The Abandoned Fishing Village (That Actually Isn’t)

The Abandoned Fishing Village (That Actually Isn’t)

Saturday July 29, 2017 Written by Téa

Just an hour north of Budapest, Szödliget is a tiny lakeside town full of little A-frame huts and dainty bridges spanning across narrow waterways. Although travel websites frequently claim the town is abandoned, the area, which was established as a sports fishing lake in 1949, is actually regularly maintained.

In fact, Szödliget has its own yacht club, and is part of a nature preserve. It may not be abandoned, but if Viktor Egyed’s photos are anything to go by, the town is the perfect place for a little getaway – somewhere picturesque and quiet, if not entirely deserted. To see the rest of Egyed's photos, head here.