagvár - Balatonszentgyörgy.
Public bathing [ edit ]
In 1902 there were 170 bathing huts set up in the water, alongside each other across the beach-front as its popularity boomed during the turn of that century.
The hot-water medicinal baths of
Hévíz and Zalakaros can be visited by tourists. [1 ]
Demographics [ edit ]
The country village had a population of 1,200 in 2011.
[1 ] [1 ]
Population change [ edit ]
Geography [ edit ]
Balatonberény is next to Lake Balaton.
Balatonberény is next to
Lake Balaton. The local hills are good for hiking and scenic experiences . A pleasant path goes to the Bokrosi wine-hill that lies above the village, Keszthely Mountain and the monadnocks of Tapolca hollow . [1 ]
Transport [ edit ]
There are 3 main roads, 1 bus-stop and a railway station in the village. The railway gose to
Budapest and Balatonszentgyörgy. [5 ]
The arts [ edit ]
The Transdanubia Amateur Art Festival is held in July.
In summer exhibition of the fine arts in the Painters' House. Village Day is held on 1 May. . [1 ] [1 ]
References [ edit ]
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