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Lenti is a town in Zala County in the valley of Kerka river, near to the border with Slovenia.

Understand[edit]

The earliest traces of the town are from the Roman age. It was probably a inhabited settlement, which is also proved by the proximity of the Amber Road. Lenti was first mentioned in 1237 as "Nemith". However, the castle built beside the settlement at the beginning of the 13th century had more importance. Lenti was elevated to town status in 1978.

This article includes travel-related information not only for Lenti, but also for the surrounding rural areas.

  • 1 Tourinform Lenti (Lenti és Térsége Turisztikai Egyesület), Táncsics Mihály utca 2/a, +36 92 551-188, . M–F 09:00–17:00. Tourist information about Lenti and its surroundings.

Get in[edit]

By train[edit]

Trains are available from Zalaegerszeg four times a day. It takes one hour and costs 630 Ft. From Budapest you have to transfer in Zalaegerszeg. The whole journey from Budapest takes about 4.5 hours and costs 4660 Ft.

1 Lenti Train Station, Táncsics Mihály utca 1, +36 1 349-4949, . There is no ticket office, tickets can be purchased on the train. The train station is close to the center. The bus line 1A goes between the train station and the regional bus station. (Q22116530) on Wikidata

By bus[edit]

Direct buses from Budapest-Népliget are available once a day on weekdays and twice a day on weekends. The journey takes 4 hours and costs 4840 Ft. More frequent buses are available from Zalaegerszeg. The journey takes one hour and costs 840 Ft.

2 Lenti Bus Station, Ifjúság útja 1, +36 92 351-038, . Ticket office: M–F 08:00–16:00.

Get around[edit]

Diesel locomotives in Csömödér

By bus[edit]

Volánbusz operates local buses in Lenti. Ticket (in 2019): 205 Ft, pass (in 2019): 4010 Ft per month. Tickets can be purchased at the bus station (only on weekdays) and at the driver. Public transport map.

By narrow-gauge train[edit]

Csömödér State Forest Railway (Csömödéri Állami Erdei Vasút) operates narrow-gauge trains between Lenti and Kistolmács. The trains are operated only between April 21 and September 29 from Monday to Saturday. The ticket costs for adult: 300 Ft1400 Ft; for student, senior: 250 Ft900 Ft (depending on the distance).

3 Lenti narrow-gauge railway station, +36 92 579-033, .

See[edit]

In Lenti:

  • 1 Lenti Castle (Lenti vár), Dózsa György utca 26.
  • 2 Railway History Exhibition (Vasúttörténeti kiállítás), Táncsics Mihály utca, +36 92 579-033, . Apr 21–Jun 30 Aug 21–Sep 29 M–Sa 09:00–13:30, Jul 2–Aug 20 M–Sa 09:00–16:00. Treasures of Göcsej, the forest and the tree exhibition. Adult: 340 Ft, children: 170 Ft.
  • 3 Saint Michael Roman Catholic Church (Szent Mihály római katolikus templom), Templom tér. Built in 1750.

In Csesztreg:

  • 4 House of Traditions (Hagyományok háza), Kossuth Lajos utca 4, Csesztreg. There is an exhibition shows the peasant life of the first half of the 18th century with original furniture and objects.
  • 5 Saint Maurus Roman Catholic Church (Szent Móric római katolikus templom), Kossuth Lajos utca 28, Csesztreg. Built in 1803.
  • 6 Shepherd's House (Pásztorház), Ady Endre utca 31, Csesztreg, +36 92 573 020. Apr 1–Sep 30 08:00–18:00. Built in 1850s.
Lenti Thermal Spa and Medicinal Baths

In Nova:

In Páka:

  • 10 Dömefölde Heritage House (Dömeföldi tájház), Dömeföldi út 18, Dömefölde, Páka, +36 92 378-014, . Closed in 2018 due to reconstruction.
  • 11 József Öveges Memorial House (Öveges József Emlékház), Kossuth Lajos utca 41, Páka, +36 92 378-014, . By appointment only. An exhibition in the home of József Öveges, who was a physicist and Piarist teacher. During the guided tour, experiments are also presented.
  • 12 Saint Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church (Szent Péter és Pál apostolok római katolikus templom), Kossuth Lajos utca 47, Páka. Built in 1766.

In Szécsisziget:

  • 13 Buffalo Reserve (Bivalyrezervátum), Szécsisziget.
  • 14 Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church (Szent Kereszt római katolikus templom), Rákóczi Ferenc utca, Szécsisziget. Built in 1760 in Baroque style.
  • 15 Kerka Watermill (Kerka vízimalom), Rákóczi Ferenc utca 1, Szécsisziget, +36 20 485-9008, . Built in 1800s. It's used as guesthouse. An exhibition can be found here about the watermill.
  • 16 Szapáry–Andrássy Mansion (Szapáry–Andrássy-kastély), Kossuth Lajos utca 27, Szécsisziget. Built in 1850s in Baroque style.

