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Eger

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Dobo ter in Eger

Eger is a historic town in northern Hungary, capital of Heves county, situated between Mátra and Bukk mountains.

Understand

Eger is mostly known for its castle, thermal baths, historical buildings (including the northernmost Turkish minaret) and for the best Hungarian red wines.

Tourist mix

Majority of travellers come here for a single day, not staying overnight. Ukranians (and Russians) are frequent among visitors to Castle, Italians go next. Around the town, many Deutsch-speaking travellers can be seen (Austria?).

Get in

Train from Budapest. Car from Miskolc through the windy roads of the Bükk mountains.

Get around

It's small and best walked on foot. However, the town has a taxi service especially useful if you arrive by train (phones: 555-555; 333-333). Also, if you go for some outdoor activities near the town there're some buses connecting the town with the suburbs.

Do

  • Relax in thermal baths.
  • and then with a glass of wine in a wine cellar.
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See

  • The castle with its catacombs
  • Paintings in the Serbian church
  • The wine museum, not really big but pleasant
  • Admire the churches, including the basilica, the third largest in Hungary
  • View the city panorama in historic camera obscura in Lyceum
  • Visit the old library room
  • Climb the minaret (open April to November)
  • Walk along the Széchenyi Street

Buy

Definitely good place for wine shopping. You can buy directly from the makers.

Eat

Plenty of restaurants all over the town.

Visit some csárdas in Valley of Beautiful Women (Szépasszony-völgy). Some of them are contanly overcrowded as tourists are brought there by buses of partner agencies.

One of the specialities are pancake balls.

Try Fehér Szarvas Vadásztanya (White deer hunters Inn) that offers excellent game dishes. Not the cheapest in town, but the meals are excellent and the athmosphere is unique. The restaurant is located downstairs next to Hotel Park.

Drink

Wine. Eger is the centre of one of the top wine regions in Europe. Egri Bikavér (Bull's Blood) is most famous cuvee here, but there are several others definitely worth a sip.

Sleep

Several camp sites. Plenty of small and larger hotels and private rooms all over the town. You will not have a problem finding accommodation there.

  • Arany Trófea Hotel [1], at the feet of the Bükk National Park. All the rooms are equipped with a private bathroom, a color TV, telephone and minibar.
  • Hunguest Hotel Flóra [2], at the centre of thermal springs, amongst hundred-year-old trees.
  • Korona Hotel, [3] is situated in the most quiet green area of the baroque city centre, near the pedestrian street.
  • Romantik Hotel, [4] The family-oriented cozy 11-roomed hotel is located in the centre of Eger, only 50 meters from Eger's main pedestrian street.
  • Villa Völgy Hotel, [5] is a 3-star and located in the Valley of Beautiful Women, famous for its wine cellars. The hotel can be found next to a hundred-year old chapel and a delightful park.

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