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"Climbing the Turkish Minaret" Eger Things to Do Tip by blint

Eger Things to Do: 99 reviews and 173 photos


This is the best thing to do in the town!!! HONEST and it only costs 200ft (less than a euro). Unfortunately this was the first thing we did in Eger so everything was an anti climax after.

However if you are claustrophobic, scared of heights or prone to panic attacks just admire it from the bottom as it is a harrowing climb up 72 spiral stone steps (it is 40 meters high) and a slow climb down. You must also be very thin to fit comfortably up it.

After I went up 3 spirals I was really to give up, luckily I didn't as the view is stunning from the top and it gives you a great sense of achievement. Though there is not much room to stand on the small 'balcony' circling the top so go up in twos of threes.

This used to be the look out tower to spot oncoming invaders. It was once someone's job to climb up and down it everyday. Lucky them. It was built in the 17th century and it is the most Northern Turkish Minaret in Europe.

Address: Knézich K. utca

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  • Written Dec 6, 2008
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