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..
Szent János u. 3 H - Eger 3300
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, and a sunbed. Free Wi-Fi is available. A winter garden and free public parking are offered by the Szent János..
Joó János u. 9 H - Eger 3300
The hill-top Panoráma Hotel is located near the castle in the charming city of Eger, and offers you superb views over the town and an English-style garden. It has its own spa area and offers free Wi-Fi and free parking. The Panoráma Hotel Eger consi..
Nagyváradi 5 H - Eger 3300
The newly built Aviator guest house can be found 2 km south of the centre of the famous historic city of Eger, off the main road coming from the M3 motorway. You can park your car for free on site. The Aviátor Motel is a great base not only for exp..