Trips by car

1. Discovery of the Outer Somogy

Kaposvár - Gölle - Igal - Andocs - Karád - Látrány - Balatonboglár - Szőlőskislak - Szőlősgyörök - Lengyeltóti - Buzsák - Lengyeltóti - Somogyvár - Somogyvámos - Somogyvár - Kaposvár


Kaposvár: the touristic attraction of the city is given by its cutlural values. You can read about this in the part "sights".

Kaposvár has been the centre of Somogy county since 1749 and it is the second largest town in the southern Transdanubian region. Local imhabitants say it was built on seven hills  as was Rome. The town lies on the two banks of the river Kapos at the meeting of External Somogy and Zselic. The castle of Kapos emerges in documents in the 14th century and after the Turkish reign it was blown up on the order of the War Council in Vienna. The touristic attraction of the city is given by its cutlural values: the museum of Rippl-Rónai, the theatre Gergely Csiky,The Rippl-Rónai mansion.

Gölle: Well known son of the village is the writer István Fekete who spent his early childhood here. A memorial house was opened in 1994 where his life and works are presented. In the same house you can visit the memorial room of the famous singer and actress Vali Rácz.. www.falvak.hu/golle\

Igal: is one of the most significant municipalities of the External Somogy. After the Osman era it was the estate of the family Battyány and the Episcopate of Veszprém. While drilling for oil , 81 degree  warm alcalic chlorid hidrogenecarbonate water with iodine ions was found, which is suitable for bathing treatment and drinking. On account  of its versatile healing impact a thermal spa was built in the last 30 years it had become one of the most favourable resorts of the nearhood. After the original Gothic style Roman Catholic church had burnt down it was rebuilt in the Baroque style in 1756.


Andocs: it has been a known shrine from the 17
th century, it's baroque Roman Catholic church was consecrated in 1747. The statue in the altar, the Blessed Virgin Mary has been dressed into different dresses from that time in every second week. It's worth to visit the museums of the Maria-Dresses in the downstairs of the Franciscans building, next to the church. Dresses are sent here from every part of the world. People give copes and objects to the wonder-worker Maria, who helpes them.  They hold saint's day 10 times a year and the biggest is the saint's day of Our Lady. www.falvak.hu/andocs

Karád: At the end of Turkish domination after Kaposvár the more than 900 years olda Karád were considered as to be the most significant settlement and important prairie town of Somogy County. Its flowering was broken after dispersing diligent small-horders of the village, after 1945 The settlement is famous of its popular art. In the county museum you can admire the embroidery of Karád women . www.falvak.hu/karad

Látrány: This is the largest uninterrupted naturelike swampy meadow with plant rarities and numerous animal species. To protect the values, there was found the Nature Protection Area. www.latrany.hu

Balatonboglár: It is a town in a rich historical heritage. Its hills are the remains of a million-year-old volcanic eruption. It was populated as early as the Stone Age, the remains of the system earthwork from the Iron Age can be seen on the Vár hill. A document from 1211 withnesses Hungarian ancestors. The Gömb tower was named after the scientist János Xantus; the black pine protected forest falls under natural protection. The Blue and The Red chapel on the Temető hill were built in the 19th century in the Neogothic style- home nowadays to exhibitions. www.balatonboglar.hu

Szőlőskislak: The Légli ceramic pottery house works with manufactural methods, they handpaint the majolica homeware pottery which production secrets can be learnt by close observation in the workshop. In the castle you can visit the museum of wine. www.balatonboglar.hu

Szőlősgyörök: The classicist mansion, the Jankovich estate built in 1820 and it was rebuilt in romantic style in 1860. The arboretum around it, is under local protection. www.szolosgyorok.hu

Lengyeltóti: It was owned by the Lengyel Family in the Middle Ages. It has had a status of a city since 1992 and it is a center of the microregion of Pogányvölgy. In the rococo style building of the Zichy castle today you can find a hospital. The Roman Catholic listed monument church dates from the 12
th century and it was rebuilt in eclectic style where a nice Way-of-the-Cross leads to it.

