II. Rátonyi Róbert Operettfesztivál

II. Róbert Rátonyi Operetta Festival (06/20/2019 - 06/23/2019)

This year a four-day operetta festival - named after Rátonyi Rátonyi, the uncrowned king of the operetta genre - will be organized for the second time by Petőfi Theater of Veszprém from 20 to 23 of June in 2019. More Shorter


With the four-day festival in June, Petőfi Theater of Veszprém honoured one of the best-known operetta actors of the 20th century, Róbert Rátonyi. They presented a fairytale opera specifically designed for this event, and the artists of the Budapest Operetta Theater also performed and brought back to the city again “A régi nyár” (The Old Summer), which was originally one of the direction of Rátonyi in Veszprém. Several children's programs were connected to the operetta festival, the theater garden was waiting for the visitors, and in the lobby, there was still a chamber exhibition about Rátonyi’s life – reported the TV of Veszprém on the first operetta festival.

In June 2019, the operetta will once again be the main star in the Petőfi Theater of Veszprém, as the I. Róbert Rátonyi Operetta Festival showed a huge demand for the operetta genre that has become hungaricum

Date: June 20-23, 2019

János Kerekes - Tibor Barabás - Szilárd Darvas - Béla Gádor: The State Department Store (Hungarian: Állami Áruház)


"Hearing, hearing, attention! Our store opens in ten minutes. Get ready for the flag of the ministry!"

The Diadal Department Store's busy sellers are preparing to open. They have not stopped for a minute, because the stake is very high: which department will win the flag of the Ministry this year? To win, they will have to come to a common agreement on the big question, how to sell the products. Feri Kocsis, a salesman returning from his study visit from Moscow, returns with the new songs of modern times to his beloved store. He claims for the customer only has to sell what he or she really needs. On the other hand, Daniel colleague, who is the leader of the ready-made garments of woman, says that the seller has to pounce on customers as the tiger and sell them the most expensive goods. So the wild survivor of capitalism fights against the reasonable consistency of socialist production ...

Nevertheless, Feri also has to face with the store's internal and external enemies. Sometimes is the imperialist agitator of American Voice Radio or other times the secret reactionary chief is serial.

And how did they even have time for love beside so much work?

The propaganda-operetta became legendary in the 1950’s, The State Department Store describe cheerful period, from which narrating without cheer is a mortal sin. It’s time for it.

The performance of Katona József Theater of Kecskemét.

Buy at least one ticket for a major show on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, and get a ticket for free at the State Store.


Béla Zerkovitz - László Szilágyi: “Csókos asszony” operetta


All inhabitants of the rental house in the Józsefváros, in Budapest, are in full spirit because they are preparing for the engagement of Kató Pünkösdi, the young drama student and Pista Dorozsmay. Baron Tarpataky unexpectedly comes up in the middle of the bustle. The Baron was completely fascinated by Kató's talent in the performance, so he invites her to his villa which is located at Bajza Street. She politely refuses the Baron's offer, but the engagement ceremony fails, therefore Kató sorrowfully goes to Bajza Street… This is an operetta about love, theater and peacetime in Pest.

The performance was created with the permission of Pentaton Művész és Koncertügynökség és a Proscenium Szerzői Ügynökség Kft.  (Pentaton Artist and Concert Agency and Proscenium Author Agency Ltd.)

The performance of the József Attila Theater of Budapest.


Albert Szirmai - Károly Bakonyi – Gábor Andor: Mágnás Miska (Mickey Magnate)


Besides the well-known operetta songs, the power of the top of the social hierarchy, which is inconsistent with the laws of everyday co-habitation, is also a real phenomenon. István Baracs railway engineer is in conflict with Earl Korláthy, who lives in the nearby demesne, who contradicts his common sense, but because of his rank, he claims lordship over the railway which is built for the village. Baracs and the Little Countess Korláthy love each other unknown, but in the castle, the intention seems irreconcilable because of the social differences, which is aggravated by the conflict with the Earl.

