At the western end of the lake, the of Keszthely used to be owned lock, stock and barrel of one family - the Festetics. The 101-room Festetics Palace is one of Hungary's important Baroque monuments. Count György Festetics founded Europe's first agricultural school, now Keszthely's University of Agricultural Sciences, in 1797. He also amazed townspeople by building Phoenix, the biggest ship on Balaton till then, a three-master powered    with help from 24 oarsmen