Eger is a small city of 53000 inhabitants, located in the hills of the Bükk mountains of northern Hungary,
about 120km northeast of Budapest. It has a large, historic castle (which is the main reason to visit this city) as well as a pretty historic core, with many buildings in Baroque style. The castle was built in the 13th century after the Mongol invasion.
The area around Eger has been settled since prehistoric times, and the actual city dates back to the 10th century. Eger suffered with the Mongol invasion of 1241, but grew again after that. In autumn 1552 the city withstood an Ottoman siege under the leadership of István Dobó. Between 1596 and 1687 Eger was under Ottoman rule. In the 18th century Eger became part of the Habsburg empire and prospered.
Both the castle and the historic core of Eger are nicely restaurated and receive a lot of tourists in the summer.
How to get to Eger
There is no airport in Eger and the only way to reach the city is by car, bus or train.
There are a number of hotels and pensions, most of them bookable via the international booking portals.