2 Debrecen touristic, cultural, educational, sports and economic centre Some major events of Debrecen s history Antiquity: Debrecen s surrounding already populated Antiquity 1235: the name of the settlement first appeared in written documents 1361: received the privilage of an oppidum : received the privilege of a markettown : foundation of the Calvinist College 11th April, 1693: Debrecen became a free royal town Capital of Hungary in and Debrecen s coat of arms Debrecen the Calvinist Rome 1912: foundation of the University of Debrecen Debrecen the Calvinist Rome
3 Accessibility of Debrecen GRÁC felé Rábafüzes LJUBJANA, TRIESZT felé V SLO M9 A M70 Sopron ZÁGRÁB felé V/A POZSONY, PRÁGA felé IV. BÉCS felé M15 Szombathely Letenye HR M86 Zalaegerszeg Bszgyörgy Nagykanizsa M8 Győr M7 Duna M1 Veszprém Kaposvár Lelle SK Tatabánya M81 Székesfehérvár Pécs M9 Mohács Ilocska Parassapuszta BUDAPEST M0 Dunaújváros M6 Szekszárd M56 SZARAJEVÓ felé V/C Baja M2 IV Vác M8 Kecskemét M4 Kiskunfélegyháza M5 BELGRÁD felé X/A V M3 Szeged Röszke YU Tornyosnémeti Miskolc M25 Eger Szolnok Füzesabony Békéscsaba Nagylak M43 Emőd M44 M30 Polgár IV TEMESVÁR, BUKAREST felé KASSA felé M35 Tisza Nyíregyháza ARAD felé Debrecen M4 V M3 RO NAGYVÁRAD, KOLOZSVÁR felé Helsinki folyosók autópálya autóút épülő autóút UA V LVOV, KIJEV felé Highways No. 33, 35, 4, international highway E573 and Hungarian highways no. 47 and 48 provide road access to Slovakia, the Ukraine and Serbia-Montenegro by way of border stations open 24 hours a day, Motorway M3 western motorway-ring road by 2009 Debrecen-Oradea connection Debrecen serves as an ideal point of departure for commercial and business relationships in Slovakia, the Ukraine and Romania
4 Accessibility of Debrecen Charter flights to Corfu, Greece New charter flights to Kreta, Greece Tivat, Montenegro Rhodos, Greece Zakynthos, Greece Mallorca, Spain Moscow, Russia Antalya, Turkey Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Burgasz, Bulgaria Monastir, Tunesia Dresden, Germany Leipzig, Germany Airport Debrecen The airport of Debrecen is of regional importance. The 2,500 meter-long and 40 meter-wide runway, situated only 8 kms from Debrecen, is suitable for receiving all kinds of aircraft used in aviation, except for Concorde. The airport has all the necessary technical apparatus and equipment to serve the aircraft and run the airport, as well as a reception building to handle international passenger traffic. The airport is equipped with ILS. The airport is Hungary s second biggest terminal with more than 40,000 passengers (2006).
5 Debrecen - touristic, cultural, educational, sports and economic centre The second largest city of Hungary residents of Debrecen: 204,737, population living in Debrecen: 211,849 of its vicinity: (January 1, 2007) DEBRECEN More than 20 % of enterprises of the region operate in Debrecen, 23 % of white collar workers of the region live in the city, 50 % of students of the region study at the University of Debrecen
6 Debrecen - touristic centre Debrecen is one of the cultural centres of Hungary Major cultural programmes: -Béla Bartók International Choir Contest, International Military Band Festival, Spring and Autumn Festivals and Art Exhibition, Literature Days, National and International Children s Folk Dance Festival, National Summer Art Exhibition, Jazz Days, Beer Festival, Christmas Art Auction, Flower Festival
7 Debrecen - touristic centre Aquaticum Mediterranean Adventure Centre Aquaticum Mediterranean Adventure Centre 7 different slides 4 children slides a wave pool a climbing wall jacuzzis 2 cave baths 2 slow river pools a geyser different massages mushroomand neck showers sauna centre: 2 Finnish saunas 2 steam chambers a cooling bath resting beds a drink bar Aquaticum Debrecen Thermal & Wellness Hotel****: conference halls, air-conditioned rooms, Aqua restaurant.
