The weather was perfect and the city was really nice. First, we checked out the minaret. I think it is the remnant of a mosque perhaps? You can go up, few people at a time. We didn't go up though.
The ancient looking wall on the left hand side of the picture is the original wall of the city. If I remember it correctly, it was built in the 15th century.
Dobo Istvan. The ruler of 16th century Eger.
The famous Eger castle.
A little info I took from wiki:
The Castle of Eger in Hungary is most famous for its repelling of the Turkish attack in 1552 during the Siege of Eger. In 1552, a Turkish army of 80,000 soldiers attacked the castle which had 1,935 defenders. The siege failed as the defenders killed more than 8000 Turks. A total of 1700 of the defenders survived. In 1701, the Austrians exploded half of the castle (the Külső vár)
With only less than 2,000 Hungarian defenders against 80,000 Turks. Gosh I can only imagine how scary it must have been for the Hungarians. And yet less than 300 of them died while they managed to kill over 8000 Turks. Pretty remarkable.There is a tomb with the names of the heroes who fought in the 1552 siege. Amazing that these people lived some few hundred years ago and still remembered to this day. Well, meet the real Hungarian 'knights of the round table' (or what ever shape of table they used back then). :p
View of the city from the castle.
We checked out the dungeon, the underground tunnels, the wax work, and the tomb. By far it is the best castle that we've been to. Though the view in Visegrad is still the best. :)
Anyway, before we went back home we were lucky enough to watch a short Hungarian traditional dance.