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Remembering Ángel Sanz Briz in Budapest

Oct 8, 2020

The Spanish Embassy in Budapest held two events this Thursday to commemorate the heroic actions of Spanish diplomat Ángel Sanz Briz during World War II: unveiling a plaque and planting a tree in his memory in the Hungarian capital. The year 2020 marks the 110th anniversary of the birth and the 40th anniversary of the […]

First Dino Egg Found in the Area of Present-Day Hungary

Sep 29, 2020

The Hungarian Natural History Museum in Budapest has presented the remains of a few centimeters, an oval-shaped egg with a peculiar surface that were discovered during the excavations at Iharkút, NW Hungary. The first Hungarian dinosaur egg was identified by versatile examination of a few millimeters of 85 million-year-old eggshell fragments. The remains are thought […]

Peter Burkhard (on the left) and Dávid Merke

Carl Lutz Memorial Walk

Sep 3, 2020

2020 marks the 125th anniversary of the birth of Carl Lutz and also the 45th anniversary of his death. On this occasion, Carl Lutz Memorial Walks have been launched in Budapest to remember the Swiss diplomat to whom tens of thousands of Hungarians owe their lives. The Swiss Embassy in Budapest originally planned this commemoration […]

Carl Lutz Anniversary Year

Aug 29, 2020

This year marks the 125th anniversary of the birth and the 45th anniversary of the death of Carl Lutz (March 30, 1895 – February 12, 1975), the Swiss diplomat who saved tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews during World War II. Carl Lutz worked as a vice consul at the Swiss Embassy between 1942 and […]

Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism

Aug 23, 2020

Black Ribbon Day, officially known in the European Union as the European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism was observed this Sunday at the Gulag monument in Budapest. This international day of remembrance for victims of totalitarian regimes, specifically Stalinist, communist, Nazi and fascist regimes is observed annually on August 23 and […]

Re-excavations at the Site of the Battle of Mohács

Aug 18, 2020

The re-excavation and further scientific study of the mass grave No. 3 at the venue of the 1526 Mohács battle has begun with the help of anthropologists and archaeologists. The archaeologists of the Janus Pannonius Museum in Pécs are working in the area of the Mohács National Memorial, the site of the battle in 1526 […]

Hungary's Oldest Sports Club Turns 135

Jun 16, 2020

The leaders of the Újpest Torna Egylet (UTE), along with past and present athletes, solemnly remembered this Tuesday the founding of the purple-white club 135 years ago, on June 16, 1885. As exercise basically meant gymnastics in Hungary at that time, it was natural that the first gathering of athletes from Újpest (now District 4 […]

FiumeiGuide application

Smartphone Application to Discover Memorial Graveyard

Jun 8, 2020

A new application can be used to discover the Fiumei Road graveyard in Budapest. The FiumeiGuide application for Android smartphones presents the 100 most prominent places at this national memorial site. The results of the last four years have become tangible, including the new application, through which the graveyard on Fiumei Road can be explored […]

A historical map from Hungarian flags in Nagykanizsa W Hungary Photo by György VargaMTI

The Day of National Cohesion

Jun 4, 2020

This Thursday, Hungary marks the centenary of what many people regard as a national tragedy. It was on June 4, 1920 that the Allied Powers, the winners of World War I, and Hungary, as one of the defeated countries, signed a treaty at the Trianon Palace in Versailles, outside Paris, resulting Hungary losing about two-thirds […]

Hungarian Nobel Laureate Birth Centenary Coins

May 29, 2020

The National Bank of Hungary (MNB) issues a silver collector coin with a face value of HUF 10,000 and its non-ferrous metal version of HUF 2,000, on the 100th anniversary of Hungarian-born American Nobel Prize winner János Harsányi’s birth. By issuing this collector coin, MNB wishes to pay tribute to the renowned researcher of the […]

First Democratic Government Formed 30 Years Ago

May 23, 2020

It was on May 23, 1990 that Hungarian parliament, the first democratically elected one for over four decades, elected historian József Antall as the Prime Minister of the country to head a center-right coalition government that enjoyed a 60% majority in the national assembly. As part of the transition from one-party communist style rule to […]

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Hungarian Scientist Born 300 Years Ago

May 15, 2020

Hungarian astronomer Miksa Hell (a.k.a. Maximilian Hell) was born as Rudolf Maximilian Höll on May 15, 1720 in the northern Hungarian town of Selmecbánya (present-day Slovakia). He became an internationally known scientist. The crater Hell on the Moon is named after him. In 1770, Miksa Hell took part in the Hungarian expedition to Norway to […]

Anniversary coins by the National Bank of Hungary

National Bank Issues Commemorative Anniversary Coins

May 2, 2020

The National Bank of Hungary (MNB) issued a silver collector coin of exceptionally high denomination, with a face value of HUF 30,000 entitled ‘30 Years of Freedom' this Friday to honor the 30th anniversary of the first meeting of the National Assembly elected freely for the first time in Hungary. This collector coin and its […]

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Budapest Underground Named as IEEE Milestone

Apr 23, 2020

The world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has named the Budapest Millennium Underground line as one of the technical milestones of the world. Built between 1894 to 1896, the Millennium Underground Railway was the first underground line on the […]

Remembering the victims of the Holocaust on the bank of the Danube in Budapest

Holocaust Victims Remembered in Budapest

Jan 6, 2020

The victims of the Holocaust were remembered this Monday at the ‘Shoes on the Danube’ Holocaust Memorial in Budapest with the participation of Yakov Hadas-Handelsman, Israel's new Ambassador to Hungary. In the first public appearance for the Israeli diplomat in this country, he expressed his respect for the victims of the Holocaust in Hungary, alongside […]

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