A great gift idea for the holidays: ReConnect Hungary Birthright trip!
Your loved one will experience exclusive events, quality programs, networking opportunities and friendships to last a lifetime. Read More ...
A special message from Allison Pataki
Watch this powerful message from our Ambassador, Allison Pataki, whose Hungarian heritage is a source of pride and an integral... Read More ...
And the winner is... Jordyn Barone from Washington!
Congratulations to Jordyn, the winner of the Online Hungarian Language Course. Read More ...
Application deadline extended until January 31, 2018!
We have good news for the new year: you can still apply for the 2018 Hungarian birthright trip! Read More ...
- Apply for ReConnect Hungary 2018 by December 11 and win an Online Hungarian Language Course worth $300!
Apply for the 2019 Hungarian Birthright Program today!
Applications for the 2019 ReConnect Hungary Birthright Program are finally open! Read More ...
Best meal on a hot Summer day: cold Hungarian sour cherry soup!
Sour cherry soup (meggyleves) is a traditional summertime treat in Hungary. Read More ...
Dinner Demo with Chef Jeremy Salamon at the Hungarian Library in NYC
Don't miss this amazing culinary event! Space is limited so apply as soon as you can. Read More ...
Governor George E. Pataki shares his story
Watch the video to hear up close why former New York Governor George E. Pataki is so committed to ReConnect Hungary. Read More ...
- Interview with Andrea Nilsen
Lake Balaton... Langos, gulyas, strudel, ice cream.
Explore Hungary's best summer location with us! Visit Lake Balaton, the largest freshwater lake in Europe.
Lake Balaton is affectionately called the "Hungarian Sea" and millions of people come here every summer to enjoy the magnificent lake surrounded by volcanic hills, resort towns and all it's natural beauty.
The ReConnect Hungary participants visit Lake Balaton every year on their birthright trip. This summer, they experienced a typical Hungarian vacation day, starting in Tihany during the annual lavender festival, touring the Tihany Abbey, swimming in the lake close to the Tihany Abbey, and eating giant langos. The next stop was a visit to the Balogh Family winery in Pecsely, where they were treated to delicious wines, bogracs gulyas for dinner and homemade strudel. They visited the Zador Castle ruins through the fields and forests in jeeps making stops to see Hungarian long-horned steer (szurkemarha) and help the local farmers move bales of hay (a surprise for the farmers). The last stop for the day was in Veszprem, a beautiful city near Lake Balaton.
ReConnect Hungary Tip:
Although there are so many amazing beaches and towns along the lake and we do LOVE everything about Lake Balaton- Tihany is our favorite place to visit. It is approximately 2 hours away from Budapest, and there are millions of things to do and see. The view of the lake from the Benedictine Abbey is stunning and the museum is truly interesting. Don't miss the Lavender House or the Paprika House, and treat yourself to lots of really good ice cream (especially lavender).
ReConnect Hungary participants enjoying the view in Tihany