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INFORMATION FOR TOURIST


INFORMATION FOR TOURIST

Below is a guide for tourists on the treatment of COVID-19 infection, available in several languages ​​and applicable to all travelers. More Shorter

Considering that there have been a few isolated cases of COVID-19 infection in Hungary, we would like to ask that you carefully consider the following information and that you follow the guidance provided below.

As with influenza and other microbes that cause respiratory symptoms, the primary mode of person-to-person transmission for the new coronavirus is through respiratory droplets. These droplets contain the virus and are produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

As per our current knowledge, those infected with the new coronavirus are either asymptomatic or have mild symptoms in about 80% of cases. The mortality rate of the disease is around 2-3%.

The most common symptoms of the disease are fever, chills, a dry cough and shortness of breath. In addition, any of the following symptoms may also be present: a sore throat; muscle pain; nasal congestion; a runny nose; and fatigue.

In case you experience any of the symptoms mentioned above, especially:
- if you are experiencing a fever with a temperature of 38°C or above, as well as a rapid onset of cough or shortness of breath, regardless of the severity of the symptoms, and
- if you have been in close contact in the 14 days prior to the onset of symptoms with someone confirmed to have or suspected of having COVID-19 infection, or
- if you have been to China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, South-Korea, Iran, or the Italian regions of Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna, Veneto or Piedmont, you should immediately contact the hotel staff, your host or your interpreter and ask them to call the free coronavirus hotline operating 24/7 in both Hungarian and English on +36-80-277-455 or +36-80-277-456.

The telephone call will be answered by National Public Health Centre staff who will ask you to inform them of any symptoms you are currently experiencing, details of your recent travel history, and details of anybody you have been in recent contact with who was showing signs of respiratory symptoms. Based on the information you provide, the National Centre for Public Health will then decide what further action to take, if necessary.

Da in Ungarn einige Einzelfälle der neuen Coronavirus-Infektion (COVID-19) aufgetreten sind, beachten Sie bitte bei Ihrem Besuch nach Ungarn folgendes.

Die Covid-19 wird von Mensch zu Mensch primär über sekrete der Atemwege, ähnlich dem von der Grippe und anderen Krankheitserregern, übertragen.

Bisher wurde berichtet, dass eine Infektion mit der neuartigen Virus verursacht bei 80% der Fällen leichte grippeähnliche Symptome, bei 2-3% kann jedoch tödlich sein.

Die häufigsten Symptome der Krankheit sind Fieber, Schüttelfrost, trockener Husten und Atemnot, weitere Symptome sind Halsschmerzen, Muskelschmerzen, verstopfte Nase, laufende Nase und Müdigkeit.

Wenn solche Symptome bei Ihnen auftreten, insbesonders,
- wenn Sie 38 °C oder drüber Fieber haben, Husten oder in Atemnot sind, unabhängig von der Schwere der Krankheit, und
- wenn Sie innerhalb von 14 Tagen vor Auftreten der Symptome eine enge Beziehung zu einer Person hatten, bei der beschtätigt oder vermutet worden ist dass die mit der Covid-19-Virus infiziert ist, oder
- wenn Sie in China, Singapur, Hongkong, Japan, Südkorea, Iran, bzw. in Italien in den Provinzen Lombardei, Emilia-Romagna, Venetien oder Piemont waren; wenden Sie sich unbedingt an das Hotelpersonal, an Ihr Gastgeber, oder den Dolmetscher, und bitten Sie ihn, den kostenlosen ungarisch- und englischsprachigen Hotline 24 Stunden am Tag unter +36-80-277-455 oder +36-80-277-456 anzurufen.

Der Telefonanruf wird von den Mitarbeitern des Staatlichen Dienstes für Volksgesundheit beantwortet. Sie sollen den Mitarbeiter über Ihre Symptome, vorherigen Reisen informieren und über die Personen mit denen Sie in persönlichem oder physischem Kontakt standen und ggfs. unter Atemwegsbeschwerden litten.
Aufgrund Ihrer Informationen wird sich der Staatliche Dienst für Volksgesundheit entscheiden, welche weiteren Maßnahmen zu treffen sind.

