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Tihany, the wonderful land of Hungarian lavender

In Hungary, on the shores of Lake Balaton, there is a town that is colored in lilac in June, offering visitors experiences, products and festivals celebrating the fragrant plant.

Tihany, Ungheria, città della lavanda

Long expanses of lilacs and purples, an intense, enveloping scent, a fairy-tale atmosphere: this is how, in the warmer months, the Hungarian town of Tihany welcomes its visitors. Famous for the vastness of lavender fields that tourists love to visit to relax, immerse themselves in nature and collect memorable shots, the town is also home to a distinctive Benedictine Abbey and celebrates the famous flower with a festival, museums, beneficial products and gourmet goodies for curious palates.

Tihany, Hungary

Lavender harvested in Tihany has a higher essential oil content than that of the French plant, due to the unique peninsular nature of the region, which is considered one of the most sunshine-hour locations in Hungary .

Tihany, Hungary

The jewel of Lake Balaton, which year after year enchants more and more tourists with its natural beauty and architectural treasures, hosts the Lavender Festival which will take place June 21-30. Throughout the summer week, the fragrant plant is the undisputed star, and visitors are invited to participate at Lavender harvest, themed initiatives, to exhibitions and guided tours. The program includes observing distillation, acquiring the knowledge needed to grow lavender, and discovering the wide range of products derived from it.

To assist the well-being of the mind and body, lavender essential oils and teas are often used to reduce stress or promote restful sleep. Still, soaps are popular in skin care because of their soothing effects, and other cosmetics such as lotions, face creams, or shampoos also offer soothing benefits to those who use them.

Tihany, Hungary

Delicacies dedicated to the lilac flower can also be found in the city’s many culinary offerings, such as near the Benedictine Abbey (the first to cultivate the plant centuries ago). Here, visitors can find, and enjoy, lavender coffee and cappuccino, pastries, purple lemonade, and sparkling cocktails.

Tihany, with its timeless charm and floral attraction, is confirmed as a must-see destination for anyone wishing to explore the beauty and culture of Hungary. With its lavender fields turning into a purple sea, this picturesque town on Lake Balaton offers a unique experience that sticks in the memory.

Tihany, Hungary

And to learn more about the area, the Hungarian region hides unique attractions such as the House of Paprika, where you can discover the tradition of processing the spice, the House of Lavender at the Visitor Center, the “Scented Time Journey” (an interactive and free exhibit at the House of Perfume), The House of Porcelain Dolls or even hiking routes and the ferry ride on Lake Balaton.


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