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EgerThousand years history, barokk environment, tasty wines, hospitality and colourful programs waiting for you in Eger. A city full of legends 130km far from Budapest.
Visit EgerEger was founded in 1004 A. C. and became one of the main centers of Christianity in Hungary. Situated on the banks of the Eger stream, embraced by enchanting hills Eger has a peaceful, harmonious and moving atmosphere, a perfect getaway for quality relaxation. Eger is one of Hungary’s most famous towns with its glorious historic heritage, noteworthy monuments, excellent wines and natural healing water springs.
BathingEger is an elegant bath town. The water related buildings are worth visiting as for their architecture but it is better to discover the well situated bath in the innercity to cool down in the summer heat. Eger has miraculous thermal water. The bath recalls us the civilian times and there are now two more big swimming pools built. Furthermore there is a health-park and the unique Turkish bath. Good news for bathing fans! In the 3-30-km sorrounding area of Eger there are baths of individual character and services: In Egerszalók, Bükkszék, Mezőkövesd, all of them are waiting for visitors with renovated baths.
Top EventsAs the bad weather passes the festival season starts in Eger as well! During the year there are plenty of cultural, gastronomical, and musical festivals: Spring Festival, Egri Csillag (Star of Eger) Weekend, Palinka festival, Beer festival, Street musician festival and the one that cannot be missed: Egri Bikavér (Bull's Blood) Wine Celebration, every year the same time. Choose one or more festivals to your liking!
Wine tastingIf you want to taste the wines of Eger first you should visit the well-known and loved wine valley: Szépasszony-valley (The Valley of the Beautiful Woman). This is an island of peace and happiness. Come here with your sweetheart, family or friends, you will have good time on the terraces, in the green environment or in cooler times in the cellars. It is as if the time has stopped here a little or only we would like it so...?
RestaurantsThe gastronomical offer is amazing by itself. In summertime the city becomes one big restaurant because of the many small terraces. You can choose restaurants to your mood or by the view. You can try fine dining delicacies or street food variations, you can eat fast or slow enjoying the flavours just to your liking. The coolest in Eger is that everything is within walking distance so you do not have to abandon even wine tasting.
Do & See
People say Eger is "a small jewelery box". The castle of Eger is a national memorial site and a half-day program itself, but there are other museums, churches, Turkish memorial constructions that are waiting for you.
When in Eger the first destination should be the main square of the town, Dobó square! Arriving at the square you can see that the square is full of life, milling crowds: it is a popular social place of youngsters, it is where little children can run about, cyclers and rollerskaters can pass the time…
Castle of Eger
In the Gothic Bishop's Palace we can get to know the story of the castle, in the casamates we can discover everyday life of a border castle in the 16. century. On the Calvary hill we can enjoy the view. The castle is quite big, we can discover it individually or we can choose the…
Eger is famous for its delicious wines and historic wine region. It is lesser known that the famous viniculture of Eger was established by Italian and Vallon settlers in the 1200s. According to a legend a handful of Hungarian troops managed to be successful over the thirty times bigger Turkish overpower in 1552 because they…
Basilica of Eger
The Basilica of Eger is also named Saint Michael and Saint John cathedral. The building is also the cathedral of the archdiocese of Eger, which means the bishops and the archbishop do their everyday tasks here. The Basilica of Eger is considered to be the second largest religious building in Hungary. János László Pyrker was…
Archbishops Palace and Visitor Center
The impressive Baroque style Archbishop's Palace Cultural, Touristic and Visitor Centre offering a special church arts exhibition opened its gates to visitors in February 2016. In the exhibition you can have a glimpse in the every day life of bishops, archbishops who financed architectural constructions and supported fine arts besides their church coordinating activities during…
The most exciting attraction, Camera obscura can be foung on the top of the tower. You are prectically in the middle of a giant camera where the living picture of the town is projected on a table with a system of lenses and mirrors. This "Dark room" in Eger is unique universally, since it is…
It is the minaret having survived in the best condition in the country. The tower is 40 meters high and the balcony circling the terrace in on 26 meters high. Up there your breath will be taken by the view, however, it is also due - besides the fantastic panorama - to having overcome 97…