Sachant que quelques cas isolés d’infection au COVID-19 ont été détectés en Hongrie, nous vous prions de bien vouloir tenir compte des informations ci-dessous et suivre les recommandations fournies.

Le mode de transmission principal d’homme à homme du nouveau coronavirus est par voie aérienne par les particules, de la même manière que la grippe ou les microbes causant des symptômes respiratoires. Ces particules contiennent le virus et sont produites lorsqu’une personne contaminée tousse ou éternue.

Selon les dernières recherches, les personnes infectées par le nouveau coronavirus ont soit peu ou pas de symptômes, dans 80% des cas. Le taux de mortalités de la maladie est de 2-3%.

Les symptômes les plus communs de la maladie sont :la fièvre, les frissons, la toux sèche, l’essoufflement.
Également, le mal de gorge, les courbatures, la congestion nasale, le nez qui coule, la fatigue.

Si vous présentez les symptômes mentionnés plus haut, en particulier :
- Dans le cas d’une fièvre de 38°C ou plus, de la toux et un essoufflement rapide quelle que soit la gravité des symptômes, et
- Si avant l’apparition des symptômes, vous avez eu un contact rapproché dans les 14 derniers jours avec quelqu’un ayant contracté ou étant possiblement infecté par le COVID-19, ou
- Si vous avez récemment été en Chine, à Singapour, à Hong-Kong, au Japon, en Corée du Sud, en Iran, ou dans les régions italiennes de Lombardie, Emilia-Romagna, Veneto ou Piedmont.
Nous vous recommandons de contacter le personnel de l’hôtel, votre hôte ou votre interprète et leur demander d’appeler la hotline gratuite dédiée au coronavirus disponible 24/7 en hongrois ou en anglais au +36 80 277 455 ou +36 80 277 456

L’appel est pris en charge par les professionnels du centre national hongrois de la santé. Nous vous prions de leur faire part de vos symptômes éventuels, de vos voyages et déplacements précédents, ainsi que des personnes malades ou personnes montrant des symptômes avec qui vous avez été en contact physique. Le centre national hongrois de la santé donnera ses recommandations en fonction des informations que vous aurez fournies et vous informera des démarches à suivre.

Dato che in Ungheria si sono verificati alcuni casi isolati della nuova infezione da coronavirus (COVID-19), vi preghiamo di prestare particolare attenzione a quanto segue durante la vostra visita in Ungheria e di procedere come segue:

La via principale di trasmissione dell'infezione da coronavirus all'uomo, é simile a quella dell'influenza e alla diffusione di altri agenti patogeni del tratto respiratorio. Il virus si diffonde nell’aria attraverso la tosse o lo starnuto di una persona infetta con goccioline di saliva contenenti virus.

Secondo le nostre attuali conoscenze un'infezione da nuovo coronavirus in circa l'80% di casi provoca sintomi lievi, simili all’influenza, ma fatali nel 2-3% dei casi.

I sintomi più comuni della malattia sono febbre, brividi, tosse secca, mancanza di respiro. Altri sintomi includono mal di gola, dolore muscolare, congestione nasale, naso che cola e affaticamento.

Se si verificano tali sintomi, in particolare,
- se Lei ha la febbre, tosse, mancanza di respiro e ha una temperatura pari o superiore a 38 ° C, indipendentemente dalla gravità della malattia e
- se Lei é venuto in stretto contatto con una persona confermata o sospettata di essere infettata dal nuovo coronavirus negli ultimi 14 giorni, oppure
- Lei ha viaggiato in Cina, Singapore, Hong Kong, Giappone, Corea del Sud, Iran e Italia in Lombardia, Emilia- Romagna, Veneto, Piemonte

É pregato di contattare il personale dell'hotel / catering o l'interprete che ha ricevuto e di chiedere a loro di chiamare la nostra centrale operativa in inglese e ungherese gratuita al numero verde 06-80-277-455 o 06-80-277-456 24 attivi 24 ore su 24.

