us when we think of Hungary think of goulash, music, and Budapest, so
it is a
little surprising to learn that beer stein collecting is strong and
there. The Hungarian Stein Collectors Association is celebrating its
anniversary in April 2009.
shown on the left was commissioned to celebrate the association's tenth
The stein was manufactured by KIing-Works in Germany and has photos of
all the members
The association currently has thirty-seven members and meets
year. There is a two day general meeting in the Spring and another get
in the fall to visit places around the country where members live and
lectures on interesting topics such as §11 steins, turnfest steins,
antique glass steins
The association has a web site which you can view at:
Be aware that the site is written in Hungarian. If you do not
language, you might try using an on-line translating program and
of the text to the program. The resulting translations are not very
clear, but they will help to give you an idea of what is being said.
One site I
like to use is:
Of particular interest is the page showing the club members
collections which can be found without much effort. From the home page,
Egyesület (last one on left). Then click on:
Egyesületi tagok gyűjteményei
(3rd one down). You then come to a page with a whole list of
names going down the right side of the left box.
Click on a name and after a few seconds, a pile of photos will begin to
Click on the top photo to scroll through the pile and view the member's
the right is István Szemere with some of his collection. István
current president of the Hungarian Stein Association, and provided all
of the information and pictures for this story. István invites any
collector traveling to Hungary who would like to visit another stein
to contact him and he will try to arrange a meeting with a collector
English. His email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shown below are some other club members with their steins, Jozsef
Farkas on the left
and Jozsef Nagy on the right. We thank the Hungarian club for sharing
and wish them continued success in the next ten years and beyond..