An outstanding example of how colourful Eger is the latest favourite exhibition of the town: Egri Road Beatles Museum. This is the only one Beatles collection in Middle – Eastern Europe, but such a collection is rare in other parts of the world as well, so much that there are only five of them all…
The Turkish Bath in Eger is a little time travel to the past: the oldest pool of the bath, the Turkish pool was built in 1610! The most special pool of the building is the Big Mirror Pool the magic of which is given by the ornamented golden dome arching above it. Once it is…
Eger Thermal Bath is one of the nicest town baths of the country with 3 entrances, a 5 hectare area, 13 pools and thousands of adventures. Because, just like Eger among the towns, the bath of Eger is also a special feature among the baths. Even its location is worth mentioning, since the bath is…
The Marcipan museum is a real heaven for those having a sweet-tooth. The collection consists of about 150 objects made of sugar mass and its main attraction, the Baroque Room at the end of the museum, where - from the wallpaper and the curtain to the stove - everything is made from sugar. It took…
The Archdiocese Library of Eger was established by Károly Eszterházy in 1793, already from the beginning it was meant to be public, very rare at that time. The opening had been preceeded by thorough book collection since the second half of the 1760s, when professors were asked to make lists of literature they wished or…
Géza Gárdonyi Memorial House
Where Stars of Eger (title of the English version: Eclipse of the Crescent Moon) novel was born. Géza Gárdonyi's house is open to the public even today. Be a guest at the writer, experience the special atmosphere of the house and admire the big carved table where, besides many other novels, the world famous novel…
Archbishop's Garden is the biggest park of Eger, called as "the lungs of the town" by locals. On its place there used to be a natural forest fenced off and used for hunting by the bishops. The gates were opened for the public in 1919 - two of them, real wrought iron masterpieces of Henrik…
Ruins of Valide Sultana Bath
Nowadays can only be seen the ruins of Valide Sultana hamam, but a contemporary Turkish travelogue says it used to be a really impressive building with a red dome, pleasant water. The meaning of the name is: the Sultan's mother. Baths had great importance in the Ottoman culture, they were considered to be a kind…
Archbishop's cellar system
Following the Turkish occupation bishop György Fenessy having returned to Eger did not want to live in the castle any more, but rather bought two building sites in the civic town and the tuff stones necessary for the construction of the palace were extracted from the hill behind. It proved to be a great idea:…
One of the nicest Baroque churches in Europe. Saint Anthony of Padua church is considered one of the nicest buildings of Baroque church architecture, it is mostly named Minorite church. It was consecrated in honour of Saint Anthony in 1771. Its designer was Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer, the architect of prince-archbishop of Vienna.
Interactive exhibition of the legacy and oeuvre of George Kepes, internationally renowned artist and theorist, as well as the effect of Kepes’ art and philosophy on contemporary art, in the largest art exhibition space of North Hungary.
Serbian Church or Greek Orthodox Serbian Church is situated in a hill next to the historic city centre. The church was completed in 1799 designed by János Povolni in Late-Baroque style. It was renovated in 1979, now it functions as a museum as well waiting for tourists and visitors. The building cannot be visited on…
Fireman Museum of Eger introduces the values of fireman history and technical achievements of the present in exciting, interactive way. Besides the permanent exhibition also a playhouse and a playground is waiting for children where those interested can even try themselves as firemen! Firemen Museum is situated next to the downtown bicycle road, it can…
It is unique that a fountain is covered in Zsolnay glaze, what is more, the location is not common either: in the yard of a shopping centre! We must go back to 1894, when the building of the shopping centre was built. Sounds unbelievable? There is a little twist in the story, that is true,…
When walking on Kossuth Lajos street you must see the wonderful Fazola Gates! The richly ornamented entrance decorates the building of the County Hall standing at the crossroads of Kossuth- and Egészségház streets.
The secret places in the city centre - the inner courtyards. The courtyards in the city centre are unique features of Eger. Instead of just a pedestrian street Eger has - a pedestrian city centre! When you are in Eger the first time, you may only notice the little winding streets. However, those visiting Eger…