Alla chiamata risponderá il personale del Centro Sanitario Pubblico Nazionale, che chiediamo di informare su eventuali sintomi, sull'itinerario del suo viaggio o sulle persone con sintomi respiratori che siano entrate in contatto personale con Lei. Sulla base di ciò che Lei riferirá, il Centro Sanitario Pubblico Nazionale deciderà i passi successivi da compiere.

Учитывая, что в Венгрии было несколько единичных случаев заражения COVID-19, мы хотели бы попросить вас внимательно рассмотреть следующую информацию, а также следовать предоставленным рекомендациям.

Первичный способ передачи коронавируса от человека к человеку проишодит воздушно-капельным путем, точно так же, как грипп, вирус вызывает респираторные симптомы. Образовавшийся вирус передается когда больной кашляет или чихает.

Насколько нам известно, люди, инфицированные коронавирусом, либо бессимптомны, либо имеют легкие симптомы примерно в 80% случаев. Смертность от заболевания составляет около 2-3%

Наиболее распространенными симптомами заболевания являются: повышенная температура, озноб, сухой кашель, одышка. Кроме этого, может присутствовать боль в горле, мышечные боли, заложенность носа, насморк и усталость.

В случае упомянутых выше симптомов, особенно:
- в случае температуры 38 °C или выше сопровождающим быстрым появлением кашля или одышки, независимо от тяжести симптомов, и
- в случае, если до появления симптомов в течение 14 дней вы находились в близком контакте с тем у кого было подтверждено наличие или возможность инфекции COVID-19, или
- Вы были в Китае, Сингапуре, Гонконге, Японии, Южной Корее, Иране или в итальянских регионах Ломбардия, Эмилия-Романья, Венето или Пьемонт

Вам обязательно следует связаться с персоналом отеля, вашим хозяином или вашим переводчиком и попросить их позвонить на бесплатную горячую линию по лечению коронавируса, работающую круглосуточно на венгерском или английском языках, по телефону + 36-80-277-455 или + 36-80-277- 456.

Considerando la aparición de algunos casos aislados de infección por COVID-19 en Hungría, le pedimos que lea con atención la siguiente información y que siga las instrucciones proporcionadas.

El modo primario de transmisión del coronavirus de persona a persona es por contacto a través de secreciones respiratorias, al igual que con la gripe y otros microbios que causan síntomas respiratorios. Estas secreciones contienen el virus y se producen cuando una persona enferma tose o estornuda.

Según nuestro conocimiento actual, las personas infectadas con el nuevo coronavirus son asintomáticas o tienen síntomas leves en aproximadamente el 80% de los casos. La proporción de mortalidad de la enfermedad es de aproximadamente 2-3%.

Los síntomas más comunes de la enfermedad son: fiebre, escalofríos, tos seca, falta de aliento. Además, puede estar presente dolor de garganta, dolor muscular, congestión nasal, secreción nasal y fatiga.
En caso de padecer los síntomas mencionados previamente y con especial énfasis en los siguientes casos:

Si padece fiebre con una temperatura de 38 ° C o superior, tos o la falta de aliento y se presentan con un inicio rápido, independientemente de la gravedad de los síntomas, y si se dan los siguientes factores:
- haber estado en contacto estrecho en los 14 días previos al inicio de los síntomas con alguien que tiene confirmado o posiblemente tiene infección por COVID-19, o
- haber estado en China, Singapur, Hong Kong, Japón, Corea del Sur, Irán o en las regiones italianas Lombardía, Emilia-Romaña, Véneto o Piamonte

Si estos factores se cumplen, definitivamente debe comunicarse con el personal del hotel, su anfitrión o su intérprete y pedirles que llamen a la línea directa gratuita de coronavirus en funcionamiento las 24 horas del día, los 7 días de la semana en húngaro o inglés al + 36-80-277-455 o + 36-80-277-456.

