Dobó István Museum

HU / EN / PL / DE

3300, Eger, Vár 1.
Tel.: +36/36/312-744
E-mail: varmuzeum@egrivar.hu


We welcome the visitors of the Eger Castle with diverse programs and events all year long: memorable days, summer of festivals and History up close!


The István Dobó Castle Museum aspires to be a scientific center and to present the culture and legacy of our history through its exhibitions in a way filled with experiences.


The indoor and outdoor venues of the Eger Castle are excellently suitable for the organization of marvelous weddings, team building training courses, and conferences in a historic fortress environment.

In the 16th century the Castle of Eger was an important stronghold in the fortress system of the Hungarian Kingdom, divided into three portions because of Turkish occupation, and it served as the “protective shield of Europe”. The most famous event in its thousand years long history was the siege in 1552, when the two thousand men strong defending force led by István Dobó managed to repel a nearly thirty times larger Turkish army. The contemporary history writer, Sebestyén Tinódi Lantos, was the first one to commemorate the victory in his works, which became a central part of our national heritage through many additional literary and art works. The role of the defenders of Eger in Hungarian hero culture was further strengthened by the highly popular novel written by Géza Gárdonyi, entitled the “Eclipse of the Cresent Moon” as well as the films based on it.