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. Put Eger Castle (Egri Var) at the forefront of your travel plans using our Eger trip builder.
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  • August 17, 2017
    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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  • August 17, 2017
    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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  • August 15, 2017
    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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  • June 27, 2017
    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.
  • April 28, 2017
    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.
  • May 10, 2017
    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.
  • June 20, 2017
    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
  • June 23, 2017
    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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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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