Eger is a rural & wine growing city in northern Hungary 109 kilometers (68 miles)from Budapest. At its heart is elegant, tree-lined Kossuth Lajos Street. Buildings along this stretch include County Hall, with its fine wrought-iron gate, and Eszterházy Károly College, crowned by the Astronomical Tower. Across the Eger River, medieval Eger Castle overlooks the city. On its grounds. Wines were relatively ordinary, interesting cave like cellars in one, the other was built under the medieval city walls.
The suburban houses were mostly simple country homes, with definite influence of the Soviet occupation history, where there were some dark grey rundown mixed in with the brigher colours.