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Eger

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Eger is located in Hungary
Eger
Location of Eger
Coordinates: 47°53′56″N 20°22′29″E / 47.89902°N 20.37470°E / 47.89902; 20.37470
Country  Hungary
County Heves
Area
 - Total 92.2 km2 (35.6 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 - Total 56,317
 Density 610.8/km2 (1,582/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 3300
Area code(s) 36
Website http://www.eger.hu/
Eger - Dobó square and the castle.

Eger (German: Erlau) is a city in northern Hungary, the county seat of Heves, east of the Mátra Mountains. Eger is best known for its castle, thermal baths, historic buildings (including the northernmost Turkish minaret), and red and white wines.

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Name

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The name Eger is thought to derive from the Hungarian word égerfa (alder tree). In German, the town is known as Erlau, in Latin as Agria, in Serbian and Croatian as Jegar / Јегар or Jegra / Јегра, in Czech and Slovene as Jager, in Slovak as Jáger, in Polish as Jagier, and in Turkish as Eğri. The German name Erlau was adopted in Yiddish and used by the Jewish population of the city until the city's Jews were interned and deported to Nazi concentration camps in the summer of 1944.

History

Eger has been inhabited since the Stone Age. Today's Eger was formed in the 10th century by St. Stephen (997–1038), the first Christian king of Hungary, who founded an episcopal see in Eger. The first cathedral of Eger was built on Castle Hill, within the present site of Eger Castle. Eger grew up around its former cathedral and has remained an important religious centre in Hungary since its foundation. The 14th-16th centuries were an age of prosperity for Eger. Winegrowing, for which the town is still famous for, began to be important around that time. The bishops of Eger built beautiful buildings in the city during 18th and 19th centuries.

During the Turkish advance into Central Hungary, Eger became an important border fortress, successfully defended by Hungarian forces in the 1552 Siege of Eger, in the face of overwhelming odds. The castle's defenders, under the command of Captain István Dobó are said to have numbered fewer than 2,000, including women and children, but successfully held off a Turkish army of 80,000 soldiers. The first writer of note to draw on the story was the Hungarian renesans poet and musician Sebestyén Tinódi Lantos (c. 1510-1556), whose account may have come partly from eye witnesses. Most Hungarians know best the version of this story found in the 1899 novel "Eclipse of the Crescent Moon" (Hungarian "Egri csillagok", lit. "Stars of Eger") by the 19th century Hungarian author Gárdonyi Géza, which is set reading under the Hungarian national curriculum.

However, Eger was attacked in 1596 by a bigger army of Turks, who took over the castle after a short siege. Then followed 91 years of Ottoman rule in which Eger was the seat of a Turkish vilayet (administrative division). Churches were converted into mosques, the castle rebuilt, and other structures erected, including public baths and minarets.

The rule of the Turks in Central Hungary began to collapse after a failed Ottoman attempt to capture Vienna. The Vienna-based Habsburgs, who controlled the rest of Hungary, apart from Transylvania, steadily expelled the Turks from the country. The castle of Eger was starved into surrender by the Christian army led by Charles of Lorraine in 1687, after the castle of Buda had been retaken in 1686.

Eger Minorite Church
Eger Castle
Main entrance of the castle
Eger minaret

Eger soon began to prosper again. The city was reclaimed by its bishops, which caused many local Protestants to leave. Although the city supported the Hungarian leader Prince Francis II Rákóczi in the 1703-1711 war of independence against the Habsburgs, the Hungarians were eventually defeated by the Imperial army. Soon after that, the city was ravaged by plague. However, immigration into Eger was strong, and the population rose from 6000 to 10,000 between 1725 and 1750. Many new buildings were built in Baroque and later in Zopf and Neoclassical style, including the cathedral, the Archiepiscopal Palace, the County Hall, the Lyceum (now housing the Eszterházy College of Education) and several churches, while others were reclaimed from being mosques.