The story of Miska Mágnás make the social differences of the absurdity of the bygone age, in which a simple groom without difficulty genuinely pretend to be a tiger hunter earl. The role play is easier than we think. The appearance wins until the arrival of the real tiger hunter. Detection and scandal, as well as the lucky end, are unavoidable.

The performance was made with the contribution of the Hartai Music Agency in Budapest.

The performance was supported by the Hungarian Government, the State Secretary for National Policy and the Bethlen Gábor Foundation. The production was supported by the National Cultural Fund.

The performance of Csíki Játékszín (Theater of Csíkszereda).


Operetta Gala with the artists of Budapest Operetta Theatre

More details coming soon!

Tickets are on sale at the ticket office of the Petőfi Theater in Veszprém, at the Tourinform Veszprém and at the Tourist Information Point.

More information about the performances can be found on the website of Petőfi Theater in Veszprém.


Address: 8200 Veszprém, Óvári Ferenc Street 2.

Date of event: 20/06/2019 – 23/06/2019


Organizer Name: Petőfi Theater of Veszprém

Organizer Address: 8200 Veszprém, Óvári F. Street 2.

Organizer Phone Number: +36 88 564 220

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Address: 8200 Veszprém, Óvári Ferenc u. 2.
Date of event:06/20/2019 - 06/23/2019
Organizer Name: Veszprémi Petőfi Színház
Organizer Address: 8200 Veszprém, Óvári F. u. 2.
Organizer Phone: +36 88 564 220
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The Local Government of Veszprém County, László Vass art collector and the House of Arts Veszprém request the honor of your presence at the exhibition opening reception to be held at the Modern Art Gallery-László Vass Collection

on November 17th, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.

Introductory speech by: László Hegyeshalmi, director

                                      House of Arts Veszprém

Opening speech by: Judit Geskó, art historian

                                 Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest

The exhibition is on display until March 14th, 2019 from Monday to Saturday, 10:00-17:00 daily.

Address: 8200 Veszprém, Vár utca 3-7.
Date of event:11/17/2018 11:00 - 03/14/2019 17:00
Organizer Name: Művészetek Háza Veszprém
Organizer Address: 8200 Veszprém, Vár u. 17.
Organizer Phone: +36 88 425 204
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5+1 reasons to visit Veszprém

5+1 reasons to visit Veszprém (01/01/2015 - 12/31/2017)

The Veszprém Zoo, the Castle, the Veszprém Arena, the high quality gastronomy, the family-friendly services and the variety of programmes throughout the year make 5+1 reasons to visit the city of Queens. More Shorter

Click on the attached articles for further information!

Address: 8200 Veszprém
Date of event:01/01/2015 - 12/31/2017
Laczkó Dezső Múzeum és kiállításai

Dezső Laczkó Museum and its exhibition (07/21/2016 - 12/31/2017)

We invite people, who interested in history and culture to the Dezső Laczkó Museum’s various and interesting exhibition places. More Shorter

Dezső Laczkó Múzeum

(8200 Veszprém, Erzsébet sétány 1.)

We tell stories, lives from the past, the present and the future: because “historia est magistra vitae”. The first artefacts of the county’s most significant and the longest established museum were the part of the collection in 1903, and we wait for the visitors in the building, which is among the trees of the Erzsébet parkland since 1925. The museum’s 330 000 pieces collection includes the folklore, archaeology, history, fine arts and crafts, literary history and the significant numismatic collection of Veszprém and Veszprém county.

Permanent exhibition:

Spirit… in objects… in places… in pictures

Temporary exhibitions: 

Remembrance exhibition on the 115. birthday of Aurél Vajkai (05/14/2018 - 10/30/2018)

„One thousand eight hundred forty-eight, You Star” - Remembrance Exhibition (04/11/2018 - 12/02/2018)

Bakony Etnographical House

(8200 Veszprém, Erzsébet sétány 3.)

Near the Dezső Laczkó Museum there is Bakony House, which is one of the earliest Hungarian open-air ethnographical museums. In 1935 it was built from public donations as a copy of a gentry’s landhouse of Öcs. The designers were László Nagy ethnographer and György Linzmayer architect.

Permanent exhibition: Times immemorial?!

