Tuesday, July 29, 2014


Pirate ship on Lake Balaton :)









Blue Ribbon Regatta 2014


The Blue Ribbon Regatta has been held on Lake Balaton since 1934. The 145-kilometre race is the longest round-the-lake competition in Europe.








Wednesday, July 23, 2014



Gokarting for everyone


"Individual and team gokarting in 5 or 10 min. duration, with the ensure of on-demand renting conductions, even for several hours usage on the gokart tracks of Siófok and Balatonlelle.

The kid carts could be used at must be 135cm tall, the adult carts could be used at must be 155cm tall.
Which are sporty designed Sodikart carts with 270cm³ 9,5 hp engine.
The track is 400m long and 6m wide and safety."

Gokarting gives you a race-like feeling!
It's true, but its only disadventage is its high price. 





Monday, July 21, 2014

Siofok Water Tower

The Water Tower is the well-known symbol of Siófok, which stands in the center of the town (Adresse: 11. Fő tér.) The tower was full renewed in 2012, to the centenary of its built. This monument has several specialties, such as two panorama elevators bring the guests to the belvedere floor and there you can see the breathtaking Balaton-panorama.
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In the 45 m high building (was built1912 by the plans of Jenő Gergely and Árpád Gut) guests will experience 4 high quality amusement and relaxation space, the 360˚ open belvedere, Water Tower Café, Szentkirályi Oxygen Bar and Samsung Experience Center. The curiosity of the highest floor is that you can enjoy the beautiful round panorama sitting by a drink as the flour turns around with your table.
The Water Tower is OPEN to visit during the whole year!


Sunday, July 20, 2014

Tamási Thermal Spa

Hungary has a unique quality in Europe: thermal water;  this is why there are a lot of thermal and medical baths  in the country. Among the baths Tamási Thermal Spa  is the only spa in Hungary, and even Central-Eastern  Europe, which has the infrastructure for helping  handicapped and visually or hearing impaired people  to be able to experience the services of a bath by  themselves. Disabled, blind or visually impaired people  cannot go to conventional spas without help. Similarly,  elderly people also have difficulties in moving due to  their age and illnesses.

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The old  Spa in Tamási was established in 1972 and the Tamási Thermal SPA was established in August 2011. The new indoor Bath of more than 3000 m2 was  built on the plot adjacent to the former open-air baths. There are  different types of pools filled with thermal water such  as relaxation pools, adventure pools, swimming pools  or children’s pools. There are also different types of  saunas.
The new conception called Ability proposed  that disabled guests can have resort to every services in this Thermal Bath. 


Tamási is a small town with 9,843 inhabitants at the intersection of national highways No. 61 and 65, 38 km from Lake Balaton. Its main tourist attraction  is the thermal bath of course.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Balaton Bob Leisure Centre (Balatonfűzfő, Hungary)

Balaton Bob Leisure Centre Address: 8184 Balatonfűzfő, Uszoda utca 2. Telephone number: +36-88/586-170 Website, e-mail: www.balatonibob.hu, bob@balatonibob.hu 


The Balaton Bob-track is located on the northern shore of Lake Balaton 10 km from Veszprém. It is situated in one of the nicest woodland area of Balatonfűzfő which is approximately 500 meters from the city center. Since 2001 August – open throughout the whole year – the track has become a popular spot for trips amongst families, hiking groups and tourists who visit this region. The establishment was built on a territory of 20.000m2 and has a fascinating panorama on the Lake Balaton. The Serpa Adventure Park beside the track provides more exciting amusement, as well. The buffet is open from spring, during the summer time there is a cocktail bar and an open musical terrace is awaiting the visiting guests.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Yellow-star houses, Budapest

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On the 70th anniversary of the Hungarian Holocaust, OSA Archivum remembers a tragic and shameful chapter of Budapest's past by exploring the history of the “yellow-star” houses. English-language Yellow-Star Houses website is now live. Since the launch in late January of the Hungarian sister website, OSA have received around 100 stories and documents from individuals who lived in the houses, or their descendents.

By midnight on June 21, 1944, all 220,000 Hungarian citizens in Budapest who were legally defined as Jewish, and who had to wear the yellow star on their clothing, were obliged to move into one of almost 2,000 designated "yellow-star" houses throughout the city. This network of yellow-star houses was intended as a preparatory stage for deportation. It was established by Budapest mayoral decree, and was unique in the history of the Holocaust in Europe.

The interactive map shows the location of the former yellow-star houses, and what the remaining 1,600 houses look like today. The map is supplemented with numerous documents, including the relevant decrees, a list of houses, a chronology, and a glossary. Using the navigation tools, visitors to the site can view the former yellow-star houses at street, district, and even city level.

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On June 21, 2014, OSA together with volunteer organizers organized a memorial event in front of the roughly 1,600 buildings, former “yellow-star houses,” that still exist.

The website is part of a year-long series of public programs focusing on Budapest 1944, which will culminate in December 2014 with an exhibition at OSA on the Budapest ghetto.

In 6th district the Próféta Street 9, (today Hegedű street 9.) where I was born and where I used to lived with my parents and my grandparents, was a yellow star house too. In this house we (my father,  mother and sister) organized and took part in the memorial event.

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Opera singer András Hábetler performed the Hungarian folk song “Szól a kakas már.”
Judit Havas  read Tamás Schüttler’s novella “Wooden Boards in the Middle of the Street.”
Tamás Schüttler (my father) read aloud the names of families who lived in the house on June 21, 1944.

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Conversation with survivors’ children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, on the memories of the yellow-star houses.

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Exhibition of historical documents (photos, protection letters, 1944 death certificates).

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