I am a tourist

Temperature

Welcome to the website of the city of Debrecen,

Debrecen is Hungary’s second largest city with a population of 210,000. The original meaning of its name (“let it live and move”) is testament to the city’s dynamic present-day development. Thanks to its religious, political, and economic power, historic Debrecen got to assume a quasi-city-state status and it has served twice as the nation’s capital. The modern city is Eastern Hungary’s most important commercial and administrative center, which has displayed an unbroken path of spectacular development in all walks of life. Debrecen’s international airport provides direct links to several major European destinations and it is a mere two-hour drive from the capital, Budapest.

What do you need to enjoy life in a 21st-century city? Attractive sights to see, modern shopping malls, exciting cultural and sporting events, for sure. But you also need activities that offer holiday experiences without compromise. Debrecen is by no means lacking in activities of this kind. Trendy cafés and bistros are proliferating, the popularity of street food is on the rise, countless cozy terraces and other special venues are getting ready to take visitors. Your leisurely stroll in downtown Debrecen – dubbed “promenade” by locals – will be punctuated by shady green piazzas and refreshing fountains. The slightly eclectic arrangement of architectural styles as well as the streets and alleys, each hiding its very own story, will set up an enchanting atmosphere. And another important thing – thanks to Debrecen’s highly developed public transport, the network of bus and tram lines, visitors can reach all tourist spots in the city in a comfortable and easy way.

We hope that browsing our website you will take a fancy to Debrecen and the website will help you plan your stay.

See you soon in Debrecen!

Search for events

When?

select date
From
To

What?

Which event?

Upcoming events

Aqua Elf Party Aqua Elf Party for the little ones in the Aquaticum Mediterranean Aquapark. Performances at the Nagyerdei Open Air Theatre The open-air stage was set up in one of the most beautiful parts of the Nagyerdő (Great Forest), among huge firs and monumental English oaks more than 60 year ago. In 2014, the renovated, modernized theatre was reopened. In the restored theatre, there are 1000 seats for the spectators. 3rd Rose Tower Rose and sparkling wine festival with live stage concert in the pleasant area of the Nagyerdei Water Tower. Debrecen Drive – Everything that rolls A large-scale festival dedicated to all kinds of vehicles with car shows, demonstrations and children’s programs. Debrecziener Gourmet Festival For only two days in June, Debrecen celebrates the best of Hungarian food and wine from around Hungary. Fancy restaurants, with the top chefs and the who’s who of the food business in attendance.  Experience the joy of Hungarian food, the tastes, smells, - spicy sensations that will rock your world. Béla Bartók International Choir Competition and Folk Festival The Béla Bartók International Choir Competition and Folklore Festival has been one of the choral events of highest standard all over the world for more than 50 years. Debrecen Wine & Jazz Days The oldest continuous annual jazz festival, the Debrecen Jazz Days and the most popular wine festival of the Northern Alföld region, the Debrecen Wine Carnival paired up in 2015 to offer a real “gastro-jazz” jamboree for jazz and wine lovers featuring jazz bands and top-ranked Hungarian wineries. Look at the Puppeteer - Season Opening of the Vojtina Puppet Theater Memorial Garden (behind the Reformed Great Church)

Share this