The 19th century began with disasters: a fire that destroyed half the town in 1800, and a collapse of the south wall of the Castle in 1801, which ruined several houses. Eger became the seat of an archbishopric in 1804, and the church remained in firm control of the city, despite efforts by its citizens to obtain greater freedom. In 1827, much of the city centre was damaged by fire again, and four years later over 200 were killed in an outbreak of cholera.

The inhabitants of Eger took an active part in the revolution in 1848. Even though the revolution was suppressed, the age of landowners and serfs had gone forever, and the municipality gained freedom from the rule of the archbishop in 1854. However, the main railway line between Miskolc and Pest bypassed through the city, which was only reached later by a branch line from Füzesabony.

Economic recovery was slow after World War I, although the 1899 publication of Gárdonyi's "Eclipse of the Crescent Moon" made Eger popular as a tourist attraction and archaeological excavation of the castle resumed. In World War II, the city suffered under the retreating German army and the arriving Soviet army, but it managed to escape major bombardment.

Eger today is a prosperous city and popular tourist destination with a charming Baroque town centre.

Ecclesiastical history

Eger is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Eger, an ecclesiastical province of Hungary founded as a bishopric in 1009 and made a Metropolitan archdiocese in 1804, by Pope Pius VII. The current archbishop-elect, Archbishop Csaba Ternyak, was previously Secretary for the Congregation For Clergy. He succeeds Archbishop István Seregely, who retired because of age. The constituent dioceses of the province were Košice (Kassa, Kaschau), Rožňava (Rozsnyó, Rosenau, now part of Slovakia), Szatmár and Szepes (Zipo, Zipsen).

Jewish History

Wine

Beside its historic sights and its thermal baths, Eger is famous for its wines. In fact, it produces both red and white wines of high quality Eger Wine Region. The famous and traditional varieties of the region are Egri Leányka, Egerszóláti Olaszrizling, Debrői Hárslevelű (whites), and Egri Bikavér (a red). More recently, Chardonnay and Pinot noir wines have appeared. The region's wines are said to bear a resemblance to those of Burgundy. Although the quality of the wines deteriorated in the second half of the 20th century, especially the cuvees, Eger is slowly recovering its reputation as a wine region.

Transportation

Rail

The main train station is located 1,5km from the city center. MÁV operates fast train services to Budapest and local trains to Füzesabony and Szilvásvárad. There are also smaller stations located near the Castle, and in the Felnémet district, that are served by the Eger - Szilvásvárad local trains.

Coach

The long distance bus stop is in the city center. Buses depart approx. every 30 minutes to Budapest, while Agri Volán operates an extensive network of suburban and long distance buses. Other bus companies also offer connections to a variety of destinations.

Local Bus

Agria Volan also operates a fleet of local buses, serving most parts of the city, although the majority of buses run in North - South direction. Line 12 is the busiest line in the city.

Districts of Eger

Széchenyi Street
Bitskey swimming pool
Main entrance of the Bitskey swimming pool
The wineyard where Egri Bikavér is produced
Dobó Square and the Forst House
Aerial photography of the Castle and a part of the Downtown, Tetemvár, Almagyar and Cifra hóstya.
The ruins of the medieval cathedral

(Note: Most of these districts are historical, but they often appear on maps and street signs.)

