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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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2018.10.25 Thursday Evening vigilance - Hamvas 50 2018.10.26 Friday Alvin and the Chipmunks 2018.10.27 Saturday Junkies / Rómeó vérzik 2018.10.27 Saturday Quimby concert Quimby, one of Hungary’s most popular bands, has been touring Hungary with a symphonic orchestra and circus artists this year but after the crazy festival season they now return to more intimate concert halls and theaters, their favorite venues where they can devote themselves to the freedom of playing music. 2018.10.28 Sunday Wagner: Walkür 2018.10.31 Wednesday Ganxsta Zolee & Kartel 2018.11.05 Monday - 2018.11.18 Sunday Debrecen Fall Festival The program of the two-month long festival includes concerts, theatrical performances, exhibitions, children’s and folk programs and the traditional Debrecen Literary Days. 2018.11.06 Tuesday Zoran concert Zorán who has been one of Hungary’s most popular musicians of the last five decades always chooses his concert repertoire with great care. He has so many songs though that it is impossible for him to sing all on a concert. 2018.11.08 Thursday Yamato - The Drummers of Japan Yamato was founded in Japan’s Nara Prefecture in 1993. The group has given over 2,500 performances in 51 countries and regions. Every year, Yamato tours the world for 6 to 10 months, creating and presenting original Yamato compositions and stages. Csík concert Today’s world of music is very complex, and not only with respect to genres and styles, but also to the multitude of performers. A very interesting and exciting example of this diversity is the Hungarian Csík Band, which has been active for thirty years, and which has been an authentic performer of Hungarian folk music.

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