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Debrecen and surroundings for Families - 5 days

Debrecen and surroundings
How long it takes?
5 Days
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This region is famous for:
World Heritage Sites
Baths, Spas  and Beaches
Museums and exhibitions
Culture and monuments
Religious sites
Debrecen and surroundings
Day 1

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.

A walk in the City Park of Debrecen

The City Park is the place you must visit if you are in the largest market town on the Hungarian Great Plain. The green lungs of the town are very popular with both tourists and locals. It lies close to the centre of town and its safe and modern playgrounds offer great fun for kids, while the whole family will enjoy the beauty and harmony of the forest and its promenades.

Day 2

Debrecen Culture Park

The first zoological and botanical garden in the country outside Budapest, it was established in 1958. The family will have a fun ride on one of the first bumper car tracks in Europe in the Debrecen Zoo and Amusement Park. The narrow-gauge railway that runs in the park is very popular with visitors.


Kerekerdő Adventure Park

In addition to the usual courses that test your skills, you will also find some amusing attractions such as the stone-age pedal boats, but you can also meet some of the well-known characters from the Grimm fables and other modern cartoons. Mother Holle and Captain America together in the same place!


Day 3

Hortobágy National Park Visitor Centre

The Visitor Centre has more to offer than just information. It is the place where you should start your tour with the exhibition and the 3D film about Hortobágy, and then go out an experience it in actual reality. This is also where you can hire bikes. Currently, there are developments under way in Debrecen, so you are advised to contact the park and inquire about what is open.

Hortobágy Wildlife Park

You will see the wildlife of the ‘puszta’ and untouched Hortobágy as they were before man arrived. Use the National Park’s cars to ride along the route of the organised tour. The cars leave from in front of the Shepherd Museum.

Hortobágy Shepherd Museum

The life of the cowboys who wore ‘cifraszűr’ and lived in Hortobágy has always been intriguing. The museum opposite the ‘csárda’ presents what pastoral farming was like and what this lifestyle – which exists almost only in Hortobágy – means

Day 4

Lake Tisza Ecocentre

You will need all five of your senses in the centre to discover the unique fauna of the River Tisza and Lake Tisza. The building resembling a bird is home to the largest freshwater aquarium system in Europe.

Water Promenade on Lake Tisza

Step into a rowing boat or other small boat to get to the boardwalk that takes you through reed beds, marshy pastures and flood area forests, where you can observe plants and animals in close proximity.


Day 5

Hungarospa Hajdúszoboszló

After so much culture and history, you will definitely enjoy spending time in the largest spa complex in Europe. From the cinema pool to the ice-cave illusion and tropical, exotic and Roman interiors: if you want to try them all, you will need more than just one afternoon.

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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