Eger is primarily famous for two things: its castle and its red wine.
The wine, which can be found throughout Hungary in bottles labeled Egri Bikavér (Eger Bull’s Blood), is a red blend that by law can be produced only in the region and with certain percentages of various grapes. With a history of more than 500 years, it’s considered one of the world’s oldest wines.
Beneath the streets of Eger lies an extensive series of wine cellars that visitors can tour for a fee. We chose not to partake this trip, but we hear the “City Under the City” tour is fascinating. Next time.
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