The geographical location of Nyíregyháza is particularly favorable considering that the border crossings of Slovakia, Romania and Ukraine can be reached within 100 kilometers. The city has a direct connection to the M3 motorway and thus to the expressway network of Hungary and European Union.
The railway accessibility of Nyíregyháza can also be said to be favorable. Nyíregyháza is one of the busiest stations in the country, one of the most important railway junctions in Eastern Hungary, which occupies an important position from an international point of view.
Nyíregyháza has its own airport, which is not international, but has the right to open borders. It is suitable for smaller planes, helicopters and business jets. The second busiest airport in the country, Debrecen International Airport, can be reached by road from the city in 1 hour. Its ever-expanding destination list currently includes London, Moscow, Munich and Paris, making it easy to reach all major airports around the world.
Leisure and culture
The famous, 35-hectare Zoo is the pride of Nyíregyháza-Sóstógyógyfürdő, which won the title of the best zoo in Europe in 2015 and 2018.
Sóstógyógyfürdő was certified as a national spa in 2012, and in 2013 it was registered as the 16th spa in the country. Today, it receives nearly 500,000 visitors a year from Hungary and the surrounding countries.
Mihály Váci, a famous person born here, said about the inner city: ‘… not a historic city. No battles or peace treaties are associated with its name, there aren’t a number of famous historic places, old monuments with kings’ footprints here …’ but its beauty and atmosphere can carry visitors away.
Sóstó Open-air Museum Village
The Museum Village, renovated in 2019, presents the folk architecture of Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County and hosts many cultural events.
It is the largest theater festival of Hungary with concerts, theater performances and other colorful programs, which takes place every year at the end of summer.
Nyírség Pork Festival
It is one of the most important gastronomic events of Nyíregyháza, combined with tasting, folk traditions and other cultural events.
Get moving Nyíregyháza
The city’s most popular series of free mass sports events is a program that has been held for years, with free exercise programs for those interested.
Michelin bike festival
It is the most popular cycling event in Nyíregyháza. Bike races, colorful and interesting traffic safety programs throughout the day.
Hübner Amateur Beach Volleyball Competition
Hübner-H Ltd. organizes the Amateur Beach Volleyball Competition in the heart of Nyíregyháza every summer.
In Nyíregyháza there are almost 80 km of bicycle paths, on which Sóstó and several industrial areas can be reached beyond the city center. Furthermore, the country’s deservedly popular wine region, Tokaj, is also directly accessible by bike.
The Kállay Collection is one of the largest representative collections in Hungary. Renovated in 2020 and with spectacular exhibitions, the Kállay House awaits museum lovers.
Móricz Zsigmond County and City Library
In addition to the central library, the Móricz Zsigmond County and City Library includes 6 deposit libraries.
Jósa András Museum
It is the oldest public cultural and scientific institution in Eastern Hungary, with a European-renowned archaeological collection.
Móricz Zsigmond Theater
The Móricz Zsigmond Theater is a key actor in the cultural life of Nyíregyháza and Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County, one of the most successful rural stone theaters for many years. The theater plays can also be seen by the audience on the recently renovated Rose Garden Open-air Stage.
It is currently the venue of culture and art, hosting a cozy café, chamber theater performances, reading evenings and concerts.
Development of green areas
Nyíregyháza pays special attention to the protection of the environment. In order to this, larg green space developments have taken place in recent years, resulting in the renewal of many parks and public spaces, thus also contributing to improving the quality of life of the people living here.
Development of public transport
As a result of modern and environmentally friendly public transport developments, 41 new, natural gas-powered buses that meet the requirements of the 21st century were procured in the field of environmental protection and noise pollution. In addition, the number of electric cars is constantly rising. Several electric car charging stations have been set up throughout the city.
Development of suburban roads
In the interests of those living in the city and the businesses operating in the western part of the city, the Western Bypass was handed over in 2019, that provides a direct connection between the western areas of the city and the M3 motorway. Thanks to the bypass, freight traffic to the city center also decreased significantly.
Development of bike paths
The length of the bike paths has expanded to nearly 80 kilometers, thanks to which, among other things, the area of the LEGO factory in the Western Industrial Area, as well as other industrial zones that are important for the economy, have become available to cycling enthusiasts.
Development of cultural values
Due to the developments of the last years, the cultural values of Nyíregyháza have also been renewed in the city. Several civic and monumental buildings have been renovated and new attractions have been added. The Rose Garden Open-air Stage has been given a new auditorium with 21st century technology. The main building of the Kállay Mansion has been reconstructed and is currently being expanded with a new wing. This patinated building is home to several periodical exhibitions and high quality events. The Sóstó Open-air Museum Village received a new visitor center in 2019.