House of Nature

The Festetics Imre Animal Park, in close cooperation with the Bakonyerdő Zrt. maintained Gyenesdiás Nature House Visitor Center, provides a comprehensive view of the animal and plant life of the Keszthely-Montains. It is recommended for both children and adults to visit.

Festetics Experience Center – House of Nature Visitor Center

Experience-based Exhibitions

At the visitor center, we can get a glimpse of the harmonious relationship between man and nature, which is one of the characteristics of the Balaton-Coastal region. We can learn about the grassland and forest management, viticulture and fruit growing methods of the region. The visitor center strives to present its exhibits in an experience-based way, using acoustic and visual effects, as well as interactive visual elements.

“Complete introduction to the nearby nature!
Beautiful, new, cultured environment.”

Péter HorváthLocal Guide
A Természet Háza bemutatja a környék természeti értékeitOur favoriteA popular element of the VR room is where, thanks to modern technology, we can try out the work of a baker, blacksmith, and cooper.

In the “Embrace of Nature” program, we can discover the wildlife of Kis-Balaton and admire the panoramic view from the Batsányi lookout. The visitor center also serves as an information point, promoting the development of cycling, horse riding and hiking tourism.


The visitor center, together with the animal park, offers colorful programs throughout the year for nature lovers, including horse-drawn carriage rides, handicrafts, lectures, birdhouse making, family days, and quizzes. Exciting activities await children in the fields of geology, botany, and zoology.

Approach and Parking

If arriving from the 71 main road, at the Gyenesdiás roundabout, one must go in the direction of Faludi Street, then drive approximately 500 meters and turn left onto Dornyai Béla Street. The beautiful building of the visitor center will be visible on the right. Free parking is provided in front of the visitor center.

Get to know the residents of the animal park too!

Would you like to meet Bubu, the Hungarian Merino sheep breeder? Or would you rather meet Dáma, the female deer? Or maybe you are interested in the story of Zorró, the black-headed sheep? Explore the Festetics Imre Animal Park located in the vicinity of the Visitor Center and get to know its residents!

Tipp kirándulás a Keszthelyi-hegységbenHintIf we get the urge to go hiking, let's not hesitate, let's climb the Keszthely Mountains, visit its lookout points, and enjoy the view of Lake Balaton! Let's also get to know the wildlife of the mountains!


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Open hours

  • March 15 - October 31
  • ClosedOpens: 09:00
    • Wednesday (today) 09:00-17:00
    • Thursday 09:00-17:00
    • Friday 09:00-17:00
    • Saturday 09:00-17:00
    • Sunday 09:00-17:00
    • Monday closed
    • Tuesday closed

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