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Eger region for Explorers - 1 day

Eger region
How long it takes?
1 Day
Best vehicle choice for this plan:
public transport
This region is famous for:
Castles, Forts, Palaces
Culture and monuments
Religious sites
Eger region
Day 1

Eger Castle

Everybody has seen or at least read about Eger Castle, but it will undoubtedly leave you in awe after each visit. Standing by the castle wall, you can enjoy a perfect 360° panoramic view of the city, making it a must-try spot for taking photos. The alleys leading up to the castle also evoke a medieval atmosphere.

Eger Cathedral

As one of the city’s most characteristic buildings, Eger Cathedral dominates the view of the city centre. This spectacular monument is sure to catch your eye. Take a 90° turn while standing on its stairs and you’ll find yourself facing the similarly breathtaking entrance of the Lyceum.

Archbishop’s Palace and Visitor Centre

The well-known phrase, “Eger, the town of priests” remains true today. The Baroque city functions as an archbishopric, with an exhibition that offers insights into the world of bishops and archbishops. Take a look at the decoration of the Bird Hall wall, where the bird figures appeared from under 30 layers of paint and mortar. Worth a visit!

During your visit


Egri Bikavér, the most famous wine from Eger is known by each and every Hungarian. A deep-coloured, full-bodied red wine. According to the legend, the Ottoman army that besieged Eger in 1552 believed that the heroes of the city gained their extraordinary strengths from drinking bulls’ blood, which is reflected in the name of the wine.


Palóc soup is one of the most popular dishes in Hungarian cuisine and of Hungarian flavours. A true classic, loved by everyone. It is prepared with meat, green beans and potato, enriched with sour cream. Definitely worth a try!

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