The largest thermal lake in Europe

lake Hévíz

Unique lake Hévíz (Heviz) is located in walking distance from the Hungarian town of Hévíz, next to the western part of Lake Balaton. Occupying an area of ​​47,500 square meters, the lake is the largest thermal reservoir in Europe.

However, this is not all records of Hévíz. It means the world's second area of ​​thermal lakes, followed by New Zealand lake in the valley Vaimungu. Lake Heviz - one of the most popular resorts with thermal springs. Middle of the lake for the past three centuries, towering room. Water temperature in the lake is not in winter below 23 degrees Celsius and not below 33 - the summer. Therapeutic effect of the lake is the result of mixing of organic and inorganic materials.

lake Hévíz

Small Hungarian town of Hévíz is known worldwide as the city swimming pool. And in the winter and summer tourists come here from all over the world. They're coming to take a dip in the world's largest thermal reservoir - Lake Hévíz, known for its healing properties since the middle of the XVII century.

Lake Heviz and unique in its size and chemical composition of water. In Europe - the only thing on the planet as well - the second. The lake area is 4.7 hectares. Sources supplying the lake are podozernoy cave diameter of 18 m Hence the key strikes two thermal water with a temperature of +42 ° C and +38 ° C, and one - the mineral, with water temperature of +17 ° C, where they are mixed.

The lake is shaped like a funnel, which reaches a depth of 2 m in the summer months the water temperature is +33 +34 ° C and in the coldest winter months does not fall below +26 ° C. In winter, when the air temperature drops, steam rises above the lake. Locals say: "Lake smokes."

lake Hévíz

The water in the lake is completely updated 28 hours and always kept clean. Coming from a source hot water breaking on the surface on the radial jet slowly rotates clockwise. Because of this constant mixing at all points the same lake water temperatures. Cooled surface - is circulated down and hot water rises from the bottom upwards. The lake formed counter flows and clouds of steam enveloping Heviz, whereby the temperature of water in it roughly uniform throughout the space. And water in Hévíz is completely updated and always clean.

Lake Hévíz is surrounded by a protected forest area of ​​50 hectares, the resort provides a special, unique healing microclimate.

lake Hévíz

Extraordinary curative effect of silt, conformable multimeter layer at the bottom of the thermal lake. Bacterial flora sludge highlights weak antibiotic, so no water bacteria.

Biological studies have shown that the mud covering the bottom meter of Heviz, there hormonal substances - estrogen. But these studies have been conducted much later. It turned out that the sulfur, carbon dioxide and radon, which are contained in the water, play an important role in the treatment of diseases of the musculoskeletal system. Water treatments and mud baths are also useful in rheumatic and gynecological diseases, disorders of the venous circulation, inflammation of nerves.

lake Hévíz

Lilies of unusual shape and color, reminiscent of exotic countries. These plants brought from India botanist. He decided to put them in a warm lake, and experience success. Over time, water lilies have become a trademark of Heviz and even depicted on the emblem of the city. His fame owes much to Heviz Hungarian aristocrat Festetics who seriously engaged in the development of local infrastructure - built baths and bath. And, importantly, spread among his fellow citizens about the medical lake.

lake Hévíz

One of the highly effective therapeutic factors Heviz are highly saturated with minerals dirt that cover the bottom of the lake more than a meter of.

It is composed of organic substances - products of humification of plant residues, mineral compounds, elements of which come from Trace and Pannonian dolomite limestone, chemical composition largely mimic the composition of the lake water, hormone and vitamin-like substances. Microflora mud in small amounts produces antibiotics, so do not occur in the lake pathogenic bacteria and blue-green algae. Another feature hevizskih mud - no unpleasant odor, which makes them particularly suitable for therapeutic wraps and compresses.

lake Hévíz

Lake Hévíz medicinal water allows healthy people to swim no more than 1.5 hours, and rheumatism - no more than half an hour.

Note: Thermal water for bathing beach unsuitable because highly visible biological action. Long stay in the water at Lake Hévíz causes increased stress on the heart and circulatory system.

Before bathing is strictly prohibited to drink alcohol.

Effect of water Heviz Hungary achieved combo: water temperature and it contains healing mud and gas. Heviz bottom 80% consists of inorganic chemicals, covering the bottom of the lake: sodium and calcium. In the water, millions of gas bubbles and dirt particles, dubbed as "dandruff Heviz" create the effect of micro massage the skin. Gas bubble covering skin on the body penetrates the body and has a therapeutic effect.

lake Hévíz