Castle of Diósgyőr

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slesa130
London, UK61 contributions
Aug 2020
Nice historical castle, renovated some years ago so everything was in good condition and what we enjoyed is that it had displays but the rooms werent overly cluttered. Definitely recommend the guided tour, unfortunately they only had it in Hungarian when we went but our Hungarian friend translated for us and there is a lot of interesting information and stories during the tour. The guide, although young, was very well rehearsed and through our friend's translation we learned lots about the history of the castle. On some days they have various programs and activities but best to check ahead as there wasnt anything on the day we went (Sunday).
Also when you are finished at the castle check out the Fairy Garden (Tunderkert) behind the castle which is a beautiful spot to relax and cool down with a nice drink or ice cream after your castle explorations.
Written August 31, 2020
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jmeem42016
Dee Why, Australia813 contributions
May 2015 • Couples
I have seen castles in England, Scotland, Holland (yes they exist!), Luxembourg, Germany, Hungary, Portugal and Greece to name a few, but this one is really good. My partner prefers a castle where they don't try to restore it and you imagine what it looked like. I can't disagree more because most castles I've seen are just a heap of old stones. And so was this one when they started because they have photos but the four corner towers were in pretty good shape and still are. But they spent millions restoring the main structure so now you can find original bits (easy to see because the restored part is all white) but all the rooms are there with furniture to match each room's original function.

So its not as good as some of the Portuguese castles in Sintra where you can see the real original furniture but this Castle of Diosgyor is twice as old as those eg 1200-1300 vs 1600-1700 so any original furniture would have disintegrated, There are a lot of electronic displays most of which offer text in Hungarian or English or German (but not all do). There are lots of knights in armour (empty) and you get a pretty good rundown on Nagy Lajos (Louis the Great) who was the king not only of Hungary but Poland as well (which explains why this castle is so far north) and who was one of the last kings to personally lead his troops into battles of which he fought many.

Its a 2 hour train ride from Budapest but if you're driving through this part of Hungary then like Eger (which isn't far) I'd say this is a Must See and worth a night's stop, possibly in Miskolctapolca whch is now a suburb of Miskolc and has cave thermal baths to visit.
Written May 30, 2015
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Worldbackpackrrr
Corby, UK115 contributions
Oct 2014 • Couples
I have first visited the castle in 2010 during a school trip and I can still remember climbing all over the ruins and just enjoying the sight and scenery. I remember I have been told they usually set up a stage and they have bands playing inside the courtyard.

Imagine my surprise when i walked through the main gates of the castle just to see that this ruin I had in my memory was completely gone and I faced a two storey castle.

What an amazing work that they did on this castle.

I really enjoyed the fact that they tried to make your experience as authentic as possible. When we visited they had musicians in the castle who played traditional instruments.

The castle was originally built in the 13th century. I think it's a bit too modern in places and that even through the restoration has given quite a charm to the castle it's a bit misplaced in time hence my 4 star review.

I enjoyed my visit and this castle is definitely a must do if you are in Miskolc as you can easily get there by the number 1 tram.

Kids will definitely enjoy it and there is brilliant wheelchair access to all parts of the castle too.
Written October 22, 2014
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Sz P
Tata, Hungary13 contributions
May 2015 • Friends
This freshly rebuilt castle is an interesting, interactive, multilingual historical place in the feet of Bükk mountain in Miskolc. Every generation will find the entertainment here, mostly the children will enjoy it. The live attractions, for example the knight's fighting show are so professional and funny too. The ticket price is truly returns by the experiences you get here.
Written November 7, 2015
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bluemac-uk
Corby, UK131 contributions
Oct 2014 • Couples
The castle strikes an impressive image from its exterior on the approach, and is preceded by a beautiful, well kept street lined with quaint Panzios and Horse-chestnut trees.

We checked out the 'dungeon' type tunnel to the left of the entrance before going into the main castle (and climbing all those steps!) and had a look and a read of the information accompanying the wax figure exhibit. I particularly liked the display of the Hungarian saint who travelled to Ireland in order to repent for his murder of 20 innocents.

Anyway, the inside of the castle really hit me like a brick in terms of its appearance. As soon as you enter through the main gate, you will be amazed at just how immense it all is! I understand that recently this castle has actually been a ruin, and that they have restored and refurbished every detail to make it what it is today. Do not expect the most faithful restoration to its original state, as you're not going to see many of the 'original' fixtures and fittings here, however there are plenty of activities and sights to more than make up for this. For instance, there was a live artist performing in costume a medieval instrument which I could not identify, however it was very entertaining. There were also potters, carpenters and metal forgers giving interactive demos.

The castle has been refurbished with a mind to accessibility, which means that those in wheelchairs or with difficulty walking will be able to get into the castle by means of a manned escalator/stairlift contraption, and get to the upper level of the castle using the elevator inside. There is a cafe serving fresh food, as well as a Panzio outside selling fresh pretzels and lángos if you prefer.

If you like heights and good views, then challenge yourself to climb the stairs up the tower to look out over the surrounding area, and look down on the inside of the castle. It's quite a sight.

In summary, this is great visit which is quite easily accessible via a 20 minute tram ride from the city centre, and a short 5 minute walk. I would definitely recommend coming here if you've a few hours to spare in Miskolc!
Written October 18, 2014
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Sep 2010 • Friends
I had the good fortune to be in Miscolc when a summer music festival was being held. Seats were set up in the ancient castle courtyard. The acoustics were remarkable. During one highly emotional scene a bell started to ring. This went on for a little while, and then suddenly bells all across the valley below started to ring. I believe every church in the city rang their bells in unison!
You can get snacks and meals just across the street. There is plenty of parking and public transportation is convenient. A must see when in Miscolc.
Written July 6, 2011
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michellerg521
Harper Woods, MI57 contributions
Sep 2019
Visited this castle with a tour group. Very nicely restored with guides in period dress. Our guide spoke English and explained all about the castle, room by room and see what the different rooms were used for. I've been in other castles in Hungary. This tour explained much
Written October 21, 2019
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MLovei
Bethesda, MD254 contributions
Aug 2019
The castle is well restored with many exhibits, some demonstrations, nice views. The climb to one of the towers is worth the effort as it offers great views.
Written August 23, 2019
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brenlu57
Watford, UK60 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
This was a wonderful trip, the castles is amazing, so much to see and lots of details in every room.
This has been lovingly looked after,you can take as long as you want, the views are amazing on one side but the other side there are loads of high rise flats spoiling the view(progress)
Definitely well worth the visit, a lovely littl restaurant as you come out of the castle
Beware if you are unable to climb steps not for you when you enter but I think there was a lift in the castle
Written February 28, 2019
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Alan P
Romford, UK12 contributions
Nov 2018 • Friends
Went on a cold and snowy day in November but still had a great visit .easy to find from the tram stop.Enjoyed an excellent tour with a guide who spoke perfect english and brought the castle to life.displays were interesting and brought the castle to life
Written December 1, 2018
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