Travel deals for the long-weekend: Debrecen
The history of this marvellous city shows its importance and magnificence although the centuries, and also serves as the basis for the distinctive and exceptionally rich cultural and historical life of Debrecen. Number of various nations and ethnic groups lived here. As a result of this, the margins of the contemporary city often functioned as border territories among major empires and nations. Nagyerdő (Great Forest) and Ördög-árok (Devil’s Ditch) in the territory called Erdőspuszták also show evidences of ancient habitation as it reveals the remnants of an enormous frontier defence system the city, which gradually became more and more beautiful, opened its first stone-built theatre in 1865 and it was named after one of the greatest poets of Debrecen, Mihály Csokonai Vitéz.
At the end of the World War II the war caused serious damages in the city, but in 1944 the rehabilitation following the centuries’ old traditions of the city and the region began. As a result of this, Debrecen became the capital of the country again for the second time: at the end of the war the Temporary National Assembly was in session in Debrecen. During the Socialist regime Debrecen followed the path of development also imposed on other large cities in Hungary. The first free local elections were held in 1990, and thus the city could gain self-control. The 21th century welcomed Debrecen with another extremely successful period: not only the image of the city has changed, but the citizens can be proud again to their city and citizenship. Marvellous sights, elegant restaurants, vibrant cultural life and exciting events make Debrecen one of the most splendid and dynamic city of Hungary.
- The world-famous Déri Museum can be found in the city center of Debrecen
- The Hortobágy National Park is the greatest conservation area in Hungary, several protected plant and animal species live there. It’s a world heritage site
- The downtown Kossuth square is the vibrant center of the city, beside historical sights several great cafés can be found there
- The cultural park in Nagyerdő is one of the favourite places for children since the Zoo and the Amusement Park are also located there
If you prefer you can go for sightseeing tour bus what is going on this journey:
Railway Station-Petőfi Square-Iparkamara Street-Piac Street-The memorial plaque to Mihály Fazekas-The County Hall-Commercial houses-Rickl House-Csanak House-Gambrinus Passage-The First Savings Bank-Reformed small church-Széchenyi Street-The Aranybika (Golden Bull) Hotel-Reformed Great Church-The Memorial Garden
Obviously there is a million more thing to do in Debrecen doesn’t matter it’s daytime or evening. The nightlife is buzzing but I guess it is better at the weekend than the weekdays. The city has beautiful parks, an interesting museums, brilliant restaurant and bars. If you are coming from aboard by airplane you can buy a ticket directly to Debrecen because the Debrecen International Airport is located around 6 minutes by car from the city center. The building of the airport is about 2,5 km from the Mikepércsi street, so we suggest you to use