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Eger Castle (Egri Var)
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Owner description: 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 March 1, 2013

Love the panorama to the city.You can see a movie about the city.I can recommend the streets around the catle.Beautiful,nice food and wine.

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Reviewed February 21, 2013

A wonderful castle to visit! They have some little booths set up once you get to the top of the castle with candy, shirts, and other souvenir items. My son enjoyed the archery booth they had set up and we had a good time walking around. I would also recommend strolling around the city of Eger. It's an old and beautiful city and we had a lovely time visiting.

2  Thank Beth A
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

HUNGARIAN WINE REGIONS: EGER 1

WINES THAT MAKE LIFE MORE BEAUTIFUL
By Zoran Slavic


When you've already got in „Hungarian Manchester'' - Miskolc, with a small excess of knowledge of geography, time and vacations in the summer, driven by curiosity, and no sense of long resting at spas, I decided a couple of days devoted to the study of the region Borsod - Abuja - Zemplen. We are located 180 kilometers from the country's capital - Budapest. Moreover, twenty of the border with Slovakia. Traveling through Hungary seeking to enter into details of the story of this country. I am currently in its dimension'' wine'' as the most famous wine Serbian northern neighbor, the European famous, produced more than a hundred kilometers from Miskolc. In addition, on both sides. In Eger and Tokay.
Interestingly, previously known that these famous wine regions of its exclusivity and fame, in a way, ''owed'' to phylloxera, plant disease, which is around 1800. was destroyed by the famous and powerful vineyards in Miskolc. Built on a great foundation of sand, limestone, minerals and permanent thermal inputs from the depths of the Pannonia underground. Anyway, in those years, after swept cholera which decimated the population center of the county, plant disease (phylloxera) for all the residents of Miskolc deterred from winegrowing as the main occupation? And now has a beautiful vineyard in the area but people have accepted the trade and industry, and more recently the culture, and the wine left to Eger and Tokay.
Eger and Miskolc fate was linked first major at the time of the Turkish invasion of Vienna: the first is defeated castle in Eger and then one in Diosgyori, which stands alongside Miskolc. In 15th century. It was built too in the 13th century, although severely destroyed by the Turks in their prior-ambitious expedition into the heart of Europe until smooth. Castle Diosgyori is a much later with reconstructions recovered almost in the original building. Eger proud residents, however, say that the view from the top of their tower nobler and the only real. Added, after a psychological break, that is the one from the top of a minaret, was this something that is going to the mosque, but not as good...
Civilized Hungarians saw off fierce Turkish army when retreating after the Vienna damage, but the majestic minaret, a representative architectural monument of ancient times, there was that exists in the center of Eger. Although the fortress, the city and its surroundings easier to see. In addition, there are nothing to see in the city is rightfully called '' Baroque bead Europe'', because only in the center of Eger has about 150 buildings under protection, because of its lavish architectural structure and rich plastic wall.
While we walk through a city that we with its baroque, simply back to a time when beauty and splendor were important, gradually enter into our basic theme - wine! As I said Eger is famous for its wines. In fact, it produces both red and white wines of high quality. The famous and traditional varieties of the region are Egri Leányka, Egerszóláti Olaszrizling, Debrői Harslevelu (whites), and Egri Bikavér (red).
At the end of the day, we sit in Eger Castle, they say here - Egri Var, enjoy the panoramic view of the city and drink the local red wine, Egri Bikavér.

Thank TravelerZrenjanin
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Reviewed January 27, 2013

Inside is wax museum. There is 3D cinema where shows a movie about Eger. But be careful when you pay about tickets. They could mug you.

Thank Lelde S
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

We have visited Eger for a day during our stay in Budapest - you can get there via train from Keleti railway station in Budapest and there are direct trains. The train ticket is about €20 per person. Eger is an old city - it is lovely to stroll around. We have visited the castle on new year's day so did not have to pay an entrance fee and could just stroll around with practically no tourists on the streets. I highly suggest a visit - it is a good break from the hustle and bustle of big cities!

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