In front of me is the Castle, behind me is the Main Square…
If we visit Keszthely, it is almost inevitable that – due to its location – we will pass through the pedestrian street of the city, or at least touch it. If time allows, instead of rushing, wander along the street, take a few minutes to admire its beautiful buildings, and see what valuable information its memorial plaques hide!
The Promenade Then…
When we are on the Keszthely Promenade, wherever we look, come, go, we stumble upon treasures. Did you know that Károly Goldmark, the famous composer, was born here at the Pethő-house? Do you know which is the old Town Hall building? While walking on one of the oldest streets of the city, think of how many stories the buildings of various styles – Baroque, Classicist, Copf, Eclectic, Secessionist – could tell, some of them being hundreds of years old!
Looking back at the past of the Keszthely Pedestrian street- formerly known as the Keszthely Promenade – the offer of its shops rivals that of any major town. There were goldsmiths, newspaper, glass, porcelain, fur, hairdresser, pharmacist, butcher, confectioner, and the list could go on. No wonder it was the busiest street of the city in the old days.
… and now
Although our needs have changed a little nowadays, so there is a fitness room opposite the Baroque-style Goldmark House, but there are many things that do not change: we are still happy to eat ice cream, eat delicious pastries, and go to a quality restaurant for meals.
Events on the Promenade
The Promenade Street provides a venue for many events throughout the year. During the Street Festival, renowned performers create a summer festival atmosphere in the street on weekday evenings in July and August. On the first weekend of September, barrel organs line up, filling the street with music and good vibes. Then comes the KultUdvar, and throughout the year several guided tours, mainly on historical topics, pass through the street.
The 3D photography took place in the framework of Veszprém-Balaton 2023