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Celebrating 60 Years – Debrecen Amusement Park

An exhibition celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Amusement Park will open on September 18 at 16:00 in the Forum shopping center.

An exhibition celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Amusement Park will open on September 18 at 16:00 in the Forum shopping center. The Debrecen Amusement Park opened its doors on May 1, 1960, celebrating its six decades of existence this year

Visitors will be presented six decades of history of the amusement park in a form of an interactive exhibition from the 18th to 27th September.

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National Goulash Competition and Shepherd Meeting

This year, for the 24th time, one of the most spectacular traditional events of Hortobágy, the National Goulash Competition, and Shepherd Meeting, will be held on September 19th. The aim of the event is to present the long-held traditions that remain in this unique environment. Traditions of the Shepherd, herdsmanship, and the famous grey cattle among

This year, for the 24th time, one of the most spectacular traditional events of Hortobágy, the National Goulash Competition, and Shepherd Meeting, will be held on September 19th. The aim of the event is to present the long-held traditions that remain in this unique environment. Traditions of the Shepherd, herdsmanship, and the famous grey cattle among other species that they manage, as well as he preparation of Hungary’s national dish.

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The Concert Season Starts Again

We can fortify ourselves against the autumns often, long, cold, and dark evenings with classical music programs that warm the body and soul. In parallel with the new theater season, the Kodály Philharmonic Orchestra and the Kodály Choir in Debrecen will soon start the new concert season, with the high-quality concerts that feature their usual guests. 

We can fortify ourselves against the autumns often, long, cold, and dark evenings with classical music programs that warm the body and soul. In parallel with the new theater season, the Kodály Philharmonic Orchestra and the Kodály Choir in Debrecen will soon start the new concert season, with the high-quality concerts that feature their usual guests. 

The works of the greatest composers in music literature, including Verdi, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and Wagner, are performed by such popular artists as pianist Gergely Bogányi and opera singer Andrea Rost.

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Cultural Heritage Days 2020

The Cultural Heritage Days are a series of events held in Hungary as part of a wider European Heritage Days initiative, now held in fifty countries every year.

The Cultural Heritage Days are a series of events held in Hungary as part of a wider European Heritage Days initiative, now held in fifty countries every year. 

If you wish to join the tours, then please note that they are held in Hungarian and so, either bring a Hungarian friend to translate, or just visit to see the cultural sites. You can learn about the sites below and visit the sites of interest for free as per the tour info beneath.

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Great Forest Week

The Great Forest of Debrecen is of great importance to all its inhabitants. The forest is the lungs of the civic city, and a place of recreation, relaxation, and sport, – these are the basic components of its historical identity.  In our national culture, the Great Forest has immeasurable value and is an icon of

The Great Forest of Debrecen is of great importance to all its inhabitants. The forest is the lungs of the civic city, and a place of recreation, relaxation, and sport, – these are the basic components of its historical identity. 

In our national culture, the Great Forest has immeasurable value and is an icon of Debrecen, just as the Great Reformed Church does.

The Great Forest of Debrecen was declared protected 81 years ago, on October 10, 1939, and at the time it was the first registered in the Hungarian Conservation of Nature Pedigree.

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Exhibition of the Legendary Hungarian Rock Photographer

An exhibition of the pictures of photographer György Vértes entitled “A Rock Photographer’s Diary”  can be seen in the H2O community space of the Great Forest Water Tower. The exhibition shows the domestic pop-rock faces and bands of the last 40 years with the unique vision of the photographer György Vértes. In the seventies and eighties,

An exhibition of the pictures of photographer György Vértes entitled “A Rock Photographer’s Diary”  can be seen in the H2O community space of the Great Forest Water Tower.

The exhibition shows the domestic pop-rock faces and bands of the last 40 years with the unique vision of the photographer György Vértes.

In the seventies and eighties, György Vértes was one of the most employed Hungarian photographers in Hungarian pop-rock music. He had a fairly close relationship with some of the most famous Hungarian bands. He photographed essentially all the performers of that era. 

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cycling

Debrecen is a Cycling Paradise – Learn Why

Debrecen has many great cycling routes right in the heart of the Debrecen city, in Great Forest, or even on the outskirts of the city.  Lately, an almost 660 meters long cycling route on Pallagi út was completed and handed over with a season-opening Bike Festival.  Participants were able to cycle on the new bike

Debrecen has many great cycling routes right in the heart of the Debrecen city, in Great Forest, or even on the outskirts of the city. 

