If you plan visit Eger in summer you find a lot of festival.We found between 6-8 july
the 11th Egri bikavar festival on the day of saint Donatus.
This organized on the main square of Eger Dobo ter bythe wine community of Eger town.
In tents,wineries of Eger wine region will ofer their Egri bikaver from various vintages,accompanied by local meals prepared by restaurants from Eger.
Every weekend in the summer of 2003 they organized the changings of the guards at a few castle's gate. It was like a historical theater but also picturesque and made happy groups of children following guardians from one place at the castle to another.
In "Valley of Beautiful Lady" (Szepasszony-volgy) dozens of wine cellars sell the wine just from barrels. Prices are very moderate - about to 2 euro for one liter (or 50-60 forints / 0,1 l). One can buy a jug and drink it on the spot or a bottle which can take with oneself. Remember that "edes" means sweet, whereas "szaraz" - dry (feledes and felszaraz are semi-sweet and semi-dry).
Where? Western part of Eger.
The Shield of Eger developed from the shield of Bishop Gyorgy Fenesy (1686-1689) after an agreement which was made with him in 1694. The bastion with the three gates on it refers to the existence of the fortress. The rampant unicorn between the two bastions on the side of the shield came from the bishop's shield. The sword in the fore-feet of the unicorn symbolises the manorial power of life and death. The snake twisting on the sword stands for the defect of treachery and hatred by faith. The star and the sun symbolise the alternation of days and nights. And finally, the eagle with a gospel in its clutches refers to apostle and evangelist Saint John who is the patron saint of the Archdiocese of Eger.
Eger Castle, visible from just about anywhere in Eger, can be reached by walking northeast out of the square; enter it via the path out of Dozsa Gyorgy ter. You can just wander around the grounds, which are always open, or explore two museums on the premises.
Eger is one of the most beautiful towns of Hungary with lots of historic buildings. It lies in the valley of the Eger Stream, in the hill-country, which extends over the western foot of the Bukk Mountains.
Eger's name comes from the Latin word: "ager" (earth). This theory comes from more recent researchers who think that during the 11th and 12th centuries settlers with a Walloon origin ("latins") in Hungarian) moved to this territory.
The basin of Eger and the hilly region around it have always been very suitable for human settlements, and there are many archaeological findings from the early ages of history, which support this fact.
Actually Eger's establishment coincides with the church - founding activity of first king, Saint Stephen. Eger's cathedral from the hill which later became known as King's Seat.