Newsflash: Renewed Romanesque Hall at the Museum of Fine Arts

March, 25. up till April, 2. 2018.

Can be visited free of charge.

The renewed Romanesque Hall of the Museum of Fine Arts will be open to the public, every day from 10 a.m., last admission at 5 p.m. Closing of the Hall starts at 5.40 pm.

Entry is on ʺfirst come, first served”!

No arrange reservations or bookings is needed. The guided tours in the Romanesque Hall is forbidden to everyone, nor even for partly groups.

Due to the limited capacity of the museum hall, the number of visitors is limited, therefore occasionally waiting outside the building can be expected.​

Visitor Rules for the Romanesque Hall … In order to protect our values please consider the following rules during your visit: Touching the walls of the Romanesque Hall is strictly forbidden. Please keep a distance of at least 20 cm from the walls of the Hall.

It is forbidden to bring bottles, food, drink, pets (except guide dogs) into the Hall, or any objects that might harm or endanger the safety of other visitors, employees of the museum or the artworks of the Hall.

The temperature in the Hall is approximately 20°C. It is not obligatory to leave coats and bags in the cloakroom unless they are wet. Kindly ask the visitors to leave travel bags and umbrellas in the cloakroom.

As all around the world, eating, and drinking is forbidden in the Hall. It is also prohibited to smoke in the building including electronic cigarettes.

Taking photographs and recording videos, exclusively for personal use, is permitted in the Hall. Flash photography, mono-pods and tripods are not permitted.

Children below the age of 2 can be taken in the Hall in strollers or in baby carriers.

The Romanesque Hall is accessible for disabled visitors as well.

After this period the museum will be closed, it can be visited again from 31 October 2018.

For further information: Museum of Fine Arts  +36 30 682 4899, between 10 a.m. 5.30 p.m.


Update Aggie Reiter

25th Titanic Filmfest – Budapest – 2018.

April, 4.  – April, 13.  2018

The Titanic Filmfest is the biggest international film festival in Hungary. The most outstanding, daring and innovative movies coming to movie lovers in Budapest. In 2018, Budapest celebrates its 25th Titanic Filmfest anniversary. Films from 29 countries, including international premiers are also on the list of the programs.

Four filmmakers will be present at their films. The director of The Shepherd, Jonathan Cenzual Burley, the filmmaker of Bird on a Wire about Leonard Cohen, Tony Palmer, and the two producers of Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World, Christina Fon and Stevie Salasis.

Cinemas to be screening the films are at the Art Cinemas – as: Uránia, Toldi, Örökmozgó, Puskin.

For more info, full program and screening times visit the official site of the Titanic Filmfest.

Update by Aggie Reiter

Hungarian success at the Dublin Craft Beer Festival 2018

Gold Award – Rétság brewery – Fűtőház Sörfőzde – Dublin Craft Beer Cup

The Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fair, one of Ireland’s largest festivals which took place at the Convention Center in Dublin City between March, 8-10, 2018.  Hosted local plus overseas craft beer beverages  with the latest beers and spirits all under the one roof .

This year 23 Hungarian beers were awarded  in the Dublin Craft Beer Cup Irish Handicrafts Competition.

Dublin Craft Beer Cup – 2018 Winner: M63 Bulldog by Fűtőház Sörfőzde (Hungary.

The golden strong M63 BULLDOG, however, was not “just” awarded with gold medal but won the Grand Prize of the Champion’s Champion.

The Grand Prize was awarded the Dublin Craft Beer Cup by the 28 international jury members for the stout beer (327-139) from the Rétság Grocery House Brewery. Beside the grand prize, this year the Rétság brewery (beyond its own performance) won two bronze medals  – M40 PÚPOS) and one silver medal – M61 NOHAB. Also  two other breweries: the Hungarian Jászapáti Guri Brewery and Hopfanatic  also returned back home with medals.

Previous years winners: 2017: Horizont of Hungary: Saison Witbier, 2016: McGargles: Francis Big Bangin IPA, 2015: Coisbo: Eleven Russian Imperial Stout, 2014: Coisbo: Four Russian Imperial Stout, 2013: Hilden Brewery: Twisted Hop

In 2013 was created to provide an opportunity to build brand recognition within the industry for smaller craft brewers. It has grown steadily each year and last year more than 450 entries were received from all over the world, including Japan and Venezuela.

Update by Aggie Reiter

Spring Fair – Budapest – 2018.

