Covering a massive 5 hectares and with 7 pools, Eger's open air bath is less like a bath and more like a water park of the American variety.
There is of course the opportunity to wallow in medicinal, healing spring waters but there is also a lot of fun to be had for those less willing to stay still i.e. kids. As such, it is a great place for families to spend a hot Hungarian day.
Officially called the 'Eger Strand', the town's open air bath is more akin to a water park.
As mentioned above, there are 7 pools in all and each has something unique to offer.
There is the full Olympic-sized pool, the castle pool for the kids, two warm pools (28 and 38 degrees) fed by natural hot springs and a 'fun' pool for adults with a total of 18 separate features.
The Castle Pool
It's not all water however, surrounding the pools is a well-kept green area ideal for relaxing, having picnics and sunbathing.
There are plenty of stalls selling food and drink and swimming paraphernalia, it is also possible to hire sun loungers.
Recently a new attraction has been opened, the slide pool (see image above) which adds a new dimension to Eger's Open Air Bath.
It is also possible to access the Turkish Bath from the Open Air Bath, although it costs extra this historical building is well worth a visit.
Monday - Wednesday/Sunday: 9.00-19.00
Last entrance to the baths is one hour before closing and bathers must leave the pools 30 minutes before closing time.
Adults: 1900huf (incl. 5 turns on the slides)
Children under 4: no charge.
Children and retired (with relevant identification): 1600huf (incl. 5 turns on the slides)