Thanks for everyone who was here last year! Get to know the 2023 programs
Mysterium in the woods - Hévíz - 28th April 2023 - 31st October 2023
The Tourism Nonprofit Ltd. of Hévíz won a cultural tender with the name "Mysterium in the Woods". The tender is supported from the Cultural - Art Programs, Veszprém - Balaton 2023 European Capital of Culture program. The Mysterium in the Woods is connected to the BALATORIUM subprogram. The main aim of the subprogram is to initiate a dialogue on the ecological issues of the region through the means of art and culture, as well as to consciously draw attention to the ecological challenges and natural treasures of the region.
The aim of the program series is to connect nature as a cultural and living space with the creative man; in unusual places, based on several themes, awareness-raising and education by means of culture. The venue of the programs is the Protective Forest (Véderdő) on the northern side of the Lake, which is especially suitable for the presentation of environmental sustainability by works of art.
The programs are free, but for some pograms you have to register.
Find the music!
The "music" of the GROUND, the WIND, the WATER and the BIRDS - microconcers in secret spots of the Protective Forest.
Wander through the charming paths of the Forest and find the music of the forest. Enjoy the soft music and the cool of the trees. You can listen to short, 15-minute micro-concerts in the secret venues hidden in the trees, once in every hour.
23 June 15.30 in the West Protective forest, on the Treetop Walkway
14 July 16.00 in the Northern Protective forest
4 August 16.00 in the Northern Protective forest
18 August 16.00 in the Northern Protective forest
8 September 16.00 in the West Protective forest, on the Treetop Walkway
15 September 16.00 in the Northern Protective forest
We reserve the right to change the program! In case of rain, the program will be held at a new time or at a different location depending on the occasion!
Egregyi Museum Garden - August 4-6. Friday-Saturday-Sunday
First Egregy Eco-festival
Step on the grass allowed! Try it, experience it, learn it, listen it, enjoy it, see it…performances, arts and craft show, creative works and many others!
programs before the festival
3 August, Thursday
20:00 Trio Brax concert
21:00 Bossa & More Concert
4 AUGUST, FRIDAY
16:00 pART forest exhibition opening and micro-concerts in the Northern Protective Forest
Between 16:00 and 18:00 Gastronomic presentation - Tanácsa Attila's cooking school (vegan, vegan dishes)
16:00 - 20:00 Try it, experience it, learn it, listen it, enjoy it, see it... in the tents set up in the museum garden in Egregy: singing bowl session, mandala painting, lifestyle advice, right hemisphere drawing, vegan food, gastro show, craft creative sessions and much more!
16:00 Brum Bandi Band
17:50 Film: Climeate-film - film of the Balaton-Uplands National Park
18:30 Klára Hajdu and Milán Szakonyi concert
20:00 Ivett & JB Jazz concert
5 August, Saturday
10:00 Morning Yoga
10:00-18:00 Try it out, experience it, learn it, listen to it, enjoy it, see it... in the tents set up in the museum garden in Egregy: sound bowl session, mandala painting, lifestyle advice, drawing with the right hemisphere, vegan food, gastro show, craft creative sessions and much more!
10:00 - 18:00 Playhouse
11:00 Gastronomy presentation with tasting - Attila Tanácsa cooking school (vegan, vegan dishes)
14:30 - Joy dance for and with seniors
15:00 Gastronomy presentation with tasting - Attila Tanácsa cooking school (vegan, vegan dishes)
15:00 Nature film: Wild Waters
16:00 Igricek concert
16:00 Caricature painting with Tibor Karnics
From 4:00 p.m. TRAVELING PLANETARIUM - new shows every hour in a traveling planetarium
Amazing universe film (from 6 years old) in English
17:00 Light musical afternoon with the Vagabond Trio and the Cséplő-Poór Duo
19:30 Krisztián Grecsó autographs
20:00 Libikóka: Grecsó & Hrutka musical literary evening
6 August, Sunday
10:00 a.m. Musical nursery for the little ones
10:00-16:00 Try it out, experience it, learn it, listen to it, enjoy it, see it... in the tents set up in the museum garden in Egregy: sound bowl session, mandala painting, lifestyle advice, right hemisphere drawing, vegan food, gastro show, craft creative sessions and much more!
11:00 Kanga Training
15:00 Tüskevár film HU
16:00 A nagy Ho-Ho-Horgász film (The big angler) HU
17:00 Nature film entitled Wild Hungary HU
Refreshing beverages and delicious snacks every day!
