Petofi Ter 9, Debrecen, 4025, Hungary
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Kossuth square in Debrecen
The view of Piac utca (Market street)
University of Debrecen
WiFi or Internet access
I was recently in Debrecen learning Hungarian on a Summer School course. Unfortunately phone calls home from my mobile proved to be very expensive. Does anyone know of any WiFi hotspots or internet cafes where I can use Skype to call home. I am going back in January for 2 weeks and the calls home are likely to be more expensive than the flight out to Hungary!
Re: WiFi or Internet access
This answer is 2 years later...but I had the same question. Answers are easy to find on google. See selected options below.
WiFi Hotspots in Hungary - with cool Google Maps mashup
Search of Debrecen WiFi - (McDonalds/TMobile/Wiera/TCom)
RSS of Debrecen Wifi
Company Providing WiFi Hot Spots in Hungary
Travel Tips for Debrecen
Welcome To DEBRECEN
It was long known as the Calvinist Rome because of its importance to the reformed creeds in east-central Europe. It houses Hungary's oldest printing press, which has been operating since 1561. The independence of Hungary from the Habsburgs was proclaimed in the city by Lajos Kossuth, leader of the revolutionary government, in 1849; that revolt was subsequently quelled and the city itself captured by interventionist Russian troops. During World War II, as German troops retreated westward before the Soviet armies in 1944-45, Debrecen became briefly the seat of the interim Hungarian government. The city moats were filled in the 19th century, and the curving side streets on the old town perimeter recall the fortification lines. On the former marketplace, now Kossuth Square, stands the impressive Reformatus Nagytemplom (Great Reformed Church). This parklike square is dominated by Kossuth's statue. In the city there is also the Deri Muzeum, the Mihaly Csokonai Theatre, and some interesting old residences, in addition to several churches and a large bathing establishment. Debrecen has three universities: Lajos Kossuth University (1912), originally a Protestant college founded in 1550; the University Medical School of Debrecen (founded 1918; independent 1951); and the Agricultural University of Debrecen (1868).
Eastern Great plains
Debrecen in the Eastern Great Plains has been an important place since the Middle Ages, growing wealthy from salt, furs and cattle. In 1552, it was the center of the Calvinist movement and became known as the Calvinist Rome. By decree, only Calvinists were permitted to settle there. The Calvinist College has a museum dedicated to ecclesiastical art and a library with more than half a million books, the oldest dating from the 15th century. The Gimnazium of Reformed College in Debrecen
Debreceni Reformatus Kollegium
H-4044 Debrecen, Kalvin ter 16. Telefon: 52 414-74
The stud of Hortobágy
Hortobágy is more renowned for its herdsmen than for its natural beauty. The herdsmen are the symbol of the 'puszta', freedom and the natural way of life. They are more than simply the representatives of a vocation, they are the emblem of the 'puszta' and of course a tourist sight. No wonder they are a very proud group of people.
The systematic horse-breeding reaches back to the 17th century. The Nonius horses were first bred in 1885. The stud of Hortobágy is today the biggest hot-blooded farm in Hungary. The thick mane of the horses, their elegant gate, their overwhelming neigh remind us of the former more nature-close life we all shared.
"Calvinist Rome" D E B RE C E N
"Second largest city of Hungary."
Debrecen is situated on the southwestern extremity of the sandy plain of the Nyirseg region and on the eastern end of the Hortobagy puszta (steppe). It has a long history as a market centre and as a religious, political, and cultural arena. Chartered in the 14th century, it became prominent during and after the Turkish period of occupation.
The Debrecen fairs, noted for horses and livestock, were a famous feature of the Middle Ages, and the city became one of the richest and most influential Hungarian cities.
Bandi bacsi's new Hajduszoboszlo page
"Hajduszoboszlo - Spa"
Hajduszoboszlo located on Hwy #4 just south-west of Debrecen about 21 km. It is a famous ace of medicinal baths. Local people say that if someone pushes his walking-stick just a little too deep in the Puszta, hot springs shoot up from the spot. There is some truth in this since searching for oil or natural gas many hot springs have been found on the Puszta. Most of them "only" provide pleasant recreation on hot summer days but there are also thermal hot springs and wells that contain mineral salts and offer cure for different diseases.
The one in the town of Hajdúszoboszló, renowned as the "Mecca of rheumatics" is probably the most famous of them all. The 79(C (163.4(F) warm thermal water of the bath is suitable for curing mainly chronic locomotor and gynaecological diseases. The open air thermal bath is also very popular amoung tourists.
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