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Balatonboglár

The town of 6200, it can be reached easily by car, train or on water. 

Attractions

The Vörösmarty Square is given a pleasent atmosphere by the richly decorated well and the statue „Girl Stepping into Water” by Müller József. There is a historical and industrial exhibition in the Fischl House. The Catholic Church was built from the designs of Iván Kotsis in 1932. Commemorated by a plaque on its wall, the Music School was the secondary school for the Polish refugees between 1939 and 1944. On the Chapel Hill, there is the Evangelical Red Chapel and the Catholic Blue Chapel.

Every summer on the stage at the Red Chapel there are music concert and theatre performances.

The renovated János Xantus look-out tower presents a scenic view of Balaton and its northern shore. In the summer of 2013, the Boglár Bubble Experience Beach and Adventure Bath opened its gates. 

History

The Castle Hill, emerging from the plains covered in basalt was the living place for people since the Stone Age. In 1211, Boglár was mentioned as a property of the Tihany Abbey; from 1337 it is an important ferry crossing. It was destroyed during the Ottoman Wars, later it became the property of the Bárány family. The family’s Classical style manor house was built in 1835. 

Due to the construction of the Southern Railway, the shallow waters and sandy beach, the bathing culture developed early. The first holiday resort was sold in 1890 and the town was named Balatonboglár in 1907.

Because of the significant vineyards in its surroundings, the city offers secondary education in vine growing. Today Balatonboglár is defined by its tourism.