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Celebrating Hungarian Olympic Heroes: A Dazzling Light Show at Margaret Island’s Musical Fountain

Hungary's outstanding Olympians

Budapes is not only known for its rich history and stunning architecture but also for its incredible sports achievements. This summer, the city is celebrating its Olympic heroes in a unique and mesmerizing way. Every evening until August 11th, the iconic Musical Fountain on Margaret Island comes alive with a spectacular light show featuring Hungary’s past and present Olympic champions.

The light show, which starts at 9:50 pm each night, is a tribute to Hungary’s outstanding Olympic performance. Visitors can witness the images of legendary athletes such as Krisztina Egerszegi, Tibor Benedek, and Áron Szilágyi, along with other Hungarian sports heroes, projected onto the fountain’s water mist. The display serves as a reminder of Hungary’s success in the Olympic Games, being one of the most successful countries in the history of the event.

The opening night of the event, on June 22nd, was attended by numerous Olympic champions and members of the International Olympic Committee who were in Budapest for the Olympic Qualification Series. As the sun sets and the fountain begins its display, the iconic music from the film “Chariots of Fire” by Vangelis fills the air, accompanied by a visual representation of the number of medals won by the Hungarian Team.

For foreign tourists visiting Hungary, this light show is an excellent opportunity to experience the country’s passion for sports and its Olympic achievements. Margaret Island, a popular recreational spot in the heart of Budapest, is the perfect setting for this celebration. Visitors can enjoy a leisurely stroll through the island’s lush gardens and take in the stunning views of the Danube River while witnessing this unique tribute to Hungary’s Olympic heroes.

Don’t miss this chance to be a part of Hungary’s Olympic celebration! Head to Margaret Island any evening until August 11th and experience the magic of the Musical Fountain’s light show, honoring the country’s past and present Olympic champions.

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