The Reformed Great Church or Great Reformed Church in Debrecen (Hungarian: Nagytemplom) stands in the city centre, between Kossuth square and Kalvin square. It is the symbol of the Protestant Church in Hungary, and it is because of this church that Debrecen is sometimes referred to as "the Calvinist Rome". The Great Church was built between 1805 and 1824 in neoclassical style. You can go to the top and have a 360 panorama of the city.
In 1882 Munkácsy painted Christ in front of Pilate, followed by Golgotha in 1884. The trilogy was completed with Ecce Homo in 1896. The paintings are huge, roughly 4x6.5 metres and they are exhibitid in a room designed for these paintings in Déri Museum.
MODEM Center of Modern & Contemporary Art awaits art-loving visitors with top-notch fine-art exhibitions, innovative performances of related arts as well as hilarious museum-pedagogy sessions for all ages. During WTO there will be an exhibition called 'Receptorok' trying to affect all our senses.
Our Central Park, which is the green heart of the city. Here is located the largest university of Hungary, including the medical centre of the uni, football stadium, thermal spa, pond, running circuit, zoo, culture and many more. The venue of WTO is also located in this area.
The Aquaticum Mediterranean Aqua Park is in the heart of the Big Forest and next to the stadium, within a dome with the diameter of 66 m. Owing to its dense tropical flora and many adventure elements, this unique facility makes summer within the heart of our guests all year long. The water paradise offers full-day relaxation and entertainment for each generation.
Hungary is world famous for its thermal spas and Debrecen is no exception. The popular indoor and outdoor therapeutic water pools with various water temperatures and the contrast bath of the renewed thermal bath are open all year long. In the renewed domed pool hall, there are three therapeutic water pools with different water temperatures, a swimming pool, a contrast bath, pulsating showers, heated benches and relaxation beds, making one’s relaxation more pleasant.
It is a home to a whole cornucopia of entertainment options from spring through fall. Not only its 31-m-high observation point gives fantastic views of the surrounding area. A special telescope will also open a visual channel to bygone eras. Nourish your mind and body, respectively, at the permanent exhibitions and eateries. If you crave some physical exercise, check out the climbing wall built in the tower’s structure. The day’s adventures will culminate in the night light show.
In the immediate vicinity of Nagyerdei Arena, a one-of-a-kind attraction beckons from spring through fall. You can watch specially designed movies and laser show on the sprinkles of water as canvas.
Agóra Science Centre
Every day we experience countless wonders of science and nature. We use technical innovations, brought to us by physics, chemistry and other scientific disciplines, day by day. But do we know how these things and the world around us really works? Agora Science Centre explains the wonders of our everyday life in a way how everyone can enjoy and understand. During the WTO weekend Agora will be all about Tantrix, showing live world champ games in the auditorium, visitors can try the hardest puzzles and see the best players of the world compete!www.agoradebrecen.hu/en/
There are plenty of interactive games to try in Agóra, such as:
- Sandbox 2.0 (our favorite)
- Kinect Tetris
- Bicycle in the Height
- and many more!
Those who already come on Thursday there are plenty of options what to do. Let us know your plans and we can arrange also something together.Thursday
We encourage you to arrive around noon on Friday where we plan to do a relaxing afternoon with you.Friday afternoon
In the evening we will sell all players in the auction, who will get the highest bet?Friday evening
Depending on the number of entrants, we will start around 9 am and finish around 6 pm. Food and drinks will be served during the day. In the evening we will go to a nearby restaruant for dinner and games.Saturday
Start around 8 am and finish around 4 pm, so those who plan to leave early can catch their transport. For those who stay, we will organize some activities after the games.Sunday
Debrecen has a lot to offer, but if you prefer to spend a day in Budapest as well, well, fine :) Feel free to ask for recommendations.Monday+
We have arranged accomodation in the nearby Nadix Pension. There are around 30 places available with 1-2-3-4 beds per room, price per person per night is 27-20-16-14 EUR respectively. Breakfast can be added for 3.5 EUR per day. If you are interested in this option, let blick know (contact info below) and we can book the room for you. Availability of the rooms are first come first served.
Debrecen has plenty of options for accomodation. We recommend to stay in the Big Forest area, however distances are not that huge in the city, so even from the centre you can get to the venue within 20-30 minutes. Depending on your budget, here are some options: Campus Hotel, Hotel Nagyerdő, Thermal Hotel & Spa, Villa Hotel. You can simply book via Booking.com. If you need help, don't hesitate to ask!
The entry fee for the WTO in 2017 will be €30, which includes the dinner on Saturday as well. Generally speaking prices in Debrecen are quite cheap, even compared to Budapest, so you can stay on a low budget for the weekend.
To register, please go to the Tantrix Tournaments website: World Tantrix Open 2017 - Debrecen.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask Leslie & blick: .
How to get to Agora (venue)?
Access: Entrance at Móricz Zsigmond Road (GPS: N 47.557387 E 21.616698)