CITY: Debrecen

The Great Forest Water Tower, built in 1912 and renovated in 2015, is a popular nightclub and community space in Debrecen, which is also part of the student network of the University of Debrecen. The tourist centre offers various attractions to visitors: they can walk up to the 34-metre-high lookout tower, use the outdoor climbing wall from May to September or rent a bike.  At the lower level of the Water Tower, there is a multifunctional exhibition space and event room, where a variety of programmes take place each day of the week. The space, equipped with a stage as well as sound and light technology, hosts literary events, exhibitions, jazz and pop music concerts, táncház (‘dance-house’) events, as well as smaller conferences, forums, dinners and electronic music parties. From May to the end of September, the Water Tower Garden, surrounded by the trees of the Great Forest, is home to outdoor concerts, wine festivals, and it is also a popular programme venue for the Campus Festival.

Anna Kunkli