Lately, an almost 660 meters long cycling route on Pallagi út was completed and handed over with a season-opening Bike Festival.  Participants were able to cycle on the new bike path built in the northern part of the city. It runs from the junction of Zsigmond Móricz and Gyula Benczúr streets to the cargo port of the TEVA pharmaceutical factory.

In the Debrecen 2030 program, the local government is planning to extend the cycle path all the way to Pallag, and the construction plans have already been completed for this goal. As already announced, the indoor cycling circuit and velodrome, and the Debrecen Cycling Center will also be built there.

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Along the Line

“Along the line” exhibition at MODEM

The exhibition is created from the conscious collections of the past 14 years, the purchases of artworks and the offerings of the Debrecen International Artists Association.

The exhibition is created from the conscious collections of the past 14 years, the purchases of artworks and the offerings of the Debrecen International Artists Association. The exhibition is created by the curatorial selection from the emerging collections and it explores the gesture of drawing and the use of contemporary lines in various media.

The themes of the exhibition are drawing, line, manual gesture as contemporary thinking, as well as the form of fine art and its visual imprint.

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The Most Beautiful “Civis” Houses In Debrecen

Get to know the past of the civic city through the iconic buildings of the past, this includes the museums and memorials of the city center…

Get to know the past of the civic city through the iconic buildings of the past, this includes the museums and memorials of the city center, these are all within walking distance of the central square. For an alternative experience, buildings also provide us with the opportunity to discover the heritage of the common folk and citizens of the city, see where they lived, and investigate the remaining imprints of their daily lives on their homes and the city.

The “civic” status of Debrecen peaked in the 16th and 17th centuries and went into decline thereafter, losing its place in a civilized society of the 19th century and had entirely disappeared by the 20th century.  Today, just remnants remain.   Despite the huge change, many houses of the time still exist and these remind us of what it was like then.

Let’s see the most beautiful “civis period” cottages, with the guidance of architect Attila Harangi and photos of Viktor Löki.  Looking into courtyards of today that remain as they were at the turn of the century, we can travel back in time to then and even earlier.

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Exhibition of Young Photographers Opens at Modem

In an unrecognizable system of memory, landscapes are nodes. These are places where multiple roads or lines meet. Marcell Piti and Lilla Váczi are young artists, both born in the Great Plain, brought to an exhibition space by the Youth Photography Studio and the close and active creative relationship with their birthplace.

In an unrecognizable system of memory, landscapes are nodes. These are places where multiple roads or lines meet. Marcell Piti and Lilla Váczi are young artists, both born in the Great Plain, brought to an exhibition space by the Youth Photography Studio and the close and active creative relationship with their birthplace.

The environment in which they grow up is fundamentally different from the present, so the memory of the home is sharply separated from the present. Their works investigate the gestures inherited from generations and their attitudes towards nature.

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10 +1 interesting facts about the Debrecen Reformed College

The Reformed College of Debrecen has been in its current location since 1538. Ever since then it has become an important part of the history of Hungarian culture. Many famous writers, poets, scholars, and public figures attended this institution.

The Reformed College of Debrecen has been in its current location since 1538. Ever since then it has become an important part of the history of Hungarian culture. Many famous writers, poets, scholars, and public figures attended this institution.

In two cases, it was the place of turning points, key historical events that have become a legend. The College building, in its puritanical simplicity, has many interesting features. The college museum is well worth visiting if you would like to know more about how and why it became so famous and the “School of the Country”. Learn who of note, attended the college and what they learned here, and what impact it has had on the life of Debrecen.

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200 Years in the Making – Simonyi Road

Over the years the trees had to be replaced several times for various reasons, but fortunately, we can still enjoy the shady foliage today.

Debrecen – On August 6, 1820, an alley just off the road leading to the Great Forest was inaugurated as part of a folk festival. Over the years the trees had to be replaced several times for various reasons, but fortunately, we can still enjoy the shady foliage today.

In the early 1800s, more and more people visited the Great Forest. During this time Baron József Simonyi of Baréz Vitézvár, a hero of the Napoleonic Wars, settled in Debrecen in 1818 with his hussar regiment. He also took his soldiers to the Great Forest for practice. At this time the road between the city and the forest was still an unmanaged area and when the regiment withdrew, the area was covered in a cloud of dust.

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