Platan Hotel

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

Somlyai street 10, Debrecen 4030, Hungary
Hotel Platan
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How much time do i need in Debrecen? (and other q's)

by Drugness

Hello all.
I'm planning on visiting Debrecen for 2 days and 1 night in early November. Maybe it's not the best time of year to go to the city but will i have enough time to see everything a tourist should see in a 24 - 30 hour time frame?
Are there any monuments around which recall the Battle of Debrecen? I'm thinking there isn't but maybe there are some other types of historical monuments?

I've read something about a military band festival... when does this take place during the year?

Many thanks everyone


Re: How much time do i need in Debrecen? (and other q's)

by danbp

You'll have enough time to get quite a lot of Debrecen. What's more, I think it's just ideal.

It's not obvious, which Battle of Debrecen you're eager to see a monument about. There was a Battle of Debrecen on 2 August 1849, as part of the Freedom Fights of 1848-1849. And there was one during WW2.

The 1849 battle is remembered by a memorial sign on the building of the Army Recruitment Center (Hadkiegeszito) in Honved utca, and an obelisque on highway 33 leading towards Hortobagy, where the battle took place.

Re: How much time do i need in Debrecen? (and other q's)

by Drugness

Thanks danbq for that information, very interesting stuff. Originally i was referring to the Battle of Debrecen in ww2 but i'm glad you brought the older battle to my attention. Mind you, i'm interested in any military monuments from any era which may be around to see...

Thanks again


Re: How much time do i need in Debrecen? (and other q's)

by malashen

I was in Debrecen 14 years ago, and it's a nice town. Look for its Calvinist legacy, and, if you have time, make a trip to Puszta (Hortobagy).

Travel Tips for Debrecen

WiFi / Internet Access

by Toasterok

Updated 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

Wiera company. Providing WiFi Hot Spots in Hungary

University of Debrecen.

by cobrioc

Debrecen is still a haven for higher learning, featuring Lajos Kossuth University and other institutes that combine as the University of Debrecen. The old Calvinist College remains, its library famous for a 300,000 volume collection of religious and early scientific books. Debrecen has been a university town since the Middle Ages. It was one of the "capitals" of the Revolution and Independence War in 1848-49.
The symbol of the city, the Great Church of Debrecen, with 3000 seats, is the largest Calvinist church in the country. Its interior decoration is in the severe puritan style. One treasured relic is the armchair of Lajos Kossuth who on 14th April 1849 proclaimed the dethronement of the Habsburg House here.

Debrecen and Hortoba'gy

by cobrioc

About 24 miles west of Debrecen is Hortoba'gy National Park , a preserve of wetlands, marshes and grasslands that is one of the finest bird-watching sites in Europe. All visitors must be accompanied by a guide, and no motor vehicles are allowed.

Hajdu-Bihar county

by frankyboy5

"The Name Of Debrecen"

Debrecen - This word had been put down for the first time around seven hundred and fifty years ago. Probably it could look something like "Debrecin" or "Dübricin" at that time and was the name of one out of more small settlements. Its meaning or origin has never been found out since then; and it is also mystical how this insignificant village became one of the biggest cities of Hungary, centre of spiritual and political movements after a few centuries - although she has neither mountains nor rivers.
This town had been the heart of the historical Hungary; it had been and is called "Calvin ist Rome" and was the capital of the country two times - in critical times when Hungary could be safely governed only from here.

Famous Debreceners set an example to the whole nation, its schools and scientific life were of European renown two hundred years ago, it was called the city of endurance a hundred years later; those who had left her always longed to be back, those who stayed felt the calling of far-away cultures.

The walls and people of the town are filled with immobility of the east and the restless spirit of the west; as Pal Gulys , one of the poets born here wrote : "Debrecen, old harbour, welding lands together!"

"Before The Conquest"

The area had been inhabited long before the appearance of the Hungarians. The oldest traces lead back to the Neolithic age. The age of migrations about four thousand years ago - the early Bronze Age - stays out of our range of knowledge but we have quite ample archaeological material from the late Bronze Age.
From the 6th century the region was probably the borderland of the Black-Sea Scythian cultural area till the Scythian population was assimilated into the Celtic community spreading east.

Remainders of the Celtic culture extending from the British aisles to Asia Minor - urns, brazen bracelets and iron appliances - were found in the cemeteries of the Tócó-vale. The Iranian origin Sarmatians succeeded to the weakening Celts, the Yazig tribe which had settled here separated from the Roxolans and turned to agriculture.

Various Germanic tribes occupied the territory in the 3rd-4th centuries - Gepids, Vandals, Western Goths. At the end of the 4th century the dreaded warriors of the East - the Huns - appeared and the area was located near the centre of the expanding empire. The Gepids survived the Hun rule; after the fall of the empire in 453 they established a kingdom in Transylvania. By that time the Avars were approaching - the nomadic equestrian people that had put an end to the rule of the Germanic tribes in the Carpathian Basin by 567 and created political unity in the Danube - Tisza region; thus one of the most important conditions of the formation of an integral European state is given. This state could not be born at that time. The Carpathian Basin disintegrated again and the Debrecen region fell under Bulgarian-Turkish administration. The abandoned areas are inhabited by Turkish and Slavic people.

My place of study

by chagi1


Congratulations to Hungary, we are now part of the EU!!!
My home sweet home for 8 months out of the year.
I study in Debrecen, and it is a beautiful city to visit when in Hungary. For more information, check out the Travel tips section!

Please stop by frequently as I will be continually updating it!!!


"Helpful links"

I have been receiving quite a few emails requesting information about my University.
I love to help out new comers, here are some uselful links to start you off:

The University's own official web site, it has lots of information for new students!

This page is made by a fellow class mate, it is updated quite frequently, and the best part is that it has information from the students for the students!

Another page with some useful information made by students of Dote.

Hope this helps those interested in the Medical University of Debrecen!!


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