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Debrecen and surroundings for Explorers - 1 day

Debrecen and surroundings
How long it takes?
1 Day
Best vehicle choice for this plan:
public transport
This region is famous for:
World Heritage Sites
Culture and monuments
Natural values
Debrecen and surroundings
Day 1
Urban romance in Debrecen

Reformed Great Church

Everything is “great” in Debrecen, including the city park and the church. The Reformed Great Church can seat up to 2,000 people, and is home to Kossuth’s chair and the Vizsoly Bible. It has one of the country’s finest organs, and you can even visit the organ loft. Take your time and enjoy the quality environment of the book store café.

City Park Water Tower

This building has been renovated to provide as many services and as much entertainment as an actual water tower can. Obviously, it is a lookout tower, but it is also home to exhibitions and musical events. You will find a wine bar and a climbing wall, while the light show in the evening is an added bonus.

The Reformed College of Debrecen

The college is the cradle of Hungarian culture, established in 1538 and open ever since. It was home to Misi Nyilas, and also Csokonai, János Arany, Ferenc Kazinczy and Ferenc Kölcsey. Time seems to have stopped in its 600,000-volume library.

During your Visit


Sour Cherry Pálinka from Újfehértó is a strong distillate made from locally grown, special sour cherry varieties. One of the most characteristic drinks of the region. It is made from excellent, locally grown sour cherries. Those that do not make it into the jam are used to produce pálinka.


Hungary has many different schools of sausage-making. Crunchy, juicy sausage from Debrecen is so yummy it comes in pairs. It is also a Hungarikum that represents tradition and is typical of this region.

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