Happy life in Kaposvár and in Hungary
The Csiky Gergely Theatre is one of the most beautiful buildings in Kaposvár. In Hungary this is quite a famous theatre.
For more information in Hungarian please visit: www.csiky.hu
In Kaposvár Plaza there is a Cinema where you can watch the latest movies, of course in Hungarian language. Check the program for English speaking movies with Hungarian subtitles.
For more information in Hungarian please visit:
- Róma-villa (Rippl-Rónai József painters cottage)
- Szentjakabi Bencés Apátság
- Somogy Megyei Múzeum (Somogy County Museum)
- Vaszary Képtár és Emlékház (Vaszary Art Gallery)
Kaposvár Sports Center: there is an Ice Skating Ring, Gym, running track and football fields, tennis court etc.
Kaposvár has got a new swimming pool and spa, there you can find a lot of different ways to enjoy the water.
For more information please visit: www.viragfurdo.com
Places of worship
- Baptist assembly: Békevár Baptist Assembly. 30. Béke Street, Kaposvár 7400, ministerial: Béla Egri, Tel.:06- 20/886-17-19
- Krisna-valley: For further information see Social programme for EILC Students, and below.
- Roman Catholic Church: Kossuth Square, Kaposvár, Mass: Weekdays: 7.15 és 18.00, Sunday: 7.30, 9.00, 10.30, 18.00
- Reformed Church:, 23. Kossuth Street Kaposvár, Mass: Sunday 9.00, 10.00, 18.00 Saturday: 18:00
- Evagelical Church: 39. Kossuth Street, Kaposvár. Mass: Sunday at 10.00. e-mail: janos [DOT] szemerei [AT] lutheran [DOT] hu
- Israelite: 11. Malom Street, Kaposvár. Assemby every day
Shopping, Supermarkets, Markets, 24-hour shops in Kaposvár :
Shopping times: Most shops are open between 9.00-17.00, or untill 22.00, and open at 6.00, 7.00. Most shops are not open on Sunday. 24 hour shop a little shop on Coach Station. There is a weekly market for clothes, groceries on every Sunday.
Discos, pubs, clubs
Hang-Ár Music Pub
Park Music Hall
For more information visit the following website:
Places to visit in Somogy County
Szenna - Ethnographic Collection
7 kilometres from Kaposvár Szenna, the first ethnographic collection to win the Europa Nostra award can be found. The reconsrturcted buildings-5 houses and 3 cellars - depict the life of Hungarian pleasants in the 17 th century through their houses, and personal belongings. www.szenna.hu
Krisna-völgy, Krisna-valley Indian culture center and Biofarm.
Here you can see the beautiful Church, try some Indian musical instruments and some Indian food, dishes. They would ask every visitor to bring something from home to Krisna, for example flowers.
In the Krisna-valley area smoking, eating meet, drinking alcohol, and bringing dogs are prohibited.
This village was the Center of Somogy County for centuries.
Here you can see the ruins of the benedictine Abbey, from 11. century and the „Szentesica " spring .
Balaton, located in Hungary, is the largest lake in Central Europe, and a popular regional tourist destination. Due to Hungary being landlocked, it is often affectionately called the "Hungarian Sea". The Zala River provides the largest inflow of water to the lake, and the canalized Sió is the only outflow. With a surface area of 592 km² has a length of 77 km and a width ranging from 4 to 14 km-s. The lake's surface is 104 m above sea level, and its depth varies up to 12.2 m (mean depth is 3.2 m).
The major resorts around the lake are Siófok, Keszthely and Balatonfüred. Siófok is known as the "Party Capital of Hungary", which attracts many young party goers in summer due to its numerous large clubs. Keszthely is the site of the famous Festetics Palace and Balatonfüred is a historical bathing town home to the annual Anna Ball.
The high tourist season extends from June until the end of August. The average water temperature during the summer is 25°C, which makes bathing and swimming possible. Most of the beaches consist of either grass, rocks or the silty sand that also makes up most of the bottom of the lake. Many resorts have artificial sandy beaches and all beaches have step access to the water. Other tourist attractions include sailing, fishing and other water sports, as well as visiting the countryside and hills; wine areas on the north coast and night life on the south shore. The Tihany Peninsula is a historical district. Badacsony is a famous volcanic mountain and wine growing region as well as a lakeside resort.