Eger, Hungary travel tips

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Hungary is part of the EU, but does not use the Euro yet. Official currency is the Hungarian Forint (HUF). 1 Eur is about 300 HUF, and most restaurants and shops do accept both currencies.

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Traveling to Eger is easy, just log onto mav-start.hu for train tickets, or volan.hu for coach information. Both sites have English versions.

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Don't forget to visit Palacsintavár, which is an impressive pancake emporium. It is guaranteed that you will not leave with an empty stomach!

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Touring the Eger Castle is a must, ask around at the local tourist office for guided and interactive tours.

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Hotel Ködmön Wellness may not be the cheapest hotel in Eger, but if you want professional service do not hesitate to book a room here.

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Need a family hotel for the night? Try calling Hotel Senator Ház Eger as they are quite friendly and usually have a room to spare.

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Hungary is relatively cheap, and Aviátor Motel Vendégház is a great place to stay for a night or two.

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If you feel like taking a walk visit the tree-lined Kossuth Lajos street and look out for the many architectural wonders on the way.

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Eger is famous for one thing, the Eger Castle. It played an important part in Hungarian history and it is sight no one should miss!

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Tired of all the travel and sightseeing? Visit Eger's famous Turkish bath and relax your muscles!

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Clubbing is a big thing among younger Hungarians, especially on Friday and Saturday nights. Eger may not be a pumping metropolis, but Gödör Kult Klub is a great place to start your night.

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Bar culture is a bit different in Hungary, it has a distinct Eastern European feel to it. Locals are usually friendly, although they may not speak English well. Look for Bikavér Borház.

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In need of a more elegant restaurant? Ask around for Imola Udvarház Borétterem as it has great service and an amazing wine selection.

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Eger has numerous restaurants and Szántófér Vendégl? is one of the best in town.

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Finding budget restaurants in Eger, Hungary is not that hard. Ask around for König Pizza.

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Clueless about what to do? Get some intel at the local tourist office on Bajcsy-Zsilinszky street.

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Hungary is a safe place to visit as crime rates are very low. Eger is also safe, but still, always keep an eye open!

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In the winter Eger can have up to 20 cms of snow. Bring your warmest coat!

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Eger is a cultural center, visit a coffee and strike up some conversation with a local.

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"Viszlát" stands for "Good bye!"

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