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The site of the famous defeat of 1552, known as the Siege of Eger, Eger Castle currently serves as a museum and provides a great view of the city from its hilltop location. During the Siege of Eger, a small Hungarian army of 2,000 people, including women and children, defeated the Turkish army of 80,000 soldiers. The castle was later captured by the Turks, who proceeded to rule it for almost a century. Take a guided tour of the castle to learn more about its role in the country's history. For Eger Castle and beyond, use our Eger planner to get the most from your Eger vacation.
Tours to Eger Castle
Likely to sell out BOOK WITH VIATOR Private Day Trip to Eger - History, Culture and Wine (Full-Day Private Tour)
Tours from $220 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Private winetasting and sightseeing tour to Eger, home to Bull's Blood wine!
Duration: 8h - 9h
Tours from $300 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR HOLLÓKŐ UNESCO World Heritage site + Eger Castle Private guided tour
Tours from $220 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Full-Day Private Tour in Eger with Thermal Bath in Egerszalók
Tours from $160 ›
Eger Castle reviews
Not a must do activity here. Not a great deal actually to see. 1800 HUF pp thus seemed expensive to me. Why also does the entrance ticket office not have the price(s) clearly displayed for...
Not a must do activity here. Not a great deal actually to see. 1800 HUF pp thus seemed expensive to me. Why also does the entrance ticket office not have the price(s) clearly displayed for... more »
The castle is big and beautifully located at the top of a hill overlooking Eger. We have been to a lot of castles over time with our two children (6 and 8 years old) and were hoping it would have an..... more
The castle is big and beautifully located at the top of a hill overlooking Eger. We have been to a lot of castles over time with our two children (6 and 8 years old) and were hoping it would have an..... more »
Visiting the castle is worth the price of the ticket. There was lots of renovations going on at the time of our visit, so parts of the area were closed and the surroundings were a bit chaotic. At the ticket office was a helpful person working, for the rest personnel didn't speak other language besides Hungarian or they were not interested in serving clients.
After arriving from Budapest at noon, and a nice lunch, the first thing was to visit Eger Castle. One can spend the entire afternoon there. It was most enjoyable, informative as well as a walk back in time. Worth a visit and to spend about 4 hours.
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