Showing posts with label Eger. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Eger. Show all posts

Thursday, August 5, 2010

The Cathedral of Eger

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One of the biggest churches of Hungary, it was built between 1831 and 36 in classical style, designed by József Hild. The length of the church is 93 metres, the width 53 metres, while the towers arising next to the sanctuary are 54 metres high. A wide staircase is leading to the main entrance of the Cathedral. On both sides there are stone sculptures of Marco Casagrande: St. Stephen and King László, as well as St. Peter and St Paul. The tympanum and the 8 chorinthos column give the character of the entrance and facade. The church is covered by 3 cupolas. The nave and aisles determine a cross ground shape. The picture of the high altar is the work of a wiener painter József Donhauser from 1835 and illustrates the death of St. John as being lugged to the hot caldron. The cathedral houses the biggest organ of Hungary that was built at the end of the XIX. century by Ludwig Moser from Salzburg.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Eger (Hungary)

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Eger is one of the most beautiful historical Baroque cities in Hungary.

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The centuries-old architectural heritage, the ecclesiastical treasures,

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the wine culture,

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the thermal baths and numerous cultural events combine to make Eger the most significant tourist centre in Northern Hungary.

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According to some hypothesises the town was named after the alder ('éger') trees along the Eger Stream. This assumption is supported by the German Erlau/ Erlen-au (alder grove) name of the town.

How to get there:
By public transport, take a train from Budapest to Eger, if travelling from Miskolc change at Füzesabony. There are Volán coaches available from Budapest and from Miskolc. By car, from Budapest take the M3 motorway, exit at Füzesabony and continue north. On the M3 from Miskolc turn off at Mezőkövesd or travel through the wooded hills of the Bükk from Miskolc or Ózd.