Helikon Castle, Keszthely

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  • This is a really great place worth a look, the library is beautiful not to mention the garden-was wonderful. A wonderful exhibition of carriages and karoc. I recommend for children and adults.
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  • Se enjoyed every single moments in there. Specially the model museum. We were with our 8 years old daughter and she loved it.  more »
  • The Museum is not located directly next to the Castle, how could the name of the cause, but it is necessary to cross the road and get out of the area. In the building there are several expositions (hunting, weapons) really don't know, because we've come here mainly for the reason the railway models. You can see several models from the local neighborhood to the snowy Alps and all the boys and dads will certainly enthusiastic. However, my girlfriend and she did not share her enthusiasm, I think I'm still there now. :-)
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  • We have visited it in November when the weather was still fine. Parking space is in front of the castle and for 2€ we bought around 2,5h. Buying a ticket was a challenge because of the queue I didn't have time to read small printed price list. I just asked a friendly lady in front of me for an advice. She told me to buy a ticket for all exhibits , so I bought a tickets for 30€, 2 adults and one kid. It turned out that I bought a ticket for seven museums including a castle. So we've stayed at these places for around 5 hours to visit all of them. Finding all museums/exhibits was a small mission because there are no signs where to go after vising a castle. I'm sure that with better signs, webpage and a large price list with a map at the entrance they would have more happy visitors.
  • Beautiful grounds and scenery. The library was my favorite room and has an interesting history. The museum attendants are knowledgeable and friendly. Unfortunately, the huge con for me is that most of the museum isn't accessible without buying separate tickets for each part OR is closed to public completely.
  • I have been in nicer castel in my life but this is also oke. The ticket is quiet expensive. I offee just the palm house and the bird garden. That was really spectacular!
  • Visiting this this castle is simply a MUST if you are in the area. The spacious castle grounds are free to visit and explore. You can also pay a small fee to go inside the castle. Unlike most other castles I've visited you are free to roam at your own pace (not forced to go as a group with a guide) which I find much more enjoyable. My favorite highlights were the MASSIVE library and the beautiful portraits throughout. You can see a very famous painting of Marie Antoinette.
  • The castle as well as the surrounding park is beautiful. Our visit has been unfortunately spoiled by the stubborn, unfriendly staff, which did not allow to enter the exhibition with our 1yr old baby in baby carrier! They insisted to see it as backpack which is not allowed.

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