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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 […]

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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 […]

Remembering the victims of the Budapest ghetto

75th Anniversary of the Budapest Ghetto

Nov 28, 2019

"The tragedy of our Jewish compatriots is the tragedy of all of us, the darkest period of Hungarian history," Péter Niedermüller, Mayor of Erzsébetváros (Budapest’s District 7), said at a commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Pest Ghetto in Budapest on Thursday, the Hungarian news agency MTI reports. At the commemoration of the local […]

Flower planting commemorates the child victims of the Holocaust

Remembering the Child Victims of the Holocaust

Oct 24, 2019

Children planted crocus bulbs in front of the Dohány Street Synagogue in Budapest this Thursday. At the end of October, hundreds of thousands of students from 12 countries are planting flowers to commemorate the one and a half million children murdered in the Holocaust. The Hungarian program has begun with flower planting under the motto […]

Paneuropean Picnic in 1989

Picnic of the Century

Sándor Laczkó
Aug 19, 2019

It was exactly 30 years ago, on August 19, 1989, that - in a symbolic gesture agreed to by Austria and Hungary - a border crossing was opened on the 'Iron Curtain' for three hours. It was an event that eventually allowed hundreds of East Germans to flee to the West. In the summer of […]

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