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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. ...

Playgrounds

If you want to pamper your children during the holiday, you should visit a playground where they can run about, play in sand and let the steam off. Several up-to-date and safe playgrounds are waiting for the children in Eger. In the list such peculiarities can be found, like a traffic playground in ...

Family cycling in the innercity of Eger

The length of the route is 3.5 kms     Difficulty: easy   Departure: Fireman museum The town can be discovered by bicycle as well, even with children, actively and safe.  The way should be started at the Firemen's Museum, then going on the designated bicycle path along the stream you c...

Bike across the town!

The length of the route is 9 kms     Difficulty: easy   Departure: The crossing of Road No. 25 and Kőlyuk street     Next to the main road you can leisurely cycle to the railway station. From here you can choose from two destinations, either going on to the north or turning to the direction...

Let us go to Felsőtárkány

Difficulty: Medium Ascent: 110 m Start from: Eger, Dobó square From Dobó square the first part of the 13-km trip goes along the bank of the stream across the housing estate with block of flats built in the Communist era. Having left Felnémet you can ride all the way on built bicycle road fr...

Dobó square

When in Eger the first destination should be the main square of the town, Dobó square! Arriving at the square you can see that the square is full of life, milling crowds: it is a popular social place of youngsters, it is where little children can run about, cyclers and rollerskaters can pass the ...

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...

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...

Archbishop's Garden

The biggest garden of Eger Archbishop's Garden is the biggest park of Eger, called as "the lungs of the town" by locals. On its place there used to be a natural forest fenced off and used for hunting by the bishops. The gates were opened for the public in 1919 - two  of them, real wrought iro...

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...

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...

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...

Eszterházy square

It is one of the most impressing squares of Eger bordered by the buildings of the Basilica, the Archbishop's Palace and the Lyceum. It was named about a bishop in Eger, Károly Eszterházy who the building of the Lyceum can be thanked for. That is the way we can see it now, because the university ...

Flood signs

Never-ever-such a big flood A sever flood devastated Eger on 31. August, 1878, the memory of which is preserved up to now by the stone signs on the walls of some downtown houses.  If walk to Dobó square you can find one on the wall of the Town Hall. It is unbelievable that such high water was flo...

Géza Gárdonyi square

Most Gárdonyi-related relics can be found in Eger, the town has been proud of the writer up to now. Here can be found Gárdonyi's house, tomb and besides it you can walk in Gárdonyi street, you can visit Gárdonyi Grammar School and six Gárdonyi statues.   The latest one was inaugurated in 2014, w...

Fire-fighter square

The tiny Tűzoltó (Firemen) square is bordered by the first firemen barracks of the town, that is where the name comes from. The centre started its work in October 1884, the firemen of the town had used to station at temporary places before.  The establishment of the Voluntary Firebrigade of Eger was...

Servite church

The Servite order arrived at Eger from its Austrian province after the Turks had been expulsed. It was they who revived Mary-pilgrimage organised in honour of Mater Dolorosa. The main feature of the order is that they were formed in honour of Virgin Mary, and their main tasks are to take care of san...

Egri Csillag Weekend

Egri Csillag (Star of Eger) Weekend is traditionally organised on the last weekend of April, which is at the same time the introduction, tasting and celebration of the emblematic, flagship white wine of Eger. The venue is Dobó square where the latest vintage of Egri Csillag wine can be tasted in ...

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

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...

Beerfestival

Beer is given the main role in Eger in the middle of August. In the beer festival organised by Agria Park Shopping Centre beer-lovers can taste special artisan- and premium category beers. The programme is free, besides tasting beer the atmosphere is enhanced by stage programmes and light musi...