Things to see and do - Eger
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Eger Travel guide
Eger : Michelin's recommendations
It is impossible to try and resist the charm of this Baroque town, nestling in a hollow of the splendid mountain ranges of Bükk and Mátra. The town's past dates back many centuries. Conquered by the Turks in 1596, it was liberated by the Habsburgs in 1687, but only really came back to life in the 18C. Eger also owes its fame to its wine, egri bikavér, also known as “bull's blood”. According to legend, the heroes of the battle against the Turks drank it to give them strength.
Tourist attractions Eger : Things to see and do
Eszterházy Tér. 1 H - Eger 3300
The archdeacon's library first opened in 1793. It currently boasts over 130,000 extremely rare books including Medieval manuscripts, incunabula, 16C, 17C and 18C works and the only letter written by Mozart on Hungarian soil. The painted ceiling, the ..
Kossuth Lajos Utca H - Eger 3300
It is worth stopping to admire the Baroque houses in this street. N°9, which now houses the Regional Council, was designed by a Viennese architect in 1750. Its wrought-iron railings are among the most well-known examples of Hungarian ironwork. The Pa..
Bastyb Utca H - Eger
An impressive network of underground passageways and blockhouses stretches under the foundations of St John's cathedral, of which only the ruins now remain. Learn how this network helped detect Turkish attempts to blow up the castle through the diggi..
Dobó tér 11 H - Eger
The Hotel Senator Ház in Eger can be found in a delightful 18th-century town house, situated on the historical main square (Dobó tér) of Eger, a few metres from the castle ramparts. It offers you elegantly furnished rooms with private bathrooms, cab..
Knézich Károly u. 2. H - Eger
Facing the Ottoman-period minaret or the Castle of Eger, the air-conditioned rooms at Park Hotel Minaret come with satellite TV, a fridge and free Wi-Fi. Set right in the town centre, the hotel has a restaurant, a summer garden and an old wine cellar..
Szent János u. 3 H - Eger
The Szent János Hotel lies in the heart of the historic town centre of Eger, close to the Dobó square. It offers elegantly furnished rooms, a sunbed and a sauna. Free Wi-Fi is available. A winter garden and free public parking are offered by the Sze..