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Address: Varhegy, Visegrad 2025, Hungary
Phone Number: +36 26 398 101

The historic stronghold, built between 1245-1255 A.D., guarded the Royal...

The historic stronghold, built between 1245-1255 A.D., guarded the Royal Crown for more than 200 years.

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great family attraction for a day out of Budapest

informative rooms, but not too heavy, arms display, explenantions about the era, the view is stunning, not very accecible for wheelchair!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2016
Holon, Israel
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Holon, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

informative rooms, but not too heavy, arms display, explenantions about the era, the view is stunning, not very accecible for wheelchair!

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Derry, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Great views over the Danube bend. We (my girlfriend and I) walked up the hill from Visegrad town. Enjoyable walk through the forest, but very steep. Takes about 1 hour. Fun place to explore with interesting exhibitions (including a 'panoptikum' - like a waxworks portraying medieval historical scenes). Overall a good history lesson!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

This is the best Danube panaroma, the castle itself is average. You can take a taxi or take a walk about an hour, return was quite easier to walk. There is a trekking path along the forrest. There is a wax museum inside the castle which is a must do

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Budapest, Hungary
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

If you do not understand or speak Hungarian, the visegrad citadel is just a concrete structure. There is not so much information in English and the staff working there have no idea about the place and poor english skills. We bought a ticket for the wax museum as well, which was useless, there was an Indonisien flag inside wax museum... More 

Thank Makk81
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

I was taking part in the " Palotajátékok" in the past, and i love the middle ages history, castles, forts, weapons. I also like the beautiful view from the castle. Too sad they did not renovated it for more historically look.

Thank Gábor M
Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

This year we took children to Slovakia and Hungary and wanted to see some historical places. Across the border between Slovakia and Hungary there is Esztergom and 20km from there there is Visegrad. Although I know the history (it was a seat of Check-Hungarian kings), it's position startled me. As most Europeans, I consider Hungary a flat land, so a... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Tip: when you arrive on Visegrad side of Danube there is no public transport to top. Do not walk up twisty road used by cars as is about 3-4 km. walk along road next to river and look out for small turning up on right and smaller castle on hill. This is the start of footpath to top and from... More 

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Kochav Yair
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Great view of the early Hungarian castles and the way they lived demonstrated by nice Wax figures. worth the visit

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Olen, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

The castle itself is OK but not great. The best thing about it is the magnificent view over the Danube, which says a lot about the castle itself. It seems poorly restored using ugly orange bricks. There are a few exhibition rooms that show some history, but like the rest of the castle it's a good try at best. Also,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

Whilst it provided stunning views of the Danube, I think it is slightly overrrated for the price. Most of the information is in Hungarian, so you won't get much of a historical perspective if you don't understand the language.

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