Eger was founded more than 1000 years ago in the northeastern part of Hungary, between the mountains of Bükk and Mátra. It is an important center of this region, as it was the seat of the bishop from 1009, and it was surrounded by large vineyards (wine has always been one of the most important export products of Hungary). Later on, its castle played a very important role in the wars between the Hungarian and Turkish armies: in 1552, a small number of defenders could persist for the siege of 38 days, until the Turkish army finished their autumn season of military actions, and stopped the attacks. In the 18th century, the city achieved the baroque atmosphere which we can also experience today.
If you are interested in the touristic side of the city of Eger, please visit the official site.
In particular, if you are interested in the story of
- the first Hungarian language training schools,
- the healing springs,
- or the underground corridors running under the castle
please visit the Eger Settlement Repository.
Photos: Shutterstock (cover photo), Eszterházy Károly University (below)