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Eger-Egerszalók for Explorers - 2 days



Eger region
How long it takes?
2 Days
Best vehicle choice for this plan:
car
bicycle
public transport
This region is famous for:
Thermal baths, Spas and Healing resources
Castles, Forts, Palaces
Religious sites
Natural values
Eger region
Explorers
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!

 

Day 2
Sightseeing in Eger on the train on wheels

You can choose the comfortable way to get to Szépasszonyvölgy by opting for Dottika, the open-air train on wheels with space for 36 people, transporting you from Eger city centre, from the corner of the Érsekkert park, if you don’t feel like walking or driving. It is not a long distance to walk, but by riding Dottika you have the chance to have a pleasant look around on the way.

 

Bath and the salt hills in Egerszalók

The nearest you can bump into similar travertine formations is in Pamukkale, Turkey or in the Yellowstone National Park in the US. Previously this was the scene of secret night baths. Now, however a prestigious hotel providing high-quality services completes this unique experience.

 

Szépasszonyvölgy (Valley of the Beautiful Women)

 

Do you fancy a lighter afternoon following a tiring day of sightseeing in Eger? The wine cellars, taverns, green environment and the view of the valley’s vineyards provide the ideal ambiance to top it all off and help you relax and enjoy your food and drinks.

 

During your visit

Wine
Egri Csillag is a characteristic white wine from the Eger region. Its history dates back to Ottoman times. The lights of the watchmen’s booths on the vineyard hillside looked like stars from the city. This is reflected in the name of the wine, as the Hungarian word Csillag means star. These lighted booths marked the one-time trade route where wine was transported as well. The light provided guidance, as Egri Csillag does among wines.
Gastronomy
Trout undoubtedly feel at home in the crystal-clear waters fed by the mountain streams near Szilvásvárad and Lillafüred. You can try the golden brown fish straight from the local smokehouse or ask for a takeaway as well, making it the perfect gastro gift.

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