Are you in love with history? Are you obsessed with medieval battles? On top of that, you need some relaxation? Well, I have a perfect suggestion for you in this case. Forget about playing strategy games on your phone or re-watching Game of Thrones on the couch to get the trimmings. You can be a part of it yourself in real life on a thematic estate of Bikal town, Hungary - a one-hour drive from Lake Balaton and Siófok, the Hungarian Ibiza. This special place has been built for entertaining and helping those who are on the same wavelength just like you since Bikali Élménybirtok helps you with time travelling back to the Middle Ages. It doesn’t only provide you with a contemporary appearance, but it even organizes multiple authentic programs that allow you to ponder in the past. On top of that, it has all the facilities anyone could wish for letting off steam.
Even though I was only once at this thematic estate myself, I desperately want to go back again as soon as I can. The medieval-like place is simply enchanting whoever passes its gates, regardless of age. It was really enjoyable to experience how people lived in the Middle Ages, and at the same time shocking to face the different environments that citizens and villagers lived in back then. The experience I got here was pretty educating as an adult, let alone it could be for children and teenagers. The thing is Bikali Élménybirtok is a true pearl in the middle of nowhere, but all it can compensate for the ugly truth. I spent two days here, but I was never contemplating leaving to discover the surroundings.
I can only imagine how amazing memory it could be for a little child to see “the real knights” fighting in front of them, taking part in a hawk show, not to mention all the stuff everyone can try himself. Starting with the already mentioned knights’ tournaments and battles, children and adult have a chance to get to know new skills, you would have needed in medieval times. On the vast estate, you will be able to see how talented smith, craftsman, baker, tailor or carver you would be, but you can also prepare the pearl necklaces, pet animals and observe how the mills work. If you fancy sorcery, visit the witch house, and when you get hungry or thirsty, you can go to the medieval inn.
Bikali Élménybirtok is not only about discovering everyday life back in the 15th century. Besides the thematic estate, we can spend revitalizing hours in Bikal Spa, where all the wellness facilities are provided for the guests’ comfort. Furthermore, one of my all-time favourite accommodations, Puchner Castle Hotel, can also be found in Bikal. The hotel possesses every pomp and magnificence that a typical mansion had in the 19th century as if we flew back again to the times of Habsburgs. Anyhow, even if it is the Middle Ages or the 19th century, time travelling is an impressive experience, and in Bikal, you are definitely going to get that feeling.
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