The really great thing about a small city is the way you can get a sense of the place, and navigate it really quickly, allowing you to feel at home. In addition to this, Eger is an entertaining, diverting, educating, relaxing and delicious place. Due to diverse things of interest to do and see, it really is a very big little town. The restaurants and cafes have their own styles and atmosphere and offer something for everyone– a quick tasty snack or a fine dining experience, something delicious for a couple of euros, as well as locally sourced, handmade, organic ingredients. As you can imagine there’s always a great selection of wine as well.
This is a great place bursting with eating and drinking opportunities which can be reached by foot from the centre of town in around 15 minutes, but if this might prove exhausting (after visiting wine cellars and chatting the owners, wine-tasting, sampling exclusive limited edition bottles, wine degustation dinners), there’s always the little electric train or bicycling to get you there and back, and playground to entertain the littlest ones.
Noszvaj is a small fairy tale village about 20 minutes away by bus or car from Eger, which has much to offer the outdoor types: rambling, easier and more difficult hiking trails, a boating lake and a children 's playground .For indoor types and those hungry after the outdoor activity, there’s an opportunity to eat something delicious at Rozmaring étterem (Rosemary Restaurant): A Hungarian couple who learned to cook in South Tyrol moved here bringing with them Italian cuisine and found interesting ways of combining it with the flavours of the Lower Bükk (Bükkalja) region.
25km from Eger, the Szalajka Valley is one of Hungary's most popular beauty spots, bursting out of a stalactite cave, crystal-clear spring water runs through the valley. There are plenty of interesting family friendly activities here: the adventure park, prehistoric caves, an open-air forest museum, a game reserve with fallow deer and wild sheep, waterfalls and rides on the little railway.
5 km from Eger, it’s easy to reach Egerszalok by bus, car or bicycle. This village was established by the time Hungary was founded around 995 C.E. Its most famous attribute is the spring water which gushes up from 410m depth at a temperature between 65-68C, and as it cascades out from the hillside, it has created a 1,200m2 limestone deposit. The spectacle, unique in Europe, and only seen in two other places in the world: in Asian Turkey at Pamukkale and in the USA, in Yellowstone Park. On to this spring a spa bath has been built containing 21 indoor and outdoor pools, medicinal mineral sitting baths, bubbling hot tubs, children’s pools and slides.
The Spring Festival is an integral part of the cultural life of Eger. Always a great and colourful selection of pop and classical music concerts, exhibitions, choral performances, theatre productions and children's entertainment. The festival this year will be held from March 15- May1st.
Also on the weekend of April 28th-May 1st, another of Eger’s iconic wines will be celebrated at the Egri Csillag Weekend. The Star of Eger is a terroir wine, a white sister to Bull's Blood. The wine is always interesting to try because there are as many versions of this light, elegant refreshing drink, as there are wine makers. This year the festival will be held on Dobo Square (the main square), where street food and pop concerts will spice up the athmosphere.
This is one of the coolest festivals in Eger. Street musicians invade the city, at least 50 bands, 150 musicians, playing five consecutive days in the charming downtown streets and squares. There is a real sense of freedom with music practically everywhere. From authentic Hungarian folk music to jazz through ska, funk and rock & roll, in various locations in the city, 12 hours a day. For those who like to be in the middle of things, in a bubbly atmosphere, this is the place from 14th -17th June 2018. Really, it’s not to be missed! There is no fixed venue, no entry fee, but there is dancing, fun and a really positive party mood.
Eger's largest fest runs from 12th -15th July 2018 and it's called Bull's Blood celebration. This year it’s the 21st anniversary. This is no ordinary festival and wine tasting. This is a happening that you can only feel properly, experience directly, in situ. The gathering, in addition to providing good music, a great atmosphere and tasting the great wines, is an opportunity to just simply feel good in the city's largest wine-gastronomic event. The venue is the charming Érsek Garden.
Between August 10th and 12th 2018, at the Castle Museum, you can see the glorious and epic 1552 defence of Eger re-enacted. This date is not only a source of pride for Eger; it also plays an important role in Hungarian history. This was the year that Hungarian soldiers stopped the advance of a Turkish invading force, 30 times larger. The Castle Festivities also include a demonstration of historical weapons, traditional troops, and military parades of the time. You can find activities for all of the family here.
Eger is Nr.1 destination in North Hungary, and during advent it is even more attractive, as the town transforms into a fairytale world. On the main square - Dobó square - there is a Christmas Market with huts. You can find here: - delicious hot wines with interesting flavours, - local street food goodies, such as the roll shaped sweet treat 'Kurtosh Kalach', - and the classic Hungarian pies topped with bacon and soured cream, onion. During the 28 days of the Market there will be 100 bands performing their own shows paying tribute to John Lennon, Frank Sinatra, Keith Richards, James Brown and Zoltán Kodály. During their concerts Christmas songs will be heard as well. Beside the cultural and culinary experience, explore the local craftsmen’s products on the main square and in the nearby shops. Join us to Eger and feel the festive vibes!
The István Dobó Castle Museum each year organizes Eger Castle Day on October 17th. The commemoration pays homage to the heroic defence of the castle in 1552, when a small number of Hungarian troops, under siege and vastly outnumbered, repelled the repeated attacks of the Turks. A little impromptu time travel is possible. On the day, you can walk among soldiers in period dress and watch re-enacted battle scenes. Children can dress up as 16th century soldiers. The scenery helps recreate the era so well it might encourage the adults to let their inner child out to play.
Eger and its surrounding region has volcanic mineral-rich soil which particularly enables the production of outstanding wines. One such iconic wine is Bull’s Blood – a deep red cuvee, and its white twin, the light and elegant Egri Csillag (Star of Eger). Practically every restaurant in Eger stocks good wines, but if you’re really looking for exceptional bottles go directly to wine bars such as Fuzio, AES Wine & Spa and the nearly 200 wine cellars of Szépasszonyvölgy (Valley of Beautiful Women).
Eger and its surrounding mountains offer many trails for hiking and nature rambles, comfortable or challenging, to suit all abilities and moods. The city is an ideal place for cycling, and for those who are up for something more testing, the nearby forests offer excellent terrain. The area presents many exciting activities; horse riding, boating, birdwatching, visiting waterfalls, a trip on the little forest railway and fishing. For more information, see the “Active” section.
There are two kinds of natural spring waters in Eger: radon curative water and sulphurous thermal water, which make Eger unique throughout the world. The Eger Thermal Bath was opened in 1932. One of Hungary’s nicest park baths is popular with those recuperating, doing sports or just having fun in a beautiful green environment. The bath is a real paradise for kids. A pool castle, huge slides and beautiful water lilies turn spa time into an unforgettable experience.
Eger is a sparkling place for entertainment. Spring starts with a wine and gastro festival ‘Egri Csillag Weekend’ –the last weekend of April, followed by the rock and underground ‘FestEger’ – the last weekend of May. The most remarkable event of the year is ‘The Bikaver Wine Celebration’, annually held on the 2nd weekend of July, where premium wines and excellent dishes are served. Historical plays in the castle and family events take place throughout the whole summer to delight and engage kids and parents alike.
The medieval baroque town, its little winding streets, atmospheric cafés, bars and restaurants, the scent of flowers and historic places combine to create a nice, relaxing, chill-out vibe. The town itself encourages visitors to slow down and appreciate the beauty of the moment, and then literally wake-up and smell and taste the coffee.