District V., Vörösmarty Square – Budapest

In connection with the Easter celebration at the Vörösmarty Square welcomes the people to visit the folk handicraft products from  March, 23 to April, 22 at Spring Fair in Budapest. This year, the long forgotten traditional traditions, high level of cultural experience are more than welcome. The festival aims to provide high quality entertainment to the residents of Budapest and naturally the foreigners visitors working and/or staying in Hungary. Also beside musical performances, visitors have a glimpse into the work of traditional crafts  made with demonstrations by basket-weavers, potters and blacksmiths.

The food stands feature roasts and traditional dishes. Sweets for sweet lovers but those with a sweet tooth will also find the artisanal marzipan and chocolates, as well as the perennial favourite of Hungarian fairs, “kürtőskalács” – Chimney cake.

To visit the Spring Fair is free of charge.

Update: Aggie Reiter

Lenny Kravitz – Budapest Sport Arena – 2018.

LENNY KRAVITZ in Budapest – 8 p.m. June, 13. 2018. –  Budapest Sport Arena

Lenny Kravitz has announced an upcoming 2018 summer European tour, and is set to perform at Budapest Arena in Hungary, on June 3. Tickets have gone on sale beginning from December, 15. 2017.

In addition to the tour, Kravitz is also gearing up to announce new music that is set to be released in Spring 2018.

Regarded as one of the preeminent rock musicians of our time, Lenny Kravitz has transcended genre, style, race and class over the course of a 20-year musical career. Reveling in the soul, rock and funk influences of the ’60s and ’70s, this writer, producer and multi-instrumentalist has won four consecutive Grammy Awards, as well as set a record for the most wins in the “Best Male Rock Vocal Performance” category.

In addition to his ten studio albums, which have sold more than 38 million worldwide, this multidimensional artist has segued into film, appearing as Cinna in the box-office hits, “The Hunger Games” and “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.” Kravitz can also be seen in the critically acclaimed films “Precious” and “The Butler.”

Update: Aggie Reiter

St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Budapest – 2018.

Get into the MOOD! Kiss me I’m Irish in Budapest! …

Not really, but everyone is Irish on Sunday, March, 18.,  St. Patrick’s Day festivities are celebrated around the world of Irish culture.

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Budapest, organized by the Irish Hungarian Business Circle, promises to be a lot of fun. Irish music, dance, food & drink. The parade starts at 1.30 p.m. (departure at 3 p.m.) on Sunday, March 18th on Szabadság Square- Budapest. Amusement, fun and surprises await! Balloons, face painters, stilts, Zugló – marionette groups, children’s programs – Irish music – food – beverages.

Ireland was once known as the island of saints and scholars, the Ireland of to-day is perhaps better known for its musical tradition, such as: Simply Mind, Enya, U2, The Corrs ...

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17th. It’s an Irish holiday, named after St. Patrick, a 5th century priest, founder of the Irish Church and patron saint of Ireland. It’s a religious feast, which has been observed over many centuries. On St. Patrick’s Day Irish families would traditionally attend church in the morning and celebrate in the afternoon. Today, St. Patrick’s Day is a celebration of Irish culture worldwide, with the St. Patrick’s Day Parade being one of the highlights of the festivities everywhere. The tradition of wearing something green on this day goes back to the 17th century, when green ribbons were worn.

 Get together with Green Outfits … Gadgets!

 Bring the family too!

Update:  Aggie Reiter

The 7th Badacsony Region Wineries – New York Palace Budapest – 2018.

On Saturday, April, 14. 2018., the great tasting  from the Badacsony  wineries will be held again in Budapest. The colorful  Badacsony Wine Region will be for the 7th time organized at one of the “World’s Most Beautiful Café” in the impressive New York Palace – Budapest …  this time at the Rome Room.

Beside the wineries of the Badacsony Wine Region, as a novelty the settlements, hotels, restaurants, program locations and other providers of the destination will be present to introduce themselves. It is a great time for those interested to get to know local producers, the outstanding representatives of the winemaking profession, to get answers directly from their questions. From the smaller wineries to the largest, from handicraft producers to large wineries, everyone will be present by tasting and talking with selected wines raise the atmosphere of the Badacsony Wine Region.

This year, just like in the previous gathering, masterclasses make the event interesting with interesting themes, performers and exciting wines!

Tickets to the exclusive wine tasting for just 6900HUF. Tickets for the event and masterclasses can be purchased in advance from March, 12. 2018. through: You can only buy a limited number of tickets on the spot for 7900HUF.

Wine Lovers, mark the date in your Wine Calendar …

Badacsony Region wines at the New York Cafe House – Budapest  … April, 14th!

Update by Aggie Reiter