Przemyśl lies in the south-east of Poland, 12 km from the Ukrainian border. Though the city is over a thousand years old, it is first mentioned in records in 981. At one point it belonged to the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy.
Various ethnic communities – Poles, Ukrainians, Jews – coexisted here for centuries, each observing their own customs and practising their religions. Eger signed the twinning agreement with Przemyśl in the summer of 2003; parallel to this, Heves County and the county of Przemyśl followed suit in forming a partnership.
Numerous cultural connections have been forged even in this relatively short stretch of time; one example of this was the exhibition exchange between Dobó István Castle Museum and the National Museum in Przemyśl.
Eger hosted a Hungarian-Polish Friendship day in 2014. In the days around the meeting of the two heads of state, several exhibitions, concerts, cultural fairs, NGOs and traditional festivities enriched the shared, bilingual event.