There was a Turkish pasha, Pasha Arnaut, who had a beautiful spa with golden cupola built in our town, so that Muslims could have a place to bath and socialise in pleasant surroundings. This wonderful spa is still here, after several renovations, and is still welcoming guests with six pools, and high-quality wellness and healthcare-services. For a special treat we recommend you choose the authentic Hammam massage, you’ll feel like a teenager, we promise… especially if you are under twenty years old. ;)
The castle is one of the key icons of Eger. The heroic defence in 1552 made the castle famous when the small number of defenders led by captain István Dobó repelled the many times larger Turkish army in a heroic struggle. The castle is honoured to be part of Hungary’s cultural heritage. It is not only a legendary monument, but a living fortress that keeps 16th century’s traditions alive. The year is full of medieval festivals and knight tournaments, events for the pleasure of history lovers and families alike.
The Basilica is the only Classicist building in Eger, and the second largest church in Hungary. It was built on the designs of József Hild from 1831 to 1836, and commissioned by archbishop Pyrker. The statues standing outside the cathedral are works of the Italian master: Marco Casagrande. On the front, there are the statues of the two Hungarian saint kings István and László, on the back there are the two main apostles: Peter and Paul. The peristlye in front of the main entrance is reminiscent of the Pantheon in Rome. If you are interested in organ concerts, please come at noon, there is music every day between 15. May – 15. October.
ATTENTION! THE MINARET IS CLOSED DUE TO RECONSTRUCTION: May-Oct 2017. The northernmost Minaret of the Ottoman Empire can be found in Eger, built in 1596. The Minaret is a monument for practicing the Muslim religion from where the muezzin called believers to prayers five times a day. The Minaret is a 14m square based 40m high tower, in which 97 steps lead to the top. After a pleasant walk, there is another authentic phenomenon of Turkish culture: The Pasha’s Tent. It is a good idea to tuck into original Turkish coffee, tea and sweets here.
This is the home of the Archbishopric Collection, exhibiting valuable church treasures. The objects displayed are outstanding masterpieces of 18th and 19th c. gold and silversmithing- and textile arts: tabernacles, bowls, mass vestments, mantles. Objects connected to Gábor Endrődy, bishop of Eger, having been presented to him by Empress Maria Teresa, are especially valuable. The mantle is famous as it is the coronation mantel of Maria Teresa.
The Camera Obscura in Eger is the continents oldest working panorama projecting device. It gives a unique bird’s eye view of the highlights of the town. The structure of the camera obscura is a simple optical tool: an enormous camera in a darkened room. The image created is projected on to a white table allowing you to see exactly what’s happening at that moment in points around the town.
The University was built between 1765 to 1785 in the late baroque style. On the first floor of the Diocesan Library there is a beautiful ceiling fresco depicting the Trident Council. The collection contains approximately 160,000 books in approximately 30 different languages. The library houses The Buda Chronicle from 1473, The Dante Codex, and Hungary’s only signed letter from Mozart.
The nicest park in town is the Ersekkert (Archbishop’s Garden). Originally a hunting ground, it was converted into decorative gardens. Following the French school of park and landscape design, the garden offers resting places in amongst the greenery for everyone. Children have a playground, and the sportier types can find a running track and tennis court here. It’s a popular date rendezvous point for the young, and in the summer there are open air concerts at the pavilion.
This square is the central point of the town. Pleasant restaurants, ice cream parlours cafes are to be found here. Take a minute to really look at the town and feel its vibe. There’s a good likelihood that there’ll be a nice little concert or event is going on. In the recently renovated main square, lined with beautiful buildings, sits the statue of the famous defender of Eger Castle Istvan Dobo which was erected in 1907. It’s worth meandering around the side streets to get a feel for the place, noticing the small details, easily overlooked in the daily hustle and bustle: signage, gates, balustrades and balconies of handcrafted wrought iron.
By the 13th century the Franciscan Order built a church in the town centre which was made into a Mosque during the Turkish occupation of Hungary. When the Turks were driven out in the 17th century, the General of the Imperial forces donated it back to the Franciscan order (who refer to their order as lesser or “minor” in Latin, out of humility, hence the term Minorite to mean Franciscan monks). By the 18th century they had rebuilt the church which is dedicated to Saint Antony of Padua. It is one of Hungary’s foremost examples of the Baroque aesthetic in ecclesiastical architecture. Masses are held on Monday – Saturday at 17:00, Sunday 16:30. Due to the links between Poland and Eger, at 09:30 on Sundays, mass is celebrated in Polish.
György Kepes studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest. Originally trained in impressionist styles he soon felt attracted to the abstract visual language of the avant-garde and expressed a deep interest in the potential of the technological to depict the visible world, in particular the effects of light. Throughout his life, Kepes continued to paint, while at the same time exploring different techniques, such as double exposure, photograms and “photo-drawings” as new ways to use light. Having been born near Eger, György Kepes donated 200 pieces of his work to the town in 1991, which is exhibited in the Kepes Galley.
The Serbian and Greek families having fled the Turks and settled in Eger in the 18th c. built the late Baroque style Greek Orthodox, or Serbian church. Its wall of icons, rich in carvings and gold plating make the church one of the nicest ones in Hungary, from its graveyard a beautiful panorama of the town is revealed.
Lajos Kopcsik is an internationally well-known master-confectioner, who is a Confectionary Oscar’s award Winner, and Guinness record holder. His works go back several decades. The objects made of sugar and almond paste represent fine arts, applied arts, folk arts, and the symbols of Eger. With children in mind, there are nicely decorated story books exhibited, as well. There is a display of 150 objects made of sugar-icing, for example a 2-meter-high wine-bottle, or the Eger Minaret in miniature. Located next to the “Marzipanerie” is the confectionary shop, where those with a sweet tooth can find mouth-watering delicacies, truffles and very edible marzipan creations.
This is Eger’s newest square, finished in 2015, just off Dobo Square, which has terraces reaching down to the pond’s edge, making it a very popular location for the young. This is the site for the memorial raised in honour of the Eger Castle defenders the “Vegvari Vitezek” – the valiants. An atmospheric milieu is created by the arcaded buildings and the closeness of the water’s edge.
Egri Road Beatles Museum is Central-Eastern Europe’s only constant Beatles collection, where visitors can relive the legendary times of the Fab Four. The owners spent apparently 50 years collecting the over 2 000 artifacts related to the Liverpool Four. The visit starts with a short movie about the childhood of the lads. Afterwards you start your visit at the ground level where all the information is available in both Hungarian and English. There are relics from all over the world and not only albums or concert tickets but pins, dolls, clocks and even porcelain items. The exhibition is very detailed, the guides are very kind and there are lots of possibilities for games and interactive engagement. With visitors from over 75 countries it is considered to be a must-see for anybody visiting Eger. Two hours of fun - totally recommended!
You'll find the entrance on the right of the stairs leading up to the Basilica. The cellar was elected as one of the seven Hungarian wonders in 2007. Some history: after the Turkish occupation the archdiocese started to use the tufa stones of the hill to build palaces and other monuments. As a result of this process, a huge cellar system was created under the town, that was later used for storing wines that the Church had received from the citizens as part of the ecclesial tax. The cellar system of the archbishopric used to be 4 kilometres long under the town centre. The nicest part of the system can be seen here.
Eger is famous for protecting the traditions of the bourgeoisie. The Volunteer Fire-fighting Association of Eger provides presentations, festive parades, and summer events for the city. The museum’s collection is unique in Hungary. Certain elements of the exhibition – signal centre, permanent exhibition, "sights repertory", restoration workroom, and playground – represent a wide spectrum of facilities, and a more playful, interactive “museum experience” for visitors.
Always one of the locals’ favourite places, this iconic restaurant is situated in a hotel built in the 17th century. As well as Hungarian, international (Italian and French) home cooking is available. If you can, try a Hungarian classic veal paprikás stew with noodles and cucumber salad here, or something a with a modern interpretation - the ginger rosé duck breast with-honeyed kohlrabi. In fine weather, sit out on the terrace and enjoy feeling the energy flow of the city.
