The world-famous Sziget Festival kicked off on the 9th of august and is welcoming hundreds of thousands of visitors. The Hungarian Tourism Agency is offering visitors to the week-long Sziget Festival, in northern Budapest, a chance to participate in virtual tours of Hungary from the comfort of beanbags and backstage tours.
If you don’t have the opportunity to get lost in the countryside of Hungary, after or during the festival, the Hungarian Tourism Agency offers you the 21st century’s way to take a walk in the scenic lands of the country. With the help of VR headsets, you can experience Budapest from a bird’s eye view, and visit unique natural sites around Hungary as well, such as the volcanic basalt rocks of Hegyestű, in the northern Balaton region, the Megyer mountain lake, in the northeast, the salt hills of Egerszalók, in northern Hungary, and the cave lakes of Tapolca in the west.
Additionally, visitors can get virtual tours of Hungary’s VOLT and Balaton Sound summer international music festivals. The Hungarian Tourism Agency, in cooperation with state media’s Petőfi Radio, also offers backstage tours to Sziget-goers who want to take selfies in front of a display of large white letters spelling HelloHungary and upload it to social media sites with the hashtags #fedezdfel and #hellohungary.
But if you want to see the physical version of Budapest as well, a Sziget Citypass can get you numerous discounts in the Hungarian capital.
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