La llamada será respondida por el personal del Centro Nacional de Salud Pública. Rogamos le informe sobre cualquiera de sus síntomas, sus viajes anteriores o haber estado en contacto personal o físico con alguna persona con síntomas respiratorios. Considerando sus circunstancias el Centro Nacional de Salud Pública
decidirá qué medidas adicionales tomar.

鉴于在匈牙利发现了一些新冠状病毒感染(COVID-19)的个别病例,请在访问匈牙利时特别注意以 下内容。

与流感和其他呼吸道病原体相似,新冠状病毒感染在人与人之间的主要传播途径是飞沫传染,咳嗽 或打喷嚏时,将含病毒的唾液飞沫,呼吸飞沫引入空气中。 迄今为止,据报道,新冠状病毒的感染在约 80%的病例中引起轻度的流感症状,但有 2-3%的致命率。

该病最常见的症状是发烧,发冷,干咳,呼吸急促。 其他症状包括喉咙痛,肌肉疼痛,鼻塞,流鼻 涕和疲劳。
- 如果您发烧 38 度或以上,咳嗽,呼吸急促,无论疾病的严重程度如何,以及
- 在症状发作前的 14 天内与确诊或疑似感染新冠状病毒的人有过密切接触,或
- 前往过中国,新加坡,香港,日本,韩国,伊朗,意大利各省:伦巴第,艾米利亚—罗马涅,威尼 托,皮埃蒙特 *
如果出现以上症状,请务必联系您所在的酒店工作人员或与您随行的翻译,并请他们与国家公共卫

生中心的工作人员联系,24 小时英文/匈牙利文免费电话 06-80-277-455 或 06-80-277-456。请告知您 或与您接触过的同伴症状,旅行史或患有呼吸道症状。根据您的陈述,国家公共卫生中心将决定采 取进一步的措施。

* 受社区传播影响的国家/地区列表可能在持续变化,请查看官网 www.nnk.gov.com

לאור העובדה שהיו מספר מקרים בודדים של קורונה בהונגריה, אנו רוצים לבקש ממך בבקשה לקרוא ולהתייחס ברצינות
למידע ולציית להוראות המצורפות בדף זה.
נגיף הקורונה הינו וירוס העובר בעיקר מאדם לאדם דרך טיפות נשימה בדומה לשפעת ומיקרובים אחרים הגורמים לתסמיני
נשימה. טיפות אלה מכילות את הנגיף ומופקות כאשר אדם חולה משתעל או מתעטש.
על פי הידע הנוכחי שלנו, האנשים הנגועים בנגיף הקורונה החדש הם אסימפטומטיים או הסובלים מתסמינים קלים בכ-
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התסמינים השכיחים ביותר של המחלה הם: חום, צמרמורות, שיעול יבש, קוצר נשימה, בנוסף עלולים להופיע כאבי גרון,
כאבי שרירים, גודש באף, נזלת ועייפות.
במקרה של התסמינים שהוזכרו מעלה ובמיוחד:
- במקרה של חום עם טמפרטורה של 38 מעלות צלזיוס ומעלה, שיעול או קוצר נשימה מהיר אך ללא קשר לחומרת התסמינים
- במקרה שהיית בקשר קרוב במהלך 14 הימים שקדמו לתופעת הופעת התסמינים עם מישהו שאובחן שיש לו או שיש סיכוי
שיש לו את וירוס הקורונה
- היית בסין, סינגפור, הונג קונג, יפן, דרום קוריאה, איראן או באיטליה בעיקר באזורים לומברדיה, אמיליה-רומאניה, ונטו או
פיימונטה )רשימת המדינות המושפעות מהתפשטות ומההעברה מאדם לאדם עשויה להשתנות, אנא בדקו והתעדכנו בקביעות
) www.nnk.gov.com באתר
עליך ליצור קשר מידית עם צוות המלון, המארח שלך או המתורגמן שלך ולבקש מהם להתקשר למוקד המיוחד
והחינמי המטפל בנגיף הקורונה והפועל 24 שעות ביממה בהונגרית או באנגלית בטלפון 455-277-80-36 +או
.+36-80-277-456
שיחת הטלפון תענה על ידי צוות המרכז הלאומי לבריאות הציבור, אשר אותו עליך ליידע על אחד מהתסמינים שלך, על
היסטוריית הנסיעות שלך או על כל אדם הסובל מתסמיני נשימה שהיית איתו בקשר אישי או פיזי. בהתבסס על המידע
שמסרת, המרכז הלאומי לבריאות הציבור יחליט אילו פעולות נוספות יש לנקוט.