The appropriately named restaurant is located in the Eger Castle.1552 was the year of the heroic Hungarian struggle against the unrelenting Turkish siege, which left its mark culturally on the town and this restaurant. Here, classic Hungarian dishes sit happily next to Turkish specialties on the menu, in a pleasant contemporary atmosphere. Eger’s wines also have a major role to play. The best wines of five very well-known winemakers can all be tasted here. Anyone who loves a bit of time travel can sit out on the shady terrace and get a feel for the historic atmosphere of the place. The lucky ones might get to see a parade of chivalrous heroes pass by as well.
Nouvelle Cuisine at the foot of Eger Castle. 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 and homemade pastas. The wines are special, some are straight from the collector’s cellar: St Andrea, Kalo Imre Kovacs Nimrod, etc.
Established 80 years ago, this is the only real Hungarian style eatery in the central town along with international classic dishes. This is the place to get every day, home-style family favourites. The restaurant was founded by Auntie Szanthofer, whose recipes include the Hungarian interpretation of these classics: cassoulet, special gnocchi (sztrapacska), Rooster’s “Eggs” stew. On weekdays, varied menus are offered, such as főzelék (a Hungarian staple made of one vegetable such as peas or beans or potatoes, in a tasty roux sauce) and other daily specials.
This friendly restaurant on the main square (Dobo Ter) is a popular place for a beer in the evening. According to the locals, it is the home of the world's best oxtail soup, which is as traditional here as the ancient breed of Hungarian Steppe (or Grey) Cattle herded on the nearby Puszta. The menu offers both Hungarian classics and more international fayre here, too. If you get the chance, sample a glass of artisanal draught beer, maybe follow it with a nice little shot of Eger home-made Palinka* (schnapps). *Don't make the mistake of thinking Palinka is like the sticky sweet "schnapps" sold in some less authentic places. Hungarian Palinka is more like Grappa, Eau de Vie, Slivovitz, or Rakia - not for the fans of alcopops. In 2010, small home-brewed product was legalised for sale, not just private consumption, meaning that it can be bought commercially which gives rise to a wide variety of flavours and styles, none of them for the faint hearted.
Déjá Vu is a safe choice on the main street. Young people come here for the nice selection of pizza, coffee, beer and cocktail offer, but it is popular among families as well for its children meals. The atmosphere is modern and elegant, you won’t see any extreme punk or rocker around. If you like Saturday nights’ vibes, come here and start your “Eger-by-night” tour from Déjá Vu.
This is a tiny little place in Eger that serves real Italian pizza. The ham is truly from Parma, the Parmesan cheese is authentically Italian, as is the science of pizza making. After a 2-minute walk from the castle via a narrow side street you will find the snug pizzeria with 2 -3 tables on the pavement outside. For such a neat little place it offers a sizeable choice - 28 kinds of pizza, salads, and desserts. The combination of very finely made pasta and an Italian atmosphere make it a big favourite with the locals.
Restaurant is situated inside the Hotel, with a wallet-friendly ‘all-you-can eat’ offer, nice dishes and a pleasant atmosphere, with a bit of “retro” feeling. Between Monday and Thursday launch is available from 12.00 to 15.00, dinner is between 18.00-21.00. Friday-Sunday the all-you-can-eat offer lasts throughout the day: from 12.00 to 21.00. For kids it costs ~5 EUR, for adults it is ~8EURs.
As a great way to try out Hungarian cuisine we suggest the Ködmön Csárda, in Szépasszonyvölgy (The Valley of Beautiful Women). For starters try the Steak tartar, made from freshly minced beef, for main dishes choose from old favourites like the bacon, chicken breast with sheep cheese gnocchi, or a nice little catfish stew. Enjoy your meal on the charming terrace sipping limited edition and exclusive wines such as a Pinot Noir Aszú from Tamas Sike. The flavours and the feeling make for a really memorable experience.
A cellar club with a historic feeling in Szépasszonyvölgy (the Valley of Beautiful Women) was established in the 1980's. A real Hungarian atmosphere, in the truest sense, springs to life here: good food, wine and lively dancing. In cold weather, the heated basement is a great place to eat, drink and be merry, and when the weather is good, enjoy the huge grapevine draped garden. In addition to the fish, game, poultry dishes on offer there are Hungarian specialties, and the masterpieces of the Eger wine region's best winemakers. The good mood is further assisted by the inn's virtuoso gipsy band.
This is a really family-friendly restaurant set in a fairy tale village near Eger, called Noszvaj. A Hungarian couple who learned to cook in South Tyrol moved here bringing with them Italian cuisine and found interesting ways of combining it with the flavours of the Lower Bükk (Bükkalja) region. The pasta is homemade, the gorgonzola and spinach noodles are reminiscent of Italy, and there's always a typically local choice, such as leg of wild boar with a potato donut. The kiddiewinks love this place too; there are toys, small pizzas, lots of space, and cosiness abounds.
The Kis sziget (Small island) café and bar is the place for both a morning coffee and an evening social drink. It is really cosy and the hospitality is cordial; there’s a real 'dolce vita' feeling here. Locally sourced, high quality ingredients go into the specialty coffees, cocktails, smoothies and juices, as well as the cookies and sandwiches which are freshly made daily.
The café sits in the heart of Eger in a romantic milieu on Dobó Square. In addition, to high-quality coffee and tea specialties there are Eger wines, cocktails and soft drinks to choose from. In summer, the comfortably arranged terrace can furnish you with an unforgettable experience. There’s a real Mediterranean feeling while sitting here chatting, maybe on a date, or if the mood grabs you, for a few games of chess.
This confectioner’s shop has operated on the same spot since 1928. The fourth generation of the family now carries on the multiple award winning standards of Kalman Sárvári, master confectioner: the ice creams are made exclusively by natural processes, and the pastries and cakes are home-made, from traditional recipes. Of particular interest here is something called “Fruit coffee” which has an invigorating, energising effect despite the fact that it’s caffeine-free. It’s made from fruit shells, fruit stones and fruit pits, and because it contains natural fructose, there’s no need to sweeten it.
Those with a sweet tooth are very well looked after at one of Eger’s most renowned patisseries, with 30 sorts of cakes and, in the summer, divine ice creams made from natural ingredients. It’s a handy place to stop off during a walk around town for sit down on the terrace and sample the local delicacies. The city centre and the castle are only a few steps away.
In heart of the town, on Katona Square, opposite the market is The Pöttyös (Dotty) Café; going inside is like stepping into another world. A snug little café with its traditional, provincial, home-style flavours - like grandma would have baked - and charming rustic dotted décor is a real example of the local style. Eger’s citizens have a special place for it in their hearts, and it’s a confident choice for visitors.
The home of delicious coffee, bought from three continents, directly from the coffee plantations. The coffees available here are characteristically of superior quality. The coffee making is supervised by Anita Molnar, one of the top baristas in Hungary. Definitely a must try in Eger.
The winery is ten minutes from the centre of Eger. It's location is exciting, surrounded by the 30 metre high walls of an old stone quarry. The landscape feels like a park. The approach road itself is an impressive sight, which is topped by the winery's location. The quarry is on 3.2 hectares of land with four mine pits which are connected to each other by tunnels. The estate has nine wine cellars. Each can be visited in a combined wine cellar visit and wine tasting tour. There are many other activities, wine degustation dinners, pop music concerts, and the famous FesztEger the home of the best of the Hungarian pop and underground scene.
Literally and culturally the Gödör Cult is an underground club located in a cellar next to the staircase that leads up to the Basilica. Concerts, alternative discos, retro and underground parties, are found here, all at wallet-friendly prices. In summer, from Tuesday to Saturday, on Eszterházy Square, under the shade of the trees, a terrace is open in the late afternoon hours. It's all kinds of cool.
