Eger in April, 2016

Dear Subscriber,
Welcome to Ieger's April newsletter. Spring is now in full swing, and this is reflected in the two BIG festivals this month: the Egri Csillág Festival and the 16th Eger Spring Festival.

As well as the usual round up of events in our newsletter, we have also included our list of the top 5 things to do and see in Eger in the month of April. So, here goes:

Top 5 Things To Do And See in and around Eger in April
Get along to Demjén and enjoy a traditional Hungarian wedding procession
1. Get out into the Bükk National Park and watch the largest forest in Hungary come to life
2. Visit not one, but two Eger restaurants (Macok Bisztro and Zsálya Bisztró) recently included in the's list of the best 100 restaurants in Hungary.
3. Sample some fine wines at the Egri Csillág Festival.
5. Take advantage of the great weather, hire a bicycle and roll your wheels along 10.7 kms of dedicated cycle path (From Eger - Lajosváros to Felsotárkány)
Events and Programs - April, 2016

Two festivals this month:
  • The Egri Csillag Festival, named after Eger's white cuvée wine, lasts for three days and involves lots of drinking, eating, live music and lots more. Read more....
  • The Eger Spring Festival lasts for more than two weeks and includes concerts, theatre and exhibitions. Read more...

Apart from the Egri Csillág Festival, there are a number of opportunities to sample wine in Eger:

Ice Cream


With the sun coming out, Eger's Ice cream parlours open their doors. Every time I walk to work there seems to be a new emporium touting for business. But as one of my students (an old hand in the cold desserts industry, apparently) says "there's ice cream and then there's ice cream".

I don't know what he's talking about either, but not to worry here is a list of the places where you're guaranteed to get the best:

The Eger Strand extends its opening hours in April, just in time to greet the longer days and the efforts of the sun to shine a bit harder.

For the more serious swimmers, the Aladár Bitszkey Swimming Pool will suffice and for those yearning for an Eatern vibe then there are the Turkish Baths. For more, click on the links below.
The Weather in Eger in....April

April in Eger is spring and with very pleasant weather, the city and its activities are in full bloom. The temperatures become a little warmer at this time of the year. The average maximum daytime temperature in April is an enjoyable 15°C and the average minimum nighttime temperature is 6°C.  April 1 has an average daytime temperature of 14°C and an average nighttime temperature of 4°C. As the month passes, the temperature rises: April 30 is significantly warmer with temperatures of 19°C during the day and 8°C during the night.

The temperature in April makes it convenient and enjoyable to walk around the city, appreciating its beauty and enjoying the heritage sites and landmarks. It is without doubt one of the best times to visit Eger.

Market Shopping
Although there are a lot pf places to buy tacky, mass produced souvenirs in Eger, we would recommend trying to get along to one of the antique/flea markets currently the craze in and around the town. You can get a genuine piece of Hungarian craft at a fraction of the price (especially if you haggle) all the while enjoying a unique experience.
English Language Films
Most English-language films in English are dubbed when they come to Hungary but not all of them.

There are also other opportunities to watch films in English in Eger, if you know where to look....
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