Buzsák: It is a famous centre of folk art. The village is the name given to a type of embroidery characterised by geometrical motives, varying stitching techniques and frequent usage of applied ornaments. In the ethno-house, in the constant exhibition of embroidery the visitors can admire women's dextrous use of needles.. www.buzsak.hu

Somogyvár: The memorial historic site of it used to be the quarters of Koppány (Kupa) chieftain where from he started his rebelling campaign against King István. In 1091 St. László founded a Benedictine Abbey and built a monumental dome here. It's worth to go to the castle of Széchenyi family, the Koppány monument and the Koppány spring (or Szentesica).
www.falvak.hu/somogyvar , www.somogyvar.hu

Somogyvámos: You can find here one of Somogy's most significant memorial site from the middle-age, the "Pusztatorony". It remains of the early Gothic church from the 12
th century. Since 1993 interesting point of the village is the Krisna-valley Hindu Cultural Center and Biofarm.  www.krisna-volgy.hu

Krisna-valley Hindu Cultural Center and Biofarm is unique in Europe, offering a number of recreational programmes for every generation. Theirs monks show the visitors around and answer their questions. They can have a walk in our botanic garden full of scared places and lakes. They can visit theirs bio-horticulture and theirs cow protection centre. In our local Govinda vegetarian restaurant they may taste traditional Indian meals, while in theirs souvenir shop they can choose from our locally prepared products and Indian souvenirs. Visiting groups are offered cultural, music, dance or gastro-programmes, ecological tours, guided tours in the horticulture, oxcart rides and other attractions.

2. Headway Inner Somogy

Kaposvár - Juta - Hetes - Csombárd - Bodrog - Somogyfajsz - Pusztakovácsi - Nikla - Marcali - Mesztegnyő - Böhönye - Segesd - Nagyatád - Lábod - Petesmalom - Mike - Kadarkút - Bárdudvarnok - Kaposmérő - Kaposvár


Kaposvár: the touristic attraction of the city is given by its cutlural values. You can read about this in the part "sights".

Hetes: was once a market town, it is well worth seeing the Roman Catholic church from 1769 and the protestant church from 1847-48, both listed monuments. In the former castle of the Somssich family we find a primary school today. The artificial 25 hectar lake of Pogányvölgy was created in 1961 and it is visited by an increasing number of tourists.  www.falvak.hu/hetes

Csombárd: later Pongráz mansion and its park. www.falvak.hu/csombard

Bodrog: bellfries, ornamented, carved millenium meorial coloumn, hisotrical sight. www.bodrog.hu

Somogyfajsz: the village was named after the prince Fajsz who had established one of this centres nearby in the 10th century. Béla Kund a known hunter built a castle in Ecletic style in 1872 in the centre and today it functions as the centre of organisation for Nature Protection " Somogy". In the outskirts of the village there is the St.Vendel's chapel, erected in the Classicist style, named after the patron saint of shepherds environmentalists. Near the castle we can find the arvorescent pasture. Acidic, dry and sandy symbioses of grass alternate with damp hayfields or occasionally open surface swamps. Here also nest bee-eaters and if you feel like walking you will probably observe a herd of grey cattle. Archeological excavations uncovered an iron furnace workshop from the 10th century. Over it there was a museum of palaeolithic metalurgy and a memorial site of the conquering Magyars.

