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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.During the 20th century, parts of the castle were restored.
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  • In Sümeg at the foot of the old fortress held Jousting Tournament. This is of course not Spanish tournaments, all on easier, but dignified atmosphere of the middle ages. Before the tournament looked and fed horses. And after the tournament-holiday belly. Knight's Hall. Serving soldiers and court ladies. All accompanies sits all gipsy music. Wine-pour. All ate without appliances-... exotics ...
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  • About 20 years ago I was in the Castle and I hardly knew her. Beautifully restored, spectacularly in many interesting information has been allocated for the EPCI contractors. Experience the castle tour.
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  • the castle is beautifully renovated, there are many programs that are fun for kids and adults too. Important: some programs will be offered only in Hungarian
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  • Beautiful place worth of stop. Its formidable and very well preserved or reconstructed castle.
  • Nice castle with a beautiful view to the landscape, amazing especially before sunset. A lot of attractions...
  • 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!
  • No guidance in English, so we didn't pay the entry. Lovely place with a great view.
  • Great fun for the whole family! Costume characters, animals, archery and much more. Not too far to climb but fantastic views from the top.