The program is implemented within the framework of the Veszprém Balaton 2023 European Capital of Culture program with the support of VEB2023.
Opening on August 4, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. in Protective forest.
The essence of the pART project is to consider the forest itself as an art space, and let nature itself be the central component of the work of art. Art is not alien to its environment, on the contrary: it is an integral part of the landscape. The creations are not made to last forever, but are volatile and changeable, just like nature. They are part of a permanent cycle, while the forest itself becomes a gallery and also the subject of art.
We will introduce the artists and the exhibition after the opening!
The stage plays are held in the Protective Forest, at the crossing near to the Water Lily Trail.
We can provide 60 places to sit, attendance is free of charge!
All plays are held in Hungarian!
15 July Saturday 17:00 Kacor Király (King Kacor) performance for children - performed by the Hahota Children's Theater
19 August Saturday 16:00 A császár új ruhája (The ceasars new clothes) performance for children - performed by the Hahota Children's Theater
26 September Tuesday 10:00 Mátyás király és az uzsorás (King Matthias and the usury performance for children - performed by the Hahota Children's Theater
Guided geobotanical tours for adults - geotour in the Protective Forest / 120 min.
Zoltán Tamás Samu geocoach will lead the tours. On the nearly 2-hour geotour, we can get to know many unique species, from the swamp cypress and the protected forest, from the marsh cypress to the waterlilies. What gives the Hévíz forest its speciality and uniqueness? You will get know the landscape specifications! The maximum number of participants is about 15 people.
The guided tours are held in Hungarian (except 2 times, which will be held in German!)
30 April 14.00
27 May 16.00
24 June 16.00
14 July 10.00
16 July 10.00 - in German
19 July 11.00
6 August 10.00- in German
8 September 14.00
October - date later
Duration of the tours 120 minutes.
By phone at the tour guide, Tamás Zoltán Samu: +36 30 414 9009 By phone at the Tourinform office every day between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.: 06 83 540 131
EVERY TOUR IS FOR FREE!- ONLY IN HUNGARIAN LANGUAGE
Venue of the programs
How to reach the Forest?
Come by bus, bicycle, roller or on foot! You can reach the Forest easily from the Deák Square, Ady Endre street and via the Festetics Alley bicycle roads from the direction of Keszthely-Hévíz and Hévíz-Alsópáhok, from the Farmers Market throught the little walkways in the woods. There are paths barrier-free and suitable for running, which are connecting the Waterlily Trail to the West and North-Protective Forest. You can get to know the swamp world in the lower Protective Forest from the plank trail, and in the upper Forest you can look down to the town from the canopy loookout tower.
Not so far from the forest the Farmers Market awaits you three times a week, also restaurants, buffets, opened daily, assigned cyclepath, bicycle storage and accesible public toilet is available hardly by the venue.
The main aim of the program is to see the forest as a protected natural value while we also show it as an existing place for culture and art. We would like to connect the man-nature-art trio to each other to create a new unity with the help of cultural events.
What do WE do to reach this?
- we do not intervene in the circle of nature with our events, we do not create alien objects in the forest
- we do not set stages, lighting or an auditorium: everything stays natural
- we only use portable devices
- the number of attendees are limited to 50 people/event
- we do not spend more than 3 hours in the forest at one occasion
- we do not litter, and we try to reduce the ecological foot print of the event to the minumum
- we honour the rules of the forest - we do not make noise, we do not harm the flora and fauna, we do not pollute the air and we do not disturb the life of the night forest
- we didn't buy new devices for the programs
- we minimalise the usage of plastic
- we give eco-friendly and sustainable gifts for the participants of the guided eco-tours
What can YOU do for our forest?
- don't litter in the forest
- protect the flora and fauna of the forest
- do not leave the beaten path. You can't know if there is a small hedgehog family hiding among the fallen leaves or a new tree is about to grow out of the ground
- be aware that our events are micro events - here experience is more than comfort
- our programs are free of charge, but you can buy a souvenir in the Tourinform Office if you'd like to support what we do
- come to our events on foot or by bicycle or by public transport
- bring water with you and we provide you fresh water to refill your flasks
- take a picture, shoot a video or a selfie during or events or in the Protective Forest and share the experience on social media, use #IloveHévíz
Tender code: OC-MUV/4-2022/616428
Amount of support: 15.000.000 Huf
Intensity of support: 100%