Information: 85/337-073, 85/578-201, 85/337-053, www.somogyfajsz.hu

Pusztakovácsi: the later Márffy-castle with its 3 hectar park. www.pusztakovacsi.hu

Nikla: The name of village got famous by the greatest Hungarian ode-poet, Dániel Berzsenyi who lived here between 1806 and 1836. His mansion is a memorial museum today. The building is embraced with a 2,8 hectar park - nature conservation area. In the garden we can still find the horse chestnut trees planted by Miklós Wesselényi and Dániel Berzsenyi . The poet's grave is observable in the local graveyard.  www.nikla.hu

Marcali: already had market town rank in the 15th century, its landlords were the Marczalis. In the Osman era it gradually became depopulated but after the collapse of the Empire the new owners, the Széchenyi family evolved it into a manorial centre and again into a market town by the end of the 17th century. In the Lajos Kossuth street we can find the Aurél Bernáth museums, which exposes ouvre of the Munkácsy and Kossuth prize winner painter. It is worth visiting the Neobaroque Széchenyi castle. Its park is a protected arboretum. Among the giant plants we can find oaks, purple beeches, plane trees, silky pine, black walnut. An other monument of the town is the Roman Catholic church in the centre which was originally built in Gothic style in the 15 th century. Its Art Nuoveau chancel dates from the 19th century. The Saint Trinity statue standing in front of the church was erected in 1884. You can also find the Museum of local history is in the centre where we can see the natural, ethnographic and fine art collections of this microregion.

marcalithermal.uw.hu, www.marcali.hu

Mesztegnyő: It is best to get out of the vehicle and explode the natural values of the Boronka landscape protection area on foot or by the narrow gauge railway. If you like travelling by the railway you should turn left when you enter the village because it strats from the railway station. It is advised to set off on the tour route from the village community house. Pál Rockenbauer's Southern Transdanubian Blue Tour path passes through the village on which we can wander in the Boronka landscape protection area. Besides the blue markings, the yellow ones also lead the walker to the protected area. Listed monuments of the village were built in the 18th century. The Franciscan monastery and the church, the Roman Catholic school. The altar paintings were painted by István Dorfmeister senior. There is a local history exhibition in community house. Every summer, since 1999 a strudel festival has been organized atrracting numerous tourists to the vilage. 

www.mesztegnyo.hu, www.kisvasut.hu/menetrend

Böhönye: Roman Catholic church, Pósa-lake (line-fishing), statue of Nepomuki St. János, bellfry, chapel (200 years old) www.bohonye.hu

was a royal estate in the Medieval era and also the permanent place of the royal household. The oldest Franciscan monastery of the county was founded here in 1294. Segesd lost its franchises of a town in 1414. After the Turkish era it became the estate of the Széchenyi family, they built the castle in Romantic style, presently functioning as a home for old people. Another sight is the Franciscan monastery and the church from the 18th century in which you can see artpieces of István Dorfmeister.  www.segesd.hu

Nagyatád is mostly known for its 90 year old thermal bath stretching in its central park. The parkpreserves numerous tree species, including spruce, Scotch fir ,birches, etc. The former Mándl castle was built in the Classicist style.Its protected park represents an outstanding botanical value. The oldest group of buildings  of the city are the Franciscan monastery and the church. The monastery was built in 1740 and the church in 1761 in Baroque style  which were reconstructed into Ecletic style in the 19th century. Touristically spectacular spot is the Park of sculptures where 64 workpieces of monumental sizes are displayed but many of them can be seen on public buildings and public places in the city.You can get acquainted with the history of the city in the City Museum of Nagyatád which opened in 1996.  www.nagyatad.hu

Lábod: popular hunting field; sights: Rinyamente etno-house, St. Hubertus chapel, the chapel of "hosszúfalvi" street, the 2,9 hectar park in the center, Homokpuszta surrounded by oaks on 20 hectars, grasses, and possibilites for riding a horse. falvak.hu/labod

Petesmalom: The system of lakes of Petesmalom were built more than one hundred years ago and it still provides natural biohabitat for an ample fauna of the microregion including the protected otters. If we are lucky enough we can glimpse an osprey and a black stork. Observational stations along the educational path help us in getting acquainted with the living world.

