Hike around the Old Lake of Tata and explore its secrets in any season. Changes in water level reveal various faces of this idyllic habitat.
Varied wetland habitat is one of the greatest natural values of Hungary including thermal springs, clean mountain springs, marshes and lakes. The town of Tata is not just rich in such values but makes serious efforts to preserve and show them to visitors. Tata has been one of the sites on the list of wetlands of international importance by the Ramsar Convention since the 1990s. The town has implemented an environmental policy accordingly to protect water birds and encourage locals to save this wonderful ecological community. In return, thousands of waterfowls and other migratory birds chose the lake to be their shelter in spring and autumn.
But the town and Öreg-tó (Old Lake) offers a variety of further attractions both natural and cultural, which you can explore during several thematic tours. Information boards on both sides of the lake, at the plane-tree near the castle and in the parking lot at the holiday houses display local natural and cultural values along nature trails. You tell about the history of the town, local wetland and forest habitats and pass mills, churches, castles, mine pits, lakes and springs.
Explore this exciting place, where nature and history blends near a glimmering lake.
Basic gear: hiking boots, seasonable wear, drinking water, food. Use Természetjáró app. to navigate.