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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  • The history of the castle itself. The exhibitions tell stories, we just have to pay attention to and imagine the time!
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  • At the gate of an uncle, who received a lot of useful information, was very nice. The castle is beautiful, the panoptikumot and the exhibition not to be missed, are interesting. Unfortunately, the kazamatákra I have not had time, but beautiful at the same time and then return to.
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  • The door very kindly has been adopted, all the information we have received that which ticket you should buy, how exhibitions are seen with him, and where you will start driving. After the short flying exhibition of longer történelmit can we looked at before the heroes we had leadership, temre and Castle prison. The information is interesting, not complimented the dress unottan leader. The börtönlátogatáshoz is worth well dressing, the cellar is very cold. The Castle well.
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  • The castle itself was great, but the catacombs and the jail exhibits were tour guide only.. The guide only spoke Hungarian, and was way too fast. We didn't have time to check the little information panels on the walls which had English.
  • Kazamatak was an excellent tour, the guide was absolutely authentic and interesting. Beautiful views on the city. Restaurant inside is fine and has a good coffee selection.
  • The audio your is great and offers a lot of history. However it lacks many major languages, such as Spanish. In addition, the companion map is not very easy to follow. Views aren't bad, but hardly the best around.
  • An Interesting place to visit. Lots of history and near the centre. A great view.
  • This place is unique in different aspects. Historically and strategically important heritage. The only hungarian castle in XVI. century which could resist to the huge and unstoppable turkish army. Colourful stories and anecdotes about the castle can keep curious even those persons who are not really interested in history. The ticket prices may vary between 750-1500 HUF for a standard ticket to visit the permanent exhibitions including the catacombs. Outside you can easily find parking lots, inside the castle you can find a souvenir shop, a gift machine and also a coffee shop. Worth to visit even with kids. They organise dressed up tour's and different events time by time. Go there and you won't regret.
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