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“Istvan Dobo Castle Still under reconstruction”

Eger Castle (Egri Var)
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Private Wine Tasting and History Tour of Eger from Budapest
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Ranked #3 of 32 things to do in Eger
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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.
Reviewed February 28, 2014

This castle is famous for repelling the Turkish attack in 1552 during the siege of Eger. After a long walk around barriers and through muddy streets due to all the work being done I finally arrived at the castle which was again being renovated ,There was not much to see, a few cannons ,vantage points to the town below which looked like a bomb site and a grave .For a small fee one could purchase a ticket to enter various exhibition room which are worth it and there are hourly tours under the castle (A former wine cellar ) The castle will be worthwhile visiting in the summer when most of the renovations to the castle and the town are completed .

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Reviewed February 9, 2014

I've been here a few years back for a short trip to Hungary. The castle had lovely surroundings and it was a very nice place to be. Our guide was very knowledgeable and recommended few nice places to eat too! Eger is such a lovely place.

Thank Barbara1London
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Reviewed February 3, 2014

The main square, the road to the castle and then the castle itself... all in mud and in reconstruction.... Looks nice, though...

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Reviewed January 30, 2014

If you travel the trains in the Hungary, it's possible that you will come across the phrase "The Stars of Eger." What does this mean? In Eger, you have the opportunity to stroll the castle walls that play such a role in Hungarian legend. In the legendary siege of the Eger castle in 1552, Hungarian troops of about 2,100-2,300 held off an Ottoman army that numbered 35-40,000 men from the Rumelian army (and an Anatolian contingent) and the troops of Ahmed Pasha from Buda. Despite the expectation of an easy victory, the courage of the castle's defenders, as well as inspired leadership repulsed repeated Ottoman assaults. Unfortunately for the Hungarians, the fortress of Eger capitulated in 1596 to a combined force of Ottomans and mercenaries.
The scene now is much more peaceful. From the walls, you have a wonderful view of the provincial capital. You can see the northernmost mosque existing in Hungary, not far from the castle walls. There is a small charge to enter the grounds & walk around, but it's worth it.

Thank Eric S
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Reviewed January 29, 2014

If traveling to or just passing through Eger, a guided tour of the Egri Var is a must! You'll have a good understanding of the medieval history of the castle.

Thank r000bert
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