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  • easyHotel Budapest
    EasyHotel is situated in Pest, only one block from the UNESCO World Heritage Site, at the crossroads of Andrassy Street and Oktogon, the central meeting point of Pest. Close by is the “Big Boulevard” (Nagy körút) which has numerous bars, ...
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  • Who was Ferenc Puskas, for Hungarian just "Uncle Ocsi"?
    Ferenc Puskas (April 2nd 1927 - Nov. 17th 2006) was a legendery Hungarian footballer and manager and is regarded as one of the greatest footballer of all time. He scored 514 goals in 529 matches in the Hungarian and ...
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  • Who created the first computer?
    Janos Neumann (John Neumann) (Dec 28th 1903 - Febr. 8th 1957), Hungarian mathematician, who made major contributions to a vast range of fields, including set theory, quantum mechanics, economics and game theory etc. is the father of the "computer" ...
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  • Sziget Festival - the largest music festival of Europe
    The Sziget Festival is one of the largest music and cultural festivals of Europe, and more recently in the world. The festival is held annualy in Anugust in BUdapest (Hungary) and takes place at Obudai-sziget (Old Buda Island) a ...
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  • Gladiators - the largest historical festival
    The gladiatorial games had an important role in almost the whole Roman history. These were in connection with slavery, the army and even with politics and - through this - the caesar himself. The pomp, the shining, the fuss ...
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  • Hussar, huszar
    A type of irregular light horsemen was already well established by the 15th century in Hungary. The word hussar (in Hungarian huszar) is derived from the Hungarian word of “husz” meaning twenty, suggesting that hussar regiments were originally composed ...
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  • Hungary — we are worth to get known!
    Hungary, a small country in the middle of Europe proudly presents one of the most beautiful capital cities in the world - Budapest, unexampled culture, unique language, natural beauties, incomparable gastronomy, wines and hospitality. We produce many tasty quality ...
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  • The story of Unicum
    According to legend, the drink was initially presented by an ancestor of Zwack founder Jozsef Zwack to Kaiser Joseph II of Austria, who proclaimed "Das ist ein Unikum!" ("This is unique!"). The liqueur is today produced by Zwack according ...
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  • Hello?
    Many stories date the first use of hello (with that spelling) to around the time of the invention of the telephone in 1876. But this word has meaning only in Hungarian. So, what is the real story? Alexander Graham Bell worked ...
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  • Dracula
    As you know, Dracula is an 1897 novel by an Irish author Bram Stoker, featuring as its primary antagonist the vampire Count Dracula.   But who was Dracula? A real vampire?   So, let's get back to the history.   Vlad II (c. 1390 – ...
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  • The most famous bloodsucker
    Béla Lugosi (20 October 1882 – 16 August 1956) was a Hungarian actor, well known for playing Count Dracula in the Broadway and in the film version as well.   Through his association with Dracula (in which he appeared with minimal ...
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  • Sparkling water
    Ányos JEDLIK (1800-1895), a Hungarian invented consumable soda-water that continues to be a popular drink today.   He also built the world's first carbonated water factory in Budapest, Hungary.   After this invention, a Hungarian drink made of wine and soda water called ...
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  • Magic cube
    The Rubik's Cube is a 3-D mechanical puzzle invented in 1974 by Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture ErnÅ‘ RUBIK.   The originally called "Magic Cube" puzzle was licensed by Rubik and sold by Ideal Toys in 1980 and won the ...
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  • Holoworld
    Holography was discovered in 1947 by Hungarian physicist Dennis Gábor (Hungarian name: Dénes GÁBOR) (1900–1979).   For this work he received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1971. It was a pioneer work in the field of physics.   The discovery was an ...
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  • Tennis classics - event recommendation
    Battles of legends in Budapest - Oct. 9-10. 2009   Hungary proudly presents a special tennis gala!   But you need to know, that Hungarian tennis events aren’t one of the routine galas. It’s never a show! These tennis games are real battles! ...
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  • Suicide song?? - Gloomy Sunday
    Gloomy Sunday - the notorious 'Hungarian Suicide Song' - was written in 1933. Its melody and original lyrics were the creation of RezsÅ‘ SERESS, a self-taught pianist and composer born in Hungary in 1899.   The crushing hopelessness and bitter despair ...
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  • Horses — Courage — European competition
    The European Championship for Rural Riders is an event with a very wide historical background.   A Championship with nearly 60 years tradition.   The first European Championship was held in 1953 and was meant as an event for young farmers and riders ...
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  • "My Treasure"
    Kincsem (My Treasure) - born March 17. 1874 and died March 17. 1887 - was the toast of five European nations during her illustrious racing career. She began life as an unprepossessing liver chestnut filly who went unsold on ...
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  • Imperial, the horse of wonders
    Imperial was born Febr. 14. 1960.   The experts had bad opinion about Imperial because he wasn’t a typical one. They thought, such a horse is not able to fight. But Imperial came, saw, and won. He was never beaten in ...
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  • Breeds
    A few words about the Hungarian breeds.   The elegant appearance and attractive carriage of the Kisbéri hybrid as well as its intelligence, strong frame and easy movement and easy riding calls to mind the military influences of the last century. ...
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  • Old-timers
    Old-timers world tour in Budapest: 9. - 11. July 2009 So, big party, wonderful old-timers, unique Hungarian hospitality, and easyHotel Budapest is waiting for you! Do you still hestitate??? Come on! Book now :-) http://www.easyhotel.com/hotels/gb/hotel_search_budapest.htm
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  • Robert Capa
    One of the greatest photographers of the 20th century, Robert Capa was born in Budapest, on October 22, 1913, as Endre Ernő Friedmann. He started to work as a photographer in the 1930s, first as a correspondent of Dephot, ...
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  • different programs on each weekend
    The Chain Bridge, one of Budapest's most important symbols, is closed for vehicle traffic every Saturday and Sunday between the 23rd of June and the 12th of August, giving way to pedestrians, bikers and families. The best Hungarian artists ...
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  • BABY LISIMBA
    "Lulu, the already world famous 28-year-old southern white rhinoceros gave birth to her second calf at the Budapest Zoo Oct. 22. 2008   This birth again is a major sensation in the world of biological research regarding wildlife conservation, since Lulu ...
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