Keszthely The Essential
It was here that the Festetics family, owners of many estates around Keszthely from 1739, founded Georgikon, Europe's first agricultural college, which existed until 1848. The terrace of Festetics Castle commands a beautiful view of the north and south banks of Lake Balaton. Inside the castle, admire the Helikon Library, which holds several tens of thousands of books. In town, Georgikon Museum is devoted to the history of the agricultural college, to wine-growing and farming.