Eger Castle (Egri Var), Eger

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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  • It was not the purpose of our trip, but man you look, if you've been in Eger. Bit dissapointed. F4-re for us there and have all closed down inside, so just sétállgatni. Half and half closed due to reconstruction. Although not days but many of the mud and the locks (in the context of the exhibitions closed). 15-20 minutes of down time there (under 5 min sétállni around, taking photos). See the many billions in aid that entering Billboard sizes. ..
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  • Located on a Hill east of the town of Eger. Wall remains fine. Almost panoramic views can be seen. The Interior is exposed. Great views of the town from the Castle.
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  • Old fortress located next to the old town. Entrance fee. Soyetuju visit, as from the city centre.
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  • A really lovely place where to go with the family. So much to do and such an amazing view. The kids enjoyed climbing on the cannons
  • A must visit if in Eger. Really kept and maintained. Nearly everything is well signposted and clearly explained in English. A gem.
  • A beautiful historical town must be seen. Great for spa days and only 1.5 hours from Budapest. Great value tasty food no matter where you go.
  • Highly informative , unfortunately no English speaking guide. The village is well kept. Still being recommended to visit would expect public information in English. People were very helpful
  • Cool place to visit from Budapest. Old laid back town vibe. Castle is very beautiful.. lots of history

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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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