In Szentgyörgyvölgy:

  • 17 Reformed Church (Református templom), Petőfi Sándor utca, Szentgyörgyvölgy. Built in 1787. It has painted ceiling. Reformed church in Szentgyörgyvölgy (Q1246776) on Wikidata
  • 18 Saint George Roman Catholic Church (Szent György római katolikus templom), Kossuth Lajos utca 93, Szentgyörgyvölgy. Built in 1807.

In Tormafölde:

In Tornyiszentmiklós:

  • 20 Saint Nicholas Roman Catholic Church (Szent Miklós római katolikus templom), Kossuth Lajos utca 46, Tornyiszentmiklós. Built in 1770 in Baroque style. Saint Nicholas Church, Kerkaszentmiklós, Tornyiszentmiklós (Q20479978) on Wikidata

Do[edit]

Lenti Castle

In Lenti:

In the surroundings:

  • 6 Lovászi Bath (Lovászi strand), Lakótelep 70, Lovászi. Jun–Aug: 10:00–19:00. Adult: 600 Ft; senior, student: 450 Ft. Discounts after 17:00.

Events[edit]

Official events:

  • Town's May Day (Városi Majális). In April.
  • Lenti Summer Evenings (Lenti Nyári Esték). Every Fridays in June–July.
  • Autumn Festival (Őszi Fesztivál). In September.
  • Martin's Day (Márton Nap). In November.

Buy[edit]

Eat[edit]

This page uses the following price ranges for a typical meal for one, including soft drink:
Budget Under 1900 Ft
Mid-range 1900 Ft2200 Ft
Splurge Over 2200 Ft

Budget[edit]

Saint Maurus Roman Catholic Church in Csesztreg

In Lenti:

In the surroundings:

Mid-range[edit]

In Lenti:

  • 5 Big Ben Burger, Takarék köz 1, +36 30 654-6378. M–Th 10:00–21:00, F Sa 10:00–23:00. Pizzeria and fast food bar. Pizza: 1790 Ft, hamburger: 1190 Ft.
  • 6 Generális Pizzeria, Kossuth út 1, +36 92 351-827. M–Th 07:30–23:00, F–Sa 07:30–01:00, Su 09:00–23:00. Pizzeria. Pizza: 1590 Ft.
  • 7 Jerry's Cafe and Pizza, Akácfa utca 1, +36 30 959-4457, . M–F 11:00–21:00, Sa 11:00–22:00, Su 11:00–19:00. Pizzeria and food bar. 1540 Ft, pizza: 1290 Ft, hamburger: 1290 Ft.

In the surroundings:

  • 8 Betyártanya Restaurant, Rákóczi út 32, Zalabaksa, +36 30 376-2756, . M–Sa 08:00–21:00, Su 10:00–21:00. Traditional restaurant and pizzeria. 1840 Ft, pizza: 1260 Ft, hamburger: 850 Ft, lunch menu: 950 Ft.
  • 9 Léda Presszó and Pizzeria, Kossuth Lajos utca 2, Tornyiszentmiklós, +36 30 739-9040. M–Th 10:00–22:00, F 10:00–23:00, Sa 10:00–00:00, Su 08:00–12:00 14:00–22:00. Traditional restaurant and pizzeria. 1750 Ft, pizza: 1150 Ft, hamburger: 550 Ft.

Splurge[edit]

In Lenti:

In the surroundings:

  • 12 Hetési Csárda, Rédics, Lenti út 1, +36 92 351-705. 09:00–22:00. Traditional restaurant.
  • 13 Kantin, Lakótelep 68, Lovászi, +36 92 376-009. M–Th Su 09:00–00:00, F–Sa 09:00–02:00. Traditional restaurant and pizzeria. 2090 Ft, pizza: 1390 Ft, lunch menu: 990 Ft.

Drink[edit]

Cafes[edit]

Kerka Watermill in Szécsisziget

Pubs[edit]

Sleep[edit]

This guide uses the following price ranges for a standard double room:
Budget Under 13,000 Ft
Mid-range 13,000 Ft20,000 Ft
Splurge Over 20,000 Ft

Budget[edit]

Saint Nicholas Roman Catholic Church in Tornyiszentmiklós

In Lenti:

  • 1 Favorit Inn (Favorit Fogadó), Kossuth út 5/b, +36 92 352-587, . Restaurant: 08:00–21:00. 8 rooms. Traditional restaurant with local cuisine. Single room: 5000 Ft, double room: 10,000 Ft (includes breakfast), lunch menu: 900 Ft.
  • 2 Főnix Inn (Főnix Fogadó), Akácfa út 17, +36 92 351-825, fax: +36 92 351-825, . Restaurant: 10:00–21:30. 6 rooms. Traditional restaurant with local cuisine and with specialties like dödölle and prósza. Single room: 7000 Ft, double room: 13,000 Ft (includes breakfast), average meal: 2100 Ft, lunch menu: 1000 Ft.