  • Almagyar - This hill in the Eastern part of the town is one of the smart areas of Eger, near the castle. The southern part contains some of the buildings of Eszterházy College.
  • Almár - The northernmost part of the town, it consists mainly of weekend cottages.
  • Belváros (Downtown) - The centre of Eger is often called "the Baroque Pearl of Europe". Here are located Dobó tér, the main square of the historical town, surrounded by Baroque houses and St. Anthony's Church. Other historic buildings nearby include the Cathedral and the Lyceum.
  • Berva is housing estate about 2 km to the NW of Eger
  • Castle of Eger - The oldest and most famous part of Eger.
  • Cifra hóstya - North of downtown, this part of town is full of small houses and narrow streets. You can find the Firefighters' Museum there.
  • Csákó - a suburban area with larger houses, east of the train station.
  • Érsekkert (Bishop's Garden) - The largest park in Eger, with sport facilities, a small lake, and a fountain.
  • Felnémet - This village was annexed to Eger in the second half of the 20th century and still has a rural character. It1s a dormitory town part of Eger. The parish church (1715-1750s, designed by Gian Battista Carlone, an Italian who settled in Eger) was started by Bishop Gábor Antal Erdődy as a votive church after an outbreak of bubonic plague in 1710, and completed by his successor. It was dedicated to St. Rosalia, a guardian against plague.
  • Felsőváros (Upper Town, former Cheboksary Housing Estate) - The largest housing estate of Eger, it is full of four and ten-storied concrete buildings, providing homes for one third of the city's population. There are three high schools there.
  • Hajdúhegy - a suburban area similar to Almagyar.
  • Hatvani hóstya - The district is split by Highway 25. It contains the stadium and the Reformed church.
  • Industrial zone - Several multinational companies have moved into this area east of Lajosváros.
  • Károlyváros (Charles Town) - One of the largest districts of Eger, Károlyváros is west of downtown. It contains the High School for the Health Professions, and the Agria Park Shopping Mall.
  • Lajosváros (Louis Town) - This district in the southern part of the town has several high schools and student hostels. It consists mainly of detached houses.
  • Maklári hóstya, Tihamér - This district is one of the fastest developing parts of the town. It contains public swimming pools.
  • Pásztorvölgy - A suburban area.
  • Rác hóstya - Another suburban area west from Upper Town.
  • Szépasszonyvölgy ("Valley of the Beautiful Woman") - An area of Eger famous for its wines and known for its wine cellars.
  • Tetemvár - Another suburban area. The name ("Corpses' Castle") derives from the legend that Turkish war dead were buried here in 1552.
  • Vécseyvölgy - A suburban area with a small airfield for sports purposes.

Main sights

(Eger has 17 churches, but tourists usually visit only three or four)

  • Castle of Eger
  • The Cathedral or basilica, built in 1831-37 to Classicist designs by József Hild, is imposing rather than attractive, but contains some remarkable painting and sculpture. Late morning organ recitals are held frequently.
  • Minaret, 17th century. The northernmost Turkish minaret in Europe is 40 meters high and one of only three survivors in Hungary. It can be climbed for a good view of the city centre.
  • Város a város alatt (literally "City under the city") a system of cellars near the Cathedral.
  • Szépasszonyvölgy ("The Valley of the Beautiful Woman". A valley on the southern edge of Eger which has numerous wine cellars, each with their own wine bar catering to tourists. A tram shuttles tourists to/from Dobó tér in the summer months.
  • Dobó tér. The Baroque Minorite Church (1758-67), built to the designs of Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer of Prague with original ceiling frescoes by Márton Reindl, is the focal point of the city's most imposing square, flanked by the City Hall and the old priory buildings, part of which contain the Palóc Museum, showing the artefacts of a distinctive regional ethnic community. The square and several of the retail streets around it are pedestrianized.
  • The Lyceum (Eszterházy College), designed by József Gerl and Jakab Fellner and built in 1765-85, is a splendid example of the restrained Zopf style. There are three remarkable 18th-century frescoed ceilings, of which only the one in the library is open to the public. Painted by the Viennese artist Johann Lukas Kracker in 1778, it depicts the Council of Trent of 1545-63, which launched the Counter-Reformation. Among the figures depicted are the Reformers Luther and Zwingli, whose "heretical" books are being struck by a bolt of lightning. The beautifully furnished library opened in 1793. There is a camera obscura or periscope at the top of the building, projecting images of the city onto a table.
  • Turkish Bath
  • The Provost Minor's Palace, 1758, is the finest Rococo building in the city. It also has a fine fresco by Kracker ("The Triumph of Virtue over Sin"), other 18th-century murals, and remarkable 18th-century wrought ironwork.
  • Agria Park, a shopping mall which opened in March 2008.
  • Archbishop's Garden
  • The Fazola gate
  • The Minorite Church
  • The Serbian Orthodox Church (Rác-templom) is in Zopf style (1784-86). The interior was commissioned from the best Viennese artists by the rich local Serbian community of that time. It is dominated by a breath-taking iconostasis.
  • The Cistercian church
  • The Archbishop's Palace

International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities

Eger is twinned with:

People

See also the related Category:People from Eger.

