Whether you want to bathe in thermal waters or hike tree-lined trails, Buk is the perfect place to relax and recuperate. Resting on the Austrian Border, this charming village is surrounded by green fields, rivers and majestic mountains.
Things to do in Bük
The thermal springs take center stage in Buk, especially at Bükfürdő Health and Adventure Centre where you can bathe in over 30 different medicinal swimming pools and receive healing therapies. Spanning two hectares, the spa center boasts hot and cold immersion pools, steamy aroma saunas and indoor and outdoor Jacuzzis.
Practice your golf swing with a round of 18 holes at Birdland Golf and Country Club, which features over 50 hectares of beautiful fairways, lush greens and various hazards. If you’re new to the game, take a lesson with a professional golf instructor or visit the driving range to perfect your swing.
Stroll through the village and admire the Saint Kelemen Parish Church. Built in 1408, the gleaming white church is a charming example of early Baroque and Romanesque architecture. Sample traditional Hungarian food and wine while sitting in the sun-drenched courtyard at Aurora Restaurant.
Get in touch with nature at Kneipp and Nordic Walking Park, which features a 510-meter-long barefoot walking path with various surfaces, including pebbles, sand and pine bark. Reinvigorate your body with an open-air yoga class, get lost in the hedge maze and find different herbs and spices at Organic Point.
Getting around Bük
Buk is around a two-hour drive from Budapest, Vienna, Graz and Bratislava, and is well connected to Hungary and Austria by train and bus. Vienna International Airport is a 1.5-hour drive away. Once in Buk, walking, rental bikes and local buses are popular ways to get around.