Sights

University of Debrecen

University of Debrecen, celebrating a 100-years jubilee in 2012, has been established on the foundations of the Reformed College. The internationally recognized and popular university is one of the five research universities of the country, with more that 30 000 students.

Grandforest

Grandforest is located five minutes from the city center. Under the centenarian trees of it, you can enjoy complete recreation and countless opportunities for entertainment. The totally renewed Grandforest Garden attracts guests with lovely promenades and spectacular sights, for example the Fog Theatre or Grandforest Outdoor Theater Other attractions: Lake Békás, Promenade Medgyessy, Grandforest Cultural Center, Zoo and Botanical Garden, Agóra Center of Scientific Adventures, Grandforest Water Tower, Aquaticum SPA.

Aquaticum SPA

Aquaticum SPA attracts guest guests by providing complex services in the heart of the renewed Grandforest. Relaxation is ensured by the thermal bath (expanded with a sauna complex), the indoor Mediterranean spa, the sauna complex, the therapeutic department, the wellness island and the Thai massage center.

In the thermal bath, recovery of the guests is supported by qualified medicinal water and 40 types of treatments - alongside the professional background of the nearby center of medical science.

Hortobágy

Following their arrival to Debrecen, visitors are not only able to get to know the second largest city of the country, but also Hortobágy, the largest uninterrupted grassland of Central Europe. Hortobágy, located 36 km from Debrecen, is the region where the country’s first national park was established, alongside being a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The living and pure lifestyle of herdsmen, a natural landscape with amazing simplicity, a unique fauna, one of Europe’s clearest starry skies, and the amazing autumn migration of common cranes are waiting for the guests interested in nature at Hortobágy.

Ecological Center of Lake Tisza and Hiking Trail

Ecological Center of Lake Tisza is a new tourist information and visitor center at Hungary, also a genuine attraction. The Ecological Center presents the natural treasures of Lake Tisza and Valley Tisza in an entertaining and playful way, by using an up-to-date and interactive approach. It presents the diverse living world of the second largest lake of Hungary.

Seeking the most famous Hungarian specialty, the Tokaji wine

In the whole wide world, the variety of a wine shop cannot be considered as impeccable without providing a few bottles of Tokaji wine. Do we need anything more to prove the fame and prestige of the almost 1000-years-old wine and grape culture of Tokaj?

Wine cellars in Eger

Over the course of the last centuries, the Valley of the Beautiful Woman, nowadays consisting of almost 200 cellars, has been related closely to the fame of Eger wines. The cellars were constructed in rhyolite tree, a volcanic material with excellent plasticity. At the border of Eger, hundreds of meters of rhyolite trees can be found. It also has the ability to keep the wine at a constant temperature of 10-15 °C over the whole course of the year. Moreover, the mosses living in the cellars, alongside the noble rot, are creating a unique atmosphere. Their pleasant aroma helps the maturation of the wine, and also to create the bouquet of it.

Shrine of Máriapócs

Máriapócs is an important place of pilgrimage of Eastern Hungary. Pilgrims are arriving from many directions: from the eastern part of Hungary, a region with a large group of Greek Catholics, but they are also coming from far away, even from abroad. While Father Dániel Papp was performing the Divine Liturgy in the small wooden church at 4 November 1696, a local ploughman, Mihály Eöry observed that both eyes of the Hodegetria Icon placed on the iconostasis were tearing.

The original tearing Hodegetria of Máriapócs was finally placed on an artistic altar under the 16th century marble baldachin of the southern aisle of the Stephansdom in Vienna.