The atmosphere of an elegant English pub waits behind a solid oak door. The wooden interior is made invitingly comfortable with cozy armchairs and sofas, creating a magical milieu. Five minutes from Dobó Square, for lovers of partying and dancing, the town center's old world charm provides an atmospheric backdrop to Eger's lively nightlife scene.
In the historic centre of Eger, in the middle of the pedestrian Széchenyi Street sits the atmospheric Csöpi House bar. The menu contains hot food, sandwiches and tasty burgers. This cozy little bar is popular with friends meeting for an afternoon drink that becomes an evening sipping wine or cocktails.
The Bishop's Garden is Eger's largest park. Small lakes and a beautiful fountain make this park the favourite of many. In good weather, this is an excellent place to have a picnic, take a walk, or reserve a place on the clay tennis court. Those with small children should make sure to try out this playground in the shade of giant chestnut trees: swings, sandpit, climbing frames, and a fenced basketball court for active families. If you get hungry, why not lunch in the middle of the park, at Excalibur restaurant. It has a medieval theme which means meals are served in wooden bowls.Feel free to eat with your hands if the mood takes you. The only thing left to decide is whether to have sword fried chicken or wild boar soup served in a hollowed loaf. An adventurous experience for children and adults alike.
A few minutes from the city centre is this adventure island with open air and indoor swimming pools, 12 in total, as well as water slides, sports courts, and a children's playground. Unforgettable experiences are created in the castle pool for the little ones, where battles are held with the little castle’s water cannon. For bigger ones splashing down on the giant slides is very popular, as is having a swim in the open air 50m long competition pool. There’s fun for everyone in the varied temperatures of the 12 pools, all with their own character.
On weekends from March to October, both adults and children can participate in the "History up close" Gun Show. The castle visitors will see 16th-century soldiers in traditional period dress. They reenact the famous 1552 siege, and using the sites described in the Hungarian classic novel (The Stars of Eger / The Eclipse of the Crescent Moon), they tell stories about the everyday life of the border fortress soldiers, the heroes of Eger, and thousand year history of the Castle of Eger.
In Szilvásvárad, in Szalajka Valley, is one of the most exciting adventure parks in Hungary. The park has five seperate areas: the nursery course, the adrenaline course, flying fox course, forest adventure course and a balance course. This is the place for those who love nature, challenges, or simply staying active. Next to to the adventure park is the surprisingly addictive summer bobsleigh track. Those families with a romantic soul can opt for the little red railroad. After a 15 minute ride to the terminal station you can play football, hide and seek and enjoy a picnic. The place is a big favourite for a fun day out with families.
The Hegyikristály (Mountain Crystal) Eco Park is located at the gateway to the Beech Mountains, 9 kilometres from Eger, in Felsőtárkány. Its crystal- clean air, natural treasures and many active recreational possibilities, make this an unforgettable experience for nature lovers. Children can freely play in the eco-friendly playground, the sandbox, or can go for horse rides as well.
Whatever the seasons or the weather the Cascade Cave and Adventure Baths offer a really unique experience. The cavern is fed by a spring that is tens of thousands of years old. The more adventurous try the 25 metre high "kamikaze" slide, the more cautious chose the slower, winding "Anaconda" slide. For those coming with small children, the "Family slide" and "Story Island" pool offer a magical experience. Floating along on the 133 metre-long "Lazy River" provides further care-free amusement. The Cascade Cave and Adventure Baths are pleasantly warm; the water temperature is between 33-38 °C and varies between the different pools.
On Sunday May 29th, 2016, the Castle of Eger is hosting a very jolly Children’s Day event. A time travel adventure for little ones and not-so-little ones. On this children's day the littlest ones are invited on a historical adventure into the past. The children can take part in the Chilvalry Test (swordsmanship, archery, target-shooting, wall climbing, obstacle course), falconry demonstration, and historic playhouses. Those who have energy left can go to the Castle’s workshop to make themselves an arts and crafts souvenir of the eventful day.
From 23rd to 26th June 2016, this multi-arts festival in Eger is specifically designed for families to enjoy. It is a full day of children's concerts, exhibitions, games of dexterity, dance houses, and an arts and crafts fair, giving you a great way to spend quality time with the family. The activities are located in the town centre during the day and in the evening at Eger Castle.
The historical festival and siege games will be held in Eger Castle from 14th to 16th August 2016. Visitors to Eger on these dates can really feel part of a bit of historical time travel. Family events, chivalry tests, exhibitions, dance, and contemporary mastercraftsmen demonstrations await interested guests. You can see crafts such as horseshoe forging, pottery and felting. Children are recruited to swashbuckle with wooden swords, and defeat the invading Turks with a bombardment of socks. The event culminates with a reenactment; nearly 150 chivalrous soldiers evoking the glorious 1552 struggle against the Turkish troops.
The Egedhegyi Lovastanya is 2.5 km from the centre of Eger. The horse ranch, housing an equestrian museum, restaurants and a huge playground, is situated on 26 hectares of land. It is a truly memorable experience to ride in the beautiful hilly surroundings. Cross-country riding tours are also available for the more practiced riders who can enjoy a cool lemonade or a cup of coffee from the nearby vineyard. (AES - www.almagyar.hu )
Mr Kopcsik the artist at the “Marzipanerie”, is the pastry world’s equivalent of an Olympic medal winning world champion, who actually holds a Guinness World record. His exhibition has something special in store for the kids; because storybook heroes are bought to life in sugar paste, and in the display cases there are beautifully decorated fairy tale books. In fact, there is a whole room decorated in Baroque style, entirely out of Marzipan. Located next to the Marzipanerie is the confectionary shop, where those with a sweet tooth can find mouth-watering delicacies, truffles and very edible marzipan creations.
The museum presents the history and achievements of the fire service by using contemporary technology. In addition to the permanent exhibition and restoration workshop, children can enjoy the playhouse and playground. Here the kids can try being fire fighters. Future Fireman Sams - this is the place for you!
The Museum and the Camera Obscura can be found in the Lyceum’s (University’s) tower. It’s a very enlightening experience for fans of astronomy and physics. It’s a real little palace of wonders. Among other things, you can do physics experiments, and solve the secrets of the Bermuda Triangle. Also, you can get to know the city observatory; instruments, telescopes, sundials and from the terrace at the top of the building you will get a beautiful view of the city. While you are there you can try out something that had a tremendous impact on the development of photography, the Camera Obscura.
A very comfortable way to see Eger; every day a small train runs interesting sightseeing excursions in and around the town. It provides an entertaining experience for children and adults alike, going from the picturesque centre of Eger to the famous Szépasszony-völgy (Valley of Beautiful Women). Here you will find wine cellars, wine-tasting opportunities and restaurants. It runs every day between 10:00 and 18:00, every hour and every half hour. The return ticket allows passengers to linger between return runs. This means you can spend plenty of time at the wine cellars in the valley before coming back to town.
Even from a long distance it is obvious that the mountain towering above the city of Nagy-Eged provides an excellent outing opportunity. Nature lovers will especially enjoy this pleasant walking tour, passing along side vineyards, taking 20 minutes from the city centre to reach the 901 metre high point. This is Hungary's highest wine-growing area and the view is appropriately breathtaking. Southwards you can see the infinite horizon of the Great Plains. Hungary's largest mountain, the Kékestető peaks to the west, and to the north you can see Bükk Hegy (Beech Mountain), and lying seemingly at your feet, looking like a model of a town, is Eger.
Vöröskő (Red Stone) is a temporary spring in Bükk National Park, which is typically more active during periods of snowmelt and rainfall. Hikers are particularly rewarded by the beautiful shapes the water makes as it breaks to the surface, escaping the underground cave systems. The spring is located in a picturesque setting which is great for relaxing. This trip can be done along with a ride on the small railway, a favourite with children too. From Felsőtárkány the forest railway runs to Stimecz House. A nature trail leads from here to the spring.
