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This thousand-year-old Episcopal seat, today an archiepiscopal centre, is one of the most beautiful Baroque towns in the country. Its inhabitants are proud of its illustrious historical past and the valuable heritage of monuments and buildings. It is known as the Town of Patriotism, after the historic defence by the castle commander, István Dobó, who in 1552 held out for over a month with a tiny company against a Turkish force more than twenty times greater than his own.
Eger / © Hungarian National Tourist OfficeEger / © Hungarian National Tourist OfficeEger - Turkish Bath / © Hungarian National Tourist Office
Eger - Thermal Bath / © Hungarian National Tourist Office
The glory of the Hungarian castle defenders is told in Géza Gárdonyis (1863-1922) famous romantic novel, The Stars of Eger [Egri csillagok]. Eger is also the town of medicinal baths, students and wine. The excellent red and white wines of the famous historic wine district are sold in cellars that are hundreds of years old.

The Turkish Bath (1 Fürdő Street) is a relic of the special bath culture evolved during the era of Turkish occupation (1526-1686). The open-air bath (2 Petőfi Square), open all year round, operates seven pools. It’s therapeutic water is recommended for the healing of rheumatic diseases.
 
Eger is also the home of fiery red wines: in the Szépasszony Valley there are cellars, hundreds of years old, dug into the porous rock, where you can taste the world-famous bikavér (Bulls Blood) of Eger. Nearby at Egerszalók, the spontaneously gushing thermal spring is a sight worth seeing.
 
 

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Eger (Central Danube Region): Location

Hungary GPS latitude/longitude: 47.55402 , 20.22249

 

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