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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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  • I the beginning we thought it will be just a walk over the walls of the castle. Then, at the ticket booth we were told that the price includes a number of guided tours and entrance to the current exhi...  more »
  • Worth a visit, or even a detour all for the colorful alleys in the area for the Castle!
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  • Parkolohelyet talalni Bina nafees not only in pest, in Eger. In addition to fizetos. Pfff. Six of the varhoz felertunk and we parked near the wall. A Bementunk ticket valtottunk. Not szerettunk, but uvotott a woman in the small rank bodejabol, that fiataleknak must pay. 2 setalojegyet in my garden because it would have under bejartuk and ora point to eélg. Kozoltek, after only 4. Well good. -switched to 26000 ticket and told to be quick because I now go to bortonbe or read the defeat skeletron. I asked, if you are only getting the one we have time, but by the time kibökték has gone to the town and stayed for the next 2 hours from körbevezetéstől. We can not, we can look at the Castle. Nothing was open! No one anywhere, everything is closed. It was so awful and I had to pay.
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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!