Hajdúszoboszló is located in the north- eastern part of the Great Hungarian Plain, 200 kilometres east of Budapest, and 20 kilometres south-west of Debrecen. Three regions meet one another at our town's boundary: the Hajdúhát ridge from the north-north-east, Hortobágy from the north-north-west, and the Great Sárrét and Berettyó region from the south. This is a landscape "where the earth and the skies meet," it is not a monotonous plain, not even for travellers accustomed to romantic mountains, sine here and there the landscape is enlivened by the backwaters of the Tisza river with patches of reed, thousands of wild fowl, and inviting groves. The surroundings are the renowned puszta, the "glorious plain". Szoboszló lies at a height of scarcely 100-110 metres above sea level and slopes down a little towards Hortobágy. We even have a "river" of our own, a stream winding through the town,
the Kösely, which according to a native of the town, Endre Hőgyes (1847-1906), the famous physician and scientist, is as characteristic of this place, as is the Danube of our capital city.
A 12-14 km reach of the Eastern Main Canal runs along the boundary of the town in north-south direction. This canal does not only serve the purpose of irrigation, but is also a splendid place of relaxation for the locals and their guests wishing to go in for swimming, boating, fishing or gardening in natural surroundings. One of the natural values of the region, besides the fertile agricultural areas, the gas fields and the medicinal water, is the abundance of sunshine. The number of hours of sunshine reaches, or sometimes even exceeds, two thousand hours on an annual average. That is to say, Hajdúszoboszló is one of the sunniest regions in Hungary. The prevailing wind direction is north-western. On the one hand, the micro-climate of the medicinal baths and the surroundings, with the iodine content and salty humidity of the air, speeds up recuperation, on the other hand, the visitors here always have a good chance to enjoy fine weather, for to be sure, the number of winter days is merely 30-40, with an average temperature of 0 °C, and the number of summer days with an average temperature of 25 °C is 80-85.
Accessibility to the spa is ideal. It is easy by rail because the town can be found on the Budapest-Debrecen-Nyíregyháza-Záhony main line. Every fast train, six Inter-City expresses, and also two international trains stop here. In summer there is direct connection to Lake Balaton. The timetable for railway line No. 100 gives precise information on possibilities of access. The highway No. 4 between Budapest and Záhony, which runs through the town, interconnects many other smaller and bigger routes, ensuring good travelling conditions for those coming here by car or in other vehicles. The modern motorway No. 3 can similarly be reached quickly from here, for example in the direction of Hortobágy-Tiszafüred-Füzesabony. The long-distance bus services connect the various regions of the country with this town of "miraculous springs". Once again there is the opportunity to approach Szoboszló by air, as well, thanks to Debrecen Airport.
Local transport from the railway station to the town centre and the holiday district, is provided for by regular bus services and taxies from early morning until late at night.
The excellent medicinal effect of the thermal water is due to its components (ionide, bromide, common salt, hydrogen-carbonate, bitumen and the adhering oestrogen, trace elements present in form of titanium, copper, zinc, silver, barium, vanadium and lead, etc.).
When used with proper expertise, this "medicine chest" of nature, can be a remedy for numerous illnesses, or can ease suffering and ailments. The pools filled with water of various temperatures, combined with balneotherapy and physiotherapy, can heal partially or completely the foolowing diseases: disorders of surgical, neurological, internal and dermal origin, and further, locomotor dieseases, parpoplexy and conditions after orthopedic operations, paralysis, chronic neurotic pains, leg ulcers, gynaecological inflammations, infertility, prostrate gland problems, eczema, psoriasis, scoliosis, various sclerosis problems, etc. ... etc.