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ITTF Table Tennis World Championships @ HUNGEXPO – Budapest – 2019.

Between April, 21-28. 2019.- Hungexpo Budapest Fair Center will host after 58 years again the largest table tennis event the 2019 WTTC, the ITTF Table Tennis World Championships. Budapest in the past has had hosted three world championships: in 1929, 1931, and recently in 1950.

The World Cup is organized by the Hungarian Table Tennis Association (MOATSZ).

The competition will be carried out in four halls: the finals will be held in the latest Hall G: at nearly 10000 square meters, which will be able to set-up seating up to 5000 people. The main sponsors supporting this event will also be accommodated in this hall with having their own booths. In Hall F: VIP entrance hall, court and play rest, press center and the conference room are formed. In the Hall A:  players may practice, and in while others can see the qualifiers from the 2000-seat spectators area.

At the Hall D: Food service area with contestant food service. At rest of the Hall will be a fan zone where fans can try their table tennis skills as well as shop various sports equipment, sports clothing and memorabilia related to the TWP competition.

Table tennis was  way back and still is one of the popular sports in Hungary. Among the world championships, table tennis is the 6th biggest event of the year. Hopefully, many of fans will be arriving from Europe, but needn’t to say from Asia a mass of fans will also be on the spot to cheer their loved sporty ones. It is also expected to increase the nights at the Budapest’s hotels during the period of the Tennis World Championship.

Hungexpo partial source

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Balaton Circle Gastro Picnic @ Csopak

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The Lake Balaton Circle has been established for four years as a group of hosts who are most committed to the quality renewal of gastronomy in the region. Among the circle members there is local restaurant, confectionery, pálinka maker, wine bar and several wineries that are open all the year-round Northern Lake Balaton.  Main goal driving the members of the association lies in their co-operation and  their common thinking and a message about quality, authenticity.

Csopak’s succulent wines, award-winning wine makers have a huge wine list for wine lovers to find their favorite variety and vintage.

The Csopak picnic on Saturday, February, 23. opening at Noon.

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Jewish Heritage of Herend – Temporary Exhibition

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District, VII., 2. Dohány Street – Budapest

Just in case it was missed to visit, it is still open for the visitors the unique exhibition  which opened in October of last year and can be still visited until April, 29. 2019. The Hungarian Jewish Museum and Archives opened a joint exhibition with the Herend Porcelain Museum, featuring the story and art of the Herend Seder Plates. The exhibition is on the second floor at the Hungarian Jewish Museum – Budapest.

Herend Porcelain Manufactory operates today as the world’s largest porcelain manufactory and as a profitable enterprise. Herend achieves the balance of tradition and innovation passing on its 19th Century traditions into the 21st Century.

The Herend porcelains are one-by-one only painted by Master-Painters, so it is a Very High Standard Product. A real artwork of hand-making unique pieces.

The exhibit highlights two dozen ornate Seder plates made for wealthy Hungarian Jews by the famed Herend Porcelain Manufactory. If you view the plate’s illustrations carefully, you can trace the increasing assimilation of Jews into Hungary. The Hungarian Jewish Museum stands  jointly at the venue  to the Dohány Street Synagogue.

Admission ticket to the exhibition is 4000HUF/person which covers access to the museum and guided tour to the synagogue.  

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Sting European Tour – Budapest – 2019

Sting on the Road Again in 2019
July, 2. 2019.
Papp László  Budapest Sport Arena
District XIV., 2. Stefánia Rd.

Sting on the Road Again on his „My Songs” concert tour.

Budapest will be within one of the 25 cities String will hold a concert.

Fans will certainly be high at his dynamic show hearing his songs perfectly connected to him. Of course most of his fans followed his unique voice whilst being way back with The Police group and afterwards as a solo artist. String’s Budapest concert will be accompanied by an electric rock ensemble.