Mike the castle - waiting for its renovation and a mausoleum was built by the  Somssich family in the 19th century. Monuments are the St.Vendel statue and the old mill. The region is famous for its potatoes.  www.somogy.hu/mike

Kadarkút we can find a beautiful Catholic church in the centre of  the village built between 1834 and 1840, it is a listed monument. In Vóta (outer part of the village) a detour to be done there is a social welfare home, originally built as a hunting castle of the Somssich counts. There stretches a protected row of linden trees in front of its entrance.   www.kadarkutph.hu

Bárdudvarnok is a municipality with the largest administrational surface since sixteen villages hamlets belong here. During our tour we touch Bárdibükk where we can see the Goszthonyi castle with its park of seven hectars. Opposite this castle there is the internationally functioning plant of glass art in the former Goszthony mansion. On the outskirts of the village we find a tree kilometre long protected row of old horse chestnut trees. 

www.falvak.hu/bardudvarnok,  www.bpe.info.hu

Kaposmérő: carved graveyard fence, late baroque style catholic church (1785, reform church) www.kaposmero.hu

3. Around the Zselic

Kaposvár - Kaposszentjakab - Cserénfa - Kaposgyarmat - Gálosfa - Bőszénfa - Boldogasszonyfa - Szentlászló - Almamellék - Ibafa - Almamellék - Szigetvár - Somogyapáti - Somogyhárságy - Magyarlukafa - Somogyapáti - Lad - Hencse - Kadarkút - Bárdudvarnok - Szenna - Patca - Szenna - Kaposszerdahely - Kaposvár

Kaposvár: the touristic attraction of the city is given by its cutlural values. You can read about this in the part "sights".

Kaposvár-Kaposszentjakab: In the city part of Kaposszentjakab (5 kilometers far from the city center) we can find the ruins of the Szentjakab Benedictine Abbey. The abbey was founded in 1061, and the Roman style remain are the oldest historic building of Kaposvár.

You can see beautiful Roman style and gothic rib profiles in the stone hall, which used to be cloisters; in the service building there's the exhibition of portraits of Hungarian Kings made painter Győző Somogyi. In the garden of the ruins there are open-air stage, look-out tower, snack bar and art camp (quarters for 14 person). After the reconstruction of the abbey, from the 20th August, 2001. It's the place of open-air theatrical and music evenings, art camps like the Szentjakab Summer Nights open-air art festival and the Bencés Days.


Cserénfa: The monumental (3 m) statue of St. István made from oak, is the work of  the wood-carver János Horváth Béres, old fire truck. www.cserenfa.hu

Kaposgyarmat in the fields of the village we can find a rare natural formation, the stalactitic wall which provides an extraordinary beautiful sight in any period of the year.

Gálosfa: late baroque style Festetics castle from the 18
th century, late baroque church www.galosfa.hu


We offer free-time and professional activities for groups or individuals in our Game Farmin the middle of the hilly Zselic area. You may pet deer here, admire our trophy collection or observe  the deer from a horse carriage  or a tractor. We can also organize professional meetings at an agreed date. We are waiting all those who like horses and equestrian programmes, and have a special  attraction towards cold blooded Hungarian horses. You can try horse-riding here (absolute beginners as well) or travel in horse-draen carriages int he wonderful Zselic area.


Boldogasszonyfa: classicist style Igmándy mansion, classicist style Roman Catholic church, Hoffer János Memorial house and local history exhibition www.boldogasszonyfa.hu

Szentlászló: cornhusk museum, etno-house www.delzselic.hu/index.php?CID=137&Lang=hu

Almamellék: the hunter's castle of Sasrét can be reached by a narrow gauge railway or by walking. There is a path which starts at the Youth Hostel of Sasrét to the protected 8,4 hectar palaeal oak forest, which contains 200 year old trees, one of the last relatively naturally  developing stand. On the pasture ext to the castle you can see the also protected 1500-200 year old English oaks. www.kisvasut.hu/menetrend, www.almamellek.hu

Ibafa the nationwide known sightseeing is the Pipe museum where a collection of pipes can be seen here since 1800. Besides the collection it is worth visiting the church from 1895 but we shouldn't forget to catch a glimpse of an old plane tree behind the pub.  www.ibafa.hu

