– the summer capital, and the busiest tourist centre in
Hungary. Its resort and villa area was built at the end of the 19th
century as the greatest tourism undertaking of the time. The world
famous composer of operetta, Imre Kálmán, is a son of
Siófok, where there is today a museum in memory of him. In the
spirit of the cult of Kálmán, for two months each summer
an operetta gala evening is held each week. In the Catholic parish
church organ recitals and master classes are held. With its huge
discos, Siófok is a place of “pilgrimage” for young people.
Their overriding favourite is the Beach House, built on the Nagystrand
(“Main Beach”) a couple of years ago, with sports during the day and
rock concerts in the evening. The town hosts the season-opening
festival at Whitsun and the Golden Cockle Folklore Festival.
facilities in Siófok:
- Culture house - operetta, musical
performances, other cultural programmes
- Master classes, concerts in the churches
- Kálmán Imre Museum -
Exhibition about the famous operetta composer been born in Siófok
- Exhibition of Lajos Tarr painter
- Mineral museum
- Outdoor village museum in
Szántódpuszta with siding programme.
- Mini zoo, doll museum in
- Nature reserve of
- Shark-show - the largest sea-water
aquarium of Hungary
- Coca Cola Beach House - Music programmes
on the Golden Shore ( Gold shore )
- Palace Disco, Pizzeria and Medieval
Flört in the centre
8600 Siófok, Wasserturm
We are glad
to see you in Siófok, and would like that all of us have a good
time in our city. Taking this into account we recommend the followings:
Siófok is a city for recreation, where everybody needs peace and
quietness. For that reasons we ask you to take some relaxation between
01 p.m. and 03 p.m., and between 11p.m. and 08 a.m every day. Please,
do not make noise in the above periods, and avoid using too loud
equipment. You are advised hereby that the city has a noise regulation!
There is a regulation in force in Hungary, and thereby in Siófok
too, prohibiting the consumption of alcoholic beverages in public
place. Please, respect this limitation!
Our city makes considerable efforts for the realisation of a cultured,
flowered environment. Please, contribute to the same through respecting
the the environmental regulations. Use the waste containers posted in
public places, and waste bins, bags in houses and shops. Please, take
care of our common values, and protect the environment. All people have
one home: the EARTH!
Strict compliance with the traffic regulations is in the interest of
all of us. For that reason we ask you to respect the instructions
relating to speed limits indicated on road signs!
There are rules for bathing as well, whereto we would like to call your
attention hereby. The storm-signal for Lake Balaton should be paid
particular attention. When signals come sparsely, bathing is allowed
close to the beach, while the water should be left without delay, when
signals go frequent! The water level is low along the beach, therefor
it is prohibited to take a headlong dive. Ultra-violet radiation is
dangerous around midday, therefor saying in direct sunlight for long
periods between 12 a.m. and 15 p.m. should be avoided.
Useful tips and information: Keep your garden, house and car closed.
Keep your valuables in such places, which are not easily accessible. Do
not leave your personal belongings unattended on the beach. Please note
that our police officers are assisted by German and Dutch colleagues
during the summer season. We hope to have promoted your repose
and amusement with this notification!
city is always glad to host you, and will be looking forward to seeing