Almost half way between Budapest and Lake Balaton, Lake Velence with its sparkling water-surface richly covered with islands of reed and continuous reed stretches and on its northern shore with gently emerging mountains and slopy hilfs. The part of Hungary that lies between the Danube, the Drava and the Western Frontier of the country. The lake with its 26 km2 surface ranks the third biggest natural still water in Hungary, after the lakes Balaton and Fertõ.
Almost the third part of its surface is covered by reeds, providing an ideal nesting and hiding place for several thousands of water-birds. Its favourable geographic and climatic features, its high number of sunny hours, its water suitable for open-air bathing, water-sports and fishing, as well as its terupting surroundings for hiking, make Lake Velence a popular resort, pleasure and excursion place for hundred thousands of people. Its avifauna and flora is especially rich, while its uniquely beautiful scene attracts the visitors and scientific researchers from afar.