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Eger Castle (Egri Var)

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Ranked #6 of 15 Attractions in Eger
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
Owner description: A 13th-century medieval castle comprised of the Istvan Dobo Castle Museum and many ruins, including a 13th-century cathedral and 15th-century Gothic... more » Owner description: A 13th-century medieval castle comprised of the Istvan Dobo Castle Museum and many ruins, including a 13th-century cathedral and 15th-century Gothic Episcopal Palace. « less
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Hungarian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Hamilton, New Zealand
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144 reviews 144 reviews
33 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is a historic castle. The guided tour (with special effects) was included in our visit. The guide said she mainly guided German speaking tourists, but her English was more than adequate. The tour was very, very worthwhile. Without it one wouldn't have got a full sense of the castle's history. The whole scene was very alive when we were... More

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Canberra
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141 reviews 141 reviews
65 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The castle complex is quite large. The signs and information in English were limited, but where there was information, it was very interesting. Views over the town are spectacular.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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86 reviews 86 reviews
29 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We enjoyed our guided tour complete with special effects. The guide was very good at conveying a sense of history. The stalls for the Festival that was being held added to the atmosphere.

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Szombathely, Hungary
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

whenever I come to Eger, there is always recontructions, though it seems it is never finished, as the castle is in ruins, full of debris - annoying to see exactly the same condition each time over the years

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Tucson, Arizona
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578 reviews 578 reviews
322 attraction reviews
354 helpful votes 354 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Or until the construction work is finished. There is not much to see in this castle (except the view from it) so at least it would be nice to walk the grounds without all the construction equipment. It seems that they started all at once. The staff was grumpy and many possible tickets were not for sale because of the... More

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Cerdanyola del Valles, Spain
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Good views to town. Interesting place. Some disorder with timetable. Staff not specially nice. More information to visitors must be given. A little expensive.

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Perth, Australia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We arrived at six PM on Saturday evening 9 of us. There is no group entry concession. We thougt it would be worth to buy a walking through entry ticket that promissed pass through the caslte ground untill 8 pm. It was rather dissaponting to be told by armed police guards that we have to leave since there was a... More

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Bath, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I visited Eger many years ago and was impressed. So we decided to go back for a visit last month. This time I was not impressed. The castle is under construction. In addition, we visited on a Monday and were informed that most of the exhibits were closed on that day of the week. We were able to walk around... More

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Pecs, Hungary
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8 reviews 8 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We spent a weekend in a Spa next Eger so it seemed obvious to visit the Castle. It took us a lot effort to find the right way to the entrance: the signs misdirected us. When we finally find our way it turned out that the whole downtown was under construction caused a severe pain in the ankle. Yet we... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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148 reviews 148 reviews
90 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This city is famous from this castle where history changed back in 1552 when a Hungarian Istvan Dodo defended the city from the Turks.There is a book written about it.Several museum located at the spot with remarkable pictures and clothes from the Ottoman's. There is a jail/torture room which is very dramatic with they collection.Great view to the city from... More

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