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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

20th Jubille – Miami Jewish Film Festival – 2017.

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20th annual Miami Jewish Film Festival
January, 12-26, 2017.

During the last two weeks  the best of international cinemas returned to Miami. The  Miami Jewish Film Festival took over the city for its milestone 20th year, bringing 65 films from 20 countries, and hosting 50 filmmakers and special guests.

On the last day, based on the votes from the audience Ferenc Török – titled “1945”  historical film won the award of Best in Class.

The film “1945” was sponsored by the Hungarian Film Fund,  the Claims Conference, and the  Catapult film production. Iván Angelusz, who died tragically last October was the directing producer.

European history film will have its premiere at the Berlinale Panorama – Germany in February, 2017. In Hungary, the “1945”  film will be first screened in early April, during the Titanic International Film Festival – Hungary.

Ferenc Török’s new film “1945” introduce one day of August, 1945 depicting after World War II, a new start in rural Hungary. The theme is based on Gábor T. Szántó short story.

“The Miami Jewish Film Festival was established in 1996 and has grown into a core cultural program for South Florida’s vibrant arts landscape. In 2013, with the hiring of new Festival Director Igor Shteyrenberg, Miami Jewish Film Festival entered an era of expansion and commitment to educational and artistic quality. This commitment was evidenced by the tremendous success of the Festival in the last four years, which saw its original audience increase from 4,000 in 2013 to 23,000 in 2016. During this time, the Miami Jewish Film Festival was also named “One of the Best Jewish Film Festival’s in the US” by the prestigious publication The Forward and a finalist for “Best Festival” by the Miami New Times Readers

The Miami Jewish Film Festival is now one of the worlds largest and most respected Jewish film festivals, the fastest growing film festival in the state of Florida, and the largest Jewish cultural event in South East United States. So much of the Festival’s extraordinary success is due to its solid foundation of cultural commitment to the community. Its programming and platform are designed to engage the public with internationally diverse and award-winning films about culture, arts, and lifestyle. Through this effort, MJFF engenders mutual respect within our society by providing a memorable and enriching experience to all of Miami’s film lovers.” 

Update Aggie Reiter

Dakar Route – Africa International Cross Country Race 2017.

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On January,2. began the two weeks adventure on rolling on the 38th Dakar Rally!

The Desert Riders Arrived Home!

The Hungarians  held an “After Party” gathering at the Champs Pub in Budapest where they told stories about their international cross-country race experiences throughout Route Dakar 2017.

In the Africa Race Balázs Szalay and László Bunkoczi finished in 11th place, and in the category came second in the 6500-kilometers.

On Saturday, the 292 kilometer between Dakar and Saint Louis 22 were measured, but this was not counted into the race, so that was a kind of driving with pleasure in the final days. At the same time the motorcyclist started, the car drivers who were divided into eight groups.

Within this year’s Dakar Race, Balázs Szalay reached the finish line in the 11th, while László Bunkoczi made it at the 7th place at the Pink Lake.

They spoke about their adventure saying Quote: “Every race is difficult,  physical challenges passes through the Sahara, this was no exception. Had a couple of annoying trifle back fed, that worn both of us during the past two weeks. I cannot just say that the African races has a row of difficulty in terms of its location, but it was not easy that’s for sure. The tracks were good, drove through wonderful places. Overall, notwithstanding there were ups and downs sometimes things went on our nerves but laughed a lot. Mainly listened to AC/DC songs and often to “Highway to Hell” then we shouted the to words as loud as we could. Now that we are back again we feel we could go for it again, test ourselves and tomorrow start it all over the race.”

Among the truckers … Miklós Kovács, Péter Czeglédi, László Ács trio finished in 5th place, while  Zsolt Darázsi, Norbert Szalai double in 6th place closed.

Final results:

Motorists: The 1st. Vladimir Vasilyev, Konstantin Zsilcov   – Russia  (Russian Mini) 36:33:40Hs.

The 11th Balázs Szalay, László Bunkoczi  – Hungary  (Hungarian, Opel Mokka) 9:46:46Hs

Truckers: The 1st.  Andrei  Karginov, Andrei Mokejev Dmitry Nyikitin  – Russia  (Russian Kamaz) 39:52:43Hs.

