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The educational buildings of the Eszterházy Károly College are dispersed throughout the city.

As one of the oldest facilities in Hungary serving higher educational purposes the College's central building is the Lyceum, a spectacular building complex facing four streets. A governmentally supervised teachers' training college moved into this building in 1949 and has been complemented with many modern buildings in the last half century. In addition to the instructional buildings the College maintains four dormitories and one demonstration school. The demonstration school entailing an elementary school and a high school in addition to a basic level art school is responsible for the practical aspects of teacher training programs.

Situated at the intersection of the spectacular Bükk Mountains and the Great Plains and surrounded by picturesque vineyards, Eger, the seat of Heves County and the centre of the Eger Archdiocese is one of the most famous and frequented towns of Hungary. The intricate network of underground cellars ferment and preserve the world famous wines of Eger.

Eger, with its population of 60,000 is a favoured tourist attraction as annually hundreds of thousands of foreign and domestic visitors enjoy its spectacular Baroque monuments and historic buildings, get acquainted with the Castle recalling the days of Hungary's heroic resistance to the advance of the Ottoman Empire, delight in the sight of the Minaret built during the Turkish Conquest, benefit from the therapeutic effects of the Eger Open-Air Bath and relish the taste of the Eger wines.

The engaging panorama and atmosphere of the historic city centre can be partially attributed to the efforts of the outstanding prelates and supporters of the arts traditionally making their home in the city of Eger. Bishop Károly Eszterházy, whose commitment to municipal development lead to Eger's present status as a cultural, intellectual and tourism centre of the North-eastern Hungarian Region deserves special mention. Furthermore, its famous schools providing traditionally high quality instruction made Eger an important educational centre as well.

Due to its educational profile the Eszterházy Károly College is both professionally and culturally integrated into the life of the city. While on the one hand it operates as an intellectual base, by hosting various scholarly conferences along with scientific and cultural events and offering post-graduate programs or continuative educational programs for the professionals of the region, the College actively contributes to the improvement of the cultural life of the citizens of the city and the region.

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