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Eger - Wine, Women and... Spas

A July 2006 trip to Eger by mucher

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Quote: Eger's a beautiful town in eastern Hungary. It combines the past - the city centre, great wines and - like so many places in Hungary - is also a renowned spa.

Eger - Wine, Women and... Spas

Overview

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- The city cente, with the castle overlooking the main square, the principal tourist destination - Valley of the beautiful women and - friendly locals - even though understanding Hungarians is a pain, they're always friendly and helpful.Quick Tips: - Stock up on the wines, while here - really good and reasonably priced, - Try some of the Hungarian desserts - from the original hungarian Gundel pancakes to all the traditional Austro-Hungarian cakes and pastries like real apple strudel (retes) or the Dobos and Sacher cakes. - Just outside the Dobo square is a small marketplace. We discovered some fantastic regional products there-like spicy bell peppers stuffed with sauerkraut(I'm not a big saue...Read More

Valley of the Beautiful Women

Attraction | "The Valley of Beautiful Women"

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On your way to Eger you'll probably spot easily, what's one of the most popular crops here - the hilly region is covered with vineyards and renowned for its wines - most notably the Bull's Blood (Bikaver in Hungarian). While Eger is chock full of wineries and other places to have a drink, we set our minds on a particular one - Szepassony Volgy, the Valley of Beautiful Women. It's located just outside the town, in a small valley - as the name implies. Gathered here are at least a few dozen wine cellars - definitely, too many to visit on a single night. We went there twice - on Tuesday and on Friday. While it's nice on a weekday, it does not compare to the festive mood of a Friday night - with lots of p...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 22, 2006

Valley of the Beautiful Women
Szepasszonyvolgy
Eger, Hungary

Old Eger

Attraction | "A Walk Through Old Eger"

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Eger's city centre is small - but it's remarkably rich in historic sights. Probably the most impressive was the Dobo Square and the Castle overlooking it. Just in the centre stands a monument to Istvan Dobo, the local hero and castle captain, that defended the castle against the Turkish army in the 16-th century (with just two thousand men, against 15.000 Turks). The square itself is one of the most popular spots for relax - it offers lots of the famed Eger wine cellars, live gypsy music in the Evenings - and the square is nicely lit (the Minorite church looking nicest). Just a few minutes walk from is the Minaret - the only remaining part of a mosque (yes, Eger was once a Turkish garrison) and one of...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 22, 2006

Old Eger
Town Center
Eger, Hungary