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Blue Ribbon Sailing Race on Lake Balaton

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

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

Apr 20, 2021

According to a recent representative survey by 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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 reports. […]


Blue Ribbon Regatta

Sándor Laczkó
Jul 13, 2011

The most traditional Hungarian sailing event, the round-the-lake long distance race for Lake Balaton’s Blue Ribbon starts this Thursday. The 43rd annual race is seen as one of the most traditional sailing events in Europe.

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