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Reasons Why You Should Visit Budapest

With a rich history, beautiful skyline and awesome nightlife, Budapest is a great destination to suit all travel tastes. The Hungarian capital will draw you in with its picturesque beauty and quirky spirit, but if you’re looking for a little inspiration as to why to go, here are nine reasons why a trip to Budapest is never a bad idea.

It’s architecturally beautiful

Take a walk through the streets of Budapest and the city’s beauty quickly becomes apparent. Buildings take on a number of architectural styles: the city is famous for its Art Nouveau architecture, beautifully shown in landmarks such as the Four Seasons Gresham Palace and the former Postal Savings Bank. There are also plenty of Gothic, Renaissance, Classicist and Baroque structures across the city, making it an architecture lover’s dream.

The nightlife is like no other…

Whether it’s partying in a thermal bath, drinking in a ruin pub, or dancing the night away in one of the city’s many clubs, Budapest is (rightly) famous for its unique nightlife. The Jewish District is party central, coming alive on weekends with revelers from across the world.

The nightlife is like no other…

Whether it’s partying in a thermal bath, drinking in a ruin pub, or dancing the night away in one of the city’s many clubs, Budapest is (rightly) famous for its unique nightlife. The Jewish District is party central, coming alive on weekends with revelers from across the world.

…Not to mention the food

Budapest’s foodie scene is increasingly interesting, with plenty of restaurants and cafés serving up delicious eats. Local dishes such as goulash and lángos are readily available, as are international options and modern takes on the national cuisine. Whether it’s a hearty Hungarian meal, or Michelin starred fine dining, the city has a varied and delicious culinary offering.

There are panoramic views aplenty

Budapest is stunning when enjoyed from one of the many viewpoints to be found across the city: its skyline features architectural landmarks including the Hungarian Parliament Building and the Chain Bridge. Plus, no buildings are allowed to stand at over 96m tall, meaning the city’s historic skyline allows for all the sights to be easily seen. Hungarian Parliament Building, Budapest, Kossuth Lajos tér 1-3, 1055 Hungary...

Why should you visit Budapest in addition to the Korfball Tournament?

Hungary has an area of about 93,000 square kilometers and almost 10 million inhabitants. Since 2004 he has been a member of the European Union.

In a relatively small area of Hungary it carries many natural beauties; beautiful rivers, nice mountains, velvety lakes, green forests, spacious terrains, cavernous underground worlds, and the second largest thermal lake in the world. The beautiful natural surroundings provide great opportunities for hiking and other outdoor activities. As a result of this, Hungary is becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination in Europe, where more than 12 million visitors arrive each year - currently the 23rd most visited country in the world. The visitors are an enduring experience of the famous dessert wines of the Tokaj region, which are also called the "king of wines and the wine of the kings". The Hévízi lake at 25 ° C is Europe's largest healing hot water lake, and Hungary is also abundant in thermal waters: our country has the world's 5th largest thermal water pool, where there are 1300 thermal springs and 83 qualified spas. Although the country does not have a beach, it is also known as the "Hungarian Sea", which is the largest standing water in Central Europe. The 70-kilometer long greenish-blue lake, which is particularly pleasant, is the most popular resort in Hungary.

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Official Announcement of the IKF U21 World Korfball Championship

The IKF will organise in 2018 the first IKF U21 World Korfball Championship (abbreviation: IKF U21 WKC). The period of the event will be 7 - 14 July 2018. The host will be the Hungarian Korfball Association (HKA). This 1st IKF U21 WKC will be played in the venue Tüskecsarnok. Address: Magyar tudósok körútja 7, 1117 Budapest, Hungary.

The IKF invited 12 national teams from all 5 continents to participate in the event. Based on the IKF U21 WKC subscriptions the countries come from ; 8 countries from Europe, including Hungary as host country 3 countries from Asia 1 country from Americas.

The International Korfball Federation has extended the contract with its CEO Tilbert La Haye. La Haye, a Dutch national, joined the IKF in 2016. He has headed the IKF operations since then with great success. Under his leadership, the professionalism in day-to-day operations has increased substantially. Furthermore, he has taken new initiatives such as the IKF Beach Korfball World Cup series, and programs to develop the administration and playing strength of the many young national organizations that have joined the IKF in the past decade.

Tilbert La Haye: “I am very proud of the confidence the IKF shows by extending my contract for the years to come. We have been making major steps forward with our intensified international competition calendar – particularly in youth – and the development of the IKF Beach Korfball World Cup series, with events upcoming in Belgium, Hong Kong and China. This is a good foundation for extending our marketing and sponsorship proposition, which we are currently aligning with our unique gender-equality requirement in every single korfball match played wherever.”

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Lists of countries in the U21 World Championship.





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What is Korfball?

Find out about the greatest sport you've never heard of...

Korfball, game similar to netball and basketball, invented in 1901 by an Amsterdam schoolmaster, Nico Broekhuysen. It was first demonstrated in the Netherlands in 1902 and was played on an international level, primarily in Europe, by the 1970s. It was devised as a game for both sexes. A national association was formed in 1903, and the game spread to Belgium, Indonesia, Suriname, Germany, Spain, New Guinea, and England. The International Korfball Federation, which was established as Fédération Internationale de Korfball in 1933, increased its membership to more than 50 countries by the early 21st century.

Korfball is played by two teams of eight (four men and four women). It is played indoors on a rectangular field 131 feet (40 metres) long and 66 feet (20 metres) wide and outdoors on a field that is 197 feet (60 metres) by 98 feet (30 metres). At either end of the field, a short distance inside the end line, is a goalpost supporting a cylindrical basket (“korf”) open at both ends, with the rim of the basket 11.5 feet (3.5 metres) above the ground. The object of the game is to throw a ball so that it passes through the korf from above, scoring one point. The korf is about 16 inches (41 cm) in diameter and 10 inches (25.4 cm) high, and the ball is about 13.6 inches (34.5 cm) in circumference and 15–17 ounces (425–475 grams) in weight.

The field is marked into two zones—defense and attack—each occupied by two men and two women from both teams, their movement being restricted to their zone. An indoor game consists of two 30-minute halves, an outdoor game 35-minute halves. Play begins with a free pass from centre. Action consists almost entirely of passing the ball from hand to hand and from one zone to the next. Kicking, punching, handing off, and running with the ball are illegal. Although no body contact is permitted, guarding is close, with players guarding opponents of the same sex. A penalty shot at goal from a penalty mark 13 feet away is awarded to the victim of a major violation of rules.

After two goals are scored, players move to the next zone: defense to attack, and attack to defense. Thus, players are thrust into a variety of playing situations.


Contact

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Tudósok körútja 7, Budapest, 1117

+36 20 987 65 43

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