Come to Budapest from another European country where Sting will not be on stage this year and whilst here also take a look around at the cultural and entertainment venues, and in the evening experience Sting “My Songs” concert, presenting a selections from his timeless hits with The Police and illustrious solo career. Live through the moments again when the songs of these hit the charts and you! Be prepared to a Truly Amazing Evening!

  No antidote to this “Sting” but who would want to!?!

Tickets are already out to purchase on the spot at the Papp László Budapest Sport Arena’s ticket office by the price between 12900-29900HUF. Pretty high price but to get high will surely be worth the price for many fans.

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Herald News: TELECOM Volt Festival – Sopron – 2019!

Telekom VOLT Festival’s international program is finally completed!

Twirl around in the heat summer night, fly high within the mood of superb musicians concerts! 

Even though  to-day date it is Valentine Day, lovers, close friends already may plan in advance to take part at the festival to remember for a lifetime.

SOPRON awaits festival-goers not just from Hungary, from around Europe and even from overseas between June, 26 – 29 with music legends and current favorites including the Black Eyed Peas, Papa Roach, Cypress Hill, Martin Solveig, and Jan Blomqvist.

Perhaps mainstream hip-hop’s most legendary band, the Black Eyed Peas will take over VOLT’s stage to promote their new album along with performing everyone’s favorite hits live. VOLT’s opening day will be a real rock festival with acts from bands such as Cypress Hill, Papa Roach, and Amaran the along with the already announced Slipknot. On Thursday, June, 27.,Ugly Kid Joe will take the stage for the first time playing a combination of hard rock, funk, rap and thrash music.

Friday, June, 28., is bound to be a full house in Sopron with one of electro-pop music’s favorites, Jan Blomqvist, who is arriving with his full band. The Austrian duo Kruder & Dorfmeister will also perform at the festival and so will the Kollektiv Turmstrasse duo. Drum & bass lovers can rejoice as the Bladerunnaz team, who have been an important part of VOLT since the beginning, will be celebrating their 20th birthday there. DJ Friction and The Prototypes will also join the celebration, with Habstrakt making an appearance that evening as part of the Next Level night. Two favorites, Nouvelle Vague and DelaDap will also be returning to VOLT.

Full International Line-Up: Slipknot  Black Eyed Peas  Slash  Parov Stelar Papa Roach Cypress Hill LP Robin Schulz Martin Solveig Lost Frequencies Jan Blomqvist Kruder & Dorfmeister Kollektiv Turmstrasse Nouvelle Vague Deladap Ugly Kid Joe Amaranthe …and many more with Hungarian acts!

Next Level pres: Habstrakt, Bladerunnaz 20: Friction + The Protpesoty.

photo: [ Sandor Csudai ]

Even though there are months ahead to come, spend the awesome time at SOPRON  – TELECOM VOLT Festival, better be on the sharp side to get your tickets in time. Don’t miss the biggest concert of the year! Not even an hour drive from Vienna/Austria to Sopron.

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Tex source: Press Team of Telekom VOLT Festival

Fiery Wines – Volanic Flavors – Badacsony coming to Budapest 2019

Sunday, March, 9. 2019.

New York Palace – Rome Hall – Budapest!

District, VII., 9. Erzsébet Boulevard

Spring will soon be coming, at least by introducing to keep in mind to visit Badacsony wine region!

The biggest wine tasting event of the year exhibited by the Badacsony region’s wine makers for wine lovers!

Event organised and held at the same place this year as well. The visitors may have a taste of the 38  wine makers 160 wines, and receive superb offers on the spot from 13 tourist service in visiting the Badacsony Region of Wines.

Over the years the “walking tasting pass ticket” became pretty popular, cause in the meantime can have a chat with the wine makers, receive information about their wines and the various options to visit the local cellars.

