Dörgicse is a tiny village situated on the territory of the Balaton Uplands National Park 6 km from the shore of Lake Balaton.
300 inhabitants live here but summertime many more people stay here because of the big scale of holiday houses. The village was mentioned first in 1082 and mainly is known its historical vineyards at gentle slopes of volcanic Halom Hill.
Sights in the village
* It is perhaps due to the turmoil of our history that we can see a wealth of church and castle ruins around Lake Balaton just like anywhere else in the country. The village of Dörgicse for example has three church ruins. These ancient churches were built before the Tatar invasion of 1241 fell victim to 150 years long Turkish occupation. That time each of them belonged to three individual villages. Nowadays it’s called Dörgicse.
* Levendarium is a lavender plantation. The best time to visit it in June when lavender is blooming but all year round you can buy a wide range of lavender products at their shop.
* Three ruined churches round tour in Dörgicse with a viewpoint of lakeside. It takes 2 hours. Needs: walking shoes
* Walking tour to the top of Halom Hill It has a scenery view on Lake Balaton on the vineyards and a special volcano themed natural trail. It takes one hour. Needs: walking shoes