The 5th Miklós Kovács, Péter Czeglédi, László Ács  – Hungary (Hungarian, Scania) 31:35:52Hs.

The 6th Zsolt Darázsi, Norbert Szalai  – Hungary ( MAN) 51:08:45Hs.

motorcyclist:

The 1st Teddy Gev Sella (Israel, KTM) 42:13:11Hs

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter

Hungarian National Chess Players – 42nd Olympiad – Baku – Azerbaijan – 2016.

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Opening ceremony  on Thursday, September, 1.  2016. – National Gymnastic Arena – Baku.

The competition start off  Friday, September, 2. 2016. – Crystal Hall (venue hosted the 2012 Eurovision Song).

Although CHESS – “in capital letters”  is a mind-numbing, popping out with brilliant moves, following crazy strategies, but need to have outrageous slices of luck!

Chess is known as an individual sport,  yet at the Baku Olympiad will be held within team players.

The federal captains  have had already appointed the five-strong frame in women and men chess players!

So in less than two weeks the Hungarian National Chess Players will be heading to the Olympiad Games – Baku. Regarding to the forthcoming event not an everyday press conference was held by the Hungarian Chess Federation at the  Abacus Business and Wellness Hotel – Herceghalom which actually resembled as a family get-together.

The Hungarian national chess team is experienced and has dynamic chess players. The chess player Zoltán Almási it will be participating at the 11th Chess Olympics. Richárd Rapport is in the top 20th place in the world ranking, and currently holds the 16th place and at Baku be the first tablet which will probably be on him a great psychological pressure and obviously a major challenge said  coach – Judit Polgar Men’s Team … Known as the Greatest female chess player of all time retired two years ago …  revealed she has been working hard the past year in developing the young, dynamic chess players. She expressed having much pleasure to spend a lot of time in the training camp and greatly strengthened the team in preparation period. The team’s youngest chess player Benjamin Gledura will be present at his first Olympiad Games.  Other members of the chess men’s national team is Csaba Balogh and Ferenc Berkes. Polgár also talked about her regret that  Péter Leko will not be a member of team this year. Had to accept the Grand Master‘s decision, but looking forward in participating in the future.

The women team coach – Gábor Papp also highlighted the importance in the advance preparation tasks and continued by saying, Q.: „Around the Globe there is no team most likely, that have had spent as much time, attending at six training camps before the Olympiad than we had.”As Papp also added they are attending with a well-established team and now standing at the 7th place on the leaderboard and although in the top ten the top five is very strong, he is still confident of obtaining a medal. Hoang Thanh Trang will be at the first table. Other chess players will be Anita Gara, Ticia Gara, Sidonia Vajda and Petra Papp at the Olympiad. Zoltán Rácz – Hungarian Chess Federation General Secretary  said all the conditions for preparations has been guaranteed, having given each players the confidence to sit down at the table with good conscience.”

Two years ago at Tromso – Norway the men’s team won the silver medal, while the women team closed in the 45th place.

Looking ahead and summing up … Even though Russia, China and the United States chess players are also very strong, but the big „if” at the last rounds all goes well, the Hungarians might even reach the medal place as well.

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter

EDEN Days – “Best ecotourism destination” – Styrian houses – 2016.

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Need not have to get too far from the highway, when driving from North-West Europe i.e. Austria to Budapest or  heading to other cities in Hungary to visit Kőszeg and its surroundings. Indeed, should not to be missed by foreigners to take a break, stop, visit the historical sites, stay for a couple of days, taste the local gastronomic delights.

The European Commission in 2006 launched the project title: Great European Destinations, which stands for the European continent’s natural, cultural and heritage diversity intending to introduce for the tourists. EDEN is an English acronym (European Destinations of Excellence), but also a welcoming, friendly expression … state of harmony and inviting destination.

Visit to Írottkő Park … In May, 2009, the Írottkő Park won the tender by the European Commission’s EDEN competition titled: “Best ecotourism destination”. In connection with the award of obtaining anniversary Írottkő Nature Park Association this year also organized EDEN days, in the name of the fascinating spectacle Styrian houses which we also visited. The nature park is an awesome experience to see, learn at the open-air museum how the tiddy styrian house look like in the old days.

Hungary specifically target a lot to choose from among the green economy: 21% of the area of our woodland, close to a quarter of that number is high global level, and 10% of the country is under nature protection.

