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The Castle of Diósgyőr is a medieval castle in the historical town of Diósgyőr which is now part of the Northern Hungarian city Miskolc.For travelers who use our international travel planner, Miskolc holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Castle of Diosgyor and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
The first Castle of Diósgyőr was built probably in the 12th century and was destroyed during the Mongol invasion (1241–42). The current, Gothic castle was built after the invasion and reached the peak of its importance during the reign of King Louis the Great (1342-1382). Later it became a wedding gift for the queens of Hungary, which it remained until the Ottoman invasion of Hungary in the 16th century. By the end of the 17th century it was already in ruins. Archaeological excavations were made from the 1960s. In 2014 the castle was restored, the rooms are furnished with Mediaeval-style furniture.
Castle of Diosgyor reviews
Nice historical castle, renovated some years ago so everything was in good condition and what we enjoyed is that it had displays but the rooms werent overly cluttered. Definitely recommend the guided.... more
Nice historical castle, renovated some years ago so everything was in good condition and what we enjoyed is that it had displays but the rooms werent overly cluttered. Definitely recommend the guided.... more »
I absolutely loved this castle and the fairy garden around it. We went for a horse racing too just next to the castle. I especially liked the hungarian folk dancers show here.
I absolutely loved this castle and the fairy garden around it. We went for a horse racing too just next to the castle. I especially liked the hungarian folk dancers show here. more »
Nice place, Nice view around. Easy to get there. One of places in Miskolc, which does not look oldfashioned...
Nice place, Nice view around. Easy to get there. One of places in Miskolc, which does not look oldfashioned... more »
The catle with its expositions are in very good conditions offering a lot of facts and subjects well organized in rooms which are every of them focusing on some specific part of activity. Nice peace of history. Very professional staff. Highly recommend.
Beautiful castle with an incredible feel. What made this worth the visit was the professional tour guide who played the part in traditional Knight costume. He delivered a knowledgeable brief passionately and answered questions thoroughly. Great day out! Looking forward to visiting when the jousting and other entertainment is on in the future!
The castle looks splendid and nice, and is kept in a very good way. We got a discount on the tickets and the kids were free. There were not much to see inside the castle but it was still good to kill some time with the kids and take photos. It is still worthy to visit.
Excellent program especially with children. The guided tour is fantastic. We got so many interesting historical info from history in an anecdotical form. The fortress/castle was repaired/renovated in 2013. Extra programs are also spectacular. E.g. knight demonstration. You may try archery....
If you're in the Miskolc area this is definitely worth a visit. It's one of the nicest castles I've seen in Hungary; this medieval castle was a favourite holiday residence of Hungarian kings and queens. The castle was renovated between April 2012 and 2014 and instead of a historic castle ruin, visitors can now visit an old, remodeled castle. The castle features a special feature of informal cognition; the visitors can experience the atmosphere of the medieval castle freely, trying all of the things. In addition to the interactive content, reenactors dressed in timeless outfits, as well as spaces on the ground floor that showcase everyday life, contribute to the atmosphere. As a quick reference for the origin of the name: Dió means walnut, referring to the abundant walnut trees in the area. Győr is an archaic version of the word gyűrű, meaning "ring". It probably refers to the rounded shape of the first castle erected on the hill. The first castle was probably built in the 12th century, but destroyed during the Mongol invasion. The castle that stands today was most likely erected in the times of King Béla IV, in the 13th century. The castle had its prime during the reign of Louis I (Louis the Great). In 1364 the nearby town Miskolc was annexed to the Diósgyőr estate. Diósgyőr lost some of its importance when the political union between Hungary and Poland ended. In 1596, the Ottomans occupied the area; Diósgyőr remained under Turkish occupation, ruled by the Pasha of Eger until 1687, when this part of the country was freed from Turkish rule. By this time the castle lost all of its military importance.
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