Debrecen Travel Guide

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Debrecen Things to Do

  • Aranybika Hotel

    The Aranybika, or Golden Bull, is a nice hotel that dates from the 1500s. The present structure dates from 1915. It's an architecturally grand building, which also contains a nightclub and a casino. Although the building has many beautiful features, many people say that the rooms are not as great. The hotel's restaurants have also proven to be...

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  • Great Reformed Church

    The Great Reformed Church is arguably the city's most recognizable landmark. Although the Church dates from the 13th century, it doesn't appear very old, since it was damaged in a fire and renovated centuries later. The current structure dates from 1823. This church was the center of Hungarian government during the 1848 Revolution as well as the...

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  • Market Street

    Debrecen's Market Street, or "Piac utca", is named after the city's medieval livestock market. It's the city's main street and is rather long. Piac utca stretches from the train station to the Reformed Church. The part of the street near the Church and the Town Hall is pedestrian-only, and contains many nice shops and restaurants with outdoor...

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  • Kossuth ter - main square

    I really like the main square because it has kept soul and spirit of old days, although it is new and reconstructed. First, I must write about the millennium fountain. For me, it is one of the most beautiful and unusual fountain I have ever seen. It looks like an Antonio Gaudi piece of work. It is very colourful and alive. There is a picture in...

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  • Deri Museum

    Deri Museum building and the park in front of it is my number one in Debrecen. Unfortunately I could not write about the indoors and the exhibitions because the museum was closed. I don’t know why and I could not find out. The sign on the door was in Hungarian off course. But, never mind because the building, the exterior was so beautiful to me...

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  • Egyetem - university

    If you are planning to visit Debrecen, you must see this gorgeous building and surroundings. It really was a surprise for me because whole complex was hidden with trees and shadows. So, when I have taken a turn from main road I was really overwhelmed by a beauty. Building is large and dominant and it is surrounded with beautiful trees and parks....

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  • What to do ...

    There are so many things to see at Debrecen. Usually, people are writing about the Calvinist church and the main square - Koshut ter. I mean, they are really beautiful, but my number one is: Nagyetem - university building which takes a breath away. And the Deri museum building and the Deri Park in front of the museum are really piece of art for the...

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  • DERI MUSEUM

    This beautiful museum first opened its gates in 1930, and is home to a most extensive display and collections of general cultural history of Hungary. Included are typical tools of farming and animal husbandry, artefacts from tanner, furrier, boot-maker, saddler and harness-maker workshops; reconstruction of a typical 3-part house characteristic of...

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  • Déri Museum - a must-see

    This museum gives a perfect account of the history and traditions of this region - local artifacts, medieval peasant and craftsmen tools and references to the Guilds - also highlightening the local painters. The museum guards, although not being able to speak a word of English, really try to be helpful to visitors - a rare honour in the Hungarian...

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  • Climb the tower of the Nagytemplom

    It's quite a long way up a narrow wooden stairway, but I think the views over Debrecen are worth the effort. At least I loved them :-).

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  • Relax in the mineral waters of the...

    The thermal baths are located at the Thermal hotel.The bath has been certified as a thermal bath and the waters as medicinal waters since 1960. Especially beneficial results in rheumatic diseases, locomoter disorders, gynaecological, respiratory adn dermatological diseases!The dome structure of the baths includes 4 thermal pools, undrwater massage...

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  • Hortobágy Village

    In the centre of Hortobágy village the Nagycsárda (village inn) welcomes the visitors. Its predecessor was built in 1699, the western wing of the present building was built in 1781, the eastern in 1815. The Hortobágy Gallery has paintings, statues and other works of art of the Puszta behind the Csárda. On the left we can find the...

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Debrecen Hotels

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  • Hotel Kalvin

    The room was nothing special but was big enough and the bed was comfortable. The staff were...

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  • Hotel Divinus

    Nagyerdei korut 1, Debrecen, 4032, Hungary

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Lycium

    Hunyadi utca 1-3, Debrecen, 4026, Hungary

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

Debrecen Restaurants

  • EVEN ENTERTAINMENT

    This is a very high-quality restaurant, sometimes with local entertainment, extensive menu and an old Hungarian setting. It is more geared toward tourists (even though this is NOT a tourist town), or to people out for a special occasion.Open from 11:30 - 23:00. I don't remember precisely what we had, but they were local dishes and everything was...

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  • A little bit of African style in...

    Babalu is an Amazingly decorated little restaurant that has great dishes!!!! If you go you have to try their onion soup!!!! Although the atmosphere is a bit African style, the food is more of a Mexican type with many different dishes to choose from... and lets not start on the drinks... AMAZING, but a bit pricey for Debrecen! Onion soup of course!

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  • Csokonai

    This unique restaurant is somewhat underground in what seems to be a wine cellar. The decor is beautiful Hungarian style, the restaurant has plush heavy wooden seats and tables. The menu is typical Hungarian food and drink. Their soups are excellent!!!