The Heroes’ Gate

(8200 Veszprém, Vár u. 2.)

On the Heroes’ Gate exhibition place, which was opened in 1939 and was renovated in 2013, visitors can learn about the building’s history, and the history of events and heroes of Veszprém during the revolution and freedom fight of 1848 and 1849, World Wars I and II, and revolution and freedom fight of 1956.

Fire Lookout Tower
(8200 Veszprém, Vár utca 9.)

On the south-western end of the castle there is the single tower of the castle, the 48 metres high Fire Tower. The Tower’s cylindrical part, which was made from crushed stone can be medieval, but we didn’t know the exact construction time. The Tower’s foundation is on the square’s level in front of the Castle hill, its entrance opened from the inner parts of the castle and it is several metres above the foundation. The tower’s floor plan can be found on survey drawings of Giulio Turco, the Emperor’s war engineer, which was made around 1570. The 17th century’s engravings illustrate a blocky tower in the place of Fire Tower. Near the Fire Tower around 1660 was built the south-west corner tower.

(8200 Veszprém, Vár u. 19.)

The new permanent exhibition, which entitled “The life of the minus third floor, Dungeon in the 21th century” is about not just the dungeon as a building and interest, but it demonstrates several exciting themes. In the exhibition there is a Jószef Mindszenty memorial room, an exhibition unit about the life of the inmates and the history of the oubliette, the exhibition entitled “Bakony outlaws on the hand of the pandours”, and visitors can see the slots, chapel, look-out tower, command room and the sanitary. Besides these, film projection waits for the visitors.

Permanent exhibition: The life of the minus third floor, Dungeon in the 21th century

On 23th October 2015 the Dungeon's permanent exhibition had got a new exhibition unit, which entitled as After ’56 in the shadows of the gallows-trees.

The exhibition, from 1956 to 1967 until the last execution, shows the sanctions period’s significant momentum in connection with Veszprém county. The visitors can come to know the life of Árpád Brusznyai, the deportation process, and with two cases, the legal action of Vaczkó and Hamusics – the two cases are in connection with 1956. In these cases the authorities investigated the conspiracy, which was committed with guns. In the exhibition they are commemorate the heroes, who were punished with death because their role in ’56.

In the exhibition there are precious reliquiaes, which were donated to the Dezső Laczkó Museum by Margit Brusznyai, the daughter of Árpád Brusznyai.


Address: 8200 Veszprém, Erzsébet sétány 1.
Phone number: +36 88 426 081
Date of event:07/21/2016 - 12/31/2017
Organizer Name: Laczkó Dezső Múzeum
Organizer Address: 8200 Veszprém, Erzsébet sétány 1.
Organizer Phone: +36 88 426 081
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Állandó kiállítások a Szaléziánumban


Liturgical place to exhibit, baroque rooms, room for the herbs of Halimba, show room for violin fabrication, medical herb garden and a lot of other curiosity from the offer of the Salesianum’s permanent exhibitions. More Shorter

Liturgical place to exhibit 

The attic gallery was designed on the second floor of the building, where visitors can take a look on the day-to-day-life of the Archdiocese and can get to know the everyday use of liturgical objects. A liturgical calendar is cited by multimedia tools, liturgy devices are displayed for the visitors, they can also visit the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Veszprém’s store of sheet music and can listen to the musical creations from the 19-20th century. The visitors can take a virtual tip in the Archdiocese and in Veszprém via an interactive multimedia device, while they can discover the past and the present of the virtually visited places.

Baroque rooms

Four interior styled, fresco decorated baroque room awaits the visitors on the floor of the Salesianum. They can experience the atmosphere of the baroque world through contemporary artworks. Visitors have the opportunity to know more about former, well-known residents of the house, including Martin II. Padányi-Bíró the bishop of Veszprém, who was an outstanding patron of the artistic work in the diocese during the 18th century. They can admire the landscape themed frescos from the end of the 18th century, which can be found in every room on the given floor in an exigent quality, differently from the baroque practice. With the guidance of the “Picture-counter desk” it is possible to follow the work of the restorers and the wonderful alteration of the baroque rooms. In the other two rooms the hidden treasures of the Bishop Archive and Library are displayed: incunabula, scrapbooks- and albums, manuscripts, maps and certificates.

