List of Thermal Springs in HUN
Map of Thermal Springs in HUN
Featured Hungary Hot Springs
Guide to Hungary’s Natural Thermal Springs
Hungary is a beautiful European country where there are innumerable hot springs to enjoy. In Budapest alone, which serves as Hungary’s capital, there are over a hundred spas that offer thermal baths.
Since there are so many hot springs in this picturesque country, we’ll break them down into three regional categories: those in the east, those centrally located, and those in the west.
Eastern Hungarian Thermal Springs
At Bükfürdő Thermal & Spa in Bük all signs are repeated in triplicate. They’re posted in German, Czech, and Hungarian.
At the spa, visitors can take a dip in small indoor medicinal spring-fed pools, slip down towering waterslides outdoors, and jump on a water trampoline called the ‘giant bubble.’ If guests want to stay on the property, they can make use of what Bükfürdő calls “thermal camping” sites that allow for overnight tent camping.
Also in the east is Lenti Thermal Spa and Szent György Energy Park and the more rustic Thermal Lake of Hévíz, the largest lake of heated mineral water in Europe. Both are family-friendly locations where the hot springs’ water is warm year-round. Both locations also offer massages as part of the therapeutic menu.
Central Hungarian Thermal Springs
Because this is where Budapest is, there are more hot springs than can be listed in a single place (remember, there are 100+ spas in the city alone). However, we’ll give you highlights of a few.
At Dandár Thermal Bath Thermal Baths, a city spa, there are three indoor and two outdoor mineral pools. One of the pools is specifically a cold basin, meant to cool off the body so bathers don’t have to get into their clothes speckled with sweat. Steam rises from the connecting outdoor pools, which are shaded by a shared triangular canopy. Compared to other metropolitan spas, Dandár is quite affordable.
In nearby Ráckeve you’ll find Aqua Land Termál- és Élményfürdő, where a carnival of water slides and rides make for an exciting, family-friendly day trip. There are pools with racing lanes, a pirate-themed toddler wading pool, and a staffed indoor pool. If your family would like to enjoy the facilities for more than a day, there are tent camping sites, RV sites, and wooden villas that can house larger groups.
Rudas Baths in Budapest is one of the iconic stops any traveling hot springs enthusiast would have to make. It’s been a city staple since the 16th century when it was built by the Ottomans. The Turkish influence is still plenty enjoyable in its octagonal pool and archways.
Other centrally located hot springs include:
- Ensana Thermal Margitsziget Health Spa Hotel
- Hot Spring Magyarország Kereskedelmi és Szolgáltató Kft.
- Mandala Day Spa Budapest
- Thermal Beer Spa
- Irgalmasok Veli Bej Bath
- Király Thermal Bath
- Gellért Thermal Bath
- Arpad bath
- Swimming Pool & Bath Kecskemét
- Széchenyi Thermal Bath
Western Hungarian Thermal Springs
Western Hungary borders Romania and Ukraine. The largest city in this third of the country is Debrecen, where Aquaticum Debrecen Thermal & Wellness Hotel is located. Here, there are both outdoor and indoor thermal pools. The hotel and spa is located beside the Debrecen Zoo and Theme Park.
Not far from Debrecen is Beach and Spa Hajduszoboszlo, a large spring-fed water park. It’s known for being gigantic in size with guests reporting they need multiple days just to explore it all. The thermal springs resort boasts multiple swimming pools, soaking baths, and tubs sourced with mineral water. On the downside, some have complained about how crowded it can get.
Other western region hot springs are:
- mako bad
- Anna Thermal Baths
- Bogácsi Thermálfürdő Kft.
- Miskolctapolca Barlangfürdő és Barlang Aquaterápia
- Thermal Lake Hévíz
Luckily, many people in Hungary are multilingual. This will come in handy since the local lingo is considered one of the hardest languages to learn, with a lengthy alphabet of 44 characters. No matter which region you travel to, there will be a thermal bath nearby and hopefully, someone helpful there that understands whatever language you speak.