Last month, Hungary’s most modern thermal park was opened, in Debrecen, the home city of the InnovaSPA project partner, University of Debrecen.

While a year ago, at the time of the study visit there, the partners could have a look at the construction area, for now after a large-scale development of the retro spa, a totally new open-air section of the Aquaticum spa was opened to the public in the area of the Big Forest. The investment was possible with the co-financing of the European Commission and the Hungarian Government, through the Economic Development and Innovation Operational Programme (GINOP) 2014-2020. 

The implemented projects have contributed to the ”Development of tourist attractions and touristic services to improve the regional economies and to create jobs”, one of the Good Practices shared by the University of Debrecen within the InnovaSPA project. As partner within the InnovaSPA project, the University of Debrecen is currently working intensively together with the relevant stakeholders, at the regional action plan aiming to improve the policies that support the development of thermalism in the area of Debrecen and Hajdú-Bihar county, Hungary.  

The new area of Aquaticum Debrecen includes: medicinal pool, sports world - with swimming lanes of 50 and 33 m, relaxation pool, adventure pool for adults, diving pool, climbing wall with ropes, a living green wall and a water curtain between the adventure areas; a children section with paddling pool, adventure pool, spray park and two family slides, wave pool, open air stage, lazy river, terraces, thermal pools with relaxation functions and gardens. More info