Even though it is hilly, Eger is a great town for cycling. In 2015 a bike path network crossing the town was completed. This means cycling is safe and one can travel easily everywhere on the bike paths, including, if you feel inspired, all the way out to Beech Mountain. If you don't have your own bicycle with you, many places will rent you acceptable ones, including those with child seats, for example. The bike path follows a very attractive route from the historical centre of Eger, along the edge of a large pond; a must-see for those with a love of the picturesque.
About 25 kilometres away from Eger is Szilvásvárad. It contains Szalajka Valley which offers many different activities: hop on a small train, or on a bicycle. Adults can test their courage on one of the many exciting courses at the adventure park, or simply stroll along the beautiful veiled waterfall. Do not pass up the opportunity to taste the wonderful local freshly smoked trout.
In the autumn, an outing in to the Beech Forest (Bükk) guarantees a memorable experience for nature lovers. Hearing the deer herds mating cries is among the more interesting activities in this forest. The deer rutting period is weather-dependent. It usually lasts from late August to October, when small groups of nature lovers go deep into the forest at night to listen to the phenomenon. It is especially good that the small train runs at the same time, so the less brave can be taken straight to where the deer are.
Hór valley is one of Hungary’s longest valleys, and counted as an important route in the middle ages. The valley’s most favourite sight is an ancient cave next to Cserepfalu called Suba Hole. You can take a trip of discovery into the forest and find the ancestors’ prehistoric dwelling place. Since it is so close by, try to pop into Cserepfalu as well. This village, straight out of the story books, is a great place for an afternoon break.
Bélapátfalva is barely a half hour drive (or by train and by bus) from Eger. A small lake and a convent built in 1232 await those who want to take a break from the grey work week. The location’s real attraction is the ‘Bel Stone’ which stretches high above the town. The erosion of the former mining site has been halted. What remains is an almost lunar landscape, guaranteed to make an impression. It is an incomparable sight, with an atmosphere that you may want to experience again and again.
If you feel like a bigger challenge try Tar-Kö, (Tar Stone), at the top of the Bukk Forest. At 949 metres, this is Hungary’s 11th highest mountain. Those overcoming the height difference and making it to the top are rewarded with amazing views, as well as crystal clear air and the scent of flowers all in a truly immaculate environment. Bike lovers can hire bicycles in Eger and make the trip that way. At the height of the scorching Hungarian summer, the cool of the Bukk forest is an inviting 20-25 degrees C.
If you need a reason to leave the town by bike, head for Felsőtárkány. From Eger this village is only two kilometres by a connecting bike path, but don't be fooled. If you chose to ride from the outskirts of Eger to the lake located on the other side of Felsőtárkány, that's 15 kilometres of peddling in total! So, if you want to make a day of it, you could start out with a little outing and turn it into a 30 kilometre tour.
If you love a challenge and longer bike tours, get on a train to Lake Tisza, Hungary’s second largest lake. Take your bikes, or rent some there, but definitely don't go into the area without a bike. A fantastic 60 kilometre long cycle path has been built, which almost has to be tried. Apart form cycling, you can swim in the warm water, go fishing or boating with the family.
Enthusiastic swimmers can fully enjoy their hobby in Eger. The Aladar Bitskey swimming pool is a gem, showcasing the organic architectural style of the world-famous Hungarian architect Imre Makovecz. The opportunities for swimming in Eger are worthy of spa town. Also deserving of a visit is the 50m competition pool at the thermal baths. There is also a pool fed by a spring. It is the so-called "gravel" pool, where you can swim in the silky soft water under the shade of a giant sycamore.
On the side of the Nagy Eged Mountain, a downhill bike course can be found, seemingly ideal for extreme sport lovers. The quality of the course is recognised by competition organisers, holding their race events here. The course starts from the top of the mountain. Just look for the cross and you'll find start of the track marked by bushes on either side for the first few metres.
Thanks to the mountainous location, Eger is close to excellent terrain for paragliding. One of the most popular start points in the whole country is the 536 -meter-high NagyEged hilltop, where, with the help of a professional tandem pilot you can experience this very particular type of flying. Good weather conditions give an unparalleled view of the city. Just one flight would guarantee your trip to Eger becomes an unforgettable one. If you feel like taking the opportunity, please contact the Matra Extreme Sports Flying Association. They will take care of everything: Email: .
The Lake Tisza is not only for bicycling activities. The Eco Centre at Poroszlo is worthy of a visit. The Eco Centre’s 2600 m2 main building presents previously hidden natural wonders of the Tisza River and Lake Tisza Valley and its wildlife. The 10 hectare park is a beautiful environment to play in: climbing over straw bales, rafting or petting small animals. For bird lovers, for a small fee there is a bird sanctuary tour, where via a small boat you can visit the lagoons, here heron, egrets, ducks and Great Crested Grebes can be seen.
The Perseid meteor shower passing overhead provides a spectacular event in the first half of August, every year. Eger is a great place to admire this natural phenomenon. Each year there are numerous events for visitors to choose from. A favourite venue is, for example, the Almagyar Érsek Borterasz (Almagyar Bishop Wine Terrace) located on the outskirts of the town. Drinking wine while star gazing? It’s only natural for Eger! But we can go even farther from the city, to Bükk (Beech) Plateau which is free of light pollution. The jet-black sky provides an impressive backdrop for the stars!
Almagyar-Érseki Wine Estate lies near the city limits and is a haven for everything refreshing: the air, the view, sunshine, water, grapevines, delicious wines, coffee specialities, home-made syrups and lemonade. To further elevate the experience, you can discover the Eger wine region from horseback, by plane or have fun taking jeeps to go off-road and onto the dirt tracks that lead up into the hills.
Made from a nearly 250- year-old wine cellar, the Ködmön Tavern and Wine Restaurant offers guests traditional Hungarian food, a high quality wine list, and sophisticated gypsy music. The love that the chefs put into every phase of food preparation, and the warmth and good humour of the waiters all seem to imbue the whole dining experience with a positive energy.
Established in 1996, this winery is one of Eger’s most well-known traditional family wine businesses. The cellar is made of volcanic rhyolite which provides an optimal environment to produce the flavour intensive wines, matured in oak vats for many years. One of their top wines is the Egri Cabernet Franc Grand Selection (Challenge du Vin Bordeaux, 2011, silver medal), which is a deep ruby colour, rich, full-bodied red wine. The fragrance of blackberries, tobacco and coffee is particularly special. This is the place to come to taste special and international award winning, unique character wines.
Visitors are welcomed in a 100- metre long, impressively renovated wine cellar area and a terrace that can accommodate 60 people. Tamas Sike award-winning winemaker from Eger, grows grapes on 27 hectares of land, and principally produces wines, such as: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Alibernet, Pinot Noir, and Italian Riesling. The vineyard is located above the lake which creates a special micro-climate. The environment and other factors have to be just right to create the circumstances which lead the Furmint grapes of particular vintages to develop botrytis, enabling the creation of Aszu wine. If you have a chance while you are in The Valley of Beautiful Women, definitely taste this; it is unique in the Eger Wine Region.
The 60 -meter-long basement hollowed-out of rhyolite creates a spacious guest area as well as an open terrace to welcome guests. In winter, the fireplace radiates heat, while in the summer it’s a cool, cosy environment where wine lovers can drink in the candlelit atmosphere and some excellent wines. After prior consultation, savoury snacks such as scones, ham, cheese, farmer’s charcuterie platter, and bread and dripping) can be provided. The specialty wine available at this cellar is the “Éger Édes”, a sweet white wine that has a honey aroma.
