“Feel the retro” in Hungary
Posted by Mia Balogh · May 19, 2014

Do you like events with some retro feeling? And will you have some time to spend in Hungary this summer? Then don’t miss cruising on the Danube and Deja Vu festival in Szeged.

Nowadays, retro and vintage are quite fashionable concepts. If you like things and events with some retro feeling, and you would like to feel it this summer in Hungary, as well, then you will have several possibilities to do so. Try cruising on the Danube or visit Deja Vu festival in Szeged. You won’t regret it.

Cruising on the Danube

If you arrive to Hungary, you will probably want to spend some time in Budapest, visiting all the monuments you might have read about earlier. But you also have the possibility to see the riverside monuments of our beautiful capital – for example the Parliament or the Buda Castle – from the river Danube, while enjoying a nice cruise on a ship.

photo: http://olcsoszallasok.hu/

You can do this by adding a nice meal to your cruise – for example on the ships called Rákóczi or Budapest. These ships depart from Vigado Square Ship Station, and at first, they head north on the river. They give you time and possibility to enjoy the panorama, then they turn south at Margitsziget. After heading south on the Buda-side of the river, they turn back again at the area between Petőfi bridge and Rákóczi bridge, and return to Vigado Square.

On board, you can experience the retro feeling of these ships – the furniture and the program was very likely to the actual one in the nineties, which is quite nostalgic and nice. In addition to that, you can enjoy the beautiful panorama of Budapest and buffet meal including starters, soups, salads, main dishes and desserts. Hungarian meals like gulash and vegetarian dishes can also be found in the buffet. The retro feeling of the cruise is completed by the nice live music, presented by Beatangok and every Saturday by Late Night Groove Band.


Ships are cruising from Tuesday to Saturday, from the 1st of May till the end of September, except for the 20th of August, which is a National Holiday in Hungary. You can buy tickets online at www.mahartpassnave.hu or personally at the Vigado Square Ship Station, Batthyány Square Ship Station and at the International Port. For opening hours and discounts, check out the webpage mentioned above.

Deja Vu festival in Szeged

Would you like to see you favourites from the nineties on stage in Hungary? Then travel to Szeged this summer, because they will be there – from the 4th till the 8th of June, at Deja Vu festival.

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You can see Scooter, Haddaway, Mr. Pesident, dj Sash! and 2Unlimited on stage. In addition, you can enjoy the party feeling of the nineties with some well-known Hungarian singers and music bands, too. For example, Kerozin, Groovehouse, Kozmix, Kozsó and V-Tech will be there to make you dance. The Hungarian Room Service – Bryan Adams Tribute Band and Station – U2 Tribute Band will also be there, bringing the most famous songs from Bryan Adams and U2 to the audience.


On the last day of the festival, there will be a music block for the most popular young artists known from the talent research shows in Hungary, too – X-Factor, The Voice and Megasztár. The audience can hear Viktor Király, Dénes Pál, Enikő Muri, Veca Janicsák and Attila Kökény, too, who will sing all in different styles.

You can find more information at www.dejavufestival.hu and buy your tickets in Szeged, at the festival area. There are VIP passes available, as well, but only in a limited amount.

photo: http://dejavufesztival.hu/

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