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24 May

Eger: City of Wonders

This week FEDRA is taking you to Eger in Hungary!

Located in the northern part of Hungary, Eger is one of the oldest Hungarian cities. Its architecture reflects the cities long history and multiculturalism. Indeed, Eger was first inhabited by Hungarian tribes that built the foundation of Eger’s castle in the 10th century. Today, Eger’s castle is home to an art gallery and a permanent exhibition.

In 1596, the Ottomans concurred the city and occupied it for 96 years. The minaret in the city centre and Turkish baths are symbols of this time period.

The Turkish thermal baths were built in 1610 and are still functioning to this day. The architecture is visually remarkable as visitors can admire the dome covered with 200,000 pieces of golden. You are guaranteed to enjoy an authentic Turkish massage followed by a swim in natural 36° thermal water with bubbles coming straight out from the terrazzo pool floor. 

Another incredible place to see is the Kopcsik Marzipan Museum.

Marzipan is a well-known popular sweet, taking on different shapes and flavours throughout Europe. But never in your life will you see marzipan sculptures like these. 

The world-renowned pastry chef Kopcsik Lajos is the mastermind behind these master pieces. Winning a gold medal at the 1996 Berlin Culinary Olympics, his wish is to show that this simple substance can do so much more than meets the eye. And he succeeded as he created all manner of objects and famous painting using only almonds and sugar. It took chef Kopcsik three years to complete all the marzipan sculptures. Visitors can admire Van Gogh paintings, storybooks, embroidered cushions, a life-size bell, Russian Dolls and so much more. 

But the most impressive piece is the full-size Baroque room furnished and decorated in the eighteenth century style. The room is a nod to Eger's past as it was during the Baroque era when it was the golden age of the city.

 

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