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Showcase Exhibitions City Wide

In recent months, we have become accustomed to store front exhibitions, enclosed behind glass from their traditional venues at museums and galleries which have been closed. We like the arts to get closer to us in this way, so we are happy to announce new showcases.

In recent months, we have become accustomed to store front exhibitions, enclosed behind glass from their traditional venues at museums and galleries which have been closed. We like the arts to get closer to us in this way, so we are happy to announce new showcases, done partly in combination with the City Day of Debrecen on April 11th, which again smuggle a little visual experience into the everyday life of those who visit.

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Developments at Lake Vekeri

In the spring, both the local population and visitors alike like to go on walking excursions in the vicinity of Debrecen, and so it is always a pleasure if hikers are provided with suitable conditions and facilities. Learn more about Lake Vekeri.

In the spring, both the local population and visitors alike enjoy taking walking excursions in the vicinity of Debrecen, and so it is always a pleasure if hikers are provided with suitable conditions and facilities.

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Border Fate Exhibition – The Impact of the Treaty of Trianon

The Déri Museum’s new BORDER FATE exhibition presents the events and wide-ranging impact of the Treaty of Trianon.

The Déri Museum has launched a new exhibition entitled Border Fate and is about the wide ranging effects that the Treaty of Trianon had on the population of Hungary. It builds upon the museums prior virtual exhibition, done for the centenary anniversary of the Treaty of Trianon in 2020.  In addition to well-known consequences of the treaty, the exhibition draws attention to lesser-known or partially forgotten events.

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Kajla Offers Some of the Best Gems in Debrecen to Discover

Kajla has returned with a new edition to promote attractions overseas, on the prior territory of Greater Hungary as well including a wide range of cities from the historical Hungary.

In 2019, the Hungarian Tourism Agency launched “Kajla,” a summer campaign designed to encourage family trips to as many places in Hungary as possible. The campaign follows a dog called “Kajla,” around discovering the wonders of Hungary. The campaign has been so successful, it has been expanded with many new products and games last year including “Kajla körök” that promoted forest playgrounds, forest railways and parks. Now, Kajla has returned with a new edition to promote attractions overseas, on the prior territory of Greater Hungary as well including a wide range of cities from the historical Hungary. 

The new edition of Kajla promotes several great attractions in Debrecen and it surroundings, including:

Agóra Science and Adventure Center

For those interested in science, the Agóra Science and Adventure Center, is the place to go.

The center opened in 2014, right next to the Botanical Garden of the University of Debrecen, and was designed by two local architects. Kids can emerge in six fields of science – astronomy, physics-robotics, chemistry, botany, biomedical biology and hydrobiology. 

Children can be a part of spectacular experiments, plays and interactive games,  learn the mysteries of robotics or just get lost in the mirror maze.  Once you have experienced enough, you can enjoy the Botanical Garden right next door. It  is famous for its collection of cacti and succulents but you can also meet plant species in the approximately 15-hectare garden  which will surely be an experience your children will tell in their school.

Reformed Great Church 

In the 13th Century, St. Andrew Church, which was built by the Dósa family, stood in place of today’s Reformed Great Church. In the 16th century the St. Andrew Church was destroyed in a fire and rebuilt in gothic style. Unfortunately, it was also completely destroyed in the Great Fire of Debrecen of 1802, and a new church had to be built for the Reformed believers in the city. According to the plans of architect Mihály Péchy, the construction work of today’s church known as The Reformed Great Church of Debrecen began in 1805 and was completed in 1827.

The Reformed Great Church of Debrecen is the largest Reformed church in Hungary and is the most iconic building of the city and is a sight of great importance for the Hungarian Reformed Church. Built-in the neoclassical style, the church can seat nearly 2,000 people. 

The Reformed Great Church of Debrecen is not only an ecclesiastical but also an important historical and cultural site where Lajos Kossuth read the Declaration of Independence on April 14, 1849. In 1991, II. Pope John Paul also served in the Reformed Great Church of Debrecen before wreathing a galley sculpture in the Memorial Garden. The first worship was held here on 24th November 1819. 