Using the most modern techniques and technology, this winery has been producing wines for fifty years, with great attention to detail and no compromises. They have a multiple domestic and international awards: the winery is particularly successful with its rosé wines, but the 2012 vintage Kékfrankos (also called Blau Frankisch, or Lemberger in the USA) was internationally recognised with a silver medal. At the winery there is a choice of 8 differently themed wine degustation menus. The most exciting is the one which boasts ten different items, presenting a lovely cross section of the varieties available in the whole Eger region.
This particular cellar is unique for the area. This is a 1,100m2 wonder in the belly of the mountain. There is no manmade roof support, no plastering, only the hollowed out rhyolite tunnel and the mass of the mountain. The cellar network is made up of 5 branches. A highly professional guide Will present the whole process form grape to bottle. The main focus of the Toth Winery is the preservation of the historical flavour aesthetic of the Eger region, and to this end the use of the most modern technology alongside the traditional, which is clearly demonstrated during the Kistalya cellar tour. A few doors down, at cellar 46, you can try more of their wines.
From the middle of town, it’s a 5-10-minute drive to the intimate hilltop setting. It’s worth taking a seat on the “watching the sunset” bench to partake of a delicious glass of wine and appreciate the beautiful surroundings, and the panorama of the vineyards of the Egerszalok hillside. There’s a real feeling of being at home here. Sample some of the winery’s Bordeaux prize winning wines and definitely order some accompaniments: snacks and pates. For families with little ones there’s a small play area and tasty homemade jams. If you book in advance, a gourmet dinner, to complement the wines, especially like one of their chimney roasts. Everything here is authentic and delicious.
The St. Andrea Wine Estate can be found 15 minutes' drive from Eger in Egerszalók, and offers cellar tours and wine tastings, imparting knowledge of the Eger wine region and about the internationally acclaimed St. Andrea wines. As well as wines, freshly baked bread, oil and cheese, there’s also delicious home-made ham. The winemaker at St Andrea is Dr. György Lőrincz (The Winemaker’s Winemaker, 2008), a deeply religious, sophisticated man. Do not go home without tasting the Star of Eger Sun Wine, 2011 vintage, the silver medal winner of the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition (2013, USA).
200 hundred year old thatched house just renovated in 2018! Nice, old beds, but the matraces are new, very convenient. There is a dishwasher in the kitchen. The old beehive oven stayed untouched, but the heating was renovated as well. Nice garden with table and chairs outside. There is a small sauna for your pleasure. The inner height is small...as it was before. Pets are allowed in the garden! Please notify us priorly. Free Wi-Fi. Upon request, we are happy to help organise wine tastings at the wine cellars in The Valley of The Beautiful Woman.
The guesthouse is located in Eger's garden suburb on a quiet, peaceful street, near to the railway station and approximately a 25 minute walk from the centre of town. It has a beautiful garden, with a small pond, lots of pine and fruit trees, and a large lawn area. A grill area and a kettle cauldron make camp-fire style cook-outs possible. Badminton and table tennis equipment and two bikes are available for the use of the more active guests. (Eger is well served with an extensive bicycle path network.) Guest discounts have been negotiated with approximately 30 different local businesses. A list of participating companies is available upon request. For example, by showing their room key guests can get a 30% discount on taxi fares, and 10 % discounts in restaurants, pizzerias, and at the swimming pool, etc. Number of rooms: 4.
This guesthouse is located downtown by the Turkish Minaret, and has wallet-friendly rates. All rooms have bathrooms, a kichenette, a dining room, cable TV, radio, fan, fridge and free Wi-Fi access. The small pleasant garden has two separate terraces where guests can have a peaceful snooze, or use the picnic and barbecue facilities. Pets are welcome. Number of rooms: 4.
Almafa (apple tree) Apartment house is situated in a quiet residential area of Eger, and the main tourist attractions, including the thermal baths are a pleasant 15-20 minute walk away. Open all year round each studio apartment is equipped with a kitchen, a bathroom, cable TV, a hairdryer, towels, a ventilator fan, and hypo-allergenic pillows and blankets. Cars can be parked in the closed yard and free Wi-Fi is available. Number of rooms:7.
The apartment is located a one minute walk away from the main entrance of the castle, and two minutes from the thermal baths. The flat has a satellite TV, fridge, a bathroom with a corner-tub, a well-equipped kitchen and parking space in a secure closed courtyard. Number of Rooms: 2.
The apartment house is situated a 5-8 minute walk from the town centre and 15 minutes from the baths and Szépasszony Valley. Apartments have a living room, a bedroom and a bathroom and well-equipped kitchen including a microwave oven, a fridge, cooking facilities, and utensils, etc. In the house, there is a large communal room that has capacity for 30 people. In the big garden there is a closed parking place, a relaxing recess, a playground, and a barbecue area. There is internet access, air conditioning, as well as laundry and breakfast amenities. The Atrium is a child-friendly accommodation, so a baby cot and feeding chair is provided. Number of Rooms: 10
The guesthouse is located in a quiet area of Eger, a 10 minute walk from the city-centre and 20 minutes from the Szépasszonyvolgy (The Valley of the Beautiful Woman). There is free Wi-Fi, a terrace, and a garden with Bar-B-Q facilities, and playground for small children to amuse themselves. All rooms have a private bathroom, satellite TV, a microwave, a coffee machine and a refrigerator. Free private parking is possible on site. Number of Rooms: 3
Bartok Ter (Bartok Square) Guesthouse welcomes guests to a quiet, central location. The guesthouse offers rooms for up to four people (per room). Each room has a private bathroom (with shower and toilet) and a satellite TV. In the courtyard, guests can relax after a busy day and during the summer breakfast is also served here. Four parking spaces are available free of charge, outside the guesthouse. For guests who arrive by train or bus, taxi transfer is provided upon request, as a paid service. Number of Rooms: 3
The apartment is located in downtown Eger, in a very quiet area. The accommodation is suitable for couples, for families looking to relax and for bigger groups, as well. Rooms have cable TV, radio, and a hair dryer. There is a large shared well-equipped kitchen. The courtyard garden has a small billiard table, table tennis, darts and other games to entertain the guests. There is a free parking in front of the apartment building. Number of Rooms: 5
The Borbarát (the wine fan) Guesthouse is situated in the north-east of Eger, among modern family homes, at the foot of the Eged Hill in a most beautiful greenbelt district. The historical city centre is a pleasant 15 minute walk away. There is a wonderful view of Eger from the 40m2 terrace of the two storey house. The guesthouse has three rooms, a huge American style kitchen and two high quality bathrooms. There is a "kids'-corner" to ensure there's something for young families to do even if it's raining.
This guesthouse is situated in the quiet suburbs of Eger. The castle, the main square and the historical centre are 15-20 minutes away on foot. Thanks to its location, the apartment house offers a beautiful panoramic view. Rooms are equipped with a bathroom, TV and free Wi-Fi. The house is surrounded by a nice garden which is suitable for relaxing outside activities, such as barbecuing (a fire pit is available for cauldron cooking). The separate terraces offer privacy, while a secure parking lot is available for guests arriving by car.
Cecey Guesthouse is located behind the castle in a quiet suburban area of Eger, close to both the thermal baths and the historic town centre. In the main building there are rooms, a lounge, with a garden and terrace. In the adjacent building there are air conditioned apartments each with double beds, a fridge, a kitchenette, and they share a common terrace.
As the name suggests, this apartment is in a central location, five minutes from all the sights of Eger, it is especially close to the castle and the thermal baths. The apartment is situated in an elegant gated community. Rooms are quite new, and well equipped with a fridge, a cooking stove, TV, an iron, a vacuum cleaner and a safe. The City Apartment is suitable for longer stays and has safe parking facilities.
