Sumeg Castle, Sumeg

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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.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Very good organization of the tour with a lot of restaured parts of the castle and with numerous activities for children. I definetely recommend for a day trip coupled with the restaurant and other ac...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Worth to visit if you are in this area. Be prepared to climb a little bit before reaching the castle. Good activity if you kids.  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Several years ago, and Although we were in place along the Castle, which is not limited, but wheelchair-mozgásképességűként-taxi took us up. No wonder, then, that in our family-Balaton-we wanted to revive a pleasant experiences. Hidegzuhanyként reached us that the taxi driver had been removed and the possibility of steep stairs and slope megmászásán addition, the operators have not been able to propose an alternative. We believe that service providers operating in the Castle, vendors are either by helicopter or in a backpack up their wares, so surely you could find a solution to the older or families with children, the steps and the steep trip to less for guests of the judge. We are disappointed, as we were driving back nearly 50 kilometres for nothing, because the castle's website have published the information. One thing is certain, it is not for the "experience" of this we ...
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  • June 29, 2017
    go with children, they will love it - so will you. lots of things to see, try out, experience.
  • May 31, 2017
    Excellent old skol castle. Not much English signage.
  • April 26, 2017
    Beautifful and intresting place.
  • August 11, 2016
    actually quite a decent experience. The castle itself is fairly well renovated, the views are stunning, and there's a lot to do here with games, exhibitions, food, etc. a recommended stop if you are in the area!
  • March 7, 2017
    Very nice place to visit with many attractions, especially with children.

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