The Hungarian Tourism Agency is offering visitors to the week-long Sziget Festival, in northern Budapest, a chance to participate in virtual tours of Hungary from the comfort of beanbags and backstage tours.
With the help of VR headsets, they can experience Budapest with a bird’s eye view, as well as visiting unique natural sites around Hungary, such as the volcanic basalt rocks of Hegyestű, in the northern Balaton region, the Megyer mountain lake, in the north-east, the salt hills of Egerszalók, in northern Hungary, and the cave lakes of Tapolca in the west. Additionally, they get virtual tours of Hungary’s VOLT and Balaton Sound summer international music festivals.
The Hungarian Tourism Agency in cooperation with public radio Petőfi also offers backstage tours to Sziget-goers who want to take selfies in front of a display of large white letters spelling HelloHungary and upload it to social media sites with the hashtags #fedezdfel and #hellohungary.
The agency said it wants to show international festival-goers that there is more to Hungary than its festivals and to help visitors at home explore some hidden gems around the country.