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A trip to the Debrecen Zoo, Hungary

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added on 27th of June, 2009

On a Sunday we decided to visit the Zoo in Debrecen with some friends and colleagues from the university.

We had a GPS so we found the Zoo easily. Parking there seemed really easy because on Sundays you don't have to pay for it. So we left our cars at a 2 minute walk from the entrance.

The Zoo is quite big, and it's very clean. We were there in May so there were quite many visitors, but we could stop to see every animal. I liked that many of the animals weren't behind glass or in a cage. They had an electric fence around their place so they didn't get out but you could see them perfectly :)

The penguins were really cute :) we could watch them only behind a glass but they came to us swimming. There are many different kinds of animals in this Zoo. It also has a tropical part which is inside a building and you can see there tropical fish, turtles, birds and little monkeys.

In the end we stopped at the giraffes. There are some wooden tables and benches in front of their place so you can sit there, relax and just watch them.


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Debrecen History

In the 19th century, Debrecen was struck by war when the Hungarian army lost the western part of the town to the Russians and Habsburgs. The town gradually thrived once more after the war. The railway line connecting Debrecen to Budapest was finished in 1857. After this, schools, churches, mills, hospitals, and factories were constructed and insurance companies and banks were set up in Debrecen. Debrecen History – 1st and 2nd World Wars In 1919, Debrecen was under the control of the Romanian Army. It was tourism that paved the way for the town to regain its importance. Several buildings, which provided recreational services, were built... Read more »


Recent reviews for Debrecen

The center is the most beautiful - Jun 30, 2009, by angel
I used to visit Debrecen quite a lot with my parents but we always came here for shopping, not for sightseeing, so I saw very few thing of this city. The main street in Debrecen was totally renewed some years ago. Now only people are... Read more »

Visit at the Zoo of Debrecen - May 11, 2008, by stef
Native domesticated animals, mammals and birds of far regions can all be studied here. Among the native and exotic species the collection of mammals and birds is amazing. The jungle cat (Felis chaus) and the spider monkey (Atales paniscus)... Read more »

Short vacation in Debrecen - Jul 27, 2009, by asterix
Hi, there Don't miss out to visit in Debrecen the University of Debrecen, one of the most outstanding buildings in the city. It is really a university style building, and it is really huge and impressive. There is a nice fountain in the... Read more »

Visiting Debrecen - Jul 15, 2009, by asterix
Debrecen is situated near the Romania-Hungarian border, about 60 km from Oradea (just like Hajduszoboszlo just in other direction), and it seems to be really similar with Oradea. If you live long time in Oradea like me and you go to... Read more »


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