Eger is a beautiful historical town, famous for its castle, cathedral, red wine, Baroque palaces and Turkish remains.
Eger is located in Northern Hungary – about and hour and half drive from Budapest – famous for its castle, cathedral, red wine, Baroque palaces and Turkish remains, including the northernmost minaret in Europe. Eger is the third richest city in historic monuments of Hungary. We drive to Eger and during a walking tour we visit the second largest cathedral in Hungary built in Classical style, the famous library of the Teacher’s Training College (Lyceum) and from the 53 m high observatory tower of the building will see the whole panorama of Eger with help of a Periscope. We walk to the famous castle of Eger hat played a significant role in the Hungarian history in the 16th century, when its defenders lead by Captain Dobo had a great victory over the huge Turkish forces in a heroic struggle. We keep walking afterwards to the most northern Turkish minaret in Europe from the 17th century and to the main Dobo Square in the pedestrian area. We can also visit the Valley of the Beautiful Lady that belongs to major wine-growing regions in Hungary and home of the well-known red wine the Egri Bikaver (Bull’s Blood), too.