8 Debrecen - touristic centre Kölcsey Convention Centre The 2nd largest venue for conferences, concerts and exhibitions in Hungary Kölcsey Convention Centre - a conference hall with a capacity of 750 to 1150 persons, two ball rooms for 350 persons each, - eight lecture rooms for 100 people, transformable into ballrooms or exhibition halls. (Hotel Lycium****) a hotel with 88 double rooms and 4 apartments, - a restaurant, a café, an underground parking garage.
9 Debrecen - cultural centre MODEM Centre for Modern Arts A new 3-storeyed museum on 4600 m2, of which 2600 m2 for exhibitions. MODEM Leonardo da Vinci exhibition in 2007 (only in Debrecen, Tokyo and Florence)
10 Debrecen - cultural centre Museum and Library of the Calvinist College A world-famous Bible collection in 250 languages 600,000 volumes with curiosities Calvinist College Déri Museum the Munkácsy trilogy Munkácsy trilogy Déri Museum
11 Debrecen - cultural centre Csokonai Theatre Vojtina Puppet Theatre Csokonai Theatre
12 Debrecen - educational centre University of Debrecen The most comprehensive among Hungarian universities University of Debrecen It has the broadest range of faculties including arts, humanities and social sciences, music, natural sciences, law, economics, agriculture, theology, technology, medicine and public health, and information technology. ~30,000 students
13 Debrecen - sports centre The Athletic Stadium 2001 IAAF-Westel Youth Championships in Athletics Athletic Stadium, 2001 July 2007 IAAF International Elite Training Centre from 2003
14 Debrecen - sports centre Főnix Hall, 2002 Főnix Hall It has already hosted world sports events: World Championships in Gymnastics, 2002 European Championships in Aerobics, 2003 World Championship in Ice Hockey, 2004 European Championship in Women Handball, 2004 World Championship in Ice Hockey, 2005 European Championships in Gymnastics, 2005 European Championship in Judo, 2006
15 Debrecen - sports centre A 50-meter public indoor swimming pool for the European Short Course Swimming Championships held in December 2007 Indoor swimming pool, 2006 Ice Hall the only icehall in the region operates 11 months a year Ice Hall, 2004
16 Debrecen economic centre Debrecen Regional and Innovational Industrial Park Size: 40 ha + 16 ha National Instruments Ltd (10 ha, 800 employees), FAG Automative Ltd (12 ha, 750 employees), Bumet Hungary Ltd (2 ha, 80 employees), LB Knauf Hungária Ltd (1,5 ha, 30 employees), Hungarotech Ltd, DIP Invest Ltd....
17 Debrecen economic centre New service centres Ygomi (260 people) BT (by the end of 2007: 100 people) IT Services Hungary Ltd. (a member of T- Systems group) (by the end of 2007: 100 people) The Gem (by the end of 2007: 200 people)
18 Debrecen economic centre Airport Debrecen Business Park Land area: 85 ha From a logistical point of view, it is a perfect location alongside the 2x2-lane Highway 47. Highway no. 4 going to the Ukraine is also nearby and the park will also have direct access to the ring-road currently under construction around Debrecen. Also an important factor is the immediate vicinity of Airport Debrecen.
19 Development Pole of Debrecen Knowledge Centres Genomnanotech Diagnostical Regional University Knowledge Centre, Agricultural- Innovational Knowledge Centre, University of Debrecen Pharmapolis Knowledge Centre, IT Knowledge Centre, ACCENT Knowledge Centre, Human Resource Development and Business Knowledge Centre
20 New developments Debrecen Forum and Market - hall A state-of-the-art market-hall a new entertainment centre a hypermarket Debrecen Forum and Market - hall cinemas A centre for children a city history centre a gastronomy centre a block of offices Development of theatres A theatre of m² with seats
21 New developments New hotels and a wellness centre More than 2,000 hotel rooms within 2 years Hotels with 4 or 5 stars in the downtown, in the most beautiful part of Debrecen ( Great Forest ) and 10 km away from Debrecen (Erdőspuszta) Hotel Arborétum***** Hotel Divinus*****
22 Selective waste management programme in Hajdú-Bihar county Selective waste management program in Hajdú- Bihar County With the cooperation of 72 settlements of Hajdú-Bihar county HAJDÚBÖSZÖRMÉNY Total cost: Eur ISPA assistance: Eur DEBRECEN Sewage disposal and cleaning system in Debrecen and its surroundings With the cooperation of Debrecen, Józsa, Pallag, Ebes, Mikepércs, Sáránd and Hajdúsámson BERETTYÓÚJFALÚ Total cost: Eur ISPA assistance: Eur