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The Museums Autumn Festival – PartOne – Székesfehérvár & Veszprém – 2019

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September 23 – November 10. 2019.

It was the most gorgeous fall day with 24C and sunshine. Drove a little less than 2 hours to get to our destination and have taken of the most beautiful  snaps from these 2 cities.  We walked on the highest points and „climbed” down to the lowest points. Cannot stay enough about these cities, so put on your walking shoes and go visit!  Our first stop, arriving to our first venue went inside the Welcome Center and then headed for our day trip.

Midway through the open-air event series of the Ethnographic Museum and the Hungarian Tourism Agency. This time we got a taste of famous museums and programs in Veszprém and Székesfehérvár. The purpose of our study visit was to get to know the sights and history presented of the Museum Autumn Festival in the countryside.


During the morning, The exhibition of the graphic artist László Réber,  prize winner of the “The Exhibition of the Year” Museum’s Pedagogical King Museum in the morning hours.  The „Hetedhét” Toy Museum in the historical center of Székesfehérvár, in the Hiemer-Font-Caraffa building block. The permanent exhibition is made in two collections. Collection One Éva Moskovszky and her mother, Erzsébet Auer, whose unique collections of civic toys are recognized throughout Europe and the graphic legacy – László Réber. CollectionTwoThe combinations of objects containing thousands of small game devices almost without exception a baby’s room, which was originally staged at the collectors themselves and equipped with some kind of story and meaning.


After that venue, we visited the “Country House of the Year” homemade pasta workshop in the Bakony House. The Bakony House, one of the first Hungarian open-air ethnographical museums. The house used to be a home for a Calvinist lower-gentry family. The three-part building thatched-roofed and soil floor represents the most advanced type of that time. Inside lifestyle typical of the region are displayed (pots, pans, bowls, dishes, ring-cake makers, cups, spoons, and forks). The potteries were made by potters of Veszprém, Szentgál, Nemesleányfalu, Sümeg, Tüskevár, and Kapolcs. Main room displayed with old-style, angular arrangement of furniture. See slideshow: To the right of the entrance there is a green tile or flap-tile stove with a crown with lace-ornaments on the top made by a Veszprém stove-setter and potter in 1854. There is a wooden arm-chair called the “chair of sorrow”, a seat for the oldest man of the family neoclassic chairs from the 19th century with carved back with empire-style ornaments. Also two chairs with Baroque-style carved backs dating from 1704.

A few steps further is the 1925 built, 100 year-old county museum the “Palace of Culture,” built to the public interested in historical treasures the Dezső Laczkó Museum, that show lives from the past, the present, and the future. The first finds of the oldest and most significant collection of 330000 items in the county from 1903 which deals with ethnography, archaeology, history, fine and applied arts, literary history of Veszprém and Veszprém county, and there is a remarkable collection of numismatic  collection as well. Int he museum the „Spirits” remained in the objects. It makes visitors travel in time and space everywhere in the county during the ancient times to the modern age, from the Avars to our grandparents. The oldest archaeological findings date back to 5th century B.C.  At the Library and Treasury of Knowledge is a home for ancient prints, antiques shows several hundreds of years old, first editions of Hungarian fiction and non-fiction books from the 17-19th centuries. In addition visitors can watch archive and contemporary films on about Veszprém county itself. The Treasury of Knowledge a superb and unique education program in the heart of museum.

Before  heading to our next venue had lunch at the Gusto13 – Székesfehérvár … Bouillon, veggies, noodles …Wild boar, green pea puree with grilled vegetables …  also for vegetarians – steamed vegetables … dessert – Thai pannacotta. Excellent food and service – Highly recommend this place.

In the afternoon went down to reach the deepest point of the city -3 floor of the renowned Prison. This program, namely: “Up in the Sky, Down in the Deep” showed the dark shadow of the past, we got a picture of the lives of convicted ex-prisoners, mainly because of their political views in the jail. Had a look at the memory cell of the Hungarian Prince Cardinal József Mindszenty.  Was the bishop of Veszprém and imprisoned in the castle prison between November, 27.  – December, 22. 1944. The Mindszenty Memorial Room commemorates the activities and imprisonment detailing the arrest and detention. He was jailed on Xmas in 1948., charged , sentenced to life imprisonment in 1949. He was liberated during the 1956 Revolution and fled to the US Embassy – Budapest after the suppression of the War of Independence. He stayed at the embassy until 1971, when he left the country and moved to Vienna. According to his will he was buried in 1975 in Mariazell – Austria.

