Visegrád is the jewelry box of the Danube Bend
It important role in the Middle Ages
The fortress of the Visegrád castle system is located in the Danube Bend, in the city of Visegrád. It stretches from the top of the Visegrád Mountains to the banks of the Danube. It played an important role in the Middle Ages, one of the richest palaces of the Hungarian kings stood here, and its political and military role was not negligible. It served military purposes until the end of the 17th century. It consists of two parts: the lower castle and the citadel. Tens of thousands of people visit the Citadel, which is located at the highest point of Visegrád, and offers a breathtaking panorama of the Danube Bend. An exact copy of the Holy Crown and the crown jewels can be found within the castle walls.
The Visegrád Castle IV. It was built by Béla and his wife, Queen Mary of Laszkaris, around 1250. At present, the castle houses many historical exhibitions, so you can visit the copy of the Holy Crown, the exhibition of castle history and medieval weapons history, and visitors can find out what the gentleman's hunt was like. in the Middle Ages.
The double castle system of Visegrád was built around 1250-1260 after the Tartar invasion in the 4th century. Bela and his wife, Queen Mary of Lascaris. The castle has been rebuilt and developed several times over the centuries. The lower castle consisted of several parts. It had a gate tower, which was protected from enemy armies by fortification walls with watchtowers, and there was also a residential tower that served several purposes at once. It was also a Spanish residence, a royal residence and a fortress serving military purposes. The lower castle and the citadel are connected by a valley wall. A medieval country road leads through this wall. With the help of the wall, they could simultaneously control the highway and watch the traffic on the Danube from the towers.
King Matthias Museum
The museum was converted from the former royal palace. The palace was originally built in the 13th century for the kings of Hungary. The archeological monuments of Visegrád are exhibited here.
Zugfőzde Pálinka Museum
In the Zugfőzde Pálinka Museum we can get an insight into the history of one of the official drinks in Hungary and get to know the process of making pálinka.
Visegrád winter and summer toboggan run
In addition to the Nagyvillám Lookout Tower, there is a toboggan run on the hillside in beautiful surroundings in both winter and summer. There are 2 tracks available for lovers of excitement and speed.
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