in Astrophysics and Cosmology
an Invitational Workshop in Budapest
June 29, 2014 - July 5, 2014
Eötvös University, Budapest, Hungary
Two-day Trip

Proposed program (2-3 July):

On the first day we will travel to the largest lake of Hungary, lake Balaton, by bus. The first stop is Tihany, a beautiful town on the eastern coast of the Tihany peninsula. The town is situated on top of a small hill, which provides beautiful views to lake Balaton and the Inner Lake. Here we will have a few hours for sightseeing and for lunch before we go to the hotel. Our accommodation, Hotel Bonvino is located in a picturesque wine region, on the territory of a national park. In the evening we will have a nice wine-dinner in the famous Szeremley Cellars where native Hungarian wines are introduced by the owners and winemakers themselves.

The second day offers a great opportunity to relax at the wellness hotel: you can either swim in the hotel pool or in lake Balaton. We will rent out the entire hotel for the day (they even have a large conference room for discussions). After a tasty lunch the bus will take the group back to Budapest later in the afternoon.

The price of the trip is 200 EUR/person. It includes the following services: bus, hotel, wine tasting dinner, a breakfast, 2 lunches and 2 coffee/cake breaks. This could be lowered if you want to share a double room with family members, or share a "twin" room with a fellow conference participant, by 50 EUR/person.

Please note that the number of rooms was limited (48) at Hotel Bonvino, so some of you who registered later will be in Hotel Neptun (15 rooms) for the same price. Those staying at Neptun can walk over to Bonvino and use the wellness facilities there on Thursday morning.

Click below to view larger photos of the Tihany Peninsula and Badacsony Hill:

the beach and the cellar/restaurant:

Hotel Bonvino:

Hotel Neptun: