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Ancient History – Origins of Debrecen’s People.

According to Anonymus, a notary and chronicler of a Hungarian king, the conquering Hungarians occupied the Debrecen area taking it from the Bulgarian prince Mén Maró. Thereafter it was inhabited by the Hungarians, and thus Debrecen is one of the oldest Hungarian cities. But where were its people from before and after?

According to Anonymus, a notary and chronicler of an un-named Hungarian king, the conquering Hungarians occupied the Debrecen area taking it from the Bulgarian prince Mén Maró. Thereafter it was inhabited by the Hungarians, and thus Debrecen is one of the oldest Hungarian cities. But where were its people from before and after?

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Capturing the “Street of Debrecen” for Prosperity.

The project  “Streets of Debrecen”  is about capturing the streets of the city in a unique way. It was inspired by the research done by biologist and founder of the project Viktor Löki.  As a biologist, Viktor studied cemetery wildlife, primarily wild orchids, and other endangered plant species. Viktor has visited more than 12 countries

The project  “Streets of Debrecen”  is about capturing the streets of the city in a unique way. It was inspired by the research done by biologist and founder of the project Viktor Löki. 

As a biologist, Viktor studied cemetery wildlife, primarily wild orchids, and other endangered plant species. Viktor has visited more than 12 countries in the last six years with this purpose, but he has obviously not been able to go to every cemetery in every country. He wondered about those areas he had missed. He decided to make sure he wouldn’t miss them in the future. 

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Pretty Spots are also noted

Since Viktor lived in Debrecen, he decided to go street by street and take a picture of every street, so by the end of the project he would have a picture of every street in Debrecen. Whether it was a picture of the entirety or just a small part of it, doesn’t matter. The point is to take a picture of that street and be able to assign a coordinate to it, as shown below, he frequently posts them to Facebook. 

Caught in Mid-Air

Debrecen currently has 1821 streets and according to Viktor, he has already managed to photograph 950. He keeps track of where he has been and where he needs to go, via a database that is based on a database of local historian László Balogh.

In addition, his work also takes into account the fact that streets are constantly being created, so his database is constantly expanding. It is not impossible that within two years there will be two thousand streets in the city!

He usually plans in advance where he is going, but sometimes the destination is not a fixed destination, even ten minutes before departure. He goes out to survey streets, specific locations once or twice a week, but he often returns to the same place several times. He always tries to photograph something with a little hidden curiosity, a special house, a resident of the street, and so on.

Once he has photographed all the streets of Debrecen, he would like to photograph the surrounding settlements in the Hungarian countryside where many interesting things can be found.

For those interested in seeing his photos, you can find some on Facebook or on Instagram.

Mihály Csokonai Vitéz

Mihály Csokonai Vitéz

Mihály Csokonai was an innovative Hungarian poet, born and raised in Debrecen. His talent was recognized early at high school by his teachers, József Háló Kováts who taught poetry and Fodor Gerzson who taught higher rhetorical and metaphysical classes.

Mihály Csokonai was an innovative Hungarian poet, born and raised in Debrecen.  His talent was recognized early at high school by his teachers, József Háló Kováts who taught poetry and Fodor Gerzson who taught higher rhetorical and metaphysical classes. 

After graduating from Debrecen College in 1788, he went on to study applied geometry, natural sciences, and philosophy under József Milesz, theology under András Ormós as well as applied geometry.  He was most influenced by Hungarian history, general world history along with ancient literature. 

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Get to know Debrecen: the Semi-Detached House on Simonffy Street

The last decades of the 19th century and the first decades of the 20th century are of paramount importance in terms of both the design and construction in Debrecen. Learn about the spectacular buildings built during this time.

The last decades of the 19th century and the first decades of the 20th century are of paramount importance in terms of both the design and construction in Debrecen. Knowing this is to understand the process that Debrecen went through to become a big city during the period of about a quarter of a century up until the First World War. Spectacular building projects were undertaken all over the city and was a period when the new buildings reached the standard of most modern cities of the time, in terms of size, decoration, structure, and location.

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Debrecen Interview Series

Weekly Interview – A Series asking the key players of the tourist industry in Debrecen what their favorite places in the city are…

It has been a hard year. Even now when theaters, cinemas, museums, and restaurants are closed, events are cancelled, and due to the curfew between 8 pm and 5 am we are even more restricted on what we can do. We hope that tourism will restart next year soon and that we will be able to go on short holidays once again.

Until then we have no other choice but to be a tourist in our own city and explore Debrecen from a fresh perspective.