Trivia

Eger is one of only four Hungarian municipalities which have a Mars crater named after them (in 1976). The other three are Paks, Bak and Igal. Eger was one of the filming locations for the Amazing Race 6.

References

  1. ^ [1], [2]

External links


Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel

Dobo tér in Eger
Dobo tér in Eger

Eger [1] is an historic town in northern Hungary, capital of Heves county, and situated between Mátra and Bükk mountains.

Understand

Eger is mainly known for its castle, thermal baths, historic buildings (including the northernmost Turkish minaret) and, above all else, the best Hungarian red wines. When you plan your trip, it looks like a small town for which half a day is more than enough, but 3 days may not even be enough to enjoy it fully, even in the winter.

Tourist mix

The majority of travelers come for a single day (mostly Slovakians), not staying overnight. Ukrainians and Russians frequent the Castle, along with many Italians. Around the town you may run into many German-speaking travelers as well.

Get in

By train

Trains leave the Budapest Keleti station twice each hour. Some are direct but most require you to change trains in Füzesabony. Most of these trains are gyors (fast) trains and will take about two hours and 20 minutes to arrive. Several of these trains are IC and will take you directly to Füzesabony, cutting the total travel time to just under two hours, but a reservation is required.

If you come from Miskolc your options are similar, except there is no direct service and you will have to change trains in Füzesabony. IC trains take just under an hour to arrive.

By bus

Buses leave Budapest's Stadionok station for Eger roughly once or twice an hour and the trip takes roughly two hours. Most major cities in Hungary also have direct bus connections to Eger.

By car

The easiest way to arrive is to take the M3 as far as Füzesabony, then continue north on route 25. For a more scenic route from Miskolc you can drive through the windy roads of the Bükk mountains.

Get around

The train station is located about a ten minute walk from the downtown area and most attractions. Walk over to Deák Ferenc út and walk north until you reach the Basilica. You can also take buses #10, 11, or 12. If you arrived by bus, the town bus station is located downtown directly behind the basilica.

Once downtown, the city is small and best walked on foot. You won't need alpine boots, but high-heeled shoes are still not good as there is much cobblestone pavement downtown.

However, the town has a taxi service which is especially useful if you arrive by train or if your hotel is outside of the town center. (phones: 555-555; 333-333).

Also, if you go for some outdoor activities near the town there are some buses connecting the town with the suburbs. Check at the main bus station for schedules.

  • Relax in thermal baths.
  • Enjoy a glass of wine in a wine cellar.
  • "Valley of the Beautiful Women" - see #Drink section.

In the suburbs:

  • Motor (and non-motor?) paragliding (Eger Aero Club and others)
  • Paintball [2]

Others:

  • Gárdonyi Géza Theater, Hatvani kapu tér, 4, 310-026. Probably the only theater in town, quite modern and comfortable; attracts cream of the city, especially on holiday concerts.  edit
There's a non-crowded cloakroom on the 2nd floor.
  • Every summer there is a small acrobatics workshop-week in Mikófalva, a village not far north from Eger [3] (click on Mikófalva)

See also: New Year holidays in Hungary.

