Top things to do in Eger

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 such as armour and Turkish uniforms in the Castle History…
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 Hungarian in Eger

Macok Bistro & Wine Bar

With its inventive menu and excellent wine cellar, this stylish eatery at the foot of the castle has been named among the top dozen restaurants in Hungary, and who are we to disagree? We'll come back in particular f…
Top Choice Hungarian in Eger

1552

With a name like this, the stunning new 1552 has just got to be up in the castle. The upscale menu, created by Budapest-trained chef Matyás Hegyi, offers largely New Hungarian cuisine, with a polite nod to the loser…
Top Choice Library in Eger

Lyceum Library

This 160,000-volume, all-wood library on the 1st floor of the Lyceum's south wing contains hundreds of priceless manuscripts, medical codices and incunabula. The trompe l’oeil ceiling fresco painted by Bohemian arti…
Top Choice Wine Bar in Eger

Fúzio Wine Bar & Cellar

This rather precious wine bar in the cellars of master vintner Tibor Gal has tastings and serves wine by the glass and bottle. A large, comfortably furnished space with seating in a central court just up from the ci…
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…