The City of Eger is your story – Be your own storyteller – 2015.

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The City of Eger summer programs was introduction in Budapest at St. Andrea Wine Bar, where were present Kati Kovács – Ferenc Liszt and Kossuth Award-winning performerr, László Habis – Mayor of the City of Eger and his Deputy-major – Botond Rázsó.  In highlighting the city’s  past history guards of Gallant and Turkish soldiers were also present.

László Habis – Mayor of Eger emphasized the rich programs awaiting for the domestic and foreigners working, staying in Hungary for the time being. Eger will show the visitors the city’s diverse history, colorful face where everyone can be their own storytellers. He also mentioned  a couple of venues worthwhile to visit during the stay in Eger … Eger has many venues, sights-and-sound to see, as the Baroque buildings, the cellars, the Serbian church, the Turkish bath, the northernmost minaret of Europe, the works of Italian stone-carvers and works of Dutch and last but not least  the Castle of Eger … going back to the date  in 1552 was an important date in the history of Eger when a handful of warriors won over a huge Turkish army. The major also emphasized,  the city went through a large reconstruction, cause it is important for not only the inhabitants of Eger to preserve its values, but also Hungary’s citizens and foreigners to show the  past-and-present by creating attractive venues  with attention in keeping the traditions.

Those foreigners who have already once visited Hungary, know very well that Hungary is also a land of regions with famous wines … Eger is just one of them … Eger wine region lays in North-Eastern Hungary. Who has not heard of the Egri Bikavér „Bull’s Blood” wine, famous for its red blend. probably not too many, because many bottles are available in other parts of the world. Also for some like it white there is the Popular Eger’s Daughter, and Debrői Hárslevelű, just to mention a couple.

During the day and evening taking their audience into the world of Hungarian folk music, world music, ethnos funk and jazz. A bunch of children’s programs will be on their way…Dance-houses, craft works, playgrounds.

The Eger summer will be packed up with excitements and pump-up with creative ideas that will not only take off the tourist their feet, but also of the city’s residents. The happenings are for all age.

Kati Kovács, being present at the media announcement  … is the best chronicler of the city, been raised up in Eger and more over 10 songs are reflecting to her former beloved old town. Kati Kovács is considered as Hungary’s best known pop singer. Throughout the years she had worked together with non-less-famous groups and bands as: the Illés, Metro, Omega, LGT, V’Moto-Rock band, Fonográf and sang songs written by Gábor Presser Levente Szörényi, Ferenc Demjén, Tibor Koncz István Lerch, Anna Adamis and Iván Szenes. Kati Kovács is still constantly giving concerts around the country and the audience receive her with much pleasure.

Was also announced that the City of Eger will hold the „Kati Kovács Song Contest – KKEDV”. This will be also paying a tribute to the Kossuth and Liszt Prize-winning artist 50th anniversary on stage. In the competition primary and secondary school students will take part. The „KKEDV” final countdown is to be held on October, 27.2015. in Eger. Naturally, the guest of honor at the prize award competition will be Kati Kovács who is an honorary citizen of the city and at the end of the ceremony she will be giving a concert to the audience.

Indeed wish to draw your attention whilst visiting the City of Eger it would be a pity to leave out one of the newly established venue called the “Egri Road” – Beatles Museum at the Korona Hotel.    Here is a wink to show what is going on there at the EGRI ROAD!

Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter

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