Eger is one of the country's most attractive Baroque cities, a 1000-year-old episcopal seat - today an archiepiscopal centre - with a glorious historical past and great historical monuments.
István Dobo, castellan, gave the town the title "patriotic town" for his month-long resistance in 1552 against Turkish forces which had a superiority of 20-times Dobo's small army.
Géza Gárdonyi wrote an immortal novel about the town at this time (The Stars of Eger).
Eger is a town of medicinal baths and students, and also fine wines. The excellent reds and whites of this famous historical wine region are served in wine cellars that have seen the passage of several hundred years.