  • Mátyus Udvarház (Petró Tanya), (5 minutes by taxi from center of Eger), +36(36)517-937 (), [4]. Guided route: 4.000ft per hour per person. In winter rides start at 10am (till up to 12pm) and 1pm (till up to 5pm). Can offer good gallops and intense rides if guide can tell that you have enough experience. There is breathtaking scenery even in winter time: along and across vineyards; up the hills; through the forest; in beautiful fields. Seems to have no no-ride weather, even in winter. Recommended by Senator Ház. Among personnel, only 1 or 2 speaks basic English (neither can be a guide); in off-season English emails are not responded to--call instead. The only shortcoming: guiding rider smokes on the route. Have some Panzio of the same owner next to the stalls (closed in winter).
    Horses: Fantom (1994): too slow as a leader on a gallop. Sigi (1996): trials rider in the first minutes, restless and fast through the route, but rarely keeps the distance. Hadfi (1996): need constant attention of rider on a route.
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Castle as seen from minaret
Castle as seen from minaret

There's a map of sights inside the castle [6]: in Hungarian and German right near the entrance; the map in English is available inside, near the Minting Museum.

The entry ticket (which seems to be free in the off season - true in early March 2008) will grant you entrance to the main exhibits.

  • The Gothic Palace houses an excellent exhibit on the history of the castle, the Turkish siege, and aftermath.
  • The Art Gallery contains artwork from different Hungarian artists, most notably Munkacsy.
  • Finally there is a tour of the Underground Passageways. The tour will take you first to the Heroes' Hall, with a replica of the tomb of István Dobó. The passages themselves contain several different examples of archaeological finds, as well as reenactments of events from the Turkish siege (a cannon being fired, an underground explosion, and a makeshift motion detector that uses peas). The passages can only be visited by tour, which are available in English at an extra cost.

The castle has several other attractions which are not included on the main ticket. Specifically, you will have to pay extra for:

  • Panopticum exhibits of a dozen wax figures based on characters from the book "Eclipse of the Crescent Moon" by Géza Gardonyi. Winter time: open 9am-3pm. Entrance 350ft adult; 250ft children/students/retired.
  • Weapon exhibition on Dobó bastion contains weapons from all around the world.
  • Minting museum displays coins of ancient origin.

Beyond historic sights there are excellent views of the entire city as well as several hobbyhorses inside the yard that even adult tourists enjoy playing with/on.

Minaret of Eger
Minaret of Eger
  • Minaret the northernmost minaret in Europe and the tallest in Hungary (the other two are in Pécs and Érd) the minaret is a 42 meter high symbol of the Turkish occupation. It is 97 steps to the top, but be warned, the climb up is in an incredibly enclosed space on uneven and slippery steps and there is little room to move around up top so those who are afraid of heights or tight places should just enjoy it from the outside. Open for visitors from April to November.
  • Ráctemplom (Serbian church) on Vitkovics Mihály u. 30. features baroque and rococo architecture and the iconostasis painted by Miklós Jankovich.
  • The wine museum, not very big but pleasant
  • Basilica on Pyrker tér 1. is the third largest in Hungary (the other two are in Esztergom and Budapest).
  • Lyceum is the baroque building opposite the Basilica and currently functions as a college. The Archbishop's Library inside is home to various frescoes, including one of the Council of Trent, as well as the only handwritten letter by Mozart in Hungary. The Observatory in the tower features a mirror telescope, a cannon sun dial which announces midday with a small explosion, and a camera obscura which projects an image of the city skyline on the wall.
  • Széchenyi Street is the main pedestrian shopping street which features a variety of shops and restaurants.

Buy

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

Other places for shopping:

  • Agria Park[7] is a modern shopping mall which opened in March 2008.

Eat

Plenty of restaurants all over the town.

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

One of the specialties are pancake balls.

