One of the country's most attractive Baroque cities, a 1000-year-old Episcopal seat - today an archiepiscopal centre - with a glorious historical past and great historical monuments.
István Dobó, castellan, gave the town the title 'patriotic town' for his month-long resistance in 1552 against Turkish forces which had a superiority of 20-times Dobó's small army. Géza Gárdonyi wrote an immortal novel about the town at this time (The Stars of Eger).
The County Hall with Henrik Fazola's masterwork wrought iron gates, a local history exhibition 'HEVES COUNTY AND EGER IN THE 18 - 19th CENTURY' and a Sports Museum in the former prison building in the courtyard.
The Minaret is Europe's most northerly structure dating from the Turkish period.
A beautiful iconostasis dating from 1789 can be seen in the Serbian Orthodox Church. The former Priest's House holds the Memorial Room Of Mihály Vitkovics, Serbian poet, and exhibition by György Kepes, photographer.
The Turkish Baths is a fascinating memory of a bathing culture created under Ottoman occupation (1596 - 686), with medicinal water particularly recommended for locomotion disorders.
Eger is a town of medicinal baths and students, and also fine wines. The excellent reds and whites of this famous historical wine region are served in wine cellars that have seen the passage of several hundred years. Eger is also the homeland of full- bodied red wines: the famous Eger Bull's Blood ("Egri Bikavér") can be tasted in the century-old cellars cut into the tufa in Valley of the Beautiful Lady ("Szépasszony Völgy").