Nine-arched Bridge in Hortobágy

Hortobágy National Park is one the nation’s oldest and biggest national park and the largest semi-natural grassland in Europe. It was elected among the World Heritage sites in 1999 for the preservation of its rich herdsman traditions. It was also awarded the European Destinations of Excellence (EDEN) prize, for the preservation of the herdsman’s traditional way of life. The Nine-arched Bridge is an iconic landmark in Hortobágy. It is the longest road stone bridge in historic Hungary prior to 1921. It was built in 1833 according to the plans of Ferenc Povolny.

The nearby area is the venue of the renowned annual fair and open-air market of handicraft, traditionally held on August 20th. Hortobágy is an ideal home for birdlife. Today this area is world-famous for its extremely diverse bird population and its traditional cultural heritage.

It is recommended for children to take their free “Kajla” passport with them to collect stamps and receive discounts on their travels. 

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Bucket List – Tips for Exploring Debrecen on City Day.

On April 11th, we celebrate Debrecen City Day. For this occasion, we have compiled a bucket list of 10 tips for visitors to Debrecen, to enable them to get to know the city and discover Debrecen, or for the already familiar, to get to know an alternative face of the city.

On April 11th, we celebrate Debrecen City Day. For this occasion, we have compiled a bucket list of 10 tips for visitors to Debrecen, to enable them to get to know the city and discover Debrecen, or for the already familiar, to get to know an alternative face of the city.

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The best street food places in Simonffy Street and Hal köz

As the lockdown eases and sunshine brings warmth, inevitably we all want to feel human again, emerging from our homes like bears from caves after hibernation.

In recent times restaurants’ have worked hard to supply an out-of-restaurant experience with home delivery. All of the below street food vendors below have provided great food and service through the endless COVID lockdowns. But as the lockdown eases and sunshine brings warmth, inevitably we all want to feel human again, emerging from our homes like bears from caves after hibernation.

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International Dark Sky Week

Between 5th-12th April, International Dark Sky Week events are being organized around the world to raise awareness of the harmful effects of light pollution on wildlife and the landscape, and to showcase the values ​​of the starry sky as our common cultural heritage.

Between 5th-12th April, International Dark Sky Week events are being organized around the world to raise awareness of the harmful effects of light pollution on wildlife and the landscape, and to showcase the values ​​of the starry sky as our common cultural heritage.

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On Forest Paths, Water Waves – Showcase Exhibition

An exhibition about Nature can be seen in the shop window of the Kölcsey Center, facing Hunyadi Street, guides you into the wonderful world of forests between 1st April and 2nd May 2021.

An exhibition about Nature can be seen in the shop window of the Kölcsey Center, facing Hunyadi Street, guides you into the wonderful world of forests between 1st April and 2nd May 2021.

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The Easter Tradition in Hungary.

With the arrival of spring comes the traditions associated with rebirth, renewal and fertility. In the Christian faith, this time is all about the resurrection of Christ and the feast which celebrates it each year.

With the arrival of spring comes the traditions associated with rebirth, renewal and fertility.  In the Christian faith, this time is all about the resurrection of Christ and the feast which celebrates it each year, but many traditions pre-date Christianity, but were adopted under Christianity and so still continue today.

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The Magic Forest Project Continued

In the first phase of the Magic Forest project, the promenade was built on the side of the new Debrecen beach facing Pallagi út. In the second phase, experience lighting and steam blowers will be installed on the promenade up to the St. Pope John Paul II Square (next to the Mist Theater).

The Pallagi Road promenade is to be extended and new light display and water attraction to be added in the Great Forest.

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The Spring Baby Boom Started at the Debrecen Zoo

Read about the new spring additions at the Zoo, and other Zoo news.

This year also promises to be eventful in the country’s largest herd of moose, where a healthy bull calf was born on the first day of spring, March 1st, after about 9 months of pregnancy. Although she will enjoy her mother’s care for a long time to come, the little one is already curiously acquainting herself with her surroundings. Read about the other new additions and Zoo news.

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Debrecen Street Names

The video series present people, families, church people in connection with street names that have played a decisive role in the life of the city.

The video series “Street Names of Debrecen” was created by the Local History Collection and Photo Gallery of the Péter Méliusz Juhász Library to provide information about the streets of Debrecen to residents in a short, entertaining way. The video series present people, families, church people in connection with street names that have played a decisive role in the life of the city.

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