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Sumeg Castle, Sumeg

Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web
Sümeg Castle is a castle by the town of Sümeg, Veszprém county, Hungary.Built in the mid or late 13th century by Béla IV of Hungary, Sümeg Castle is situated atop a mountain called "Castle Hill", 20 miles north of Lake Balaton. During its existence, it has been expanded several times. In the 15th century, it was fortified, and the second of two towers was built. It has been under siege several times, and has experienced two fires.Today, it is the main tourist attraction for visitors to Sümeg.DescriptionIt is irregular in shape, and situated in a north-south orientation atop a mountain called "Castle Hill", 20 miles north of Lake Balaton. It has two towers, and is 125 metres long and 80 metres wide. The interior contains a walled pathway. This leads to internal gatehouse that opens into the main courtyard.HistoryThis castle was originally built in the mid or late 13th century by Béla IV of Hungary, where he lived during the Mongolian invasion between 1241-1242. Later, it was presented as a gift to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Veszprém by Stephen V of Hungary.In 1552, in response to the capture of Veszprém by the Turks, the castles was rebuilt and fortified to serve as a frontier fortress.In 1713, after the Austrian occupation during Rákóczi's War for Independence, troops set the castle on fire.During the 20th century, parts of the castle were restored.
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  • The castle is nicely restored ( Disneyland style) by the private Hungarian investor, the only thing missing are the alligators in the horse show is very entertaining and the subsequen...  read more »
  • Very nice, we spent meaningful hours here, beautiful environment, interactive presentations. All of these steps are smaller exhibitions. It is worth visiting.
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  • It's a medieval castle in perfect condition, good parking conditions, easy to reach. It's worth to see the tournament, carousel, and you have a chance to try a real medieval dinner. 
  • Nice place with beautiful view. It's ideal for a few hour long family program. There are museums and living animals in the castle.
  • I highly recommend this rare castle. The entry is not much and really worth seeing. When the sky is clear you can see the Lake Balaton and the Schneeberg from here
  • Very nice castle, it has good view on the city. The guide was not worth the money. It was too short.
  • It's a real castle form the Middle Ages. Amazing place
  • Gyönyörű, színvonalasan felújított vár, sok interaktív lehetőséggel, még az esős délután sem szegte kedvünket!
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