The castle is one of the key icons of Eger. The heroic defence in 1552 made the castle famous when the small number of defenders led by captain István Dobó repelled the many times larger Turkish army in a heroic struggle. The castle is honoured to be part of Hungary’s cultural heritage. It is not only a legendary monument, but a living fortress that keeps 16th century’s traditions alive. The year is full of medieval festivals and knight tournaments, events for the pleasure of history lovers and families alike.