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Hungarian Revolution 1848

Hungarian Revolution of 1848 Celebration

In celebration of the outbreak of revolution in 1848, the 15th of March is set aside as a national holiday, one of 3 national holidays celebrated in Hungary each year.

In celebration of the outbreak of revolution in 1848, the 15th of March is set aside as a national holiday, one of 3 national holidays celebrated in Hungary each year.

With the broad cooperation of the cultural and educational institutions of the city, a series of festive programs commemorating the events leading up to the Revolution of 1848-49 will take place in Debrecen.

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“Fragments” (Töredékek), Jubilee Exhibition of Artist Ákos László

Ákos László the well-known and respected artist and long-time resident of Debrecen turned 80 on 6th March 2020. Born in,1940, in Budapest, and was raised by his grandparents in Oradea where he spent his school years. In 1963, he graduated from the Ion Andreescu College of Fine Arts in Cluj-Napoca. In the Autumn of 1982, he moved with his family from Oradea to Debrecen.

Ákos László the well-known and respected artist and long-time resident of Debrecen turned 80 on 6th March 2020. Born in,1940, in Budapest, and was raised by his grandparents in Oradea where he spent his school years. In 1963, he graduated from the Ion Andreescu College of Fine Arts in Cluj-Napoca. In the Autumn of 1982, he moved with his family from Oradea to Debrecen.

His artwork not only captures Debrecen’s sights but sometimes its women or even captures death. It revolves around the world with its twisted, distinctive lines, showing a crude yet dreamlike image. He speaks of a Romanic Debrecen, describing the city as a “gentle lover” its beauty and its history and ancient charm, gradually giving its secrets away over time but also its stern faith.

For almost forty years Ákos László has walked the streets of Debrecen with infinite loyalty and has captured its characteristic buildings, towers, the hidden parts of the city and does so with an artistic devotion. 

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Kodály Philharmonia Debrecen -Beethoven 250 – V. Concert

This year marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. In honour of the 250th anniversary of the world-famous pianist, the Kodály Philharmonia Debrecen plays all the symphonies of the great classical master throughout the 2019-2020 season.

This year marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. In honour of the 250th anniversary of the world-famous pianist, the Kodály Philharmonia Debrecen plays all the symphonies of the great classical master throughout the 2019-2020 season.

On 24th March, visitors can enjoy BEETHOVEN 250. – V. CONCERT, the Symphony No. 4 in B major, Op. 60 and the Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92 in the hands of a world-famous pianist. 

The  Symphony No. 4 in B major, Op. 60 is in four movements. It was composed in 1806 and later premiered in public at the Burgtheater, Vienna in April 1808. While later composers including Berlioz, Mendelssohn and Schumann greatly admire the work, it is less well known otherwise.

The Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92, was composed by Ludwig van Beethoven between 1811 and 1812. The second movement, Allegretto, was the most popular movement and frequently performed separately from the complete symphony.  Beethoven considered this symphony in four movements to be one of his best works.

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Tsigai lambs

New Arrivals at Debrecen Zoo

No interrupted winter break for Zoo Keepers at Debrecen Zoo! The new arrivals keep coming but such interruptions are very welcome! New animal acquisitions and new babies to see in Spring 2020.

No interrupted winter break for Zoo Keepers at Debrecen Zoo! The new arrivals keep coming but such interruptions are very welcome!

New animal acquisitions and new babies to see in Spring 2020.

Vampire Crabs

The Zoo has recently acquired yet another intriguing species with the arrival of four purple vampire crabs. Vampire crabs are actually quite rare at zoos and this particular species is only found here in Hungary. The newcomers have their own terrarium in our Palm House, so you can come to check them out in the thick vegetation that mimics their natural environment.

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Ikon Restaurant Debrecen

The Top 10 Restaurants in Rural Hungary in 2020

IKON Debrecen is one of three restaurants in Eastern Hungary that ranks among the top 10 in the “Best Country Restaurants” list.

