Szigetvár: In the footsteps of heroes
One of the most famous fortresses of Hungary is commonly recognised as the castle of Miklós Zrínyi, who put a stop to the march of the hundreds of thousands of Turks of Suleiman I, sultan of the Ottoman Empire in 1566. Walk into the castle at the gate, and start your time travel through the centuries. Take a look at the exhibition’s weapon collection, where you will find rarely seen contemporary utensils, too, while in the central exhibition hall there is an interactive diorama of the battlefield, showing how castles were protected in that era. Stop for a few minutes, and watch the short films on the screens installed in the rooms to help you better understand the past coming to life around you. Then spend some time in the castle’s garden, smelling the fragrance of the arboretum created by the Andrássy Counts.