Debrecen, Hungary travel tips

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Public transportation is almost perfect in Debrecen. The local bus company runs several lines with decent frequency, and there is a reliable taxi service. Debrecen can be reached by coach and train, or just follow road number 4.

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Debrecen is a University town, ask around the local campus and you will most probably find info about a current event, conference or party.

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Debrecen is known for its Flower Carnival. Every august the streets of the city are flooded by pompous flower carts parading around the city, providing a truly spectacular sight.

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Tourism in Debrecen is fairly significant, so there are many choices for the well-off. Luxury hotels can be found just by asking around, or just look for Divinus Hotel Debrecen.

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If you are looking for a mid-range or family centered hotel, try looking up Centrum Hotel Debrecen. They have great service and fair prices.

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If you are looking for a cheap place to stay try Némethy Panzió. It has great prices and the service is excellent.

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Before the Second World War Debrecen had a colorful Jewish population, and that leaved the city with numerous synagogues. One of the biggest the hundred year old Status Quo Conservative Synagogue is still open, just south of Bajcsy-Zsilinszky street.

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Just off of Vágóhíd street is the vivid flea market of Debrecen. It is about 15 to 30 minutes from the city centre, and if you are interested in buying, well, anything, be sure not to miss this adventure!

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If you are looking for a place to dance, Debrecen has a few great options for you. “Cool Music & Dance Club” is always a good place to start, ask around for directions.

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Finding pubs is an easy thing to do in any Hungarian city, but finding a good one is a bit more difficult. Look for Romkert as they have good prices and a decent atmosphere on most nights.

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If you would like to taste some real delicacies visit Ikon.

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Klári Salátabár is a cozy family run restaurant that serves great food.

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Feeling hungry but running on a tight budget? No problem, check out Flaska Vendégl?.

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If you need require more information on Debrecen check out the tourist office on Piac (Market) street.

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Hungary is generally a safe place to travel to, the same applies to Debrecen as well.

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Debrecen, just like the rest of Hungary, has all the four seasons. The summer is hot, the winter is cold, and in between those two anything goes!

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Hungarians are welcoming, friendly people. Most of the younger generation speaks English, so if you intend to ask for directions, try to seek the attention of someone young.

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Tipping in Hungary is required. If you are satisfied with the service, give about 10%.

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Most restaurants and shops accept credit cards, but you should always have some cash on you. The official currency is the Hungarian Forints, or HUF, but many places do accept Euros as well. Always inquire about today's exchange rates!

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The Déri Museum is just a five minute walk from the Calvinist College. If you are interested in 19th century art be sure not to miss this fantastic institute as it showcases numerous Munkácsy paintings, Medgyessy scupltures and many more.

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