Debrecen



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Debrecen
The city is unfortunately quite off the centre of the Hungarian traffic system (one railway and one highway - the number 4 - leads there), so it is time consuming to travel there from Western Hungary. The government has plans to build the #3 (Eastern) dual highway longer (or to build the #4 (South-Eastern) dual highway, which does not even exist) and reconnect the city into the fast flow of traffic and economy. The renovated Fo Square is the place for cultural programmes. The Calvinist College (Kalvin Square, 16) has an illustrious history; its fame is due to its famous students. Owing to its wide network of schools, it became the "school of the nation". Educational and ecclesiological exhibitions in the 180-year-old building, feature the furnishings of an original Calvinist school, antique goldsmith's works, covers with wonderful embroidery, painted pieces of furniture and the curios of the Great Library. This library, with its 500,000 volumes, is the biggest ecclesiastical collection in the country. The patinated Aranybika Hotel (Piac Street, 11-15) is the oldest functioning hotel in the country. The classicist Town Hall (Piac Street 20) is one of the city's nicest buildings, and all of the following are noteworthy: the Calvinist Church with incomplete steeple, (Revesz Square), "Veres Church" (Kossuth Street), the Synagogue (Pasti Street), the Greek Orthodox Church (Attila Square), Kossuth Lajos University (Egyetem Square 1) and Saint Ann Cathedral (Szent Anna Street 15.). The mill (Boszormenyi Street) is the biggest windmill in Central Europe and a monument of industrial history. The Nagyerdo (Great Forest) is a popular green area in the town, with a zoo, the Fun Park and an arboretum. It has been a nature reserve since 1939. The thermal water of the Thermal Bath in Nagyerdo (Nagyerdei Park 1.) is recommended for arthritis, rheumatic diseases, gynaecological diseases, diseases of the vertebral disks, orthopaedic deformations and neuralgia.