In the surroundings:

Mid-range[edit]

In Lenti:

  • 7 Denis Hotel and Restaurant, Táncsics Mihály utca 18–20, +36 30 560-1878, fax: +36 92 352-659, . Restaurant: 08:00–21:00. Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 11:00. 17 rooms. Traditional restaurant with local cuisine. Single room: 9000 Ft, double room: 14,000 Ft, average meal: 2100 Ft, lunch menu: 950 Ft.
  • 8 Heidi Guesthouse, Bánffy utca 108, +36 92 355-899, . Check-in: 12:00, check-out: 10:00. 12 rooms, 5 apartments. Single room: 13,275 Ft, double room: 17,485 Ft (includes breakfast).
  • 9 Vadvirág Guesthouse, Hegyalja út 10/b (Autójavító bus 3, 35), +36 30 552-9784, . 4 rooms. Single room: 7700 Ft, double room: 13,200 Ft (includes breakfast).
  • 10 Hubertus Inn (Hubertus Fogadó), Harangláb út 30 (Lentihegy I. bus 3), +36 92 551-102, fax: +36 92 551-104, . Restaurant: 08:00–22:00. Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 10:00. 28 rooms. Traditional restaurant with local cuisine and with specialties like game goulash with red wine and dödölle. Single room: 10,000 Ft, double room: 19,000 Ft, average meal: 1950 Ft, hamburger: 1950 Ft.
  • 11 Silvanus Guesthouse, Táncsics Mihály utca 14, +36 92 352-119, . 30 rooms. Single room: 11,000 Ft, double room: 18,000 Ft (includes breakfast).

Splurge[edit]

Sárberki Fishing Lake in Lenti

In Lenti:

  • 12 Castrum Thermal Guesthouse, Táncsics Mihály utca 16, +36 92 351-368, fax: +36 92 351-368, . 15 rooms. Single room: 13,900 Ft, double room: 19,900 Ft (includes tickets for the thermal bath).
  • 13 Hotel Zéta, Kossuth út 83, +36 92 351-440, fax: +36 92 351-440, . Restaurant: 06:30–22:30. Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 11:00. 31 rooms. Traditional restaurant with local and Mediterranean cuisine. Single room: 11,385 Ft, double room: 20,240 Ft, average meal: 2550 Ft, lunch menu: 1000 Ft.
  • 14 Thermal Hotel Balance, Táncsics Mihály utca 8, +36 92 630-590, . L16 Restaurant: 07:00–21:00. Check-in: 15:00, check-out: 11:00. 94 rooms. Traditional restaurant with local cuisine. Single room: 20,500 Ft, double room: 27,800 Ft (includes unlimited entry to the thermal bath), average meal: 1780 Ft, hamburger: 1490 Ft.

In the surroundings:

  • 15 Abbázia Country Club, Határ utca 3-7, Márokföld, +36 92 573-450, . Restaurant: 07:30–21:00. Check-in: 16:00, check-out: 10:00. 66 apartments. Traditional restaurant with local cuisine and with specialties like wild boar stew with dödölle. Apartment for one person: 25,515 Ft, for two persons: 34,020 Ft, average meal: 2600 Ft, lunch menu: 900 Ft.
  • 16 Csicsergő Leisure Center, Zuggó köz 1, Nova, +36 92 577-021, fax: +36 92 577-020, . Check-in: 15:00, check-out: 10:00. Single room: 13,990 Ft, double room: 22,980 Ft. Discounts on longer stay.
  • 17 Gosztola Gyöngye Wellness Hotel, Fő út 16, Gosztola, +36 92 701-353, fax: +36 92 701-574, . Restaurant: 12:00–15:00, 18:00–21:00. Check-in: 15:00, check-out: 11:00. 40 rooms. Traditional restaurant with local cuisine. Double room: 29,800 Ft (includes half board). Average meal: 2990 Ft.

Connect[edit]

Lenti's postal code is H-8960, and its telephone area code is 92.

Go next[edit]

Routes through Lenti
Ends at Main Road 86  W Main Road 75 E  → Junction Main Road 74PacsaKeszthely


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