Attractions

Top Choice Fortress in Eger

Eger Castle

Climb up cobbled Vár köz from Tinódi Sebestyén tér to reach the castle, erected in the 13th century after the Mongol invasion. Models, drawings and artefacts like armour and Turkish uniforms in the Castle History Ex…
Top Choice Church in Eger

Minorite Church of St Anthony of Padua

On the southern side of Eger's main square stands this church, built in 1771 by Bohemian architect Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer and one of the most glorious baroque buildings in the world. The altarpiece of the Virgin…
Top Choice Library in Eger

Lyceum Library

This awesome 60,000-volume all-wood library on the 1st floor of the Lyceum's south wing contains hundreds of priceless manuscripts, medical codices and incunabala. The trompe l’oeil ceiling fresco painted by Bohemia…
Historic Building in Eger

Eger Archbishop’s Palace

This splendid 18th-century structure contains two very rich collections. On the ground floor is the Ecclesiastical Collection, with priceless vestments, church plate and liturgical objects. Don't miss the scale mode…
Notable Building in Eger

County Hall

Kossuth Lajos utca boasts dozens of baroque and Eclectic gems, including the delightful County Hall, with a wrought-iron grid above the main door portraying (from the left) Faith, Hope and Charity by Henrik Fazola, …
Museum in Eger

Magic Tower

Attractions in the so-called Magic Tower above the Lyceum are spread over several floors and include an Astronomy Museum on the 6th floor of the east wing containing 18th-century astronomical equipment, a Magic Hall…
Street in Eger

Kossuth Lajos Utca

Kossuth Lajos utca is a fine and leafy street lined with such architectural gems as the former Orthodox synagogue, built in 1893, and the former neoclassical synagogue, dating from 1845. You’ll pass several outstand…
Historic Building in Eger

Lyceum

Directly east of Eger Basilica is the Zopf-style Lyceum (1765), now headquarters of the Károly Eszterházy University of Applied Sciences. It contains a priceless historical library on the 1st floor of the south wing…
Square in Eger

Dobó István tér

Statues of István Dobó and his comrades-in-arms routing the Turks fill Eger’s main square, which has been totally revamped in recent years. To the south is the splendid Minorite church, built in 1771 and one of the …
Museum in Eger

Astronomy Museum

The Astronomy Museum, on the 6th floor of the east wing of the Lyceum, contains 18th-century astronomical equipment, a planetarium with scheduled shows and an observatory. Climb two more floors up to the observation…