Room for the herbs of Halimba

At the right side of the entrance is the Halimba Medical-Herb-room, which displays the story of Dr. Miklós Szalai, also known as the “medical herb” priest from Halimba. The nationwide known herbalist was pronounced a charlatan before the transition, but later the Halimbárium medical herb mixtures were named after him. At the exhibition dried medical herb tableaus and glass covered containers show the medical-and culinary herbs, the recipes of the “medical herb” priest, and also some interesting information about medical herbs and herbal teas.

Show room for violin fabrication

Who does not longed for being the invisible viewer the birth of something new. Looking through a window, watching the smooth hand moves, while those hands are brushing the lumber with a plane again and again, always finding something to stroke the spot we thought was already perfect. Taking a deep breathe of the workshop’s scent, the scent from the bland, resin released from shavings, glue and vapor of plants. To be the witness how lumber turns into a soul touching musical instrument. Who does not longs for this…

In the workshop of Archdiocese Touristic Center of the Salesianum all of this is possible.

Violin always have got a special attention among the instruments. Its birth was surrounded with mystery. What is this secret? The lumber? The lacquer? The mater’s hands?

Elemér Sümegi’s workshop, in a small building in the court of Archdiocese Touristic Center of the Salesianum, can be visited since 2011. The baroque surrounding, in front of the Archbishop Palace, of the former Bíró – Giczey house or as the residents of Veszrpém known the “bird house” seemingly offered the establishment of the violin making workshop. The visitor can be the witness some workflow: formation of a new violin or cello, even old instrument’s restoration.

The carpenter tool collection from the 19th and early 20th century commemorates former artisan masters in the workshop.

Unusual lessons, group sessions, presentations are available with previous consultation for school-, work groups and group of friends.


Phone number: +36 88/580-528,  +36 20 431-8636

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Address:          Veszprém, Vár utca 31.

Medical herb garden

The Halimbárium Medical Herb Garden can be found in the inner court, where the medical- and culinary herbs from the Halimba Medical Herb Room can be discovered. Every plant have a description, the visitors can find the origin, spread, beneficial effects and use of some species.

Address: 8200 Veszprém, Vár utca 31.
Date of event:07/08/2016 - 12/31/2017
Organizer Name: Szaléziánum Érsekségi Turisztikai Központ
Organizer Address: 8200 Veszprém, Vár u. 31.
Organizer Phone: +36 88 580 528
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Veszprém, a fesztiválváros

Veszprém, the city of festivals (01/01/2015 - 12/31/2015)

Playing is a joy that we can all claim as eternal children all year round. If you do not believe it, you can see it for yourself! We celebrate dance, arts and our traditions, street music, boystrous children, happiness and the love-bearing summer with festivals. More Shorter

The Festival of Dance opens the events in Spring with the greatest contemporary dance artists in Hungary. The best dance groups and performers enchant the audiences during the days of the festival, which is regarded as a prestige event for the profession. The Gizella Days Festival, one of the largest cultural events of the city, encourages the generations to appreciate and promote our culture and traditions. The festival provides opportunities to perform with the arts ensembles of Veszprém and its twin towns, as well as the art groups of the minorities living here.

In Summer, Veszprém also enjoys its festivals...

Al Dimeola, Paco de Lucia, Bobby McFerrin, Katie Melua … Veszprém is the city where for almost a decade world famous stars have walked our cobblestoned streets. Opera, jazz, soul, swing and instrumental guitar music... Veszprém is the place where the most different musical styles and genres form a coherent entity in the frame of VeszprémFest.

VeszprémFest has become one of the most renowned high quality music events in Hungary, and, like a magnet, has attracted thousands into the majestic atmosphere of Veszprém Castle. The 18th century Baroque style façades and excellent acoustics of the Szentháromság (Holy Trinity) Square are unique props serving the excellent musical experience.

