Hévíz (Heviz) — a resort in Hungary. to the South-West from lake Balaton. 6 km from the town of Keszthely. It got its name from the thermal lake, which means “hot water”. Ancient thermal spring started to hit near the top of the so-called “hot mountains” at a height of 425 m, and then moved lower.
The surroundings of the lake were well known already in the copper age and the first written references on the Hungarian language refer to 1328. The rapid development of the village in the second half of the 18th century the First thermal bath was built here in 1795. Its fame hévíz owes much to count Festetics, who was seriously engaged in the development of local infrastructure (building of baths, and baths) and the dissemination of information about medical lake.
The Surroundings Of Lake Balaton. Lake Heviz is the second largest warm-water lake in the world and unique in Europe.
The main attraction of the resort is a unique lake hévíz, the second largest warm-water lake in the world and unique in Europe. The water temperature in summer is 33-35 °C, in winter — from 27 to 29 °S. Its area is 4,7 hectares, the depth is 36 m. the lake Water canal fed by lake Balaton.