Eger

Eger

Up in wine country northeast of Budapest, Eger is renowned for its beautifully preserved architecture and its red wine, Egri Bikaver (Bull’s Blood of Eger).  The origin of the town’s name is still unknown; however one suggestion is that it was named after the égerfa plant that grows so abundantly along the banks of the Eger Stream.  Enjoy a walking tour that includes the Castle Museum, the Cathedral, the Minaret, the Minorite Church, Dobó Square and Széchenyi Street.

PUBLISHED: July 24, 2013