Xploring Hungary: Castle of Eger in Hungary

  • 22 Sep 2021 9:55 AM
Xploring Hungary: Castle of Eger in Hungary
The Castle of Eger is a construction of great historical importance in Hungary: it was there in 1552 where captain István Dobó and his troops repelled the attack of the thirty times bigger Sultan's army.

According to legend, the first local king St. István personally watched the construction works of the castle from Királyszéke (King's Chair) hill.

* The remains of a cathedral can be seen on the so called "Rotunda" in the castle.

The castle itself was built in the second half of the 13th century following the Mongolo-Tartarian attacks, at that time it used to be a knight castle -enjoy the video below!

Click here to learn more about history of the Castle of Eger

This 'Xploring Hungary' feature is part of a series on XpatLoop sponsored by Sixt Hungary - Drive in style with Sixt!

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