Wednesday, 6 July 2022
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.
Friday, 17 June 2022
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.
Wednesday, 4 May 2022
Giro d’Italia cycle race roadshow rolls by Balaton
Think pink! The Giro d’Italia cycle race and its road show will be running through Badacsony, Tihany and Balatonfüred this Sunday afternoon, 8 May.
Wednesday, 13 April 2022
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.
Wednesday, 30 March 2022
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.
Saturday, 26 March 2022
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!
Tuesday, 15 March 2022
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...
Wednesday, 9 March 2022
Main streets in Balatonfüred to be made car-free
The main Balaton resort of Balatonfüred will welcome more pedestrians and cyclists this summer after banning traffic from key streets in the town centre, widening pavements and restaurant terraces.
Thursday, 24 February 2022
Mel Gibson tries wines in Csopak and dines in Veszprém
Oscar winner Mel Gibson nipped into the Jásdi Winery in Csopak for a crafty glass of wine and dined at the Fricska restaurant in Veszprém while taking a break from filming The Continental in Hungary.
Friday, 18 February 2022
Star DJs Paul Kalkbrenner and Martin Garrix confirmed for Balaton Sound 2022
Paul Kalkbrenner, Martin Garrix and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike all to perform at Balaton Sound 2022, along with Becky Hill, Timmy Trumpet and Marshmello.
Thursday, 3 February 2022
Best decorative wine cellars around Balaton’s vineyards
Take a winter tour of historic wine cellars around Lake Balaton, each with their own unique decoration and quaint architectural solutions.
Tuesday, 1 February 2022
New lookout tower offers panoramas of Balaton on four levels
Climb the four levels of the new lookout tower outside Balatonberény for views of monadnocks, Szigliget Castle and even the Tihany peninsula on a clear day.