  • Dobos Cukraszda, Szechenyi utca 6, +36(36)413-335 (fax: +36(36)420-310), [8]. 9:30am-8pm. Very good choice of artistic (and custom-made?) cakes and marcipans of every size. In non-summer time, don't take seriously plastic seats you see right after entrance--there is a large hall with old-school furniture behind the counter (as shown on panorama on the web site). Serves only Lipton tea, but Segafredo coffee. For the New Year season, a Christmas tree is decorated with real sweets and marshmallows. It has been in operation since 1966 and the interior seems to have remained the same since then.  edit
  • Marján Cukraszda, Kossuth u. 28 (on your way down from the Castle; just next door with Dorner restaurant), +36(36)312-784. May-Sep: 9am-10pm; Oct-Apr: 9am-7pm. Much more modern compared to Dobos, still quite luxurious interior with striped chairs and marble tables. Be careful with the cacao--really large cups.  edit
  • Palacsintavar, Dobó u. 9, +36(36)413-980, [9]. 12-23. All main dishes are served in pancakes, are mostly around 2000 Ft, and are very large. Good selection of wines. Regulars seem to come here for desserts--and look really enthusiastic about them. Artistic interior feels like inspired by Andy Warhol. Located a bit off the beaten path.  edit
Onion soup is disappointedly non-traditional, but still good. Conqueror's soup is served in bread, and definitely worth tasting. Be careful with Sombrero--extremely hot, which is not indicated in menu.
  • Senator Ház, Dobó tér 11, [10]. winter: till 10pm. Decent place to eat if you stay near Dobó tér. Owned and managed by the same people as Senator Ház hotel. Before 11am, part of the restaurant is used for breakfast for guests staying at Senator Ház hotel. During the daytime, it attracts many non-residents even in winter time.  edit
  • White Deer Hunters Inn (Fehér Szarvas Vadásztanya), Klapka út 8. (downstairs next to Hotel Park), +36(36)411-129 (, fax: +36(36)516-129), [11]. 12pm-12am. Offers excellent game dishes. Not the cheapest in town, but the meals are excellent and the atmosphere is unique--although locals are rare here, compared to tourists. Interior is full of mounted animals--which not everyone may like. Menu in English, Finnish, French, Italian, Polish, Russian (translations may vary in minor aspects). Saddle of venison (3.150ft, cooked with truffles) is very tender, absolutely recommended. The hunter's favourite (2.680ft) is amazing in matching four sauces to four kinds of meat. Goose Ragout Soup (680ft) is quite interesting, and served in a bread. Mains 1500-3500ft.  edit
  • Imola Udvarház Dózsa György tér 4. [12] Near the castle gate. In 2009 it was selected as one of the top 12 restaurants in Hungary. A good selection of wines from Eger and Tokaj wine regions. Mains 1600-3000 HUF

Drink

Wine

Eger is the centre of one of the top wine regions in Europe.

Wines

Egri Bikavér is most famous cuvee here, but there are several others definitely worth a sip.

Egri Bikavér (Bull's Blood) is a strong red Hungarian wine which supposedly saved a clever Hungarian girl from her fate with a Turkish sultan. During the time of the Turkish occupation, it is said a young girl was summoned to become a member of the local sultan's harem. Not wanting this fate for his daughter, her father gave her a bottle of Egri Bikavér to take to the sultan. He told her to tell the ruler it was bull's blood, and would make him invincible. The sultan, being Muslim, was unaccustomed to alcohol, and proceeded to pass out, leaving the daughter unharmed. That's a legend -- but in real life, also be careful with Egri Bikavér. It's excellent, but strong stuff!

The real story is an important piece of Hungarian history: the "bull's blood" made there - is a cuvee (two type red wine mixed) - this name was given by the Turkish horde trying to conquer Eger - and than proceed towards Austria...etc But failed!...there were approx. 2000 Hungarians inside Eger, and 200,000 Turks outside. They had always seen the Hungarians drinking red wine, but they did not know what it was, and they assumed this must be bull's blood which makes these warriors so strong and fearless.

Wine shops

  • Wine shop, (at Dr. Hibay Károly u., just across Senator Ház). Nice place to taste and try wines. Walls and windows are all packed with wine bottles, there are even some mounted in the floor. Offers selection of wine-tasting menu, with full range of cheese and snacks.  edit

Valley of Beautiful Women (Szépasszony-völgy)

Valley of Beautiful Women (Szépasszony-völgy) is the main place to go for winetasting in the town. Many small wine cellars that sell local wines with very good prices. Within about 15-20 minutes walk from centre of town, and easy to get to. Just follow the street signs with the English text "Beautiful Woman Valley". Vendors will fill whatever container you have with you, so bring along some extra pop bottles.

