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4.5 out of 5
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Eger is a city in northern Hungary well known for its wine production. Inhabited since the Stone Age, Eger has changed hands often, and Hungarian, Turkish, and Hapsburg influences can all be seen in the city’s architecture and culture. The most popular sites are Egri Var Castle, long the seat of the city’s rulers and famous for its valiant defense against Turkish invasion, and the Eger Minaret, the northernmost medieval minaret in Europe. Other popular, and, in fact, necessary activities for any visitor include relaxing in thermal baths and indulging in the best of Hungary’s famed red wines. Head to the Valley of Beautiful Women (Szepasszony-volgy) for wine tasting, and be sure to sample the specialty Egri Bikaver cuvee.
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    Rich Carriero
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    4 Nov 13, 2013

    Among Hungarians, Eger is a symbol of national pride. During the 16th Century the Kingdom of Hungary was conquered by the Ottoman Empire. The town of Eger, however, held out bravely through a prolonged siege. One of the most popular monuments in the town is the slender minaret, which is the northernmost Ottoman minaret in Europe.

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    Yvonne Brett
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    5 Jul 04, 2012

    A great day trip on the train from Budapest! After strolling through the town and its many historic buildings, make sure you go to "The valley of the beautiful women." Here you can go into many wine caves and sample a huge variety of wines. The best part is filling a plastic jug of wine for the train trip back to Budapest.

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    5 Jul 02, 2012
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