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Eger region for Families - 2 days



How long it takes?
2 Days
Best vehicle choice for this plan:
bicycle
public transport
car
This region is famous for:
Baths, Spas  and Beaches
Thermal baths, Spas and Healing resources
Museums and exhibitions
Castles, Forts, Palaces
Natural values
Eger region
Families
Day 1
Eger Castle

Everybody has seen or at least read about Eger Castle, but it will undoubtedly leave you in awe after each visit. Standing by the castle wall, you can enjoy a perfect 360° panoramic view of the city, making it a must-try spot for taking photos. The alleys leading up to the castle also evoke a medieval atmosphere.

Minaret

If you managed to escape the temptation of the terraces of the Kis-Dobó tér, head to the most Eastern minaret of the former Ottoman Empire and its spiral staircase of 97 steps. If you keep your eyes open, you may even stumble on the Ottoman-styled café called Egri Pasa Sátra.

Day 2
Sightseeing in Eger on the train on wheels

You can choose the comfortable way to get to Szépasszonyvölgy by opting for Dottika, the open-air train on wheels with space for 36 people, transporting you from Eger city centre, from the corner of the Érsekkert park, if you don’t feel like walking or driving. It is not a long distance to walk, but by riding Dottika you have the chance to have a pleasant look around on the way.

Bath and the salt hills in Egerszalók

The nearest you can bump into similar travertine formations is in Pamukkale, Turkey or in the Yellowstone National Park in the US. Previously this was the scene of secret night baths. Now, however a prestigious hotel providing high-quality services completes this unique experience.

During your visit

Wine
Egri Bikavér, the most famous wine from Eger is known by each and every Hungarian. A deep-coloured, full-bodied red wine. According to the legend, the Ottoman army that besieged Eger in 1552 believed that the heroes of the city gained their extraordinary strengths from drinking bulls’ blood, which is reflected in the name of the wine.
Gastronomy
Palóc soup is one of the most popular dishes in Hungarian cuisine and of Hungarian flavours. A true classic, loved by everyone. It is prepared with meat, green beans and potato, enriched with sour cream. Definitely worth a try!

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