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Eger Castle (Egri Var), Eger
(4.2/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web)
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. Put Eger Castle (Egri Var) at the forefront of your travel plans using our Eger trip builder.
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  • Great views of the city from the ramparts. Most of the castle itself was destroyed by the hapsburgs, but the walls still stand, as does the base of the cathedral. The guided tour to the underpassages ...  more »
  • My last visit was 30 years ago and I have been talking about it ever since. Did it live up to m memories? Sadly No. while they are renovating the castle and improving the exhibits I feel that it has l...  more »
  • Thousands of years ago, I was not in the Castle. Not so long ago over ellatogattam with my friends. A great introduction to the then-modern ídőknek, and the Castle, it is unable to protect the assets,. The city is always a fascinating acoustical. Osszesegeben is a great program, great kikapcsólódás!!!!
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  • A must-do in Eger. The best castle attraction I've experienced, topping my previous favourite Spis Castle in Slovakia. Allow a full day to do it properly. The underground tunnel displays and tours with animations, videos and 3D reconstructionals are VERY comprehensive, and well done.
  • Lovely place, worth visiting. Fantastic city view to see during walking on curtain walls.
  • Beautifully renovated castle. It is definitely a must-see in Eger, especially for the views of the city and the historical exhibits.
  • Excellent! Be sure to explore as there is much more to find than you first think. Special mention to the exhibition on the Siege of Eger. Not all signs are fully translated.
  • Lovely castle. Great views!