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Eger Castle (Egri Var)

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Address: Sort of stands out..., Eger, Hungary
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+36 36 312 744
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A 13th-century medieval castle comprised of the Istvan Dobo Castle Museum...

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.

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Interesting history and impressive reivews

Great views of the city from the ramparts. Most of the castle itself was destroyed by the hapsburgs, but the walls still stand, as does the base of the cathedral. The guided... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 November 2016
Darcy K
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Sydney, Australia
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a mounting castle over looking Eger. The fee is 1600HUF each. A nice castle but for the money you're not really getting anything for it except walk along the grounds and the walls of the castle. The wax museum was a little freaky, although did come here in the winter and only 6 people around so didn't go... More 

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Timisoara, Timis, Romania
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169 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

I the beginning we thought it will be just a walk over the walls of the castle. Then, at the ticket booth we were told that the price includes a number of guided tours and entrance to the current exhibitions (2nd world war -aero). Both us and the kids enjoyed the journey for different reasons. Tour guide speaks in Hungarian... More 

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Balatonfured, Hungary
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77 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Within the castle you could visit several different museums, like the history of the castle and the wax museum or the system of cellars and each of them are interesting. But if you rather stay outside or are just looking for a stroll and want to take pictures of the city from above it is great to walk along the... More 

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Oradea, Romania
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Very nice castle with medieval feeling and in very good condition. You can visit it for more that 4 hours and you can also find good restaurant in it

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Thank ParisRoland89
Budapest, Hungary
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

It is ridiculous.. you can walk around the castle wall, than you have to pay to go to the castle garden where you can find some canons and grass, then you have to pay to go in the castle to see the panopticon which was ridiculous. Sooo boooring...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Great views of the city from the ramparts. Most of the castle itself was destroyed by the hapsburgs, but the walls still stand, as does the base of the cathedral. The guided tour to the underpassages of the castle was well worth it and impressive. Also learned about the story/movie made about the seige 'under the crescent moon'.

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Thank Darcy K
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

My last visit was 30 years ago and I have been talking about it ever since. Did it live up to m memories? Sadly No. while they are renovating the castle and improving the exhibits I feel that it has lost its medieval charm. It's very clinical now and very sparse. There Are different exhibits in different buildings and it... More 

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Thank Livia M
Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We lived the castle. It has a wonderful view of the city. Not all of the exhibits are in English which is understandable. Our main issue is after paying admission they have a bunch of microadmission places to see a lot of the area. With that being said, you can't come here without already seeing the compound. If you are... More 

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Sopron, Hungary
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36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We enjoyed this site and all of the information presented to us via museum rooms and extensive models and posters explaining the artifacts of their extensive collection of local history dating back to the 1100s. We spent so much time immersed in this castle/museum grounds and were impressed to view the Egyptian exhibit that was travelling around Hungary on loan... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

The castle has a mixture of visitor attractions, some are included in the entrance fee, others not. It offers a good combination of the history of the place and Hungarian history generally. Not all of the information is available in English. Excellent views of Eger are to be had from the castle walls.

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