Not far from Budapest
Not a real con, but the quality of the wines varies a lot
A great place to sample Bikaver wine is in Eger's "Valley of the Beautiful Women", or Szepasszony-Volgy. Here a small semi-circle of cellars are cut into the local stone, which allows them to keep barrels of the superb local wine at the perfect temperature. You can just wander from cellar to cellar trying a glass of whatever takes you fancy. Some...more
Eger’s Castle is a large complex that is famous for withstanding a siege by the Turkish army. The original Eger Castle was located in a different place and was destroyed by Mongolians, and later it was decided that the castle should be rebuilt within the city. In the 1500s, the Turkish army, which included about 30,000 or 40,000 soldiers, sieged...more
If Eger has only one must-visit attraction, then this is it. This minaret is a remnant of Hungary's time under Ottoman rule. A mosque also remained here until the 1840s. Eger's minaret dates from the 1600s and is NOT for people with claustrophobia. To get to the top, you must climb up an extremely narrow spiral staircase with worn, slippery steps...more
The beautiful Minorite Church can be found in Eger's main square. The building dates from 1773 and is very eye-catching. The exterior appears to have terraces and is painted in soft-pink and white. One of the main "themes" inside the church is St. Anthony from Padova. A visit here is a must if you are in Dobo Istvan Square.more
The Basilica in Eger is the second largest in Hungary after the one in Esztergom. It was built from 1831 to -37. It sits majestically on top of some broad stairs which are flanked by statues of the two kings Laszló and István together with the apostles Peter and Paul. The Basilica's cupola is 40 m of height. During high season, May 15 to October...more
Hotel Senator-Ház is a three star hotel with 11 rooms in the heart of Eger, just across the bridge...more
This was a very pleasant hotel, very close to the center, and should have been the perfect weekend...more
Double room, 81 € (B&B), free parking in the complex (Aug. '07). - Fax: (+36) 413 114more
I don't remember the name of the restaurant but it's inside a kind of a club's house, open to anybody to come in. There are two floors but I didn't check the upper one. I felt it was more the "choosen" ones. A set lunch with two or three options for 1.200 HUF ~4 Euro. It included soup , main course, bread and beverage. I was very satisfied with...more
The expression "Önkiszogáló étterem" means a self service canteen where you choose from ready made food, like the "dish of the day" but the difference is that here are there many "dishes of the day" at the same time. You cand find these "Önkiszogáló étterem" nearly everywhere in Hungary and they are terrific places for inexpensive, hearty and good...more
Szépasszony-völgy (Witch Valley) is the home of the world-famous wines of Eger. Those who have become tired of sightseeing may turn into one of the cellars hollowed into the rhyolite tuff hillsides. The walls of the cellars are covered with noble mould. The so called Öregsor (Old Row [of wine cellars]) was established in the 18th century, but the...more
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Travelling to Eger by bus is probably the best option. First the bus station is extremely central. It's just a couple of minutes walk to the center (the main train station is much further out). Secondly the Eger station is on a small local line, meaning that, coming from Budapest, you either have to change at Füzesabony, or take one of the few...more
You can get the MAV train from Budapest's Keleti station (you can arrive here using the red metro line). It costs 2290ft one way though you may have to pay an extra 500 or so ft for seat reservations. Some trains are direct and on others you have to change trains at Fuzesabony. You can also take the more expensive intercity train which costs just...more
It is not only a shop to buy marzipan but to look around the several beautiful marzipan creatures of Mr. Lajos Kopcsik who is a world-wide acknowledged confectioner.
What to buy: Marzipan of course, although the museum shop does not serve Mr. Kopcsik`s own creatures anymore. But you can buy Szamos marzipan which is a high quality Hunagrian marzipan.
What to pay: 500- 1000 HUF
If you plan visit Eger in summer you find a lot of festival.We found between 6-8 julythe 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...more
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...more
This is about as safe as I have felt anywhere in Hungary, which is in itself a very safe country. Certainly no significant threat of violence here. But it is a popular tourist area, and as always they are likely to attract pickpockets and rip-off artists. I have no evidence to suggest it is worse here than anywhere else, and I suspect it is probably much safer.
Well in my country I think and in other countries if you travel in motorways you stop and pay a fee. In Hungary we travel in motorway from Budapest to Eger but we didn’t see any toll road. We didn’t understand why there isn’t a tool road. But when we came out from motorway we understand. The stop us A mattricia vignette something like police for motorways and show us a tablet to said we must paid 56euros!!!
This people they didn’t speak English only when we came to hotel the staff there explain to us the Hungarian toll road system.
I think they must inform foreign to visit the country from broader for this not wait to
Use the motorways and then paid for this.
But then we saw this and in Austria but now we know what to do
spare battery for flash if you plan to make
pictures in wine cellars.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: swimsuit, beach towel.
Swimming cap is obligatory if you're going to use the swimming pool.
Miscellaneous: Electric kettle can be helpful if you are a tea drinker.
You'll need to prepare your tea yourself (it's also good
idea to take your tea with you).
Corkscrew can be useful.
I am no longer sure that this is off beaten path destination - if you're Hungarian, then it probably isn't, but comming form outside I found it 'exotic'. Bukk National park is hilly area between Eger and Miskolc, full of hiking paths and interesting karst rock formations. Landscape looks well tended, the pastures hidden behind Szilvasvarad were...more
Szarvaskõ lies at a picturesque place next to the Bükk National Park 9 kms from the baroque Eger. It's a popular place to go among guests who are looking for active holidays and like mountaineering and yet like being near a town. The village has unique environmental values, fresh air, subalpine climate and a well-arranged village outlook.more
Here are some words which can be good to know so you, for example, don't have to risque to get a door opened right in your face because you have choosen the wrong way in. tólni = pushhúzni = pullbejárat = entrancekijárat = exitzárva = closednyitva = opentilos a belépes = no entrynyitvatartás = working hourshétfö kedd szerda csütürtök péntek szombat...more
This is a wine growing country. The viticulture in the region dates from the 13th century. The most famous wine of Eger is the full-bodied red wine Egri Bikavér, sometimes referred to as “bull´s blood” because of the deep red colour. But there are other good wines, like Egri Leányka and Egri Medoc Noir.www.nordtur.humore