Szigetvár a town with a long historical heritage was founded in the Middle Ages and was erected on a loess hill rising from a swamp. The town was besieged twice by the Ottoman troops. Their second attack was in 1566. During the month lasting fight the Hungarian defenders fell, so the town and the fortress were overtaken by the Osmans. Sziget was taken by the Austrian Imperials  in 1688-89, after 112 years of Turkish domination. The town preserved more characteristic memorial buildings of the strenuous past. The fortress and the Suleimans mosque are home to a historic exhibition. The reconstructed mosque of ALli Pasha is the parish church on the Main square. You can see the dome fresco of István Dorfmeister from 1789 in it. In the fields of the town along the road to Kaposvár there was opened a symbolic Park of Hungarian - Turkish friendship in 1994. Thermal bath, library and the newly erected community cultural centre satisfies the cultural and the touristic needs of the environs.  www.szigetvar.hu

Somogyapáti: protected woody grass

Somogyhárságy: the later Zichy castle and park in Kishársány, the home of Antal Kapoli wood-carver, Festetics mausoleum and roman Catholic church from 17
th century. www.somogyharsagy.hu

Magyarlukafa: Magyarlukafa ethno-house.

Lad a former castle of the sea-captain Miksa Hoyos and a park of 30 hectars stretch in the village centre. There are also three hundred year old trees in the park. There are protected mammoth redwoods in the cemetery yard and the here we can see one of them most beautiful Ways of the Cross of the county.  www.lad.hu

Hencse: golf course, late baroque-classicist style Márffy mansion and its protected park. www.europeanlakes.com , www.hencse.hu

Kadarkút: catholic church (1840), private arboretum, the building of the Somssich hunting castle in Vótapuszta, fishponds. www.kadarkutph.hu

Bárdudvarnok: the Goszthonyi castle with its park of seven hectars, the Goszthonyi mansion (internationally functioning plant of glass art),  the lakes of Petörke valley which are available for bathing, Kassai-valley (horseback-archery, Kaposdada), Panoráma-hill in Bánya and a holiday village with an artificial lake, História-valley (Bánya). www.falvak.hu/bardudvarnok, www.bpe.info.hu

Characteristic village of Zselic, 8 km far from Kaposvár. It's Hungary's first Europe Nostra Prize winner village. In the middle of the village you can see the village museum built in 1785, around the folclor baroque style Reform church which has the only painted ceiling, wooden cassettes church in Somogy. The museum present the folclor architecture and lifestyle from the 19
th century. www.szenna.hu

Patca: Patca is second smallest village in County Somogy. It is located 12 km-s to southwest from Kaposvár bordering the Zselic District Protected Area. Although the number of residents is only 60, the village has a rich library, cable Tv and broadband internet connection. In 2010, the village has won the Village Renewal Award of the Ministry of Rural Development. There are multiple streams at the bottom of the forests and slopes surrounding the village and their cooling water is collected by Creek Csörge.


Ladybug Farm is a real adventure paradise, providing excellent recreation, education and adventure throughout the year to all ages. Among the  numerous indoor and outdoor facilities we must highlight the giant indoor freefall and family slides, as well as the multistorey kid's playhouse and adult's labyrinth; these slides are the largest constructions of such across Central Europe. Anyone can use our rope-ways and zip wires, which consist of 5 different tracks, depending on state of fitness or courage. On our racetrack, visitors from 3-103 years of age can pedal our gokarts.   www.kalandpark.hu

Kaposszerdahely: park forest of Tókaj, (in 141 hectars with forests, clearings, playgrounds, look-out tower, fireplaces and fishponds), the SEFAG Zrt.'s skeet field, the workshop of the woodcarver János Horváth-Béres the creator of the path named Zselici vadvirág (wild flowers of Zselic) www.kaposszerdahely.hu

  Forrás: Tourinform Iroda Kaposvár - www.tourinformkaposvar.hu - 2020-04-01 07:45