Csaladi (Family) Guesthouse is located in the residential area of Eger. There are two independently accessible apartments, ideal for families. The allergy-free apartments can accommodate a maximum of 7 adults. Besides the double beds, there are sofa beds for children. The apartments have a kitchen and a bathroom, satellite TV and free Wi-Fi. There is a nice vine pergola, a barbecue area in the yard, as well as table tennis and a playground for children. Their motto is: "Far away from the noise of the city, yet near everything important!" The main square is 500 metres away, and the bicycle path network which crosses the town is 50 metres away. The railway station is within a five minute stroll. If arriving by car, free parking is available in front of the house or in the yard. Number of Rooms: 3.
Located about 15 minutes walk from the centre of town, the apartment contains three bedrooms and two bathrooms. There is a spacious living room and a well-equipped kitchen, a nice garden with a panoramic view of Eger. It is possible to play badminton, and table tennis in the garden. For a unique experience, enjoy a bath in the established wooden tub under the blue sky. Pets are welcome.
The Dobo Guesthouse is located in the very heart of the historic down-town area of Eger. All the sights, museums, restaurants and pubs can be easily reached on foot. For those arriving by car, there is a secure parking area available in the garden. In the three-star guesthouse, there are double and four bed bedrooms, all modernly furnished. All the rooms are equipped with shower, WC and satellite TV. Number of Rooms: 7
The Donat Guesthouse is situated in a quiet, green area of Eger about a 20 minute walk from the city centre. There are two houses, each contains 5 rooms, furnished simply, but comfortably. There is cable TV and Wi-Fi access in every room. The building can be booked as a whole, or on a per room basis, and can accommodate up to 30 people. Number of Rooms: 10
The guesthouse was established about 40 years ago, and sits in the centre of Eger, in a quiet area with other family homes nearby. There are rooms with two, three, four or five beds, all with their own bathroom. In the inner courtryard, there is space for private parking, barbecuing, and there is a sun terrace as well. Free-wifi for guests.
Eletfa (Tree of Life) Guesthouse is located in the middle of the town, next to both the Kopcsik Marcipánia and the 500 year old Turkish Minaret. There is a superb view of the castle from the 800m2 large, well-equipped garden; barbecuing and cauldron / kettle cooking can be done in the garden, furnished additionally with a garden swing, table football, and a covered terrace, to entertain guests. There is also a secure parking area. The studio apartments have a kitchenette, and a bathroom with shower each. Guests showing their room keys are eligible for discounts from a number of businesses and services in town. Number of Rooms: 6.
The recently built guesthouse is for 10 minutes walk from the historical centre of the town and five minutes from the thermal baths and seven minutes from the train station. The elegant guesthouse has a family atmosphere with 10 comfortable rooms each equipped with a bathroom. All rooms are non-smoking. The rooms are cosily furnished with comfortable beds. Every room has a bathroom /shower, WC/, and is equipped with a colour TV. Extra beds are available for all rooms. Other facilities include: ironing, laundry service, and a beauty parlour.
In the centre of Eger, just a few minutes walk from the Minaret and Dobó Square, the Half Moon Apartment (Félhold Apartman) can be found. Located in a quiet and pleasant neighbourhood, the apartments can accommodate 1 or 2 people, and are equipped with TV, radio, bathrooms, kitchens and dining-rooms. There are also parking spaces for cars.
The apartment building is situated on the hill overlooking the castle, in an elegant district of Eger. When relaxing on the terraces, the beautiful panorama provides guests with a lovely backdrop. The historic downtown area, the thermal baths and the swimming-pool are just a 10 minute walk from here. There are two apartments and one suite available to rent. The apartments have two double bedrooms, a spacious and comfortable lounge, a dining-room, a well-equipped kitchen and a sun terrace - ideal for families and groups of friends. The suite is furnished to a high standard. It is air-conditioned, and has a fireplace. The terrace offers a beautiful view of the town, neighbouring hills and vineyards. Guests can use the billiard table and Wi-Fi for free. There's a small extra charge for use of the sauna. Parking is possible in front of the house. Number of Rooms: 5
The guest house is located in one of the most beautiful garden areas in the town, approximately 25 minutes from the centre on foot, or a couple of minutes by car. The apartments are on the upper floor and each has a separate entrance. The balcony overlooks the wonderful vineyards of Eger. Parking facilities for cars are available and there's a garage for bikes and motorcycles. In the pleasant, professionally designed inner courtyard garden there is an area set aside specifically for children, where they can enjoy the sandy playground and even have a splash in the garden pool. It's a good place for a comfortable and peaceful stay. Number of Rooms: 5
The Gomori Guesthouse is located in a residential area of Eger, 3 km from the centre and 3.5 km from Eger Castle and offers guests free Wi-Fi, free private parking and a garden with barbecue facilities. All rooms have a private bathroom and a TV. A communal kitchen is available for all guests to share freely. The Gomori welcomes its guests with a nice glass of wine from the on-site wine cellar, where wine tastings can be held, if requested. Massage is also available on request, for an additional fee. The Eger train station is 1.7 km away and the Egerszalok Thermal Spa is 6 km away. Number of Rooms: 5
Afrodite Apartmenthouse is situated in the historic centre of Eger, at the foot of the famous castle, on Dobo street. The building has been operating as a guesthouse for 25 years. It proves to be an ideal choice for families with children and for smaller groups of friends, who like cosy accommodation. Wi-Fi is free of charge,and room service is available between 0700 and 2400. Other services: fax, photocopy, laundry / dry cleaning, itinerary organisation and car rental. A nice café, called "Gorog (Greek) Café", is located right next to the apartment house. The garden - which is bordered by the castle wall - offers a perfect place for grilling and barbecue parties. Breakfast is served in the apartments. Pets are welcome, free of charge. Number of Rooms: 7
The guesthouse is nestled in a quiet street, about 25 minutes from the city centre. The guesthouse has a pretty, lush garden with ponds and water-lilies, gold fish and small turtles. The 1500m2 large garden is a nice place to recharge after a long, busy day of sightseeing and wine tasting. It is a perfect location to have a rest, or to do some outdoor activities; for the energetic, table tennis, or a cerebral workout with giant chess, or take up the option of barbecuing, for the peckish. Rooms have free Wi-Fi. In the wellness section, the "Turkish Bath" contains a Jacuzzi, a sauna, a Turkish water pipe and massage services. Guests arriving by car can leave their vehicles in the secure parking area. Minimum stay is two nights. Number of Rooms: 5
You can find our apartment a 10 minute walk from the historic downtown area of Eger. The accommodation is comfy and homey and is in a quiet environment. It offers a closed garage and a flowery garden, which is prefect for a barbecue party or other open air activity. Other amenities are free Wi-Fi and cable TV with 75 channels. The environment is pet friendly. In the neighbourhood of the Havas Apartment there is a wine cellar and, as an additional service, guests have the opportunity to do some wine tasting. Number of Rooms: 2
Situated a 10 minute walk from the centre in a quiet area. The guesthouse is furnished in a traditional, old world style using tools and decorations from a past era. The interior design uses furniture and items from the legacy of the owners' grandparents. Breakfast can be requested. It is abundant, also mirroring the age old traditions of Hungarian hospitality. Free Wi-Fi and satellite TV are available, and the guesthouse has both covered and open-air parking facilities. Guests can use the equipment in the garden to hold their own barbecues, and with some prior notice, pets are also very welcome.
The István Guesthouse*** sits in a quiet and beautiful area, five minutes away from the thermal baths and swimming pool. They offer five rooms with two beds each, TV and a refrigerator. There is a well-equipped kitchen on each floor, but cooking in the garden, in the mild summer evenings is a lovely alternative. There's even a traditional wood burning oven, which is a great way to bake your own pizza. The guesthouse has a closed car park, and with a little advance notice cats and dogs will be given a warm welcome, along with their owners.