The IKON in Debrecen is one of three restaurants in Eastern Hungary that ranks among the top 10 in the “Best Country Restaurants” list.

If you are interested in a Gastronomic restaurant tour in Eastern Hungary, then start in Debrecen because it is the gateway to the Eastern regions of Hungary via its International Airport and the M3 motorway.

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In Summer 2019, Debrecen, a new chef arrived at the IKON Restaurant, straight from England. Since then the restaurant has offered a fine dining menu like no other in the city or region, with a clearer choice, and as for the food, – well the critics rave about it.

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History of the Famous “Cívis” Life

The country is most familiar with Debrecen as a “cívis” city, but in fact, many of the smaller settlements in the Great Plain used the term “cívis”.

The country is most familiar with Debrecen as a “cívis” city, but in fact, many of the smaller settlements in the Great Plain used the term “cívis”.

According to the Lexicon of Ethnography, the “cívis város” (“cívis city) is the “distinctive name of the great market towns of the Great Plain, which obtained or approached the status of free royal towns, but whose citizenship consisted mainly of peasant farmers”.

According to Árpád Kálnási, linguist, the “cívis” people were a so-called peasant citizen, but not only peasants but artisans also belonged to this group. The “cívis” people were engaged in agriculture and crafts, but in their spare time, they went to the theater and were enthusiastic donors. They did not produce more than was needed for their own use, and they only sold their products on the market when money was needed.

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Palace of János Wolff - Debrecen

Famous building in Debrecen: The Palace of János Wolff, the Brigadier General

On the corner of Péterfia street, 46 and Thaly Kálmán Street stands the former place of János Wolff, the Brigadier General of 39th Infantry Regiment.

On the corner of Péterfia street, 46 and Thaly Kálmán Street stands the former place of János Wolff, the Brigadier General of 39th Infantry Regiment. In 1882, János Wolff of Hegyközszentimrei was transferred to Debrecen, to the 39th Infantry Regiment in the “Pavilion” barracks. He became Lieutenant Colonel in 1912, Colonel in 1914 and General in 1918. On 5 August 1910, he applied for a building permit for the construction of the palace, based on the plans of the architects Pavlovits and Szilágyi.

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Interesting Facts about the Streets of Debrecen

The earliest known map of Debrecen is from 1750, which shows the town surrounded by a plank and gates. This map is important because it also contains street names of that time. A new online “street name” database shows street names now and in the past, which indicating the origins of street names in Debrecen.

The earliest known map of Debrecen is from 1750, which shows the town surrounded by a plank and gates. This map is important because it also contains street names of that time. A new online “street name” database shows street names now and in the past, which indicating the origins of street names in Debrecen.

Let see some interesting facts about the streets of Debrecen .

Over the years Piac Street has had many names including Piac Square in 1564, Ferenc József Road from 1898 to 1915 and the “Red Army Path”  from 1990 until the end of the regime.

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Discover the Newly Renovated Amber Trail in the Great Forest

Eleven stations have been set up along the study trail next to the forestry centre of Nyíredő where children can learn about animals and plants typical of the area with the help of modern interactive boards.

Located on the northern border of Debrecen the Great Forest sit upon an area of 1086.1 hectares. The forest was donated by King Sigismund in 1405 to the towns of Debrecen. This was confirmed by Zsigmond János in 1583, György Rákóczi I. in 1665, and Lipót I in 1669. 

On October 10, 1939, 30 hectares of the Great Forest, the northeastern corner, was registered as the first protected area in the Hungarian Nature Conservation Register. Finally, in the spring of 1992, the then Minister of the Environment extended protection to cover the entire Great Forest area. The national protected area is a part of the Natura 2000 network.

Nyírerdő Zrt. the forestry company has just recently renovated the Amber Trail (Borostyán tanösvény), which was established almost two decades ago in the Great Forest. 

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John Malkovich

John Malkovich Comes Debrecen as the “Music Critic”

You can see John Malkovich and “The Music Critic” only in Debrecen.

