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Castle of Diósgyőr

Diósgyőri vár - Tóthné Gergely Judit

The Gothic castle was built in the 14th and 15th centuries in the place of a castle from the 12th century that was the engagement present of the queens for centuries. The castle was in its glory in the age of King Louis the Great. Today it is one of the most important monuments of the country.

Today the ruins and the museum of the Castle of Diósgyőr is the mostly visited, most spectacular tourist sight of Miskolc-Diósgyőr.
The sources mention the castle already in 1340 as an endowment of the queen, the building of the Gothic castle with four corner towers and a regular square-shaped layout to regal magnificence started at that period.

The castle was the engagement present of the queens from the reign of King Robert Charles until the death of King Louis II. This was the glorious period of Diósgyőr. The castle gradually declined during the later centuries and it became slowly ruined.

In the last decades beside the exhibitions (Historical Wax Museum, Ratification of the peace treaty of Turin, Exhibition of the Weapon- and armour history, City historical exhibition, Stamping workshop, Parade cannon of the 16th century, Chronoscope) it had become significant primarily as event site, it houses numerous festivals, concerts year by year.
In 2012 a huge reconstruction will start in the Castle of Diósgyőr. The building will be renewed by 2014 and tourists can visit the Castle of Diósgyőr, as it evokes the old ages. Festivals, concerts, performances and other events will be organized also during the reconstruction; those will be held in the moat and in the area located in the front of the House of Actress Déryné next to the Castle.

In the building of the ticket-office an exhibition presenting the history of the castle and the renewal can be attended.


Castle of Diósgyőr

(+36) 46/533-355
Vár utca 24.
Miskolc 3534
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  • 1. Mai - 30. Sept.: M-Sun 9-18
  • 1. Oct. -30. Apr.: M-Sun 10-16

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