Situated 30 minutes walk from both downtown and The Valley of the Beautiful Woman, the Kedves (Kind) Guesthouse has a beautiful garden which is perfect for those who like to barbecue, a traditional outdoor oven and open-air cooking. Guests can use the free Wi-Fi. The team at the guesthouse are happy to help organise wine tastings at wine cellars in The Valley of The Beautiful Woman, upon request. They also offer bicycle rental services.
The accommodation is located in a quiet residential area, about a 10 minute walk from the castle, and 20 minutes from the very centre of town. All rooms have bathroom and cable tv. The guesthouse offers free private parking, and free transport to and from the railway or bus station for guests arriving via public transport. When the weather is nice, take the opportunity to linger over breakfast in the garden. The guesthouse welcomes pets too. Number of rooms: 6.
Tourists can stay in part of an authentic clean and sunny 78m2 flat, with a self contained kitchen, balcony, living room, TV, and free Wi-Fi, in downtown Eger. The style of furnishing is straight from the 80s, providing a cultural and historical experience for guests. Secure parking is available.
Located in the green belt area of Eger, about a 20 minute walk from the historic town centre and from the Valley of the Beautiful Women. Apartments each have cable TV, a bathroom, and a fully equipped kitchen. To ensure the kids have some fun, there are toys, a sand box, and a swing in the lovely garden, and some barbecue facilities for the adults. There's also a safe parking area in the yard.
Napsugar (the ray of sunshine) Guesthouse is located within 10 minutes walk of the thermal baths and the main square. Apartments are equipped with a kitchen, terrace, and cable TV. and free Wi-Fi is available in every room. There are free parking facilities or garage rental is also an option. The guesthouse has a nice garden with flowers, where there is grill equipment for the use of guests. Discounts have been negotiated for guests with businesses and services in town, and upon showing their room key guests can take advantage of lower prices at more than 30 places, including admission to the baths and dining at restaurants. The list is available on request. The minimum stay is two nights. Number of rooms: 5.
The apartment is located in the elegant greenbelt area of Eger, within a 15 minute walk from the centre of town. The apartment has two rooms with a well equipped kitchen, a bathroom, a dining room, and a washing machine, making the accommodation suitable for longer stays as well. There is a secure parking area for guest's cars. Satellite TV and free Wi-Fi are included.
Nestled in a lush garden, in a residential area of Eger, Pajdos Guesthouse is 700 metres from the medieval castle. Free Wi-Fi is provided and private parking is possible on site. Breakfast is available by prior arrangement. All rooms and apartments are equipped with a TV. The apartments feature a well-equipped kitchen, while a further shared kitchen is also available for guests to use. Wine-tasting in the cellar, located under the guest house, can be organised upon request. The Pajdos team can also arrange a shuttle service to and from the train station, if required. Behind the guesthouse, the little ones can safely enjoy some time in the playground. Number of Rooms: 7
The Guesthouse Princess is located in Eger, right at the foot of the natural treasures that are the Bükk and Mátra mountains. The Guesthouse is ten minutes away from the town centre and five minutes away from the famous Valley of the Beautiful Woman. Five separated rooms are available for the guests. In every room there is a shower, a fridge, TV, and a safe. If needed, air conditioning is possible. With the addition of extra beds, the guesthouse can accommodate up to thirteen people. The kitchen is fully equipped with a coffee machine, a microwave, a kettle, a dishwasher, and a ceramic cooker. There is also a grill oven, and a large dining room, for the use of the guests. In the green garden, there is a terrace, garden furniture, sun bed, and hammock, that make the stay more comfortable. For those with cars there is free secure parking. The Wi-Fi is also free. By prior arrangement a buffet breakfast can be served. The owners are happy to help with planning itineraries in the area, including activities such as hiking, horseback riding, purchasing tickets for the thermal baths, and renting bicycles. Number of Rooms: 5
It is situated a 10 -15 minute walk from the historic town centre and the Turkish thermal baths. Rooms each have a private bathroom, toilet, satellite TV, fridge and free Wi-Fi access. There is a closed garage for bikes and motorcycles, and secure car parking facilities. Guests are welcome to use the grilling equipment, in the barbecue area in the garden. The owners offer free transfer to and from the bus and railway stations. Number of Rooms: 5
Our guesthouse is located in the heart of Eger, two minutes away from the very centre of town. The guesthouse offers double and triple room accommodation for visitors. All rooms come with en-suite bathrooms, TV and free Wi-Fi. Cooking facilities are available for all guests in the communal kitchen. All kinds of necessities can be purchased at the nearby shop. Number of rooms: 8.
This apartment is located between The Valley of the Beautiful Woman (Szepasszonyvolgy) and the centre of the town. This is a very friendly and quiet environment for those who are looking to truly relax. The view towards the Valley, glimpsing the new row of cellars is very pleasant. The little electric sightseeing "train" passes along at the bottom of the garden. In under 10 minutes by foot, guests can reach the Valley for seemingly endless wine-tasting opportunities. In just over 10 minutes, they walk to the centre of town. There is a garage, private parking lot and Wi-Fi available, all free of charge. The apartment is self-contained, with its own entrance, green garden, and there is an option to have a cook-out or to do some barbecuing outside. There is a shop, and a well equipped playground within 80 metres of the apartment. Number of Rooms: 2
It is located in a quiet area of Eger, half an hour walk or a 5-10 minute drive from the centre of town. The guesthouse offers a terrace, a garden with barbecue facilities and free Wi-Fi. Free private parking is available as well. Rooms are nice and neat, they contain bathroom facilities and a TV. An ironing service is available on request. A restaurant can be found within a 3-minute walk. A shuttle service to the train or bus station can be organised. Number of Rooms: 4
The Vincze guesthouse is in the city centre about 100m from the Minaret. It is situated in a friendly area with everything within easy reach. They offer double rooms with cooking facilities, a spacious lounge room and a closed secure parking area. It is a pleasant place to relax, where guests can drink tea on the terrace, just minutes after leaving the busy town centre. Number of Rooms: 5
Zold Sziget is located near the Eger Castle and the Eged Mountain, in a leafy area. For those fond of riding, there is a horse ranch just less than 2km away. The town centre is a 15-20 minute walk away. The apartments and rooms have two, three, or four beds. Each room has its own bathroom and satellite TV. Guests can use the sitting room, the terrace and the lobby area, as well as a romantic garden. The parking lot, outside the building is at the disposal of guests arriving by car. For those using public transport, transfers to and from the train or bus station are provided by the Zold Sziget team..
Pharmacies in Eger: Agria Gyógyszertár - Eger, Hadnagy u. 32. Alma Gyógyszertár - Eger, Rákóczi út 100. Belvárosi Gyógyszertár - Eger, Széchenyi u. 13. Dobó téri Kígyó Patika - Eger, Dobó István tér 2. Érsek Gyógyszertár - Eger, Érsek u. 5. Ezerjó Patika - Eger, Pacsirta út 4. Főnix Gyógyszertár - Eger, Egri út. 5. Isteni Gondviselés Gyógyszertár - Eger, Lenkey u. 2. Jázmin Gyógyszertár - Eger, Hadnagy u. 5. Király Gyógyszertár - Eger, Vörösmarty u. 2. Korall Gyógyszertár - Eger, Kallómalom út 88-90. Korona Gyógyszertár - Eger, Sas u. 1. Kristóf Gyógyszertár - Eger, Katona István tér 1-3. Mervai Gyógyszertár - Eger, Berze Nagy János u. 2. Platán Gyógyszertár - Eger, Vallon út 4. Székfű Gyógyszertár - Eger, Farkasvölgy u. 27. Tégely Gyógyszertár - Eger, Deák F. u. 59. Zalár Patika - Eger, Zalár u. 9. Balassa Patika - Eger, Balassi u. 9.