You can see John Malkovich and “The Music Critic” only in Debrecen.

John Malkovich, the main character of the HBO series The New Pope, has played in countless movies including “Death of a Salesman Biff Loman”, “Of Mice and Men” and “Dangerous Liaisons”. 

The performance titled “The Music Critic” is a mix of a play and a concert. The greatest composers, world-renowned musicians, are criticized with humor, and by John Malkovich, the music critic. 

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Polgári Sikk” Exhibition – The Life + Fashion of Debrecen Women 1860 1940

In the opening exhibition of the Déri Museum visitors are invited to take a “chic tour” of the fashion in Debrecen during the 19th and 20th centuries.

In the opening exhibition of the Déri Museum visitors are invited to take a “chic tour” of the fashion in Debrecen during the 19th and 20th centuries.

The exhibition shows how the women of Debrecen lived and dressed between 1860 and 1940. Obviously, the well-qualified, civic social class of Debrecen followed fashion of Vienna. 

The pieces on exhibition were in the museum’s storehouses and have never been seen by the public. Now, visitors can see more than 300 items, including clothes, accessories, jewelry, and furniture. The special dishes, paintings, or dresses, fans, and jewelry made from high-quality materials show that ladies loved fashion back then just as much as today.

Guided tours and museum pedagogical activities are available during the exhibition, starting on 11th February and ending on 3rd May 2020.

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Barabás Étterem

Paparazzi Gastronomy Tour

Organized by Paparazzi Kitchen & Bar and the Borudvar Wine retailer, this event provides gastronomic lovers with a rare gastronomic experience.

Organized by Paparazzi Kitchen & Bar and the Borudvar Wine retailer, this event provides gastronomic lovers with a rare gastronomic experience.

The extraordinary dinners with the tradition of the “à la carte menu” offers a multi-course tasting menu and special wines to diners.

During the gastronomic tour, participants can taste the “Wines of Debrecen”, all 7 award winners, and János Balogh – a wine expert of Borudvar Wine retailer, provides detail about the history and the uniquity of each wine.

The “Wines of Debrecen” title was awarded to 

  • Classic white wine: Mátra Rhine Rizling 2018, Szőke Mátyás és Zoltán Pincészet 
  • Classic red wine: Szekszárd Cabernet Franc classic 2017, Mészáros Borház
  • Classic rosé wine: Szekszárd Pinot noir Rosé 2019, Takler Borbirtok
  • Premium white wine: Mátrai Paskomi Chardonnay 2018, Szőke Mátyás és Zoltán Pincészet 
  • Premium red wine: Villányi Franc 2017, Koch Borház, VinArt Pincészet 
  • Dessert wine: Intuition No1 Zéta édes szamorodni 2008, Holdvölgy Pincészet
  • Champagne: Tokaji Furmint Pezsgő Extra Brut 2016, Gróf Dégenfeld Szőlőbirtok

The multi-course tasting menu items 

  • Welcome Sparkling Wine: Tokaji Furmint Pezsgő Extra Brut 2016
  • Cold appetizer: Lemon pepper mixed salad with tiger prawns with Mátra Rhine Rizling 2018
  • Soup: Sweet potato cream soup with vegetable chips with Mátrai Paskomi Chardonnay 2018
  •  Szekszárd Pinot Noir Rose 2019
  • Hot appetizer: Pork fillet roasted in pepper bark with tomato pappardelle | Cabernet Franc 2017
  • Main course: spicy beef steak with parsley potatoes and red wine sauce | Villányi Franc 2017
  • Dessert: Peach Cheesecake with Intuition No.1 Zéta Edes Szamorodni 2008

Price: HUF 11.900

Location and ticket purchase: Paparazzi Kitchen & Bar | Debrecen, Piac u. 18.

Table reservation: +36 70 772 8100 | Reservation of the table will be finalized only with the purchase of tickets. Ticket purchase is available until 20th February 2020.

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