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Debrecen Travel Guide, Hungary

Debrecen is the capital of Hajdu-Bihar County and it is the second largest city in Hungary. The city is one of the cultural and social hubs of the country and it is also the leading scientific center of the region. Being one of the main cities of the country Debrecen is also regarded as a major tourist destination. Tourists who want to set foot on the city must look into Debrecen Travel Guide first.

Debrecen Travel Guide – Travel

Since it became one of the most visited tourist spots of the country, Debrecen has been made easier to reach. The city has its own airport, the Debrecen International Airport, which is the second largest airport in Hungary. It is served by 10 airlines that have international and domestic flights. There are also around 20 trains that arrive daily in Debrecen coming from other cities in Hungary.

Another way of reaching Debrecen is by means of land transportation. The city has improved motorways to make the travel faster and more comfortable. When going around the city, one option that tourists can take is by taking a tram that goes to the main tourist spots in Debrecen. Another way of traversing the city is by taking a bus or trolleybus. Tourists can also choose to walk around the city if they want. They should just keep an open mind because although most streets are fine, some are quite bumpy.

Debrecen Travel Guide – Climate

As a tourist hot spot, Debrecen is expected to have a fair climate. During summer when most festivals are held, the weather in the city is bright and warm. The temperature averages at 25 degrees Celsius. During the rest of the year, days are equally fine. Autumn nights are chilly but not freezing. However, during winter, weather in Debrecen can be bitterly cold. July and August are the warmest months while January is the coldest.

Debrecen Travel Guide – Events and Festivals

Regarded as one of the primary cultural centers of Hungary, Debrecen hosts a lot of annual events and festivals. The most colorful and most famous event of the city is the Debrecen Carnival of Flowers and Festival Week held every August. It is in-line with Saint Stephen’s day. The festival has the most flamboyant display of flower floats and it is considered the best of its kind in Europe. Musical events, different kinds of entertainment, and flower displays are admired for five days.

Another major festival of the city is The Debrecen Spring Festival or Debreceni Tavaszi Fesztival held every March and it usually lasts for 2 weeks. Different programs such as classical and pop music concerts, theatre shows and art exhibits can be seen during the event. Debrecen also hosts Jazz Days during September and it has been celebrated for over 50 years already. This event brings together the leading jazz artists not only from Hungary but from Europe and the rest of the globe for four nights of musical extravagance. Other events held in Debrecen are Masquerade Festival, Autumn Festival, International Festival of Military Bands, and Debrecen Turkey Festival.

Debrecen truly lives up to its mark as a city rich in cultural life. Whenever tourists choose to visit the city, they will certainly see the very attractive and artistic heritage of Debrecen. Aside from Debrecen Travel Guide, Europe and Hungary has more information available through Budapest Travel Guide and Timisoara Travel Guide.

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  • asterixVisiting Debrecen
    review by asterix posted more then 30 days ago
    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 Debrecen at the first look you can’t difference the two...
  • angelThe center is the most beautiful
    review by angel posted more then 30 days ago
    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 allowed to walk there and also the tram goes on this way. They...
  • stefVisit at the Zoo of Debrecen
    review by stef posted more then 30 days ago
    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) are there too. The tropical shell and snail exhibition...
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  • asterixParking fee
    travel tip by asterix posted more then 30 days ago
    If your with car, you have to pay for parking, as usually, but you can park in some nearby streets without parking fees.
  • angelBe careful when parking in Debrecen
    travel tip by angel posted more then 30 days ago
    If you want to leave your car somewhere which is not a real parking lot be careful not to park on the grass! Some months ago we were at the Zoo and nobody told us this thing so to leave enough space on the cars passing by we left our car...
  • danpopDebrecen Plaza
    travel tip by danpop posted more then 30 days ago
    A nice shopping destination is Debrecen Plaza, a mall located near to the center of the town. Although not big, it has a lot of shopping stores, food court and also a multiplex cinema. It's location is ideal for everyone who wants to...
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