There is a small desk at the main square (Kossuth ter) were you can get a tourist brochure which is very helpful. There is main tourist attraction in there, all you should see, visit and take a picture. All museums and exhibitions with the addresses are in it.
And most important, there is like a timetable for all events during a whole year.
It is very good and helpful brochure.
Fondest memory: I will never forget the borkarneval (wine carneval) and gypsy magic during that night.
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Debrecen is located in the eastern part of Hungary, about 220 km from Budapest. It's the second largest Hungarian city, although it has a significantly less cosmopolitan atmosphere than the capital.
Debrecen has been an important economic and cultural centre since the Middle Ages. In the 16th century, the teachings of Protestant Reformation were embraced by the people of Debrecen and the city received the nickname "Calvinist Rome". The Calvinist College of Debrecen, the predecessor of the modern University, was founded in 1538, and it was attended by many famous Hungarian artists, scientists and politicians.
In the spring of 1849, during the revolution and independence war against Austria and the Hapsburg empire, Debrecen was the capital of Hungary for a short time when the Hungarian revolutionary government fled there from Pest-Buda (modern-day Budapest). In April 1849, the dethronization of the Habsburgs and the independence of Hungary was proclaimed here by Lajos Kossuth in the Nagytemplom (Protestant Great Church).
Favorite thing: In most restaurants in Debrecen the tips are added to the bill. Usually in the sum of 10%, so before taking out some change, double check your bill is service was added!! Sometimes when paying with credit card the waiters will push you to round up the final tab.. if you want to go ahead.. just know that you may be paying the tip twice.. if not more!!!
The history of Debrecen reaches back to the Stone, Bronze and Copper Ages when Hungarians moved into the Great Plain from the East sometime around the end of the ninth century. Today, Debrecen can be described as an University town. The Calvinist College remains with its fine collection of rare books in theology and early science. Other institutions include Lajos Kossuth University of Arts and Sciences, the University of Agriculture, the Medical School, and the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music all combined into the University of Debrecen. There is also a Teacher Training College and technical schools.
Besides numerous restaurants and shops, Debrecen has abundant recreactional facilities including parks, theaters, movies, sport fields. In the Nagyerdô (Great Forest) district adjacent to Kossuth University there is the University arboretum, an indoor swimming pool, thermal baths, Olympic size out-door swimming pools, several sport fields, an amusement park and a zoo.
Fondest memory: Debrecen, known as the ,,Gate of East", is the second biggest town in Hungary. It has a nearly 700-year-old history.
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.
Fondest memory: The Gimnazium of Reformed College in Debrecen
Debreceni Reformatus Kollegium
H-4044 Debrecen, Kalvin ter 16. Telefon: 52 414-74
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.
Fondest memory: 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).
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.
Fondest memory: 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.
Favorite thing: The second was an also grand painting or picture or how can i tell you now. Its tittle is Golgota. It was made in 1884 its 460 x 712 cm big. Quite large and we are so proud it was painted by a Hungarian paintor.
Well this is the third part of the trilogy. It is interesting that that was the first time (i was there about 1992...sg) when every three was together. F.e. this 'Ecce Homo!' have been painting in 1896. After 15 years as the first. The master havent seen them together either! But I could! In the Déri Museum in Debrecen.
Olaj, vászon, 403 x 650 cm
So you gotta know i was there many times to visit friends. F.e. once to Kónya Zsuzsi's. I didnt need it but they wanted to show me their city. Uh - ive said -all right then. And they have brought me to the Deri Museum. Think youre there ya gotta see it cos this is marvellous. Its true its more fabulous for me because i know who was Munkácsi Mihály. He was a great painter. And he has painted a serie in the end of the XIX. century. A trilogy.
Fondest memory: The first was Krisztus Pilátus elõtt (Crist in the front of Pilat) It was made in 1881
Olaj, vászon, 417 x 636 cm
Déri Múzeum, Debrecen (sorry but i dont have humour to translate this)
If travelling anytime between Late October to Late March, be prepared for some cold weather... and as seen this year, LOTS of snow!!!!!!
A view above the trees is quite beautiful!!
unique flora and fauna
here near main road 33 between tizafured and hortobagy.
Fondest memory: the huge silence.....
rare,white,low,long houses with thatched roofs
Favorite thing: No, végre találtam egy pulykát. Ez viszont lehet, hogy tojó(?) Joefred28 szerint nem tojó, ez egy 'TURKEY'(in english).
Meg még egy kakas.
If no swing, klick to cock, please! Thank You!