Besides VeszprémFest, there are various other artistic and cultural events, including Folklore Festivities and Best of the World Evenings in August. The Vivace International Choir Festival attracts participants from Japan to Finland and thousands visit the Veszprém Festivities Crafts Fair as well.

Mates, party and rock and roll... the Street Music Festival provides all of these in the middle of the summer, when street performers  representing various styles fill the squares of the city centre, tuning, strumming, drumming and singing from dawn to dawn.

Having fun with us... because Veszprém does not think only of the ‘eternal children’! The youngest ones can enjoy the Kabóciádé Children’s Festival, where the empire of the puppets offer treasures to discover and playing is always fun.

 We need to play, as we know from Shakespeare “all the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players”. Veszprém is proud to have three theatres where the talents perform on the stages from week to week.

In the city’s 103-year-old stone Petőfi Theatre and in the recently refurbished Bujtor-Latinovits Chamber Theatre exciting plays of contemporary Hungarian and international playwrights are performed by excellent actors and actresses without forgetting the classic pieces. The theatres also tempt visitors with musicals, children’s and other plays offering light entertainment.

The Pannon Theatre has been offering high quality performances for ten years now, not only in their theatre building but also in the culture centres of rural areas, in retro venues or even in the environment of the castles and the fortresses of the Bakony. The theatre has helped to breathe life into and has been organising the Veszprém Spring Festival, the Festival of Dance and also the FüredFest on the shore of Lake Balaton, offering spectacular programmes from spring to autumn.

In our welcoming and family friendly city the little ones are not left out of the theatrical programmes as the Kabóca Puppet Theatre is open for them all year round. Here they can be part of a real company game: the puppet exhibition in the Puppet Den, play groups, adventures, fun guided tours and last but not least the puppet theatre performances provide great fun and entertainment.

We open the gates of the festivals and theatres of Veszprém and invite you kindly with the respect due to kings and queens to enjoy these fabulous and magical happenings!

For more details please click on the continuously refreshed 'Programs' menu!

Date of event:01/01/2015 - 12/31/2015
Organizer Name: Tourinform Veszprém
Organizer Address: 8200 Veszprém, Óváros tér 2.
Organizer Phone: +36 88 404 548
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7. Veszprémi Sörfesztivál

7. VESZPRÉM BEER FESTIVAL (06/13/2019 - 06/16/2019)

Everyone write in their calendar: between 13 and 16 June 2019 there is the Veszprém Beer Festival in Historia Garden again. More Shorter

Date: 06/13/2019 - 06/16/2019
Address: Hotel Historia Malomkert (Veszprém, Fenyves street 15.

​The beer is not from yesterday: at the bottom of a Sudan, nearly seven-thousand-year-old vessel people already found a few drops of beer. The ancient Egyptians aromatized the beer with date, they sucked out with straw from stone jar, and they consumed it as a liquid, preserved bread. The Babylonian put into the beer honey and fruit juice, its quality was writing upon the stone of Code of Hammurabi. But the monks of monasteries brew beer in order to ease the fasting, because it was not prohibit to drink during fasting. Hrabal spent his childhood in breweries, and he became one of the best-known Czech writer.


▶️ Supernem
▶️ Ocho Macho
▶️ Hollywoodoo
▶️ Kiss Forever Band
▶️ Hungarian Rhapsody – Queen Tribute
▶️ Enikő Party
▶️ Swing-Swing

Address: 8200 Veszprém, Fenyves utca 15.
Date of event:06/13/2019 - 06/16/2019
Organizer Name: Hotel Historia Malomkert
Organizer Address: 8200 Veszprém, Fenyves u. 15.
Organizer Phone: +36 88 579 230
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Rozé, Rizling & Jazz Napok - 2019

Rose, Riesling and Jazz Days - 2019 (07/05/2019 - 07/14/2019)

Annualy more than ten thousand people take part in this very nice atmosphere event, on the main square of Veszprém with baroque and secessions buildings. More Shorter

In the frameWORK of the popular Rose, Riesling and Jazz Days, which is  the accompanying event  of VeszprémFest, in 2019 people, who wish to experience gastronomy and culture, can know the offer of the excellent winery around Lake Balaton, artisan foods, and the young representatives of domestic jazz life and genres alike jazz with 3 concerts each day. 

