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Archdiocese library

Unique archaic atmosphere 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...

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 c...

Kopcsik Marcipania

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...

Minaret

The legend of the Minaret of Eger 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...

Turkish bath

Fancy a Hammam? 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 eno...

Minorite Church

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 architec...

Serbian Church

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 ...

Szépasszony-valley

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 over...

Fazola gates

The famous Fazola Gates 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. Already the gate opening to the street is worth mentio...

Bélapátfalva

Bélapátfalva is barely 20 km from Eger, well accessible by coach and by train as well. Few settlements have received such breathtaking setting from the nature like this little town: the two million-year-old cliffs of Bélkő-hill are towering protectingly over the houses.  Hiking up the Bélkő-hill ...

Szilvásvárad

A whole-day trip In Szilvásvárad can be found one of the nicest hiking venues of the Bükk mountains, or even of the country: Szalajka-valley. Here you can see Fátyol (Veil)-cascade and a lot of other attractions, eg. the cave of a prehistoric man in Istállóskő, the Forestry museum, the Open-air F...

Egerszalók

Egerszalók - The Valley of Healing Waters The first image we have of Egerszalók is the Salt Hill and the hotel built next to it. However, the settlement offers several fascinating programmes besides, before or after bathing. The history of the Valley of Spas In 1961 engineers were searching...

Valley of Spas

Egerszalók, a bath heaven Egerszalók is an outstanding health resort, and it is not surprising since according to balneological measurements the water is 18.000-20.000 years old. The first well was drilled in 1961 while searching for crude oil and natural gas, but instead of oil 65 C thermal wate...

Trip to the Hór valley

Hór-valley is one of the longest valleys in the country, it used to be a busy route in the Middle Ages. Traces of forest industry having the biggest tradition in the Bükk region can be found here: abandoned quarries, limestone firing pits of 5-8 metres diametre.           The most popular sight o...

The misterious hive stones

Bee-hive stones having been declared Hungaricum in 2016 are special rock formations of the Foot of the Bükk Mountains.   The original function of the nitches carved in the sides of the rock towers is mysticly uncertain up to now. Some assume they were used for burial purposes, others say they wer...

Feszt!Eger

It is the biggest festival of Eger with well-known artists. The venue is exceptionally unique: the festival is organised in a rhiolite tuff landscaped quarry having huge rock walls with light paintings projected on them and naturally a great party. Pop, rock, underground, ska, the list is endl...

Hotel Senator-Ház ***

Hotel Sanator-House is situated in the centre of the historic downtown, on Dobó square in a 300-year old Baroque building built in the 17th century. Thanks to the location of the hotel guests can approach the attractions of the town (Castle, Castlewall Walk, Lyceum, Basilica, Minaret, Archbishop&#39...

Border Castle Warriors' square

It is a popular square of the local youth Border-Castle Warriors'  Square is the newest one in Eger, it was inaugurated in 2015. The name is thanks to the statue depicting Hungarian and Turkish warriors, the work of Zsigmond Strobl Kisfaludy. The exciting group of statues is just one of th...

Dr. István Bárány Sports Pool

The swimming pool is named after István Bárány of Eger, who won a silver medal as the best European competitor in the 100-meter freestyle at the 1928 Olympics. Hungary's first swimming pool Eger has always been at the forefront of water sports. On the site of the Dr. Bárány István Sports S...

Castle of Eger

Reconstruction Large-scale developments are taking place in Eger Castle. The museum can still be visited, but the works can be confusing at times. 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...

Beatles museum

The only Beatles collection in Middle-Europe 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...

Eger Eye

Admire the historic city center from a height of 30 meters! The Ferris wheel next to the main square offers a breathtaking panorama. Soar high and see Eger as only birds can!   Opening hours: Monday-Thursday: 10:00 - 21:00 Friday-Saturday: 10:00 - 22:00 Sunday: 10:00 - 21:00

Macok Bistro

According to the Gault & Millau restaurant guide rating, this is the best restaurant in the region.  The place is casually elegant and very friendly. The raw materials from the area's best small producers are really are excellent, such as the locally sourced trout, Bükk cheese, ham, mushrooms...

Gallery of Sándor Ziffer

The name of Sándor Ziffer, painter of Eger, in a curious way, is much better known abroad than in Hungary. His work has been shown all over Europe, he has had exhibitions in Berlin, Munich and Paris among others, and his pictures were sold at very high prices at auctions. In honour of the painter...

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, t...

