Castle of Diosgyor Tours

The Castle of Disogyor was built in the 12th century by King Bela IV and peaked in importance during the reign of King Louis the Great, largely due to its location near the road leading from Hungary to Poland. Once surrounded by a four-meter deep moat, the castle featured an inner castle built around a rectangular courtyard, four corner towers and a Knights’ Hall that measured 25 meters long and 13 meters wide. It served as an engagement gift for six Hungarian queens, earning it the nickname “the Castle of Queens.” The castle fell into ruin by the end of the 17th century and was completely rebuilt in 2014. At that time, the rooms of the castle were reconstructed to resemble those of the original castle and it was furnished with medieval era furniture.

Today, the castle hosts plays that revive the Middle Ages and various events from Hungarian history, as well as the annual Kalaka Folk Festival each July. There is a large waxworks exhibition in the outer castle, which is one of the largest in central Europe, and in a small mint on the ground floor, tourists can make commemorative coins.

Practical Info

The Castle of Diosgyor is eight kilometers from the town of Miskolc in northern Hungary, just over an hour from the city of Eger and about two hours from Budapest. Trains run from both Budapest and Eger to Miskolc. In Miskolc, take tram 1 or bus 1 to Diosgyor vk. and walk about two minutes to the castle. Guided tours are included in the price of admission.
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Address: Vár utca 24, Miskolc, Hungary
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Hours: April-October, daily 9am-6pm; November-March, daily 9am-5pm
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Admission: 1500 HUF
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Miskolc City Pass

Save money while on vacation with this Miskolc City Pass, which is perfect for families. Along with included public transport rides and entry into 15 of the city’s attractions, get discounts of up to 50% at restaurants. Plus, you get a useful map and can download the free app for guided tours. This Miskolc City Pass is valid for the amount of time you choose and is sent over easily in a PDF once you purchase.
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