The history of the Balaton region, calling people at all etched in Hévíz and immediate surroundings. The material relics indicate that more than seven thousand years, starting in the middle újkőkortól (VI millennium BC, the end of) the pre-conquest until Carolingian age (IX century AD), continuously inhabited this area .
The most significant finding in the town of Hévíz Egregy, a 2001. years been found during archaeological excavations conducted in the early imperical from nearly a thousand square meters korridoros Roman villa, which also have central heating. Thermal management of the city museum showing the remains of the building plans, with a portion of the excavated objects.
The late Roman Egregy imperical to the tomb, as well as the thermal lake, Margaret - found next to villa, altar dedicated to Jupiter.
The findings that suggest that the Romans already knew the healing thermal water, and the villa owners attracted to this factor.
In addition, for industrial purposes - hemp, flax, leather work - used in the lake.
The first name of a 1328th Heviz charter, dated March 28, occurs in which the chapter introduces Veszprem, Hungary Paul Gimesi reeve, Szentandrás - called pah possession. The estate is mentioned in the description of the boundaries are commonly said thermal space (for ad Locura vulgariter heuvyz dictum "). The thermal to linguists as "current, heat source" means, in this sense the term used in the Middle Ages.
During the centuries of the Middle Ages, did not survive the follow to the lake of Hévíz was used for healing. However, this possibility can not be ruled out, since "hévízeknek" was the great eastern Turkish era, especially in the border garrison köszvénytől much suffering among the soldiers. The marsh reeds and hidden sástengerében Hévíz certainly the people of the area used for occasional bathing.
XVII. century Hévíz valley drainage work on the sources reported, the setting up of mills, which shows the run-off water recovery.
XVIII. century emerged from the obscurity of the lake of Hévíz, sa century Hévízfürdő born. Bel in 1731, one of Hungary's best known contemporary polihisztora was in the neighborhood, and the description of a relatively detailed account of experiences. The first scientific analysis of the water spring lake of Hévíz and description Szláby Francis, chief medical officer and physicist of Zala county officers was carried out by 1769 - in.
Towards the end of the century, Hévíz lake has some maps are also included. II. Joseph - kind of 1783rd year, the first military survey map for the warm, sulphurous lake "designation had had the Hévíz Lake, it out of the malomér and" Heviz - stream 'name appeared.
Thermal Name 1780 - first appeared in print, Windisch, Charles Gottlieb, German-language work ( "The Kingdom of Hungary geográfiája). It is also mentioned in Hévíz Korabinszky John Mathias 1786 - also issued in Hungarian földrajztörténeti Encyclopedia.
The Heviz - the value of the valley in the eighteenth. century, primarily in the mills, and sometimes excellent szénatermés reported. The last decade of the century, came to the fore in healing of water use, and a re-discovery of the spa building, Count George Festetics merit.
The possibility of a major development in the 1857-58. annual land consolidation, and a decade later, the bishop of Veszprém and Count Festetics Tasziló exchange contract between the insured. The latter construction sites due to the estate was where established the so-called New battery.
Until 1871, seven houses were built near the lake. 1870-71-Seven was built in the so-called house still stands today.
The construction work due to the growing spa of national importance, visited the place in Latvian. The turn of the century the family Festetics shorter or longer period of time the lease of the baths.
In 1898, Alexander Lovassy Keszthely economic academic teachers were due to Indian red lilies in the pond. The flowers are still in Heviz attractions.
The major impetus for the development of Lake Hévíz, in 1905, to 35 years Reischl Wenceslas Keszthely brewer has leased the Festetics uradalomtól.
The two wars between the significance of Hévíz was increasing: because of the Trianon peace treaty after the elcsatolták bathing areas as well. Thermal spas in Hungary has become the most important. The continued construction around the lake, and in 1926 built the swimming pool, a year later and the floor of the north shore of Lake strandépület.
The spa building is 1931-32-iron structure in the roof was installed, it completely covered, have become completed.
The 1920s began in the middle of a large recreational building. The 1905th Act 110 was the receipt of the cabins on the lake, which in 1930 rose by 680 with 150 seats vetkőzőkkel. In 1905, the number of rooms in the spa was 74, while in 1939, 250th
The war and the subsequent period of political instability and the owner Festetics family's departure did not allow for further improvements. The war years, the foreign visitors came almost exclusively from Germany.
1944-45-in many of the spa treatment of wounded soldiers.
Hévízfürdőt nationalized in 1948, the following year, catering to public ownership have been.
1952, On 1st January the Ministry of Health has established the thermal state Gyógyfürdőkórház. The country's largest thermal Latvian musculoskeletal rheumatic diseases healing spa.
The Gyógyfürdőkórház the 1960s, expanded, modernized. In 1965, new roads, parks were established.
In the mid-1970s began the reconstruction of the spa - the modernization, winterization for nearly a decade.
In March 1986 the central lake of Hévíz is covered with wooden buildings caught fire and burned a large part. More than two years to complete the renovation.
The 1989-90-year regime, of course, is a radical change in Heviz. Significant rise in the west, particularly the number and proportion of German-speaking arrivals. The holiday trade after the privatization of significant parts of modern, well equipped hotel has been created.
In the 1990s, more than ever devel taken to the settlement. Domestic and foreign investment in line were built in the hotels, catering.
1992, 1st May, Heviz took the city title. The following year, founded the first high school, high school in the Istvan Bibo. The mid-nineties, more and more services, event became the center of the environment. The second half of the decade, several churches were built in Hévíz.
In September 1999, inaugurated the new sport center and a modern, spacious city hall.
XXI. century Hévíz Hungary and one of Europe's most popular year-round, and visited a dynamically developing spa.