Debrecen is the second largest city in Hungary and is developing rapidly in every respect. Life in Debrecen is generally affordable, and the city is an attractive place to live, work and study, exceeding expectations whether moving here as an individual or with a family.


..Debrecen offers activities for all members of the family

Debrecen is a family-friendly place, with efficient and clean public transport, making it easy for everyone to get around the city and visit attractions such as the Reformed Great Church, Debrecen Zoo, the Botanical Garden and the Agora Science Centre.

The city has a huge green park (Great Forest, Nagyerdő in Hungarian) in the heart of the city, plenty of playgrounds and an ice-skating rink for the kids as well.

The city’s colourful cultural life includes a modern art museum (MODEM), traditional and open-air theatres, and numerous gastronomic, music and cultural festivals throughout the year.

Debrecen has a two-hundred-year-old spa culture. The Aquaticum Debrecen Spa in the Great Forest offers more than 40 different types of treatments in the indoor and outdoor pools with a choice of 33, 35 and 38 degree thermal pools. as well as a 40 degree pool with adjacent 20 degree plunge pool.  With its 5,700 square metres of water, 15 pools and almost 1 kilometre of slides, the Aquaticum Debrecen Strand Waterpark with its water surfaces, waterfalls, walls and water features is a real centre of fun for everyone in summer.

Education in Debrecen

In Debrecen, we are proud of our long history and deep traditions of providing quality education at all levels.

Debrecen has not only a high standard of higher education, but children can learn foreign languages in the city from a very early age. The language development of children with German as a mother tongue at the Nagyerdei Kindergarten are provided by the German-speaking kindergarten teacher and teaching assistant, while young children can participate in the daily activities in the kindergarten of the International School of Debrecen in English.

The University of Debrecen is over 450 years old and one of the oldest higher education institutions in Hungary. It is also one of the top 500 universities in the world and attracts thousands of students from Hungary and internationally. It offers education in 14 faculties providing outstanding teaching, research and innovation opportunities for 30, 000 students.

Healthcare in Debrecen

It is worth mentioning that in Hungary, including in Debrecen, it is the right for both adults and children to access advanced medical healthcare services and treatments to preserve healthy life and well-being.

Discover the region & world from Debrecen

From Debrecen, anyone can easily get anywhere in the world by air, rail or road. Debrecen International Airport provides scheduled connections to the metropolis of London, Eindhoven, Tel-Aviv, and Munich; while there are also numerous holiday flights to resorts such as Corfu (Greece), Burgas (Bulgaria), Crete (Greece), Antalya (Turkey) and Larnaca (Cyprus).



Population: 202,402
Area: 461,25 km2
Rank: 2nd largest population, 3rd largest area in the country
Region: Northern Great Plain
County: Hajdú-Bihar
Mayor: László Papp (FIDESZ-KDNP)
Postal code: 4000 to 4032, 4063
Area code: (+36) 52
Website: www.debrecen.hu