Eger Castle (Egri Var), Eger

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The site of the famous defeat of 1552, known as the Siege of Eger, Eger Castle (Egri Var) currently serves as a museum and provides a great view of the city from its hilltop location. During the Siege of Eger, a small Hungarian army of 2,000 people, including women and children, defeated the Turkish army of 80,000 soldiers. The castle was later captured by the Turks, who proceeded to rule it for almost a century. Take a guided tour of the castle to learn more about its role in the country's history. For Eger Castle (Egri Var) and beyond, use our Eger planner to get the most from your Eger vacation.
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  • The castle itself is interesting and very scenic, beautiful museum that tells the story, explained in English. Built according to astronomical criteria
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  • Who visited the Castle, should something about the time of the Turkish siege of Hungary read beforehand, otherwise understood nothing of its importance.
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  • The Castle of Eger is one of the main attractions in the city. However mainly everything is in Hungarian, so it is quite impossible to learn about its history by visiting it. If you are planning to vi...  more »
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  • Very nice restored castle. Not yet completed. Nice exhibitions, unfortunately only partially in English/German translation. Entrance fee does not contain entrance to all buildings/sites. If interested a full day is needed to see and visit everything.
  • One of the most well done interactive 3D presentations I have ever seen. A must do in Eger! The Hungarian battles with the Ottoman empire are always something that seem to be part of a fairy tale, is just so magnificent that only going there you can understand. You can also buy souvenirs, play with arrows and enjoy the amazing view from the top of the Castle to all Eger and its surroundings.
  • Must see if your in Eger. If your not interested in the museum exhibits you can buy a cheaper ticket that just let's you walk around and explore the ruins. I enjoyed the exhibits and they were all very well done. If you enjoy photography there are some really good lookouts where you can get shots of the city from above.
  • Must visit place in Eger. They do have life performance on the summer. May spend hours. Museums are good with English information, but video exhibitions aren't in english
  • Great place with kids. Interactive screens describing the history of the castle as well as the famous battle between the turkish and the hungarians

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Where to stay in Eger

A city of wine, spas, rich history, and numerous sights, Eger is one of the most popular destinations in northern Hungary. If you're coming for the famous thermal waters, a good selection of high-end accommodations offer on-site baths, spas, and wellness centers. More budget-minded options range from boutique hotels and pensions to guesthouses, hostels, and rental apartments. Available lodgings in Eger are equally distributed between the city center and the more rural and residential areas, close to the natural beauty of northern Hungary.
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