Eger, in Northern Hungary, is one of the country's oldest cities, and with such a long and interesting history, it's no surprise that there's more than enough to do to fill a long weekend, or even a week, in a holiday rental Eger. After the city's occupation by the Turkish, hundreds of years ago, much of it was destroyed, then rebuilt in Baroque style, and almost all of it is in tact today – picture perfect!
Museums are abundant in Eger, and there's something to please everybody, from the Kopcsik Marzipan Museum to the Armory Museum, from the Museum of Firefighting to the Ecclesiastical Museum. In the grand Lyceum, a university that never was, you can visit the observatory and view all the astronomical instruments, including a camera obscura. The most famous attraction in the city is Eger Castle, which was built after the Mongol invasion in the 13th century, has been rebuilt many times in its long history, and now contains three museums.
It is said that Eger is famous for three things – the castle, the Turkish baths (in operation for 400 years) and red wine. Three excellent reasons to book an Eger holiday rental... The city's wine, nicknamed Bull's Blood, has a thousand year history, and has been experiencing a recent rise in popularity. There are multiple wine festivals throughout the year, so why not book your holiday rental Eger during one of them?
There's more than just the city to be explored when you have Eger holiday rentals at your disposal. Bükk National Park, Hungary's largest, is just a short drive away, where you can see wild flowers, forests, and fauna including bats, wild cats, and (rumour has it) even wolves. The park is home to miles of trails ready to be hiked or biked. Also worth a day trip are the picturesque village of Szarvasko, where you can climb an observation tower for panoramic views across the village and countryside, and Mezokövesd, home of the Matyo folk museum and lovely Zsory baths. The nearest large city is Miskolc, where you can see many typically Hungarian art nouveau buildings. It's also not far to the Slovakian border and lovely Kosice!