Debrecen’s name is not only linked to its Reformed heritage, but also to education and science. So if you’re visiting with your family, primary school or older children, you should also get to know the scientific side of the city. Take a stroll through Nagyerdő, the City Park of Debrecen, and visit the University of Debrecen (maybe the younger ones will want to continue their studies here, in this prestigious institution), or take a walk in the Botanical Garden behind the University, and finally try the interactive games at Agora, which explain the wonders of everyday life.
Legendary university, wonderful gardens
The University of Debrecen is one of the oldest continuously operating higher education institutions in the country, with nearly 30,000 students in 14 faculties. It’s not just its history and the success of education that are worth admiring, but also the architecture of the main building, built in 1927-1933 in an eclectic neo-baroque style, and the spacious French-style park in front of it, where graduating students jump into its fountain (at least according to tradition). Take a stroll through the Botanical Garden behind the University, especially if you like beautiful and unusual plants, because here you can see over 6,000 species.