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Matild Palace Celebrates First Anniversary

D&T
Jun 27, 2022

This Tuesday, the Matild Palace in downtown Budapest celebrates the first anniversary of its opening with special gastronomic offers and surprises. Guests can spend up to a full day in the iconic building of the Belle Époque era, as the the special gastronomic venues of the palace have very rich and varied offers. Guests can […]

Strengthening Bonds Through Cooperation

Sándor Laczkó
May 23, 2022

“Trade relations between Hungary and Belgium have been soaring recently,” the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium to Hungary, Siegfried Peinen tells Diplomacy&Trade in the leading article of the Belgian Focus celebrating the 100th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Hungary and Belgium. Looking back at the history of this century, Ambassador Peinen notes that at […]

Győr-Sopron-Ebenfurt Railways Celebrates 150 Years

D&T
May 21, 2022

The Győr-Sopron-Ebenfurt railway company (GYSEV) is celebrating 150 years of its foundation this year, and to mark the occasion, the commemorative engine GYSEV150 has officially been inaugurated: the Siemens Taurus is covered with a sticker. The graphic features the number 150, the year 1872, the year of foundation, and the GYSEV150 logo, created by GYSEV […]

Thousands Celebrate Europe Day in Budapest

D&T
May 8, 2022

It is eighteen years since Hungary joined the European Union. Thousands of people celebrated the anniversary on Sunday, May 8 with the Europe Day festival on Szabadság (‘Liberty’) Square, which included free family and children's activities, exciting concerts and an 18-kilometer obstacle-free running race. The festival kicked off with the “18 years - 18 kms […]

Harsh Decades of the Forint

Dr. Ákos Péter Bod
Sep 11, 2021

It was on August 1, 1946 that the National Bank of Hungary introduced a new currency, the Forint. The move came as after World War II, Hungary experienced the largest inflation to that date in world history. The new currency was issued to deal with a situation that had become unmanageable. Seventy-five is not a […]

Magyar Suzuki: Three Decades in Hungary

D&T
Jul 15, 2021

Magyar Suzuki Corporation, the only European manufacturing unit of the Japanese parent company to date, is celebrating its 30th anniversary of founding this year. From the very beginning, the company has been engaged in full-scale manufacturing activities in Hungary. As the Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency reports, since the company's foundation three decades ago, about 3.6 […]

Boating on Lake Balaton: 175th Anniversary

D&T
May 19, 2021

This year marks the 175th anniversary of boating on Lake Balaton shipping and the Balaton Shipping Company (BAHART) celebrates it with a year-long series of events. The series spans the whole year, with the slogan 'Tradition and Modernisation', expressing the commitment to preserving the values of the past and to achieving future goals. From 1 […]

Budapest Millennium Underground Railway 125 Years Old

D&T
May 2, 2021

In Budapest, the millennium underground railway, the first underground tram on the continent, was launched on May 2, 1896. Even Franz Joseph I of Austria took a trip on the underground tram constructed for the opening of the monumental, millennial exhibition spanning across Hungary. In the course of its construction, state-of-the-art solutions in architecture were […]

Hungarian Football Federation: 120th Anniversary

D&T
Jan 22, 2021

It was 120 years ago, in January 1901 that the representatives of 13 football clubs gathered in Budapest and decided to establish an independent association for the organization of football in Hungary. A well-known writer-philosopher, Géza Jász was elected as the president of the Hungarian Football Federation (MLSZ), and the first championship was immediately announced. […]

The 120th Anniversary of Hungarian Film

D&T
Jan 20, 2021

The National Film Institute (NFI) is celebrating the 120th anniversary of the first Hungarian film with several programs that will include film screenings, exhibitions and other activities, NFI said in a statement to the Hungarian news agency MTI that the programs will begin with the Day of Hungarian Film on April 30. In July, NFI […]

Budapest Stock Exchange: 30th Anniversary

Sándor Laczkó
Jun 21, 2020

Following the change of regime, the Budapest Stock Exchange (BÉT) reopened its doors on June 21, 1990 with 41 founding members and a single listed share, that of the travel agency IBUSZ. The Hungarian stock exchange started operating on January 18, 1864 in Pest, at the headquarters of the Pest Lloyd Company on the bank […]

Hungary's Oldest Sports Club Turns 135

D&T
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 […]

Signature of the Paris Treaty creating the ECSC - CECA on April 18, 1951

Europe Day 2020

D&T
May 9, 2020

70 years ago, on May 9, 1950, against the backdrop of the Cold War, French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman issued a declaration which marked the beginning of the process of building the European Community. On this occasion, Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán wished Europe every success for building stronger cooperation. The official website of the European […]

AmCham anniversary gala in Hungarian Parliament

AmCham Hungary 30-year Anniversary Gala

D&T
Nov 15, 2019

The American Chamber of Commerce Hungary (AmCham), one of the strongest independent, self-sustaining, nonprofit organizations in the country and the region, celebrated its 30th anniversary on November 14 with a gala attended by 450 Hungarian and international investors, executives and decision-makers in the upper house of Hungarian Parliament. The Chamber was established in 1989 to […]

Colombia bicentennial reception in Budapest

Colombia Celebrates 200 Years of Independence

D&T
Aug 2, 2019

It was 200 years ago that Simon Bolívar invaded Colombia and defeated Spanish forces in a decisive battle on August 7 1819 at Boyacá. In celebration of two centuries of independence, the Colombian Embassy is organizing a host of events across the Hungarian capital. The iconic Chain Bridge will be illuminated with the colors of […]

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