Address: Veszprém
New map about Veszprém


Act like a Veszprémer

There is a new city map available of Veszprém with the title ‘Act like a Veszprémer’. It is available in the Tourinform office and the Hangvilla for free or can be downloaded online below. More Shorter

The creation of the map was supported by the European Union’s Europe for Citizens programme, within the framework of the Reveal YouropEaN Cultural Heritage ENriCH international project. The publication was created by local young people with professional help.

The map highlights walking routes, the sights of the city and gives a selection of local festivals and interesting places in the region.

You can find more information about this project and the map as well at this website.

 

You can download the map here.

 

You can print at home too:

Address: Veszprém
EKF 2023 VESZPRÉM


EKF 2023 VESZPRÉM

Veszprém will be the European Capital of Culture in 2023! More Shorter

The hard work of the last three years has been accomplished, by the decision of the professional jury and the Government of Hungary, Veszprém and the Lake Balaton region can host the title of the European Capital of Culture in 2023.

The decision was announced by the jury in Budapest on Friday afternoon, with the participation of the teams of the three candidate cities: Debrecen, Győr and Veszprém.

In her opening statement, Anikó Krucsainé Herter, Deputy State Secretary for Cultural Relations and Development, said that we are all winners and are wiser, regardless of whether to the title of European Capital of Culture 2023 can be only one city selected. In fact, all three cities would deserve this title, as they have demonstrated exemplary stance and hard work in recent times.

- In 2018 we celebrate the European Year of Cultural Heritage, which puts the spotlight on the significant artistic achievements, traditions and values of Europe. It offers an opportunity to show the cultural diversity of Europe and to support that the culture even more significant contribution to the development of Europe's economy and society. The initiative of the European Capital of Culture also serves these goals, emphasized Gábor Zupkó, Head of the European Commission’s Representation in Hungary, in his welcome speech. - The title intended to enable European citizens to learn more about each other's culture, admire the memories of our common history, experience the richness of European values and the sense of belonging to Europe.

A total of 60 cities have been awarded the honourable title so far, which has always led to long-term development of the city's cultural infrastructure, increased self-esteem of the citizens and the pride for the city, improved the previous image of the city, led to more active participants in culture, increased tourism, broadened awareness and led to economic progress.

The title has been awarded to two European cities so far each year, but in 2023 exceptionally the winner would be only Hungary. In the first round, a total of seven candidates participated: Debrecen, Eger, Gödöllő, Győr, Székesfehérvár, Szombathely and Veszprém, of which Debrecen, Győr and Veszprém were finally included in the second round.

The finalist cities had to submit their final application by November 9, and then five members of the 12-member committee visited the cities of the applicants personally - they visited Veszprém on Wednesday, 12 December - and last Friday they presented the cities their ideas before the jury.

Aiva Rosenberg, president of the EU jury said, that that they would want all three cities to win because they did a great job and brought many new, progressive ideas since the first round. In the final decision, six main points were finally taken into account - then they suggest to EMMI (Department of Human Resources) which city is worthy to host the title in 2023 - the city's cultural strategy and its relationship with the EKF (European Capital of Culture), the artistic and cultural content of the tender, the representation of the European dimension, the financial and organizational capacity of the city, the social impact of the ideas, and the budget of the application.

THE WINNER OF THE EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE BECAME VESZPRÉM

With this, the city and the Lake Balaton region was given the opportunity to create the future of Europe by the culture and by involving citizens - as it is the essence of the EKF initiative (European Capital of Culture initiative): to pass on our heritage and create something new through intercultural dialogue - said the President in her speech.