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COVID-19 Update – November

New COVID-19 rules make quarantine when entering Hungary from abroad, law. No separate administration decision is no longer needed. Hotels are no longer able to accept tourists. At the same time fees for breaking quarantine have increased to dissuade those thinking of doing so. The fees have increased from HUF 50,000 to HUF 150,000 (maximum

New COVID-19 rules make quarantine when entering Hungary from abroad, law. No separate administration decision is no longer needed. Hotels are no longer able to accept tourists.

At the same time fees for breaking quarantine have increased to dissuade those thinking of doing so. The fees have increased from HUF 50,000 to HUF 150,000 (maximum fine).

The fee issued can be anywhere between 5000 HUF and the maximum.

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Advent Fair + Programs Cancelled. Festive Light Show Expanded

In order to slow down the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, the Annual Advent programs and the Advent fair will not be held this year in Debrecen. The Christmas Light Show is to be expanded.

In order to slow down the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, the Annual Advent programs and the Advent fair will not be held this year in Debrecen. 

Főnix Rendezvényszervező Közhasznú Nonprofit Kft. is confident that, in accordance with the epidemiological measures of the government and the city, in addition to strict mask-wearing, this decision will also reduce the number of new cases in Debrecen.

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Rock Legends November – Apollo Cinema

What a great idea! Recordings of Famous brands of the past in concert, after all, great music is borderless, transversing the globe, crossing all cultural divides. This November, in English, Queen, Rolling Stones, and Led Zeppelin on the big screen with fantastic sound. Where? At the Apollo Cinema of course.

What a great idea! Recordings of Famous brands of the past in concert, after all, great music is borderless, transversing the globe, crossing all cultural divides. This November, in English, Queen, Rolling Stones, and Led Zeppelin on the big screen with fantastic sound, – Where? At the Apollo Cinema of course.

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Botanica Historica – Open Day

The Nature Museum hosts the Botanica Historica exhibition at the Déri Museum from 29th September to 11th November as part of the Autumn Festival of Museums. The exhibition features ninety works by nine large plant drawers. On 8th November attendance is free.

The Nature Museum hosts the Botanica Historica exhibition at the Déri Museum from 29th September to 11th November as part of the Autumn Festival of Museums. The exhibition features ninety works by nine large plant drawers. On 8th November attendance is free.

The exhibition presents plant drawings made from the 1600s to the 1930s, and in addition to the pictures, you can also read a short biography of the creators. The significance of the drawings is also enormous because in that age, although a camera did not yet exist, large natural history books were all the rage, in which plants come to life as beautiful works. In addition, the representations can still be used to enrich botanical knowledge.

On this thematic day, visitors can listen to a presentation of the head of the Natural History, Zoltán Váradi, and take part in a related museum pedagogical session.

The use of a mouth mask is mandatory in the entire area of ​​the Déri Museum!

Sunday, 8 November 2020 from 10:00-13:00. Attendance is free, but registration is required!

Register by phone on +36 52 322-207 / 108. or on the http://www.derimuzeum.hu/regegistracio page.

Hunting and Foraging – in Unity with Nature

Themed family days in the spirit of autumn: wonderful music, dancing, handicraft classes, craft fair, and many other surprises await in the renewed Dósa palatine square on Saturdays!

Themed family days in the spirit of autumn: wonderful music, dancing, handicraft classes, craft fair, and many other surprises await in the renewed Dósa palatine square on Saturdays!

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38th Hungarian Press Photo Competition + Exhibition.

267 photographers submitted 2,488 entries to the 38th Hungarian Press Photo Competition, the total number of images received was 6,079.

From November 6th to the 30th November between the hours of 09:00 – 18:00, the winning entries to the 38th Hungarian Press Photo competition will be available to view at the Kölcsey Center, in the Circular Corridor.

267 photographers submitted 2,488 entries to the 38th Hungarian Press Photo Competition, the total number of images received was 6,079.

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European Arthouse Cinema Day @ Apollo

On Sunday 8th November will be the European Arthouse Cinema Day, once again, held for the 5th time. The event is held across the world in hundreds of arthouse cinemas on the same day. Including in Debrecen

On Sunday 8th November will be the European Arthouse Cinema Day, once again, held for the 5th time.  The event is held across the world in hundreds of arthouse cinemas on the same day.  This is an initiative of the International Association of Art Cinemas (CICAE) and Europa Cinemas, the international event aims to raise awareness of the diversity of European cinema and the importance of art cinema as a cultural and community space.

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