Visit to Őrség seen the village deservedly won a European rating agency, destinations, EDEN Award. Protect and discover the wonders of nature, get to know the local customs and clear-eyed hospitable folks. An exciting and unusual itineraries in the green economy  talking a walk in their footsteps. Őrség offers a thousand pure springs, dark giant pines, bell-feet villages which preserved its natural, cultural and rich in sacred values. Tradition gastronomic event held yearly in several local village in autumn during the Pumpkin Festival  at: Őriszentpéter, Szalafő, Pityerszer, Magyarszombatfa. It is worth to taste the local dishes of pumpkin seed oil, the “dödölle” – potato dumpling  and watch the world go by with a sip of wine and relax. During the Pumpkin Festival  chartered bus runs between Kőszeg and the Styrian houses on the spot buffet and wine tasting available.

Living in a crowed city with all the rush and noise around a perfect place to get loose by visiting, spending a couple of nights at Őrség where many neat  family houses are out for rent, where visitors can get close to nature, and for the active sports travelers  hiking, cycling take them around the different faces of the landscape. Those who want to learn about the typical local atmosphere may roam between the villages of romantic times.

Visiting the City of Kőszeg myriad of historical, natural and cultural treasures. Once the visitors are at Kőszeg, worthwhile to visit the tourist destinations which were featured in the internationally prized „EDEN program”. Worthwhile to stay several days because it is a city with buildings that has its own story. Kőszeg and the surrounding neighbourhood is unique by itself as the locals place in front of their gates a pot for the price to leave  buying their homemade products as jams, season’s fruits from their garden and collected local honey  therefore the city is basically called the “Honor Pot City”.  Also the relationship between Kőszeg and wine history has a centuries-old relationship. The history sources are from the past centuries about the vineyard and its role of the city. Recently established the Kőszeg Wines worthy guardian of the wine culture featuring the grape and wine history, the wine making traditions. wine. The Kőszeg winemakers community preserved in caring the history of the local wine shoots in the “Book of Grapes” from 1740.

Visit to the Jurisics Castle … After enjoying the picturesque small villages providing the peaceful atmosphere and harmony, we visited the main square, the Jurisics castle, which is now a museum and cultural centers.

Mentioning a couple of the so many programs that awaits tourist to enjoy whilst visiting Kőszeg and its surroundings: Museums, World Heritage Site, active recreation, mineral spa, Wine Tour and Wine – Wine House, Museum of grape and wine processing local history collection, ski jumping, Sport Fishing, boating on the Lake and so forth.

In August –  Turkish siege of days, and at the Castle Theater will hold several performances.

On the  last week-end in September each year on the main square is held the harvest festival. In the evening a parade from local and international brass bands … even arriving from Australia will entertain the visitors.

Nature and wildlife is definitely recommended for those interested families to visit the István Bechtold Nature Conservation Visitor Center, which presents the area’s wildlife, bird life and especially unique for children to take the adventure trail, also gain the experience in store for European Crested Tit.

Stayed at the Gotthard Thermal Hotel & Conference****, which is situated in Szentgotthárd at the most western  town in  Hungary and just a short distance from the Hungarian-Austrian-Slovenian borders.  The hotel got all what it takes to recharge yourself , enjoy the mediterranean feeling with its sunbathing terrace, thermal spas, roman baths, wellness treatments, outdoor sport facilities, good cuisine and for the  tourists to explore the surrounding area can take an easy excursion to Őrség.

Update Aggie Reiter

 

 

„TRAVEL 2016” – International Tourism Exhibition – Hungexpo – Budapest – 2016.

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Travel 2016. – March, 3-6.

HUNGEXPO  Ltd. Fair Center – Budapest

District X., 10. Albertirsai  Road.

There are so many places to explore in Hungary!  For those who have not already made up their mind where/when to travel in the year 2016 may get ideas beside exploring Hungary or to travel aboard. If not for only thst reason, at the “TRAVEL 2016.” – International Tourism Exhibition at the HUNGEXPO Fair Center will be able to reach offers from Hungarian and foreigner country’s stands offers, from around almost 40 000 potential partners during the 4 days fair!

For those visitors who are coming from other regions of the country to Budapest may be able to travel to Budapest with the off 50% of MÁV-Start ticket for the duration of the exhibition. Daily tickets on the spot at the entrance  ticket office: 2500HUF.