  • Biro Borozo. Elderly women are great hosts, outgoing but not annoying, with good English and a sense of humor. Some wine is poured from a barrel through a decanter--it's a nice show, ask for a demonstration. Some is provided from bottles.  edit
  • Helyben Fogyasztas. Some hosts speak English well, others not so well. Most wines are poured from barrels, not from bottles.  edit

Sleep

Several camp sites are available along with 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 [13], 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 [14], at the centre of thermal springs, among hundred-year-old trees.
  • Korona Hotel, [15] is situated in the most quiet green area of the baroque city centre, near the pedestrian street.
  • Romantik Hotel, [16] The family-oriented cozy 11-roomed hotel is located in the centre of Eger, only 100 meters from Eger's main pedestrian street.
  • Hotel Senator Ház, Dobó tér 11, +36(36)320-466 (tel/fax) (), [17]. Has a restaurant in the same building; breakfasts are served there also. Breakfast include a hot meal which changes every day; home-made jams; fruit salad; variety of Pickwick teas. Owner: András Cseh--very helpful in person, which is not obvious from emails until you arrive. Website says horseriding at Mátyus Udvar Ház can be arranged, but don't expect much help from Senator--you'll need to contact them directly.  edit
  • Senator Ház itself is an old building right at Dobó tér, the main square of Eger--so prepare to enjoy sounds of the town's main clock tower every quarter. Reception area is full of small antiques.
Senator Haz is in a great location, very central. Back patio is directly against the castle wall, which makes for a great setting to watch the sunset and drink Bikaver.
  • Pátria Panzió, Szúnyog köz 3. Is a new building (as of Jan 2007) of Senator Ház, just 30 meters away. Overall, it is very good for its 3-star rating--feeling even better than it looks on the website photos. A small patio with a shared table and several two-room apartments with balconies facing the hotel's private patio all make it perfect place for a company of 3..6 people spending much time together (judging by how it looks in winter--ask if table & patio are used in some way in summer). Apartments are one double-bed room plus a salon room with a balcony and a couch that can accommodate 1 or 2 people, all sharing same bathroom. Apartments are visited by maid every day; they have a good internet cable connection (ask if it applies to your apartment; LAN cable is not provided; bedroom maybe not connected while living room is), modern windows and balcony doors; bathrooms are fully equipped with Grohe and brand-name basin and bathtub, have heated floor, a bidet built into a toilet--even automatic light switches in the corridors of the panzio. In winter time, Pátria Panzió shares Senator Ház reception and place for breakfast--and every room is given a key to lock the common gate for a night time. See also New Year holidays in Hungary. €80/room(cca. 125$/20,000HUF).  edit
  • Villa Völgy Hotel, [18] 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.
  • Garten Vendégház, 3300 Eger,Legányi u. 6., +36 (36) 420-371, [19]. checkin: 2pm.; checkout: 10am.. The "Garten" Guesthouse is placed in the green area of the city of Eger nearby the historical downtown and the thermal bath and beach. Rooms and apartmans inspire the feel of the home as well the botanic garden waits the ones whose are to have romance and rest, any time of the year. 30-40 Euro.  edit
  • Agyagos Vendégház, 3300 Eger, Agyagos u. 11/A, +36 (30) 532-0264, [20]. The "Agyagos" Guesthouse placed in the green area of the city of Eger only for 5 minutes from the thermal bath and from the castle of Eger. Surrounded by mediterranian made environment for guest to have rest.  edit
  • Visit castles in Sirok and Kisnána
  • Bathe and have a glass of wine in Egerszalók
  • Visit the open air museum in Mezőkövesd
  • Hike in Bükk mountains
  • See the romanesque abbey in Bélapátfalva
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