FEST CONFERENCE 14-16 June & Pannon StoryFest 17 June 2023, Veszprém, Hungary

From Spinning Rooms to Trendy Café's

FEST and Csűrdöngölő Cultural Association have the pleasure to invite the international storytelling community to the annual FEST conference 2023 in Hungary from 14 – 16 June 2023, followed by the Pannon StoryFest an international storytelling festival from 16 - 17 June. We invite storytellers from Europe and beyond to visit the vibrant 2023 European Capital of Culture, the "City of Queens" in Veszprém -Hungary.

The Theme of the conference is: "From Spinning rooms to trendy cafés" so we will exchange knowledge and experiences on how our intangible cultural heritage transferred into a living and blooming art, we all represent today. 
Our Hungarian Host Csűrdöngölő Cultural Association is excited to welcome you in Veszprèm and will make this conference a fantastic experience for all.
The event will take place in the Hangvilla Event Center in Veszprém and preliminary Hotel reservation is made in the Hotel Betekints and Villa Medici Hotel. For those looking for budgetary housing options, we will also provide low cost hotel rooms in the dormitory of Pannon University. 
We hope that many of you will choose to stay with us on 17th of June on the Pannon Storyfest which will be an International Storytelling Festival taking place in gorgeous Dubniczay Palace.

Conference Venue

The event will take place in the Hangvilla Event Center, this is the newest multifunctional, community building that organises an area of different programs and events realised with unique features.


Arrival by airplane at Liszt Ferenc Airport, Budapest

Take the bus or train to Veszprém, press the button 'How to get there' for more detailed information. 


From Budapest international airport Liszt Ferenc terminal 2A to Budapest-Déli train station (50min):

The buses 100E Airport Express –shuttle service run around the clock, every 7-12 minutes during the day, every 15-20 minutes in the evening, and every 30-40 minutes at night between midnight and about 3:30 a.m.
Attention! Passengers require a special ticket for 100E Airport Express: the airport shuttle bus single ticket costs 2,200 HUF. Other types of tickets or passes are NOT accepted on this direct service.

With this app you can easily purchase tickets for Budapest metro and the 100E bus: https://bkk.hu/en/tickets-and-passes/mobile-ticket/

Travel plan to Veszprem (2h56min).

Take the 100E Airport Express –shuttle service to Astoria or Deák Ferenc Square, 30min - 2 or 3 stops. 

Metro M2 (red line ) Astoria or Deák Ferenc Metro to Déli pályaudvar (trainstation) 

Train station Budapest-Déli to Veszprem (1:28min)

Direct trains leave every hour on the hour and take around 1h28min to get to Veszprem train station. There are more options if you don't mind a transfer. You can buy train tickets online and check the schedule here: https://jegy.mav.hu/ 


From Veszprem train station to Betekints hotel or Villa Medici

Take bus 5 - direction: Kádártai úti forduló get of at Völgyhíd tér (7 stops - 11 min)

Walk about 7min to the hotel (see direction google maps)


For the 2023 conference FEST will not organise the accommodation. All participants will have to book their own accommodation. 

The conference host has some hotel suggestions, where you can get a special rate with a reduction code these rooms are limited and will only be available until 10 May 2023.  Upon your registration for the conference you will receive an email, within the week with more detailed information concerning the hotels and how you can make a booking. 

Hotel suggestions:

Hotel Betekints 

Prices between €60 and €170/night

20 min walk from Hang Villa

Address: 8200 Veszprém, Veszprémvölgyi u. 4.

Villa Medici Hotel 

prices between €60 and €165/night

20 min walk from Hang Villa

H-8200 Veszprém, Kittenberger utca 11.



Budget option

Szalay Villa

8200 Veszprém
József Attila u. 21.
+36 30 9 86 88 86
+36 30 212 88 25



  • Shared rooms
  • Price: approximately 40,00 Euro/room/night

Don't now what to expect?  

Look at the recap of the previous FEST-conference Lithuania

Invitation FEST Conference 2023



Csűrdöngölő Kulturális Egyesület

European Capital of Culture