Sziget Founder Opens Budapest Beach

  • 14 Jul 2016 1:00 AM
Sziget Founder Opens Budapest Beach
Károly Gerendai, founder of the Sziget Festivál, has revamped the area around Lake Lupa, a former quarry on Budapest’s northern outskirts, into a beach-like resort and watersports centre, set to officially open tonight.

Gerendai signed a 20-year contract to lease the area with an option to buy it later.

Before he began his latest project, swimming in Lake Lupa was forbidden.

“This summer will be a test mode in order to gain some experience for next year, to see how things work out,” Gerendai told HVG.

Daily tickets will be Ft 2,000 for adults and Ft 5,000 for couples with two children.

One concept behind the project is the same as at the Sziget festival, as catering and other services will be contracted out.

Source: Hungary Around the Clock

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