The 10 Best Things to Do in Eger, Hungary

August 18, 2017 Augustus Redeker

Eger (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈɛɡɛr]  listen (help·info); see also other alternative names) is the county seat of Heves, and the second largest city in Northern Hungary (after Miskolc). Eger is best known for its castle, thermal baths, baroque buildings, the northernmost Ottoman minaret, dishes and red wines. Its population according to the census of 2011 makes it the 19th largest centre of population in Hungary. The town is located on the Eger Stream, on the hills of the Bükk Mountains.
Restaurants in Eger

1. The Basilica

Telekessy Istvan utca 6., Eger 3300, Hungary +36 36 515 725
Excellent
59%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
8%
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4.5 based on 223 reviews

The Basilica

Reviewed By chris8368 - London, United Kingdom

this is a must see sight, it is beautiful on the outside and outstanding on the inside with sensational artwork, statues and so much gold work it is difficult to take it all in. The frescos are breathtaking. The Basilica is also a cool and calm haven on a very hot day. Welcome respite.

2. Saliris Resort Egerszalok

Forras ut 4-6., Egerszalok 3394, Hungary +36 36 688 500
Excellent
63%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
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4.5 based on 146 reviews

Saliris Resort Egerszalok

Reviewed By P7157LSjohnm - Budapest, Hungary

Big spa complex at Saliris Resort and Spa, with big indoor pools (from 14C to 36C) and wellness. There are at least 10-15 different pools alltogether, also pool with sliders for children, but this Saliris Spa wellness complex it is not an Aqua Park! The outdoor thermal pool is a second to none especially in cold seasons and weather (autumn and winter and spring), when your head breezing, while you are in the warm 33-36C water.

3. Cascade Barlang Furdo

083/30 Hrsz., Demjen, Hungary +36 30 657 5836
Excellent
37%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
13%
Terrible
8%
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3.5 based on 157 reviews

Cascade Barlang Furdo

Reviewed By Hiske d

From Budapest it was worth the drive through beautiful surroundings with snow. 3 hours in the warm water is enough. Kids loved the steep slides and we enjoyed the water bar. Try it if you are looking for a different bathing experience.

4. Thummerer Winery

Szomolyai u., Noszvaj 3325, Hungary +36 20 946 2178
Excellent
78%
Good
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4.5 based on 37 reviews

Thummerer Winery

The Thummerer winery is a family owned venture, which has been producing wines for 28 years and owns 93 hectares of vineyards in the Eger wine region. Prizes: „Wine-grower of the year” in 1995.„Winery of the year” in 2011.The wine cellar itself is a former Earl’s cellar with 4000 sqms area, digged into the volkanic hillside.Program:Cellar visit with wine degustation

Reviewed By Katarzyna D - Warsaw, Poland

Very good and interesting experience. We had a guided tour in the impressive , huge cellars of a this family run winery.The tour was run by the owners'daughter a beautiful and proffesional woman.Later we had a guided wine tasting accompanied by a great meal.The beaf from the oven in red wine saucewas mouth melting and wines!!!!! what a treat. I loved the most their best red wine named after the grandfather- Papi. Of course you can make a good deal purchase in the winery.An absolute must in Eger region.

5. Dobo Square

Eger, Hungary
Excellent
51%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
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4.5 based on 272 reviews

Dobo Square

Reviewed By AndrewMile - Budapest, Hungary

With the exception of a very ugly building built under socialism the main square is a worth visiting and seeing the shops and the church and the statue. they really should demolish the modern building or give it an exterior the fits the neoclassical/baroque atmosphere of the square.

6. St. Andrea Pinceszet (Winery)

Ady Endre Ut 88, Egerszalok 3394, Hungary
Excellent
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5 based on 3 reviews

St. Andrea Pinceszet (Winery)

Reviewed By Hajni B

My friend and I visited this place for an English language wine tasting. We booked through their website and by calling. Our host was Zita Balogh, who is actually an enologist. Zita took us around the cellar, and explained many interesting facts about wine making. As for the tasting, she asked about our taste preference and customized the tasting based on this. We could try a nice variety of white and red wines. The tasting was accompanied by some water and fresh baguette so that the wine doesn't go too much into our head :) It was a nice experience.

7. Valley of the Beautiful Women

Eger, Hungary
Excellent
53%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
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4.5 based on 415 reviews

Valley of the Beautiful Women

Reviewed By Lmecca - Russell, New Zealand

There are over 40 tasting rooms in a very easy to walk horseshoe. #14 was exquisite. However the rose from #16 is the best I've ever had. Afterwards - have a meal outside at the Kulacs Csarda Panzio - best restaurant in Hungary!

8. Mineral Bath Swimming Pool Park

Eger, Hungary +36 36 510 558
Excellent
60%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
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4.5 based on 128 reviews

Mineral Bath Swimming Pool Park

Reviewed By Beesoviking - Runcorn, United Kingdom

We really enjoyed our time, although maybe a little worn out and in need of some refurb Great varied pools, and something for kids... Changing rooms not great, a bit worn out Worth a visit

9. Eger Castle (Egri Var)

Sort of stands out..., Eger, Hungary +36 36 312 744
Excellent
43%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
5%
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4 based on 547 reviews

Eger Castle (Egri Var)

A 13th-century medieval castle comprised of the Istvan Dobo Castle Museum and many ruins, including a 13th-century Cathedral and 15th-century Gothic Episcopal Palace.

Reviewed By Mr_Nobody_1979 - Krakow, Poland

Apart from having some interesting Exhibitions inside inner castle (most of them of extra charge), this castle has some impressive views over town of Eger. Not too crowded, it was a very pleasant and leisurely visit. Good restaurant on site too.

10. Torok Kori Minaret

Knezich Karoly utca 1, Eger 3300, Hungary
Excellent
45%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
4%
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4 based on 204 reviews

Torok Kori Minaret

Reviewed By okeedoke - Washington state

This ancient Minaret, a hold over from the Ottoman occupation of the 1500's, is currently under renovation, but nevertheless provides a unique perspective of life in and around Eger. The nearby castle defense structures, when paired with this Minaret provide a contrast of defender and occupier. Wow!

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