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In the footsteps of old crafts in Gyenesdiás

Interactive workshops and exhibitions in the world of old crafts

Gyenesdiás, the family-friendly resort village in the West-Balaton region, awaits the whole family with precious moments. This time we would like to let you know about the secrets of old crafts.

At the smithy, you can get to know and also try out one of the oldest crafts. The iron chamber is open to visitors on Wednesday mornings.

The other old craft, whose origin goes back thousands of years, is pottery. In the J&A Potteryhouse, a lovely teacher couple will show you how to run the potter’s wheel.

If you are interested in vineyards and wineries, you should definitely visit the Darnay cellar. It originates from the times of the Turkish occupation. It is named after Professor Béla Darnay-Dornyai who found this cellar, recognised its importance and renewed it. Today you can see an exhibition about the history of viticulture in Gyenesdiás and the life and work of the excellent scholar.

Another valuable old building was renewed in the village in the spring of 2021, the water mill. The Diás Water Mill awaits visitors with Bakery Museum, Herbarium & Herb Garden. Here you can get familiar with the secrets of traditional bread-making, the use of different herbs, and you will see how a water mill operates.

The village is also very proud of its own ‘stove doctor’, who collects beautiful antique cast iron stoves and gives them a new life.

Have you ever thought about trying out shooting? In the surrounding forests, there are several hunting companies that keep the tradition of this old passion. On the sport shooting range embedded in a beautiful landscape, you can test your marksman skills at clay pigeon shooting, shotgun or pistol under expert guidance.

If keeping animals around your house seems impossible to you, you should have a visit to Livi’s Animal Farm. Children will love stroking and feeding the cute domestic animals, and the brave ones can even try out goat milking.

At the Herdsman’s House, they will show you how to make beautiful jewels of leather and pearls in the crafty workshop.

Further information:
Tourinform Gyenesdiás
2 Hunyadi St., Gyenesdiás
Tel.: +36 83/511-790
gyenesdias@tourinform.hu