Archbishop's cellar system

The legendary cellar system of Eger 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 fr...

Ruins of Valide Sultana Bath

Turkish bathing culture - or choosing wife in a Turkish way 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. ...

Zsolnay fountain

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, becaus...

Time tunnel

The new town under the town is a multi-level underground world where the visitor can choose from several options. Time tunnel A particularly entertaining historical stand-up comedy, where we fly into the past with the help of a time machine, and then, traveling between different eras, we can w...

The invisible adventure

See what you can't see! "The Invisible Adventure." Visitors can learn about the world of the blind people at the exhibition. The 45-50 minute visit takes place in complete darkness, in one of the famous cellars in Eger. The aim of the exhibition is to bring sighted and non-sighted peopl...

Eger's Gallery

Past that comes to life, past that is necessary for life... Crafts and industrial history exhibitions can be viewed in the museum.

Aladár Bitskey Swimming pool

The special swimming pool of Eger         Aladár Bitskey a double-silver medalist European champion Hungarian swimmer was born in Eger. He won his first European champion silver medal in 100-m backstroke in 1927. After World War II he taught the local youth the basics of swimming.           To...

The legendary post office of Eger

There is a good story about even the post office in Eger Post station has been working in Eger since 19th December 1550.  The early date was thanks to the presence of the Turks, since this way it was possible to keep contact with Pozsony (Bratislava), the capital city of Hungary at that time. The...

Bull's blood wine celebration (Egri Bikavér Ünnep)

The biggest wine-and gastronomy festival of Eger, Bikavér (Bull's Blood) Celebration is organised on Saint Donat's Day every year. The venue is the charming Archbishop's Garden. It is not a usual festival or winetasting, it is a life feeling in Eger, which can only be experienced o...

Harvest festival (A Szüret)

Great atmosphere awaits you at the Vintage Festival in Szépasszonyvölgy (Valley of the Beautiful Woman)! Visitors are welcome with a vintage tractor beauty contest, vintage shows, grape-pressing, vintage feast, open cellars, concerts, grape juice tasting and excellent wines of Eger.     Get pr...

Eger Stars Promenade

As a respect for those who have contributed to the improvement of the city of Eger with their job and their life-work to the rejuvenation of the city's reputation. A promenade of decorative stones on Érsek street in honor of local celebrities. The purpose of the promenade is to give special r...

Street-musicians Festival

Imagine a pulsing, partying Mediterranean town, this is Eger during the Street-musician festival! 50-60 bands with at least 150-200 musicians in the streets and squares of the historic city.  Festival feeling at beautiful setting!           Street-musician festival is about freedom and life-af...

Border Castle Merrymaking and Siege-play

Let's experience again the events of the glorious defence of 1552 of the castle in the Castle of Eger every year in the middle of August! The date remembered with pride in Eger also plays important role in the Hungarian history, since that year the soldiers of Eger managed to stop the advance...

Hagymási winery

Hagymási Winery is one of the most beautiful and spectacular cellars in the Szépasszony Valley. The two-storey gallery wine bar can seat up to 100 people. We are waiting for our guests with 18 types of quality wine, 2 types of brandy, soft drinks, fatty bread, cellar cake and smoked goat lump. In...

Pizza Brumbrum

Two stylish rural restaurants, an exemplary collaboration,  and world peace is spreading! These are Roman style pizza slices which are offered in square shape (10*20 cm). The essential of our pizzas is their pasta which is thick but light and crunchy, thanks to the stone mill ground flour and 48 ...

Senator House

The building of the hotel and the restaurant in it built in the 17th century is an iconic place in Eger. Its gastronomy is dominantly Hungarian and home-ccoked. There is no mummery, fusion cuisine and others, but there are the great classics prepared in respect to tradition and in excellent quali...

Observatory

Even the waiting-room is an experience   Arriving at the waiting room you can get to know the determining rules of our Solar system, the beginning of space travel, the first Moon-landing crew. Some pictures are of 3D effect, holding your mobilephone in front of them, they become dimensional. You ...

Kepes Institute

Modern and contemporary art centre in the historical centre of Eger 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 H...

Gál Tibor Fúzió

The wine bar of Tibor Gál junior in Eger was awarded "Design Winery of the Year" in 2015.  However, Fúzió is much more than that: a most exiting wine tasting place in Eger downtown.   Fúzió is pleasantly elegant, the wines are excellent, the snacks and tapenades are memorably delicious.  Bikav...