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Hortobágy National Park
The spectacle of the infinite horizon, the heat mirages, the peacefully grazing herds of cattle and horses, the sweep-pole wells, the water habitats teeming with flocks of wild fowl, and the undisturbed wonder of the starlit night sky; the sweet scent of the gently undulating sees of camomile, mint, and artemisia: all of them are still important ingredients of the phenomenon called Hortobágy. Let them set you free in the largest flat grassland of Central Europe.
Main Building of the University of Debrecen
One of the nation’s five research universities, UD celebrated its centenary in 2012.
Debrecen Jewish Congregation is Hungary’s largest Israelite community outside the capital.
Nagyerdei Park is the home of Hungary’s most modern sports arenas. The brand new, state-of-the-art arena, Nagyerdei Stadium, was inaugurated in 2014. With a seating capacity of 20,000, it promises to become a fantastic venue of competitive team events and individual training sessions as well as concerts and other programs of cultural interest.
Typical watering holes and eateries of Hortobágy, the inns (csárda) offer a unique kind of hospitality. Their interior and the traditional local fare on their menus invoke the world of herdsman-turned outlaws (betyár) who roamed the puszta in bygone eras. Parts of the thematic “trail of inns,” Kadarcsi, Meggyes and Hortobágy Big Inns also function as museums.
Máta Stud Farm
Boasting a proud history of 300 years, the farm is one of Europe’s traditional establishments of this kind. It also has tourist programs on offer, the most popular of which is the “puszta” horse-and-carriage ride.
Hortobágy Wild Animal Park
Endless grasslands, exhilarating close-ups of wildlife (wild horses and oxen, wolves, jackals, eagles, vultures, and flocks of waterfowl): Hortobágy Wildlife Park offers all these and more.
The symbol of Hortobágy, the 167-m-long bridge spanning the river by the same name is supported by nine arches. Legend has it that it came into being when the nine lovers of an infamous betyár (with the local gendarmes closing in on him) held hands and helped their beau cross the river on their shoulders and arms. It is the venue of the renowned fair and open-air market of handicraft traditionally held on August 20.
Located in an area of scenic beauty in Big Forest, the spa complex offers an entire unit of medical facilities and a wide range of specialist consultations to guests who seek regeneration, healing, or relaxation. Your comfort and enjoyment will be guaranteed by the attractions of the Thermal Bath, the Indoor Mediterranean Pleasure Bath, “water-chute park,” wellness center (directly accessible from the hotel unit) as well as the “sauna world.” All this in an area of natural beauty set aside for p
St. Anna’s Cathedral
Built in Baroque and Louis Seize style, the church was elevated to cathedral rank by Pope John Paul II in 1993.
In the immediate vicinity of Nagyerdei Arena, a one-of-a-kind attraction beckons from spring through fall.
The Déri Museum is one of Hungary’s foremost establishments of its kind. In addition to its exhibits of local cultural interest, it has become renowned for the huge collection of items, brought together by Frigyes Déri, which represents various aspects of universal human civilization.
Amateur naturalists as well as seasoned ornithologists will find a diverse range of habitats in Hortobágy populated or visited by tens of thousands of birds belonging to 350 species.
Nagyerdő Park & Frog-Pond
All great cities can be identified by famous parks. In the case of Debrecen, this is called Nagyerdei Park Forest, the nation’s first conservation area. Only a ten-minute ride from downtown, the park offers total peace and quiet in the shade of hundred-year-old trees as well as countless entertainment options.
Debrecen Reformed College
Having functioned continuously as an educational institution since its establishment in 1538, the college is the cradle of Hungarian civilization.
Reformed Big Church
Debrecen’s symbol is one of the nation’s largest Reformed churches, a building of major historic significance.
Piac Street and Kossuth Square
Debrecen’s Main Street was the proud venue of the famous town fairs for 300 years starting in the 16th century. Today’s cityscape, however, is defined by the former merchant houses erected at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries.