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“Love in Action is Service”

Dr Gergely Pataki is a general and plastic and reconstructive surgeon, burn specialist, and a medical economist and manager. He is the founder of Action for the Defenceless People Foundation (2002), and since 2018, he has been acting as the Honorary Consul of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh in Hungary. Dr Pataki has also been one of the founders and since December 2019 vice-president of the Council of the Central European Consular Corps. He is a member of several professional associations worldwide and holds several prestigious honours, awards and recognitions.

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Happy Birthday Burgenland

The easternmost province of Austria is famous for its good wines, beautiful monuments as well as its friendly and hospitable inhabitants. Visitors are impressed by the regional and linguistic diversity, breathtakingly beautiful landscapes and gastronomic delicacies of the county. Burgenland, the region of sunshine, castles, chateaux, thermal waters and excellent wines is celebrating its 100th anniversary.

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – The cult of Mozart continues to flourish today

There is a Mozart spell which has lasted for centuries. Humanity has been endowed with a series of immortal works in several genres by the famous genius who was an extremely prolific composer. Experts try to further analyse and decipher his works and art all over the world on the 265th anniversary of his birth. There are almost no other composers whose work can be sold so successfully and in so many ways. His legend is retained by musicals, ballets, plays as well as cartoon series.

Beyond

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Healthy clothing industry?

Many people may not think that the fashion industry is the second most polluting industry after PET bottles and congestion. The competition between brands is becoming increasingly fierce in the clothing industry as well. Sales are pushing people to buy dozens of T-shirts and clothes. Unfortunately, too few are aware of the fact that our over-excessive consumption of clothes has a significant impact on climate change, as the clothing industry contributes to 8% of global greenhouse emissions into the atmosphere.

Wieders – Winegrowers with heart and soul

How has it all started? 30 years ago, our family decided to bid farewell to the stables and fields, the cattle and grain and to focus entirely on viticulture, which, up to that moment, had only played a minor role. Our unique, multi-layered soils and the mild climate provided us with the ideal preconditions for growing high-quality red wine varieties, in particular the Blaufränkisch. With the success, also the business was extended step by step, only our passion has remained the same.

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Sebastian Kneipp, the healing power of water

Year 2021 marks the 200th birthday Sebastian Kneipp (1821–1897), the German Catholic pastor who in addition to his profession, was also involved in naturopathic activities. Due to his healing activities, naturopathy has gained a whole new momentum. Kneipp has developed a world-famous hydrotherapy method that is still known as the Kneipp cure.

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Gut Aiderbichl

“Even if we were to succeed in protecting animals from humans, our achievement would amount to nothing. It’s only when we’ve succeeded in no longer needing to protect animals that we’ll have reached our goal. Then, we’ll truly have changed something: OURSELVES.”
Gut Aiderbichl is Europe’s largest sanctuary for rescued animals. It is also a meeting place for people and animals since its founding in 2001.

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The “Nikolospiel”

The “Nikolospiel” in Bad Mitterndorf is a parlor and parade game that takes place every year on the 5th December is presented in various places. The performance originally took place in farmhouses and inns. Since 1959, the performance on the centerplace in the middle of the village has also been presented to a wider audience. The Nikolospiel is composed of different characters who form a parade between the performance venues.

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Hvar’s Arsenal – The European Heritage Awards/Europa Nostra Awards 2020

The winners of the 2020 European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards, Europe’s top honour in the field, were celebrated with a virtual gathering that connected heritage lovers, professionals, volunteers and supporters from across Europe and beyond. The town of Hvar took part in the celebration from the Arsenal building, which won in the category of “conservation” for the renovation and strengthening of the Arsenal’s load-bearing structure.

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Elegance and harmony at the Lake Balaton

The Hotel Silverine Lake Resort was built in Balatonfüred, Hungary. It was a former Roman settlement, now it is a marvellous city at the Lake Balaton which brigngs back remote times. Built in wonderful scenery, in the centre of the Balaton’s lakeside area, next to Tagore Promenade and the port, the buliding complex offers a wide range of services for all, who need an active rest, holiday or yachting.

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