The greeted the decision with a tremendous ovation, and the Mayor Gyula Porga said that they had won a fantastically fierce competition against two very prestigious Hungarian cities.

“If I have to appreciate the victory, the first thought is definitely the pleasure. The second is thanks because we could get to this point as a result of teamwork. I would like to thank the mayors, municipalities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), enterprises in the region for helping us and rooting for us.

At the same time, work will start tomorrow, because the fact that Veszprém can host the title of European Capital of Culture alone in 2023 is also a great responsibility and we also should represent Hungarian culture at the same time. But if we can keep the same unit, trust, and strength that led to the writing of the tender, then I'm sure it will succeed.”

The serious work is just getting started now, and the body of the EKF (Europan Capital of Culture) will not allow Veszprém's hand anymore: it will keep track of how the submission of the application is progressing.

Source: www.vehir.hu

 

15.12.2018 Porga Gyula: Veszprém's program has a significant public support

According to the mayor of Veszprém, the title of European Capital of Culture 2023 is a great success for the city. As Gyula Porga told to MTI (Hungarian Telegraphic Office) on Saturday, significant public support has been built around the program in the last few years.

Veszprém's application is entitled “Beyond”, which indicates that they want to overcome their previous difficulties, break down the walls between the municipalities, the entrepreneurship and the civil society – said the mayor. He added that a high level of confidence among the operator of the region was built during the preparation process and if this could be maintained, the implementation of the program will be successful.

Gyula Porga emphasized that the title of European Capital of Culture 2023 is not just about one year, but already at the beginning of 2019 should start to work. It is a great responsibility, because in 2023 Veszprém will be alone the city of European Capital of Culture, and not only the culture of the region but the whole culture of Hungary should have to represent by Veszprém.

The Mayor also talked about that they are not planning major infrastructure investments - which was already emphasized in the application submitted – and the mayor considers it important to implement the program in a sustainable way.

Their aim is to eliminate the seasonality of Lake Balaton and the region because the potential and infrastructure are available in the region to be able to receive guests throughout the year-said Gyula Porga. Although Veszprém has a vibrant cultural life, they want to integrate more people into the program, thus Veszprém also consider the program as a city development and community building action, he added.

He noted that like many other European cities, Veszprém is also characterized by the fact that talented young people go to bigger cities - either to the capital or to Western Europe - with the tender this trend could be reversed. They want to provide such services in the area - if young people go out – then they will return and be able to achieve fulfilment here.

The independent international experts of the EKF (European Capital of Culture) project supported Veszprém's application for the title of the European Capital of Culture 2023, and the decision was announced on Friday in Budapest. Seven Hungarian towns - Debrecen, Eger, Gödöllő, Győr, Székesfehérvár, Szombathely and Veszprém - were named for the title. In the second round, among Debrecen, Győr and Veszprém was decided, which city will be the Europen Capital of Culture in 2023.

Source: www.vehir.hu

Address: Veszprém
Városnéző kisvonat Veszprémben


Sightseeing city train in Veszprém

Departs everyday from Castle! From 14.03. 2020 the train is plying only on the weekend depending on the weather. More Shorter

The Sightseeing train departs from Castle via Viadukt arrives to the Zoo, then comes back to the point of departure. During events the vehicle departs from Mackó Cukrászda (Megyeháza sqr. 2.)

Saturday - Sunday: 10 am. - 4 pm. every hour from Óváros sqr., every half an hour from the Zoo.*
Length of the journey: 45-50 min.

From 14.03. 2020 the train is plying only on the weekend depending on the weather.

Prices:
Ages 0-3: Free
Ages 4-14:  800 Ft (Junior ticket)
Above  age 15: 1400 Ft (Adult ticket)

Tickets are available at the driver. 

Contact: +36 20 403 3646, +36 20 553 7829, +36 20 559 0717

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Veszpremikisvonat

E-mail: veszpremikisvonat@gmail.com


* The schedule is only for reference only, it may change due to weather reasons and group reservations. We cannot be responsible for schedule changes. For up-to-date information please visit the Facebook page on the day of travel. Thank you for your understanding in the name of the operator

Address: Veszprém
Mészáros Zoltán: Világsztárokat terelgetünk a magyar gasztronómia felé


Zoltán Mészáros: Guiding stars towards the Hungarian gastronomy

Thanks to Zoltán Mészáros, the 250 years old downtown building, the Oliva Hotel and Restaurant became one of the most definitive guesthouses in the city. The quality live music provided by this place has given birth to one of the most renowned cultural festivals of Hungary. More Shorter

The Oliva Restaurant in Veszprém had great moments, however in the 1980s the floruit place has fallen into decay. The 250-year-old building has deserved a better future. Zoltán Mészáros has known that, when he bought and restored the restaurant and expanded it with a little hotel, made it one of the greatest guesthouses in town. The quality live music provided by this place has given birth to one of the most renowned cultural festivals of Hungary.

 - When I was a child the Puszta Restaurant, the predecessor of the Oliva was a really hyped place, actors, lawyers came here from the surrounding areas to eat the classical Hungarian dishes - remember Zoltán Mészáros, recalling the whitewashed, wild vine arboured garden was a kind of center of the town’s culture life. Nevertheless, the restaurant was closed after the change of the regime to reborn nine years after, thanks to Zoltán Mészáros.

The Oliva has preserved it’s previous clientele which was expanded by young couples and jazz enthusiasts. The owner usually invited the most famous persons of the Hungarian jazz-life to provide quality live music for the guests. - I can proudly state, that’s the place where the prominent VeszprémFest has come from - he said, then added: the frontman of the late Cotton Club Singers has brought up first, that it would be a good idea to organise a concert for more people. - First we’ve rented the aula of the University of Pannonia and that’s where our road has started to the castle -pointed out.

VeszprémFest is indeed one of the greatest event of the Hungarian Jazz community, where you can find worldwide famous international and domestic performers every year. The gastronomy connected with it has also some specialities. The Oliva provides the most delicate dishes for VIP guests and stars for 15 years now.
- This is a huge, but also an exciting task to us -explains Zoltán and add: We should fulfill the catering requests of the international stars as well.

- To tell you the truth in the past 15 years, we have organised 70 major international productions, and I have a feeling, that they can not surprise us anymore -laughing. - We try to acquaint the foreign performers with the Hungarian gastronomy, next to their specific demands. From Tom Jones to Nigel Kennedy, we could satisfied everyone’s caprice. None the less, we could convinced the Gipsy Kings who were famous for being a french wine lover band, that they should taste the best domestical wines here - emphasize. In the end, it was so successful, that they went home with boxes of Hungarian wine.

Source: www.foodyny.hu

Address: 8200 Veszprém, Buhim utca 14-16.
Veszprém Európa Kulturális Fővárosa 2023 pályázat


Veszprém, the Capital City of Culture 2023 application

Veszprém municipality and along with its Bakony and Balaton region is applying for the Capital City of Culture 2023 title. The results of the preparations of the past months will be presented on a press conference on the 4th of October. More Shorter

​Three graphic studios got an invitation for creating the design of the European Cultural Capital City 2023 tender. Their task is to plan the logo, expressing the concept fitting into the spirituality of the keywords “stairs and corners”, “water and wind”, “game and inspiration”.

All the three graphic studios sent several plans and logo drafts to the tender, which evaluation was anonym, where many partners helped to evaluate the drafts (area characters, organisations, representatives, local institutions, members of Council of Arts, specialists etc.) Altogether six logo sketches from three applicants were sent to further evaluation.

The Stalker Studio Ltd. got received the most votes on the audience vote.

The six chosen drafts extended with visual background and concept, and the competition work were evaluated by a jury and an expert group. Based on these, the final logo was designed by the Munkácsy prize winner Gerhes Gábor and his group, the Art-And Bt.

The logo of the competition depicts the cooperation between Veszprém and region Bakony-Balaton, furthermore the positive content of the cooperation. The wave symbol of the emblem depicts the cultural and geographical diversity, their interaction, and blurring. The wave refers to the water of the Lake Balaton and to the hills of Bakony, furthermore the geographical and cultural merge of these two. The logo concept was the plan of the animation planner, Jokesz Anna.

