Keszthely is often called as the capital of the Balaton, in the same way as the city of the memories.
The most famous symbol of Keszthely, the Festetichcastle is only a half hour far from Zalakaros by car. It is the 4thlargest castle of Hungary. It commands over 101 premises. It is retained in its original form, and was also several times renewed. It is the home of several exhibitions and museums. In summer it gets to be the teeming center of the city with its Summer Theater and concerts.