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A blue ribbon day at Balatonfüred, with the unveiling of a new harbour, Kékszalag, capable of accommodating some 140 sailing boats.


Boats to sail between Balatonakali and Balatonszemes – with free service for locals

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Wizz Air to fly out of Hévíz-Balaton airport from June

Off the radar for many years, Hévíz-Balaton at Sármellék is now back in the frame with the news that Hungarian budget carrier Wizz Air will be using the airport for Dortmund flights from this June.


See historic Balaton come alive in black and white

Boat company BAHART have been working with the Hungarian Museum of Science, Technology and Transport to make their archive accessible to the public. These photos were recently published as part of the collaboration.

According to museum director, Dávid Vitézy, this collection recently made public isn’t only useful for researchers. Nine boxes of photos were taken to the museum this year, some black-and white negatives on glass, and there were reversal films, too. Part of the collection is now available online – most of the photos were taken between the wars, but there are older ones, too.

Many pictures were taken around 1930-40 by Dezső Kaáli Nagy, the first director of the Hungarian Royal Inspectorate of Balaton Ports. The images mostly served engineering purposes, capturing water works, ice damage and the general atmosphere of the lake.

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