Brownbag to Debrecen and Hortobágy National Park in April, 2019

Written by Fulbright on 04/18/2019. Posted in News

Brownbag to Debrecen and Hortobágy National Park (April, 2019)

One of our grantees’ favorite activities in Hungary is going on brown bag excursions in Budapest and to spots all over Hungary.

A good group of our student and scholar grantees travelled to Debrecen and the Hortobágy National Park in early April. Despite the less than perfect weather, our group showed good cheer and started the tour by stopping by at the University of Debrecen and its numerous Fulbright alumni commmunity. They were greeted by Fulbrighter, former board chair and former Rector Professor Zoltán Abádi-Nagy and Fulbrighters Professors Tibor Glant and Péter Csató.

Later on that day, we saw the Museum of the Reformed College of Debrecen (est. 1538), the Great Calvinist Church, as well as the Déry Museum with its three monumental Munkácsy paintings of the trial, convinction and cruxifiction of Jesus. The next day the group endured wind and bumpy roads to see the stud farm, hairy sheep, and the safari park in the Hortobágy National Park. These challenges were smoothed over with a hearty meal in the csárda (inn) by the bridge with 9 arches before the quiet journey home.