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Debrecen Nightlife

  • Borkarneval - wine carnival

    Oh I must tell you about this night. First of all, this is the reason why I told you to get some tourist brochure from the info desk at the main square. Because, there is possibility to miss something so great like this carnival.Borkarneval – Wine carnival has been settled in park near the University building. Locals are calling the Park a Great...

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  • JOY Bar

    This bar has a bit too small of a dance floor, this is especially evident on Friday nights when all the students are out!!!!!! There are several seats and tables throughout the bar as well a small casino where you can spend even more money!!!!! The dance music is mostly hip hop style! no dress code

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  • Genius dance bar

    This beautifully decorated night spot is a hit on Saturdays. The decor is somewhat plush with Red fabric like walls and pictures throughout. There are few seats and tables available, but they fill up quickly!!! There is an entrance fee BUT hang on to your stub and you can use it towards a drink at the 3 different bars inside!!!!! No dress code!

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Debrecen Transportation

  • By train to Debrecen

    You can go by train to Debrecen.Trains leave to Debrecen from the "Nyugati Palyaudvar", The West Main Railway Station.You can buy a ticket for the Airport Minibus at the Transit Lounge, for 1500 HUF. It will take you to the Railway Station. DO NOT TAKE TAXIS to travel to the Railway station! At the Railway station buy a Full Rate train ticket to...

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  • Drive a car..

    If you prefer to drive a car, Debrecen is accessible from Budapest via high way M3 to Polga'r (ca. 180 km) and road Nu 35 (55 km) to Debrecen.

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  • How to reach the University in Debren

    One can take a tram (Nu1, the only one line in Debrecen) from the railway station to the Hotel Nagyerdõ (Pallagi út 5.)in Debrecen using prepaid ticket (110 HUF) or by taxi (about 1500 HUF, EURO 3-4). The same line goes to the University, where the central building (the former Kossuth University) The weather in Debrecen in August is warm and dry....

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Debrecen Shopping

  • Debrecen's shopping c.

    Debrecen's Plaza is the second large shopping c. in Debrecen. Personally, it didn’t make any special impression on me. Some of the stores were closed so it seems like the centre was empty. Maybe I was in the wrong time, but there were not too many people. I had a feeling that this was the first centre in the city and after a while, Debrecen’s Forum...

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  • Debrecen's shopping c.

    Debrecen's Plaza is the second large shopping c. in Debrecen. Personally, it didn’t make any special impression on me. Some of the stores were closed so it seems like the centre was empty. Maybe I was in the wrong time, but there were not too many people. I had a feeling that this was the first centre in the city and after a while, Debrecen’s Forum...

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  • Debrecen's FORUM shopping c.

    Debrecens FORUM is the largest shopping center in Debrecen. It is a very modern building with 3 floors. Beside the stores for clothes, shoes and accessories, there is a really great food corner with lots of small restaurants with home Hungarian food, Italian, Asian ... Also, I love the offer for clothes and shoes. There is a huge bookshop but of...

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Debrecen Local Customs

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    by cobrioc Updated Sep 30, 2003

    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.

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Debrecen Warnings and Dangers

  • The speed...

    The speed limit for cars and motorcycles on the limited access highways is 130 km per hour (approximately 81 mph); on highways, the limit is 110 km per hr (approximately 69 mph); and, in town and village areas, the speed limit is 50 km per hr (approximately 30 mph). Also, special seats are required for children under age 12. Speed tickets are...

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  • Foreigners may also.....

    I was experience problems with excessive billing and/or extortion at some restaurants and nightclubs featuring "adult entertainment." Do not order beverage or food service without first seeing a menu and verifying the cost.

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  • Recent outbreaks...

    An outbreak of meningococcal meningitis was reported from the Bacs-Kiskun area (in Kecskemet city and Szabadszallas town) beginning in December 1999. As of January 5, 2000, 30 cases and 4 deaths had been reported.

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Debrecen Off The Beaten Path

  • Big Church

    One of the symbols of Debrecen is the Big Church which represents the city's role in religious life. For centuries the city has been known as the ,,Calvinist Rome". ( number one)

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  • The 'Nagy' forest is located...

    The 'Nagy' forest is located by the University and it is beautiful during the changing seasons to see all the colours in the trees. It is also located behind the Thermal Hotel with a nice little play ground for the children and a little pond which is overwhelmed by frogs in the summer!!

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Debrecen Favorites

  • Tourist info at the main square

    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...

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  • WiFi / Internet Access

    Updated answers are easy to find on google. See selected options below.WiFi Hotspots in Hungary - with cool Google Maps mashupwww.hotspotter.hu/enSearch of Debrecen WiFi - (McDonalds/TMobile/Wiera/TCom)www.hotspotter.hu/en/browse/cities/debrecen/RSS of Debrecen Wifi www.hotspotter.hu/rss/hotspots-debrecen-en.xmlWiera company. Providing WiFi Hot...

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  • Debrecen - a historic city

    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...

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