sights to see
Kaposvár (on your right, there is the Uránia Csillagvizsgáló (planetarium)),
across Kaposszerdahely,- 8 km far - you can reach Szenna. The village museum
is the first winner of Europa Nostra Prize in Hungary (1980), where you
can see the framed houses and the wooden bottom houses of inland-Somogy and
Zselic and some accessorries of old village life. The open air museum was built
around the reformed church. It was built in 1785 and it is the most
valuable monument with painted ceiling and
with wooden cassettes.
information: 7477 Szenna, Rákóczi F. u. 2., www.szenna.hu
Patca: Going south
from Szenna, soon we can reach the smallest self-government owner village. The Katica
touristhouse, camping and economy-model farm were built between 2003-2006.
Their goal is bait back the people to the nature. On the child friendly Katica
- farm you are able to see 40 different
kinds of household animals, and the visitors can choose from more than 50
programmes. Accomodation and dinning options are available. The adventure park
is open 365days/year from sunrise to
2. Gölle, Igal, Andocs
Kaposvár on the road 61 to the direction to Gölle (27km). The writer, István
Fekete was born and spent his childhood here. In the memorial museum of
Fekete István (1994), we can get some informations about his life. We can
also find - in the same house - the singer, actress Vali Rátz's memorial
room. István Fekete rests in the cemetary in Gölle.
7272 Gölle, Hősök tere 1., www.falvak.hu/golle
Igal: It is
the most popular pleasure resort of the area. They found 81 celsius (32
fahrenheit) warm alcalic chlorid hidrogenecarbonate water, what is suitable for
bathing and drinking.
the healing water, a thermal spa was built.
north from Igal, you can reach Andocs. It has been a known shrine from the 17th
century. Its roman church was consecrated in 1747. The statue of the
Blessed Virgin Mary has been dressed into different dressings in every two
weeks from that time. The dresses are not just from Hungay, but from all over
the world has been sent.
3. Várda, Somogyfajsz,
Várda: The famous
painter, Endre Szász was settled here. Its museum is in one of the room of the mayor's office. Besides
the paintings there are some decorated china works, carpets, glassware.
Osztopán, turn to the direction to Somogyfajsz. The village was named after
lord Fajsz, who established one of his centres in the 10th century.
Archeological excavations uncovered an iron funace workshop from the 10th
century. Over it there was a museum of palaeolithic metalurgy and a memorial
site of the conquering Magyars.
Somogyvár: It is on
our way from Kaposvár to Fonyód, where it is worth to see the memorial
historic site of Somogyvár. It is used to be the quarters of Koppány
chieftain, where from he strated his rebelling campaign against King István. In
1901, Szent László founded a Benedictine Abbey and built a monumental dome
here. Find the memorial monument of Koppány
and The Koppány-forrás (spring)!
Somogyvámos: Off the
road from Somogyvár to the direction to Somogyvámos. You can find here the most
signicificant monument from the middle age, the Pusztatorony. In 1993,
the municipalty accepted the petition of Krisna followers for settling down. An
independent bio farm of 120 hectars supplies its residents. Vedic style of
their church is unique.
information: Krisna-völgy, Indiai kulturális központ és Biofarm,
8699 Somogyvámos, Fő u. 38., www.krisna-volgy.hu
Kaposdada, Bárdudvarnok, Petesmalom, Hencse, Lad
Southward, only 5 km far from Kaposvár, there is an airport, where
several services can be found, like sailplane and airoplane pilot training,
sightseeing by plane, aircab, adventure tours by plane etc…
Turning left after Kaposmérő we get to Lajos Kassai, horseback
archer' s ranch. He is the founder of
modern archery. He organized the rules,
based on the Hungarian martial art. The valley gives home to the
Competition Of The International Horseback. Archery in each year. Irregular
history lessons for students, open days, training camps are kept here year
around. Besides many curiosity, a 160 year old, museum piece value, 6.5 diameters kazah jurta can be seen here.
16 part of settlements belong to here. In Bárdibükk, the wonderful Goszthonyi
castle and its protected park can be found. The internatial recognized glass-art
workshop functions in the Goszhonyi-kúria (mansion).
In one of the settlement of Bárdudvarnok, Kaposszentbenedek, the
scandinavian style Benedictine monastery was built.
beautiful view of Petörke-valley can be seen from the direction from
Szenna to Bárdudvarnok, where the bathers and fishermen can relax.
Between Mike and Lábod there are the lakes of Petesmalom, which is a
natural home for the animals of the land, mainly for otters. Going by the
lakes, keeping quiet near the monitoring points you are able to see some otters
informations: Otters Park of Petesmalom, tel.: 82/711-001, 30/336-8214
Traveling south from Kadarkút you can reach Hencse. In the village, the former Márffy-Kúria
(mansion) - nowadays 4 stars castle hotel -, gives place to an European
famous recreation center and golf field. Its park is protected and it has
the tallest 400 years old yew tree in the country.
information: www.hencse.hu, www.europeanlakes.com,
Lad: Keep going south, you arrive to Lad. Miksa Hoyos, master of a
ship's former count castle can be found in the middle of the village. It
is surounded by a park forest of 30
hectars, where among the different kind of ancient Hungarian plants, and
some of them more than 300 hundreds years old.
5. Simonfa, Bőszénfa, Gálosfa,
Simonfa: It is an
important center of the tourists in Somogy county, 10 km far from Kaposvár,
there is Simonfa, in a beautiful valley. There are two tourist's houses of the Meteor
Turistabarát Egyesület (Accosiation of the Nature Likers). The goat farm
is very interesting, everyone in all ages can find 1,5-2,5 hours long
programmes (goat chees making, animal stroking, presentation of the animals,
open air cooking, tour guiding).
informations: Kecskefarm, Simonfa, Ady E. u. (street) 36., tel.: 20/263-9681
Tourist houses: www.meteor-kaposvar.hu
Kaposvár, going south to the direction to Szigetvár, you can find Bőszénfa.
Next to it, there is a deer-farm, where the closed deer breeding has functioned
since 1980's. You can see deers and wildpigs, too here.
Gálosfa, where the square of the village is ruled by Festetics castle,
which one was built the 17th century
in late baroque style by the Festetics family.
back to the road 67 south. In the village the Sasrét hunter's castle can be
found in foresrty environment, which also can be reached by the little train.
In the neighborhood of the castle, there is a wonderful 150-200 years old ancient
Ibafa: We can
turn from Almamellék to Ibafa, where we can see the famous Pipe-museum.
The pipes had been colleted since 1800.
More informations: www.ibafa.hu
6. Deseda-lake: It is the longest (8km)
artificial lake in Hungary, and it soon became a popular excursionist's place
and fishing paradise of Kaposvár's people. Leaving Kaposvár to the direction to
Kaposfüred, before arriving Somogyaszaló, turning left before the lake on a
cart-road. From here you can see a wooden bridge, on which you can go to the Arboretum of Deseda. Almost all the Hungarian trees can be found here. If you go to
Toponár, you can take a bath in the lake.
Kaposszentjakab: Leaving Kaposvár, east on the main street after 5 km you arrive to
the Várdomb (castle hill), to the ruins of the Benedictine Abbey of
Kaposszentjakab. This is the oldest monument of the
city, the monastery was founded in 1061. The Ruin-garden is a popular place for the Szentjakabi Nyári Esték (
Summer nights of Szentjakab) from end of June to middle of