Rhyolite tuff formed 10-20 million years ago got hardened by hot siliceous solutions accompanying volcanic eruptions at some places and that is how tuff cones rose. According to some theories, beehive stones used to be cave dwellings since researchers have found some pottery, but the word beehive in its name suggests that the niches were really beehives.
Saliris Resort Medicinal and Wellness Spa has received guests since 14 July 2007. The spa, constructed at the base of a special terraced limestone formation created by medicinal water running down the side of a hill, and the versatile, high-quality medical and wellness services are unique offerings in the region.
A total of 17 outdoor and indoor pools are located in the facility, with a water surface of 1,900 m2. Medicinal spa baths, jacuzzi spas, adventure pools, children's pools and slides ensure a pleasant stay for all ages.
The family winery awaits and welcomes all the former and new guests throughout the whole year. They offer self-produced dry, semi-sweet, white and red wines in bottles or a measured form.
They produce their wines from their own grapes that spread over the vineyards of Egerszalók, Egerszólát and Demjén. They provide excellent quality year by year. Several of their wines won silver medal at the Aranytőke Borszemle (Gold Grapevine Parade). They produce all of their wines with the traditional method. After the pressing and fermenting, the wine goes into oak barrels in which it can age by taking in the flavours of the barrel. Later, when the wine has reached its maturity, it goes into smaller barrels (70-100 liters) so that it is closer to the visitors of the winery.
The winery offers red, white, rose, dry, semi-dry and semi-sweet wines in measured form or bottles. Moreover, there is also cold-pressed grape seed oil produced on the spot and grape seed flour at the winery.
The Hangácsi and Sons Winery and Vineyards is a first generation family business operating from 1992. Their vineyards spread over the brinks and hills of Egerszalók, Demjén and Egerszólát. The best wine of the winery is the Egri Bikavér (Bull’s Blood of Eger), but they also sell Kékfrankos (Blaufränkisch), Cserszegi Cuvée, Kékfrankos Rose, Olaszrizling (Welschriesling), Elixir Cuvée and Főnix Cuvée.
The two PEOPLE who made it possible for the wines to finally shine in their current forms: István Tóth and Gábor Takács. Their knowledge and a little help from the Elders gave birth to the new Kohári style of the winery.
One of the best wineries of the country awaits Guests with its excellent wines and wine tasting opportunity. “Eger is one of the most exciting wine regions of Hungary for us. We are grateful for being able to produce our grapes here. It is especially exciting to handle white and red wines at the same location.
Egerszalók's real attraction, on the southern side of the village, is the thermal spring erupting from the earth (410 meters from below). The water’s temperature is 65-68 °C. The water running down the hill created 1200 m2 of spectacular limestone deposits, which is unique in Europe. The salt hill is under local protection. Since the thermal bath were established, the hill can be approached on a walking path. When the sun sets, the hill has the colours of the rainbow. The thermal springs, the thermal bath and its surroundings gained the classification of health resort in 2016.
Egerszalók has been the place of healing since the 18th century. The pilgrimages started because of the story of a blind girl’s miraculous healing. There was a church in the village in the Middle Ages already. The baroque church built in 1738 based on the plans of an Italian architect, Giovanni Battista Carlone is still visible.
Besides tourist information, visitors can have a pleasant time travel when visiting the Vernacular Room and Exhibition of Dolls in the building. Tourists can pick and choose from local and handmade products. If someone would like to discover the region on two wheels, the opportunity is provided. Adult bicycles are rentable for a day at an affordable price at the office.
The connected cave dwellings of Sáfrány street preserve the local history, architecture, the peasant culture’s vanished traditions and its remaining pieces of Egerszalók and its surroundings. Rhyolit tuff stone of the upper layer of the rocks at the foot of Bükk mountains from the valley of Tarna river to Miskolc is easy to cut and carve, it is watertight and operates as insulation in its natural state and is suitable for habitation. There are 18 settlements with cave dwellings remaining at the foot of the Bükk mountains. 33 cave-dwellings existed in Egerszalók in the middle of the 19th century. Some of them were still inhabited in the 1960’s, others are still used as summer kitchens.
The village tour on the Cricket bus provides a great opportunity to see and get to know the sights of the village while receiving musical guide service on the bus.
The lake was created in 1982 by swelling the Laskó stream. Its function is to control the streamflow of the Laskó stream and provide flood rescue. There used to be an agricultural, cultivation area where now the lake is located, so there are bushes and trees underwater. They provide excellent habitat for fish, especially for predators. There is a former course of a stream in the middle of the lake, the water can be 7 meters deep there. The average water depth of the lake is 3 meters. The lake’s avifauna is remarkable. There are 217 bird species living in the area, of which 171 is protected and 28 is specially protected.
Several tropical butterflies can be admired besides the – normal and bigger seized – European butterfly species, like one of the biggest ones of the world: the big Atlas Butterfly (Attacus Atlas). There is only one Open-air Butterfly Museum in Eastern Europe: it is in Egerszalók, Hungary.
The Minaret of Eger is the northernmost historical building of the Turkish era in Europe. It was built shortly after the Turks victory in 1596 and it used to belong to the Djami of Kethuda. The 40-metre-high minaret was made of red sandstone, and it has a fourteen-sided ground plan.