Hévíz Lake is Europe's largest hot water lake with healing power. Its water contains calcium, magnesium, hydrogen carbonate, sulphur and radon in low concentration. The water's temperature results from the mixing of cold and warm waters welling up from deep underground. In summer this temperature is between 33 and 35°C, while in winter between 24 and 26°C. Normally, the temperature of the water is consistent across the entire lake, since the 1.5-2 metre-thick layer of mist prevents the water from cooling down, while the multidirectional flow of water and the extensive protective forest zone ensure uniform water temperatures. Due to the high water output of the spring, the water of the lake is completely changed in three and a half days, as a result, it is always clean.
For ideal curative effects, it is recommended staying in the water for 20-30-minute sessions and for a total period of 1-1.5 hours, keeping a break of at least 30 minutes between two sessions. The hydrostatic pressure of the water is beneficial for the limbs, while the water flow and the fine mud particles ensure that the guests' skin will be smooth as silk. The rocking sensation of the water, the lotus flowers and the beauty of the surrounding nature will calm and soothe the nervous system.
Hévíz Lake views. Photos from Wikipedia