There were also left hand marks of the Bakony outlaws who were imprisoned here also on the -3 floor. Were told a brief history of some of major Bakony outlaws. The rumor of the outlaws survived of which the door of their cell where taken away and exhibited as a memento in the new prison at the Veszprém County Prison.  Born in a shepherd’s family  (real name Jóska Papp)  Jóska Sobri the high-profile robberies were associated with his name. He had several robberies on his account, mentioning here the Hunkár castle’s robbery  at Szolgagyőr, gained booty and was  finally captured in 1836 sentenced  and hanged.

To be continued … PartTwo

Update and snaps  Aggie Reiter

“Round Hill” (Kerekdomb) Festival – Tállya – 2017.

September, 8 – 10. Tállya

Tállya is the geometric center of Europe and its surroundings is the jewelery box of Tokaj wine region. The venue is unique with its vine-covered hillside, small cozy wineries and the castles and courtyards.

The summer festival season is overwhelming, and the “Round Hill” (Kerekdomb) Festival in Tállya is offering music and cultural time out with pleasure for families, friends not just for locals, but foreigners to enjoy well-deserved relaxation. Wine, music, literature, theater and sports awaiting visitors in “that order”. The venue is at the picturesque settlement of Tokaj Wine Region. This year’s festival will be held with theater performances, light and classical music programs, wine picnic and running race competitions:  Half Marathon, Mád-Tállya Run and Ludas Matyi Race

With the support of the Hungarian Tourism Agency, this will be the second year all-round weekend that will not bid farewell by this festivals in September. The organizers are preparing a separate venue for those arriving for the week-end to stay in the tent.

During the autumn six locations are waiting for visitors at the Vincellér House Concert Hall’s Main Stage.  At the Wine Festival, literary and wine programs joins together.

At the creation house folk handicraft artists present their own hand works.

Tállya is the geometric center of Europe and its surroundings is the jewelery box of Tokaj wine region. The venue is unique with its vine-covered hillside with small cozy wineries and the castles and courtyards.

Compared to the summer opening festival, the organizers have created tent sites at Tallya. Tasting will be available from Thursday, September, 7. –  Sunday, 10. The tent ticket can be purchased through online or on spot by any visitors with the festival entry.

The Maillot Castle will be the venue for children’s programs awaiting for the little ones every day. There will be Esther Bíró – Esther-chain, the Holló Ensemble and the singer of the Belmondo band and many more.

The venue for classical concerts will be at the Roman Catholic church with Edina Mókus Szirtes, the man of St Ephraim, Amadinda, Musica Florens and a special trio Iván Madarász, Esther Kővári and Gergely Matuz.

During the festival, within the theater programs: the House of Arts, the RS9 Theater, Manna Production and the Momentán Society productions can be seen.

Culture and Sports are a great addition to the Round Hill, so those who would like to get into the move may attend taking part in the half-marathon (distanced 7kilometers  Mád -Tállya). 

The children may also get on the run by 1 kilometer Ludas Matyi Race, only limited on the site (9.30 a.m. – 10 a.m. on September, 9).

The organizers recommend online registration within the deadline date: September, 1. 2017.

Update Aggie Reiter

Herald News: „World of Coffee” – Budapest – 2017.

„World of Coffee” – Budapest 2017.

June, 13-15. 2017.

HUNGEXPO – District, X., 10 Albertirsai Road

Opening hours from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Join the Coffee Community in Budapest for this very special event, featuring an interactive exhibition with over 200 of the world’s most innovative coffee industry suppliers, three full days of thrilling competitions, inspiring symposium, seminars, educational workshops and a packed social programs filled with plenty of entertainment, excitement and fun fringe events.

This year’s top guest: Mexico, one of the world’s largest coffee makers. Coffee, however, is the country’s most profitable export product. You will be able to get to know more flavors with unique Mexican flavors.

Reimagining the Coffee, that goes with passion … and most of all kindly keep in mind that this event last for 3 days and the massive huge list of coffees will be a challenge if the visitors wish to taste most of them. Probably, a year would not be enough to try the taste of all them mainly arriving to Budapest.

During the 3 Days the following competitions will take place: World Brewers’ Cup, World Latte Art Championship, World Coffee in Good Spirits, World Cup Tasters Championship, The World Cezve/Ibrik Championship.

Not just for barista, roasters, coffee technicians, producers, but for locals and foreigners it is a high time to stroll along the paths where the scents of the coffee  will be taking you off your feet and floating in the air. Visiting the show floor, the cupping room, the brew bar, the shop, espresso bar, the village with one entry ticket and get into the groove with coffee addicted lovers.

Update Aggie Reiter