Emphasized concepts:

merging – interaction – harmony – playfulness – landscape outgrowing from water

The Veszprém inscription in the logo refers to the whole (Veszprém) being born from the single parts (letters), following the keyword of playfulness. The official webpage of the project was also designed by the Art-And Bt., and its development was carried out by the Bemind Ltd.

The official webpage of the project:

www.2023veszprem.hu

 

The official Facebook page of the project:

https://www.facebook.com/2023Veszprem/

 

Interview with the ambassadors:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yywBXMmfKEs

Furthermore, you may watch a short movie about Veszprém and its regions, presenting the project, and an interview with the ambassadors.

The ambassadors of the Veszprém, the Capital City of Culture 2023:

Freund Tamás, Széchenyi prize winner neurobiologist, university teacher, the member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, vice president of life sciences section from 2014. He studied the cerebral cortex.

Gulyás Péter, Hungarian handball player

Laposa Zsófia, vintner

Laposa Bence, vintner, president of the Balaton Circle

Likó Marcell, Fonogram and Gizella prize winner, leader of Vad Fruttik music group and radio presenter

Mikósa Erika, Kossuth, Liszt Ferenc, Prima Primissima prize winner coloratura soprano singer

M. Tóth Géza, Oscar prize nominated, Balázs Béla prize winner movie director, producer, the founder and leader of KEDD Creative Studio, rector of University of Theatre and Film Arts, the member of the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

Ókovács Szilveszter, opera singer, music critics, publicist, radio and television presenter, chief executive officer of Duna TV between 2010-2011, government commissioner and then director general of the Hungarian Opera House from 2011.

Szakály György, Kossuth and Liszt Ferenc prize winner dance artist, university teacher and the rector of Hungarian Dance Academy

Zoób Kati, fashion designer, founder of Katti Zoób fashion brand. Her work was rewarded with a number of domestic and international prizes.

The city cooperating with its citizens and supporters would like to make the project real. According to the intension of Veszprém, the project focuses on the city’s outstanding cultural mobilising strength and its exceptional conditioned program sites and the travel attractiveness.

They pay emphasized attention to the social role taking in the international and European background of the project.

 

Address: Veszprém
"The wind is blowing or it chimes in Veszprém"


"The wind is blowing or it chimes in Veszprém"

You may have heard the proverb that in Veszprém the wind is blowing and it chimes all the time. We tried to figure out what this statement means. More Shorter

Veszprém has been a church, episcopal and then archiepiscopal centre since the foundation of the state. We may find a lot of Catholic churches in the city, which chime for a mass and midday for example in the castle, in the St. Michael Basilica Cathedral. Besides the chimes, we can hear the Fire Tower, which plays the Verbunk of Csermák Antal every hour, but it chimes every quarter. From 2015 it plays new songs occasionally.

When we cannot hear any chimes, we can hear the wind blowing. “Veszprém is under rule the northwest wind of Bakony, which characterises its climate and formed its environment and landform. – wrote Cholnoky Jenő, teacher, writer and geographer about Veszprém in his study in 1938. “The citizen of Veszprém knows exactly what the Bakony wind is. (…) When it appears in Veszprém, the population is seized by fear. It is so loud, it shakes the windows, and the streets rumble so fearfully, especially in the Temetőhegy, Jeruzsálemhegy and Cserhát. It is impossible to walk against it. One may go to the end of the castle, where it shakes the building. The clouds swirl rushing in the sky, the air is clear…”

In Veszprém thanks to the Bakony wind the air is replaced many times, so there is usually no smog.

According to the information above, we can say: the wind is blowing or it chimes in the city of queens.

We cited the words of Kovács Győző Gyula in our article. (Veszprémi Szemle, 2013)

E-mail: info@veszpreminfo.hu
Phone number: +36 88 404 548
Website: http://www.veszpreminfo.hu