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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!

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Hortobágy Equestrian Days The Hortobágy Equestrian Days have grown into the region’s influential event known beyond Hungary’s borders. The event’s main aim is the presentation and popularization of the past and present of the pastoral culture characteristic of the area, the horse breeding activity of the Máta Stud founded in 1671, and fine Hungarian gastronomy. Campus Festival The biggest bash in Eastern Hungary’s pop-music calendar, Campus features over 200 shows at up to 40 venues in the leafy surroundings of Big Forest. 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. Debrecen Flower Parade The largest cultural event of Hungary, which lasted for one day in the past, has become a several-day-long Carnival Week over the past few years. 27th Farmer-expo 27.th Farmer-Expo International Agriculture and Food Industry Exhibition 12th Hortico Vegetable, Fruit and Gardening Exhibition. FIBA 3X3 & Food Truck event The FIBA 3x3 U18 Europe Cup takes place in Debrecen, Hungary on August 31 - September 2, 2018. This is the fourth edition of the FIBA 3x3 U18 Europe Cup. For more information about 3x3 basketball, including events, rules and much more, visit fiba3x3.basketball. Tattoo lovers youDay yoUDay is a dedicated day to all who belong to the family of the University of Debrecen. Debreczeni Aroma Festival Heart-warming gastro-fest Martin’s Day Goose Feast November 11th is St. Martin's Day in Hungary (Márton nap), a traditional feast day celebrated by tasting the new wines and eating geese.

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