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Innovation, Tradition, Sustainability – Blue Ribbon

D&T
Jun 3, 2022

The 54th Kékszalag (‘Blue Ribbon’) Raiffeisen Grand Prix will start on July 14, 2022. The Hungarian Sailing Federation is expecting more participants than ever before in Europe's largest and most popular around-the-lake sailing race. This year's regatta will be a multi-day sailing celebration, with exhibitors, shore programs and a giant projector in Balatonfüred. This year's […]

Almost 60% of Hungarians Plan a Domestic Holiday

D&T
May 3, 2022

Close to 60% of Hungarians are almost certain to spend a few days in a domestic holiday destination this year, while 47% will definitely not cross the border in the summer months, according to a representative survey by the insurance firm Generali that sent the results to the state news agency MTI on Tuesday. The […]

Lake Balaton Kicks Off 176th Sailing Season

D&T
Apr 16, 2022

The 176th Balaton boating season started this Saturday, with Balaton Shipping Ltd. (Bahart) expecting its passengers with, among other things, a new timetable and an online ticket purchase option to be introduced from May, the company said at its season opening press conference. The company’s CEO, Gábor Veigl, is quoted by the state news agency […]

EU-Supported Technology Development at Lake Balaton

D&T
Aug 21, 2021

The mechanical and navigational system and other equipment developed by a consortium of Balaton Dock Ltd. and Előny Ltd. with EU funding is already being put to good use in making the summer Balaton shipping season safer. The consortium won HUF 364 million in EU funding, for which it had to provide HUF 231 million […]

Blue Ribbon Sailing Race on Lake Balaton

D&T
Jul 22, 2021

Last year's winner, the boat RSM driven by Róbert Vándor, was the first to cross the finish line of the 53rd Blue Ribbon Raiffeisen Grand Prix in Balatonfüred on Thursday evening. The final stage of the race, which started in light winds, saw a great battle between the defending champion and the time record holder […]

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 […]

Desired Domestic Destinations in Hungarian Tourism

D&T
Apr 20, 2021

According to a recent representative survey by Szallas.hu and Ipsos, a third of the Hungarian population is confident again that they can go on holiday. Further relaxation measures in the coming period and an increase in the number of vaccinated people could have a positive impact on travel uncertainty, including domestic tourism. While last year, […]

Post-COVID-19 Tourist Boom in Budapest?

D&T
Apr 12, 2021

It could be Hungarian guests who boost tourism, which has seen a severe decline due to the epidemic. According to a recent survey, up to a million Hungarian tourists can visit the capital, but Lake Balaton can also be a popular destination. 71.7% of Hungarians plan to travel in 2021 in the event of the […]

Fish Stocking at Lake Balaton

D&T
Mar 31, 2021

The annual process of fish stocking has begun at Lake Balaton, the largest lake in Central Europe. This Wednesday, a total of 5013 kg carp was let into the lake. The shipment was unloaded at the dog beach in Fonyód, on the southern shore of Lake Balaton.

Balaton Crossing Competition for Rowers

D&T
Aug 16, 2020

This Sunday saw the rowing race between the southern and northern shores of Lake Balaton, a total distance of nine kilometers from Fonyód to Tihany and back. There was such a high interest in the event that the organizers only accepted entries made in advance. The crossing could be entered by human-powered water sports equipment, […]

Vodafone: More 5G Base Stations around Lake Balaton

D&T
Aug 7, 2020

Vodafone Hungary has announced another development affecting the Lake Balaton region: the operator has turned on its 5G base stations in Siófok, allowing people with 5G-enabled devices to access the new generation network in the ‘capital city’ of the south coast. The Siófok stations are already using the 3500 MHz frequency range obtained at the […]

MÁV nostalgia week-end at Tapolca station at Lake Balaton

Nostalgia Railway Week-End at Lake Balaton

D&T
Aug 2, 2020

The highly successful event of recent years returns to the northern shore of Lake Balaton. The 1960s and ’70s are also evoked by several locomotives and carriages of the color of the era, which can only be found on this line. As a novelty this year, a steam locomotive will also be present, and in […]

Telekom Expands 5G Capacity around Lake Balaton

D&T
Jun 24, 2020

In July, Magyar Telekom will make available for the first time, with 15 base stations in six waterfront cities – Siófok, Tihany, Balatonalmádi, Fonyód, Balatonföldvár and Balatonszabadi-Sóstó – a 5G service, which enables even higher bandwidth and the simultaneous connection of many more devices. According to the plans, the number of Telekom's stations providing 5G […]

Sunset at Lake Balaton at Balatonfüred, on the northern shore of the lake

Good Water Quality in Lake Balaton

D&T
May 13, 2020

Although, it is not advised to visit the area en masse during the pandemic, experts have found that so far, there is nothing unusual concerning the water of Lake Balaton: it is of good quality as in previous years, and the number of algae is relatively low. Gergely Boros, senior researcher at the Balaton Limnology […]

Balaton promenade closed in Keszthely

Tourists Turned Back from Lake Balaton

D&T
Apr 13, 2020

Beaches and promenades are closed at many locations around Lake Balaton in western Hungary in accordance with the limitations due to the Covid-19 pandemic and tourists flooding to local resorts to take advantage of the pleasant weather at the Easter long week-end had to be turned back from several places, the news site napi.hu reports. […]

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