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Debrecen and surroundings for Seniors - 3 days

Debrecen and surroundings
How long it takes?
3 Days
Best vehicle choice for this plan:
public transport
This region is famous for:
World Heritage Sites
Museums and exhibitions
Culture and monuments
Religious sites
Natural values
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.

Déri Museum

The best-known attraction is the Munkácsy Hall, but the Chamber of Wonders, the Samurai Courthouse, the interactive archaeological exhibition and the Great Forest sections presented as a natural treasure trove offer visitors not only knowledge, but also exciting entertainment.

A walk in Debrecen

Discover Debrecen with the help of a tour guide who knows every corner of the town. You can join traditional, thematic or alternative tours. The Explore Debrecen thematic tours are built around classic sights, Jewish heritage, gastronomy or even legends.

Day 2

Szabó Magda Memorial House

The memorial house of the popular writer was opened to commemorate the 100th anniversary of her birth. It has contemporary furniture, personal effects, documents and interview extracts that all serve to remember Magda Szabó.


A walk in the City Park of Debrecen (Békástó)

If you are in Debrecen, you must visit City Park. The green lungs of the town are very popular with both tourists and locals. The beauty of the crooked promenades near the town centre, and also the harmony and atmosphere of the City Park can best be appreciated from around the fountains and deck chairs in Békástó.


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 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

Máta Stud Farm

The ‘puszta’ programme, which starts with a one and a half hour ride on a carriage, gives you a taste of Hungarian traditions and temper. The horse-drawn puszta bus will take you to where indigenous animals, such as Racka sheep, Mangalica pigs, buffalos and Hungarian grey cattle graze, while horses and Hungarian cowboys will put on a show for tourists to prove their skills and courage

During your visit


This region was known far and wide for its apple orchards. At the market, the ‘Szabolcs’ apple was a sought-after fruit. Apple Pálinka from Szabolcs is made from carefully selected and locally grown apples. It benefits from geographical protection, and a visit to the distillery always includes a tasting.


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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