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Summer Garden Cinema and Evening Programmes at Hungary’s Largest English Garden

The Hollandi-ház (Dutch House) of the Festetics Palace in the largest English garden of Hungary
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Visitors to the palace garden can expect a relaxing, popcorn-filled movie night on 5 June. Before the screening, those with a combined ticket can tour the palace’s thematic exhibition, which offers an interactive experience exploring the history of Freemasonry, its Hungarian connections, and the life of the Festetics family.

On 5 July in Dég, Fejér County the magic of summer garden cinemas will be revived as movie enthusiasts can watch The Great Gatsby in the enchanting park of the Festetics Palace. The following day, the Mare Temporis Historical Traditions Foundation will transform the same location into a living museum.

Visitors to the mansion garden can expect a relaxing, popcorn-filled movie night on 5 June. Before the screening, those with a combined ticket can tour the palace’s thematic exhibition, which offers an interactive experience exploring the history of Freemasonry, its Hungarian connections, and the life of the Festetics family.

For those seeking comfort or arriving early, seating is available on benches, while those who prefer a romantic picnic atmosphere can bring their own blankets. Popcorn, soft drinks, cold beer, and wine spritzers will be available, but bringing outside food and beverages is not permitted.

The next day, the Night of the Festetics Palace event promises a uniquely enjoyable evening for visitors. Through interactive games, attendees can learn about the culinary, fashion, and beauty trends of the era and discover what the circus world was like at the turn of the century. The spectacular night show will feature fire-eating, fire-breathing, acrobatics, juggling, and strongman acts to entertain the audience. The De Bono Creative Workshop invites families with young children to be amazed by circus performances.

Singer-guitarist Márton Hangácsi will perform a solo concert, offering a modern take and rich instrumentation on his songs, going beyond the usual one-man acoustic performances. DJ Jámbor will close the evening, ensuring an unforgettable atmosphere. The Páskom 1802 Gastro Workshop will offer special ‘Hot-Dég’ bites at the event, while fine wines, cocktails, and desserts will be available in the palace café. During the event, visitors can also enjoy boating, a hand ferry, a selfie machine, secret exhibitions, and guided park tours.

The Festetics Palace, located in Dég, Hungary, is a historic mansion built in the early 19th century by the aristocratic Festetics family. The palace is a prime example of classical architecture and is set within a picturesque landscape park. Over the centuries, it has served as a significant cultural and social centre, hosting various events and gatherings. Today, the palace is renowned for its well-preserved architectural features, beautifully maintained gardens, and as a venue for cultural events, exhibitions, and outdoor activities that celebrate Hungarian heritage and history.


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Sources: Hungarian Conservative/Turizmus.com

Visitors to the palace garden can expect a relaxing, popcorn-filled movie night on 5 June. Before the screening, those with a combined ticket can tour the palace’s thematic exhibition, which offers an interactive experience exploring the history of Freemasonry, its Hungarian connections, and the life of the Festetics family.

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