Hungary’s most significant classicist castle built by the Festetics family. One of Hungary’s richest count families lived in this castle for more than 100 years. The building was completely renovated in 2022. The castle was the secret center of Hungarian freemasonry as the secret archives of Hungarian freemasons were kept within the walls of the castle for more than a century. The builder, Antal Festetics was a freemason himself.
Hungary’s largest English park is also located here, the size of which is the same as New York’s Central Park, and it is the home of countless rare plants. The Dutch House, built in Netherlandish style, stands on a small island of the lake. Its ground floor served as a cowshed, while upstairs a furnished suite was created for the wife of Andor Festetics who suffered from lung disease. It was believed that the air of the barn, which was rich in ammonia, and fresh milk were good for the patient.