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Debrecen

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Debrecen is the second largest city in Hungary after Budapest. Debrecen is the regional centre of the Northern Great Plain region and the seat of Hajdú-Bihar county. It was the largest Hungarian city in the 18th century and it is one of the most important cultural centres of the Hungarians. Debrecen was also the capital city of Hungary during the revolution in 1848–1849. During the revolution, the dethronement of the Habsburg dynasty was declared in the Reformed Great Church. The city also served as the capital of Hungary by the end of the World War II in 1944–1945.NameThe city was first mentioned by the name "Debrezun" in 1235. The name derived from the Turkic word "debresin", which means "live" or "move" and it is also a male given name. Other theory says the name is of Slavic origin meaning well-esteemed (Polish: Dobrze cenione). In other languages, the name of the city varies more in spelling than in pronunciation: Romanian Debrețin, German Debrezin, Serbian Debrecin, Czech and Slovak Debrecín.
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National Park
Hortobagy National Park
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Duration: 8 hours
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Architectural Building
Great Church (Nagytemplom)
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Duration: 1 hour
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Park
Nagyerdei Park
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Duration: 2h 30 min

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Castle
Eger Castle Eger
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Thermal Spa
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Zoo
Zoo Sosto Nyiregyhaza
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Landmark
Dobo Square Eger
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Duration: 1 hour

Hidden gems in Debrecen

Architectural Building
Main Building of University of Debrecen
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Zoo
Debrecen Zoo and Amusement Park
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Monument
Statue of Lajos Kossuth
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Observatory
Agora Science Center
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Nature in Debrecen

Water Body
SZUSZ, Szeged Street Leisure Park
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Kid-friendly things to do in Debrecen

Theme Park
Kerekerdo Adventure Park
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Spas in Debrecen

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Spa / Wellness
Debreceni Sportuszoda (Competition Swimming Pool)
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Duration: 1h 30 min