Free mineral water?
Yes, there are four fountains in Balatonfüred
, where you can take tasty, healthy, free mineral water. When we first saw people filling small and large bottles we didn’t understand what was going on. In summer time there might be even long queues and many cars waiting. There are 11 carbonated mineral water springs in Balatonfüred, which is a natural wonder. Many people like to drink this water instead of bottled water. According to the legend, the selfless love between the daughter of the Prince, Helka and Kelen, the poor orphan shepherd boy affected so much the Fairy of Balaton, that she gave the wells to the couple. In reality, already the Romans knew about the springs. Prisca, mother-in-law of the Emperor Galerius spent a few weeks here every summer. The composition of the water differs from one spring to the other, so the best thing is to taste each one to decide on your favorite.
This famous natural resource, the acidulous water is medical water. So it’s not only recommended for drinking, but it’s good for bathing too.