During the day may join master classes, such as with this year’s presence of Dr. Attila Fiáth, an international wine academician and an associate professor. The title of his presentation will be on “Highlanders of Badacsony”. The Badacsony Region wines are overall from the land of Badacsony, Szent György-hill, Csobánci, Lake-Liptov, Szigliget Mountain, Abraham-hegy.  Another performer will be András Wolf, an Executive Chef of Salon Restaurant and New York Cafe, Member of Bocuse d ‘Or Academy, Chef and Jury member. His presentation covers “Relationship between Badacsony Wine and Bread” and introducing his special, self-made bread.

Péter Vasti Winery, the organizer of the Badacsony Guild Tourism Association, will talk about the world of harmony between the “Wines of Badacsony Region and Gourmet food.”

Tickets to the event, special master courses and new discounted fares are available in advance at a price of 6900HUF or in limited number on the spot for the price of 8900HUF.  Also  further information to other ticket prices at  www.kostolo.badacsony.com

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Leisure and Pleasure … Come Rain Come Shine!

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To-day Neckermann Travel Tours – Hungary held a presentation regarding to introduce the variety options of the Thomas Cook Tourist Agency offers to the “New Generation of travellers”. These were … Sentido … a little luxury, CC Cook’s Club … New Generation Hotels, Sunwing … Tailored for Kids, Sunprime Hotels … Adults, Casa Cook Hotels …Bohemian lifestyle, Sun Connect Resorts … Families … Family vacation , Smartline … Vacation wisely.  Both partnership goes back to 2001 to Germany when Thomas Cook Travel Agency  joined Neckermann group. Thomas Cook family, one of the best known and respected brands in the travel industry operating 21 markets and offer holidays to most countries around the world.

Cook’s Club Design Hotels… Cook’s Club builds on the success of the boutique hotel: youthful style, demanding care and services to meet the needs of the digital generations at a price that can attract a wider audience.

Looking for a laid-back spirit … for like-minded people to revel, lower stress levels, explore or enjoy some well-needed downtime not too mention having tasty farm-to-table ethos, sharing food.  Thomas Cook’s Club – “New Generation Hotels” … unique color palette for each hotel … well-being for the body, mind and soul … locally sourced menu, inspired by destination. Not only do these hotels focus on good music, great drinks and fantastic food, but can find an incredible atmosphere that’ll define the guests.  Love seeing what’s under the waves?  Find the most inspiration and will not be boring. Visiting the most breathtaking natural attraction? Thomas Cook hotels have change their in-and-outside style from the hotels that “looked like hospitals” from in-and-outside. They refurnished the rooms with more friendly Swedish made products. Upgraded with unique color palette for each hotel kept in mind, well-being for the body, mind and soul. The food is not just the usual old buffet style served, but from locally sourced menu, inspired by destination. The guest may have a chat with the local chief about the food received on their table … where the ingredients are from. DJ’s are to comfy the guest whether morning, daytime, evening or late night.

Retreats to value-for-money possible to choose from many different types. Whether skipping away from the daily routine to a land of striking ancient ruins, glorious emerald coasts, enjoying  stunning holiday resorts and so much on the travelers mind,  The beautiful sandy beach is also great for „Y” generation. These trips can be for short stays depending the time to spend out of the daily rush at home.  Retreats to value-for-money possible to choose from many different types. Whether package holidays, last-minute offers, reaching the dreams, travel with their new premium brand Thomas Cook Signature will take their travelers to the most beautiful hotels in the world to relax with the signature comfort.

In a nutshell: The Thomas Cook Group is the oldest and best known name in leisure travel with a history of innovation that started in 1841. By the end of 1850 Thomas Cook began to contemplate foreign trips to Europe, the United States and the Holy Land. Expanded his business in Britain and Europe in 1855. In the coming years traveled almost throughout the globe. In the 21st century launched the largest travel groups, with new logo and brandy identity. Today, Thomas Cook one of the world’s leading leisure travel groups. Thomas Cook’s vision is to be the best-loved holiday company, delivering inspiring, personalized holiday experiences for all its customers.

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