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Debrecen Gift Ideas for under the Christmas Tree

Have you already purchased Christmas presents? If you haven’t, you can surprise your loved ones with one of these great gift ideas, straight from Debrecen.

Have you already purchased Christmas presents? If you haven’t, you can surprise your loved ones with one of these great gift ideas, straight from Debrecen.

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Debrecen Advent 2020

The preparation for this year’s Advent has been different from previous years due to the pandemic situation, the streets, and squares, once full of people are empty, and instead of the pulsating city life and buzz, this year silence is the dominating feature in Debrecen.

The preparation for this year’s Advent has been different from previous years due to the pandemic situation, the streets, and squares, once full of people are empty, and instead of the pulsating city life and buzz, this year silence is the dominating feature in Debrecen. 

However, this does not mean that we have to give up experiencing joy, hope and gratitude, only this time we must do so in a different ways.

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Short Outdoor Winter Walks In Debrecen

Below are 6 great walks that can be completed in about an hour or so, depending on whether you get side tracked by the great restaurants listed, all of which have outdoor seating if you can stand the cold long enough for a hot drink or snack.

COVID-19 and the need for social distancing has placed greater importance on isolation and entertaining oneself indoors with familiar faces, and yet, with winter inactivity it is important to push yourself to be active and outdoors as much as possible despite the cold.  Below are 6 great walks that can be completed in about an hour or so, depending on whether you get side tracked by the great restaurants listed, all of which have outdoor seating if you can stand the cold long enough for a hot drink or snack.

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Debrecen’s role in the Fall of the Iron Curtain on August 19, 1989

On August 19, 1989, a symbolic picnic to promote European Unity on the Austria-Hungarian border (at Sopron) became known as the event that led to the fall of the Iron Curtain, forever recorded as one of history’s great moments. Much of the planning of this event took place in Debrecen by Mária Filep and her co-organisers.

On August 19, 1989, a symbolic picnic to promote European Unity on the Austria-Hungarian border (at Sopron) became known as the event that led to the fall of the Iron Curtain, forever recorded as one of history’s great moments.  Much of the planning of this event took place in Debrecen by Mária Filep and her co-organisers.

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Ask and Answer – Interview With Zsuzanna Szerdi of Hotel Lycium

This time Zsuzsanna Szerdi, the hotel manager of Hotel Lycium **** Debrecen, answered our questions.

This year has been a difficult year, especially now that theaters, cinemas, museums and restaurants have closed, events cancelled or postponed and curfews are making it difficult for us to move around. 

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Fundraising Point and Unusual Showcase Exhibition

“A box of love and cooperation for Debrecen – Give more” – A help the needy donation point, was handed over on December 3rd at the main entrance of the Kölcsey Center.

A box of love and cooperation for Debrecen – Give more” – A help the needy donation point, was handed over on December 3rd at the main entrance of the Kölcsey Center.

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Classics in D – Online Concert Broadcast

Join the concert of the Kodály Philharmonic Orchestra and Dániel Somogyi-Tóth online, live from the Great Hall of the Kölcsey Center at 7.30 PM on 8th December.

Join the concert of the Kodály Philharmonic Orchestra and Dániel Somogyi-Tóth online, live from the Great Hall of the Kölcsey Center at 7.30 PM on 8th December.

Music lovers can listen to all the great classical music written in D major.

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Hypercube Installation Commemorates the Change of Regime

The most important moments of the change of regime in Hungary are evoked by the public installation called Hypercube, which can be seen at Baltazár Dezső Square (the square in the front of Modem and Kölcsey Centre).

The most important moments of the change of regime in Hungary are evoked by the public installation called Hypercube, which can be seen at Baltazár Dezső Square (the square in the front of Modem and Kölcsey Centre). 

The traveling exhibition commemorates both the local and national events 30 years ago.

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The Advent Concerts of the Reformed Great Church to be Streamed

Due to the pandemic it has been decided that it is impossible to organize the Advent Concerts of the Reformed Great Church in the usual way. However, the organizers are still to make sure that the audience will not be left wanting for a Christmas musical experience this year.

Due to the pandemic it has been decided that it is impossible to organize the Advent Concerts of the Reformed Great Church in the usual way.  However, the organizers are still to make sure that the audience will not be left wanting for a Christmas musical experience this year.

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Several New Hotels to be Developed in Debrecen

Following the successful developments of recent years, the Aquaticum SPA hotel and spa complex will soon be expanded with additional investment. In addition, a new hotel is opening in the city center.

Following the successful developments of recent years, the Aquaticum SPA hotel and spa complex will soon be expanded with additional investment. In addition, a new hotel is opening in the city center.

The new Aquaticum Debrecen Water park in the Great Forest was a great success during its opening summer. This was despite the fact that it could have been kept open longer into the autumn due to the warm weather. The number of visitors was higher than expected, CEO of Debreceni Vagyonkezelő Zrt. Virág Kocsik-Marossy reported to the local newspaper.  More than 161,000 people visited the beach between June opening and September close.

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The Hungarian Santa

The traditions of Christmas and Santa in Debrecen mirror those of other cities and countries in Central Europe, which are very different to Western Europe. In Western Europe Santa visits on Christmas Eve, whereas in Central Europe Santa comes on the eve of St Nicolas feast day (5th December) or on the feast day itself on the 6th December.

The traditions of Christmas and Santa in Debrecen mirror those of other cities and countries in Central Europe, which are very different to Western Europe. In Western Europe Santa visits on Christmas Eve, whereas in Central Europe Santa comes on the eve of St Nicolas feast day (5th December) or on the feast day itself on the 6th December.

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History of Dózsa Nádor Square

There are still many things reminiscent of the glorious Anjou era and the emblematic figures of this era in Debrecen for its citizens. One such memento is the part of the city called Mesterfalva, which was the property of “Mester Dózsa”, from whom today’s Mester Street and Dósa Nádor Square are also often named.

There are still many things reminiscent of the glorious Anjou era and the emblematic figures of this era in Debrecen for its citizens. One such memento is the part of the city called Mesterfalva, which was the property of “Mester Dózsa”, from whom today’s Mester Street and Dósa Nádor Square are also often named.

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