Located in the Hungarian plains 200km east of Budapest,
Debrecen is the second largest city in Hungary and has 200000 inhabitants.
The area around Debrecen has been settled since prehistoric times and Magyar tribes arrived in the 9th century. In the 16th century Debrecen converted to Protestantism, becoming a centre for Calvinist faith. Debrecen experienced a building boom in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Nowadays the main highlghts are the Reformed great church and Kossuth square. The pedestrian area around it is also quite pleasant. There is not that much else to see in Debrecen, but the city is a good place where to chill for a couple of days (nice Forum Debrecen mall) and is a convenient base from which to explore the Hortobágy national park (24km west of the city centre).
How to get to Debrecen
Debrecen has a small airport with flights to a number of European cities and Israel. It has also a train station and can be reached by car.
There are many hotels and other accomodation options in and near Debrecen, most of them bookable via the international booking portals.