The year 2016 is also the year for the Olympic games and the visitors to the HUNGEXPO Fair will be able meet on the spot members of their favourite popular sports and Hungarian athletes.

Beside strolling through the great hall’s tourisim desks, the visitors can enjoy a parade, Carnival cars and dancers.  furthermore, Hungarian and international carnivals and festivals will be showcased at the exhibition. There will also be quiz with the jackpot prize, a trip to Brazil.

This year as so in the previous years, the Travel Expo invites a country to be  the Fair’s  Guest of Honor.

This year the Hungarian Guest of Honour will be Budapest  Our capital is a noteworthy window open to tourist destination from the four corners of the Earth.  At the exhibition a space of 300 square meters stand will be offering cultural, family and sightseeing programs  and entertainment shows during the 4 days.

The Professional Guest of Honour will be China … On the first day of the exhibition’s professional day will be only valid a higher  ticket price.The guest of honor China  has a prominent role in the program. The professional programs beginning on Thursday will continue on Friday as well.

The Cultural Guest of Honour … naturally in the year of the Summer Olympia Games will be Brazil …  So at the Brazil’s stand  visitor may feel the rhythm  of the samba and capoeira dancers and get into the mood of the carnival atmosphere. In addition to the dancers the gastronomy bits-and-pieces will be preparing in an authentic Brazilian cuisine and the visitors can explore the popular Cachaca in Brazil (grim reaper) and caipirinha as well.

Update Aggie Reiter

The Xth Volvo Cup – Győr – January – 3 to 5 – 2016

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The Sporty Year 2016 begins with the splash-off at Győr when it becomes Capital City of Water Polo.

Our men’s national team this time will not be in Budapest, instead at Győr on the Xth Volvo Cup before the European Championship.

At the press call was present: Dénes Kemény – President – Water Polo Association, Gábor Bodrogai – Managing director of Volvo Car Pty Ltd, Dr. Tivadar Somogyi – Győr city’s deputy mayor.

Dénes Kemény –  president of the national sports federation said  the  tournaments in the past was totally designed as to help the whole Hungarian water polo, ia to be held annually in different provincial scene. The past year was an exception, when in the capital was arranged for the teams at the BVSC on the Szőnyi road  the water pool games. In 2016  again the city of Győr will be the home for the polo-games.

He added that the Volvo Cup has been entrenched in the national team program, in the past decades. The President said, Q.:  „They have been involved in the preparation of the tasks”

Tibor Benedek  said that between this year’s opponents, Italy and Spain teams is also important that the Hungarian team will obtain the Rio Olympic quota. The main goal is that at the Volvo Cup to have that team, which is also to be listed in the European Championships . Also mentioned that a day before the tournament in Győr will be having a sparring waging with the Spanish polo team.

Gábor Bodrogai – managing director of Volvo Car Hungária Ltd. and the title sponsor, said, they continue to support the homeland’s water polo new generation. This means at this year’s tournament there will be supporting financially the performance for goals. This means after every Hungarian ball hits the net, the Hungarian association will receive one hundred thousand HUF. offered by the car company.

The Hungarian national team also consider this event as THE prolusions to the European Championship.

The Volvo Cup is a superb opportunity to bring together from across Nation and other countries water polo lovers to be supporters of their own teams. At the Volvo Cup the audience may experience water polo members to win or the otherwise yet the event surely will guaranty an experience of unforgettable moments around the swimming pool.

The opponents will be beside the Slovak national team the Italian and Spanish teams.

Schedule: Sunday, January, 3. – 5 p.m. – Slovakia-Spain and 7 p.m. – Hungary-Italy. Monday, January, 4. – 5 p.m. – Spain-Italy and 7 p.m. – Hungary-Slovakia. Tuesday, January, 5.- 6 p.m. Slovakia-Italy and 8 p.m. Hungary-Spain.

At the Volvo Cup press meeting Dénes Kemény – President of the Hungarian Water Polo Association announced the day’s good news by saying, the  tournament tickets are already out now. From to-day can be purchased through the www.tex.hu or personally in Győr at the ticket office. The price to all the seven water polo games is 9900HUF, and for the time being can only be bought passes.

Let’s cheer Together!

Update and snap by Aggie Reiter