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New harbour for Balatonfüred with ferry season in full swing

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

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

Get on board for the new boat service between Balatonakali and Balatonszemes this summer – running from Friday to Sunday.

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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.

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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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Giro d’Italia cycle race roadshow rolls by Balaton

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Richie Hawtin and Sven Väth confirmed for B my Lake stage at Balaton Sound

Catch big-name international DJs at Balaton Sound this year, which is merging with B my Lake this summer between 29 June and 2 July.

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B my Lake festival to run at same time and place as Balaton Sound

There's an electroclash of music festivals at Balaton this year, as B my Lake and Balaton Sound now combine at the Zamárdi site from late June. Full line-up details expected soon!

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The widow of the nation – Mrs Sándor Petőfi, the wife and muse who inspired Hungary’s hero of 1848

The woman behind the legend, Sándor Petőfi's wife, Júlia Szendrey, was as revolutionary as her husband, independent, talented and a published author in her own right. Yet her story is barely told...

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