Detailed programme:


18:00-19:30 - Soul & Emotion

20:00-21:30 - Szűcs Gabi Stereo Swing

22:00-23:30 - Biga Acoustic Live


18:00-19:30 - Lilienn & Kónyai Tibor Quartet

20:00-21:30 - Gereben Zita

22:00-23:30 - Ruby Harlem


18:00-19:30 - DUSKA- Kazai Ági & Stefan Uhrinak

20:00-21:30 - Náray Erika Quintet 

22:00-23:30 - Farkas Gábriel Band


18:00-19:30 - Intermezzó

20:00-21:30 - Gáspár Szilvi Jazz Band

22:00-23:30 - Bin - Jip


18:00-19:30 - Sofi & The Funktazi

20:00-21:30 - Király Martina

22:00-23:30 - The Bluesberry Band


18:00-19:30 - Búzás Banda

20:00-21:30 - Bagoczky Lívia & Oláh Krisztina Quintet

22:00-23:30 - Tóth Vera Quartet


18:00-19:30 - Quiet Chords

20:00-21:30 - Ti+Mi 

22:00-23:30 - Tim Lothar and The Mojo (Traveling Blues Night)


18:00-19:30 - Gyöngyhalász Latin Zenekar

20:00-21:30 - Szőke Nikoletta

22:00-23:30 - Swing à la Django feat. Roby Lakatos


18:00-19:30 - Time Out Duo

20:00-21:30 - Soul Surge

22:00-23:30 - "Jumping Matt & His Combo"


18:00-19:30 - Swing-swing

20:00-21:30 - SoLaTi Music

22:00-23:30 - Malek Andi Soulistic


Jásdi Pincészet - Csopak | Figula Pincészet - Balatonfüred |Homola Pincészet - Paloznak | Laposa Birtok - Badacsony | Szent Donát Birtok - Csopak | Borbély Családi Pincészet - Badacsony | SKIZO BORHÁZ - Badacsony |

Büttner Borbirtok - Badacsony | Káli Kövek Borászat - Köveskál | Pálffy - Köveskál | Gilvesy Pincészet – Szent György - hegy | Petrányi Pince és Borterasz - Csopak | Konyári Pincészet – South-Balaton | Légli Szőlőbirtok és Borászat – South-Balaton | Béla És Bandi Borpavilon - Balatonszőlős | Guden Kisbirtok - Csopak | Skrabski Pince - Balatonudvari | Dobosi Pincészet és Vendégház - Szentantalfa | Balaton, Tagyon Birtok – Tagyon – hegy |

Zwack Izabella Borkereskedés present: Ca’di Rajo, Italy – Veneto, Champagne Lason, France – Champagne, Ornellaia, Italy – Bolgheri, Dr. Loosen, Germany – Mosel | Balaton Bor válogatás | Selection of BORzsongó Wine Store of Veszprém

Juni vinemaker team:
Péter Frittmann – Kunság Wine Region| Andrea Gere - Villány | Tomi Dúzsi - Szekszárd | Kardos Gábor - Tokaj | Tomi Hernyák - Etyek | Jani Bolyki - Eger | Szent Tamás Pincészet - Mád | Dorottya Bussay - Csörnyeföld | Miklós Csabi – Mór


Serpenyős Étkezde | Burger, sausages and Grill house

Szittya Pita kemencés kenyérlángos | traditional bread scones

Az igazi Kürtőskalács: Vitéz Kürtős | chimney cakes

Tekeresvölgyi Családi Birtok Manufaktúra | artisanal cheese, ham, grilled sandwich

Oliva Hotel és Étterem | pâtés


Address: 8200 Veszprém, Óváros tér
Date of event:07/05/2019 - 07/14/2019
Organizer Name: Veszprémi Ünnepi Játékok Kft.
Organizer Address: 8200 Veszprém, Óváros tér 22.
Organizer Phone: +36 88 800 900
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