The renovation of Diósgyőr Castle is being carried out with a total budget of EUR 29,4 million (~HUF 11 billion). The aim of the development is to make the historically significant building a major tourist attraction.
The renovation and development of Diósgyőr Castle started in February 2021. The restoration of the moat and the reconstruction of the bridges were originally planned to cost HUF 6 billion, with an additional HUF 5 billion for further renovation work – reported by Helló Magyar.
The history of the castle dates back to the 14th century. The former earth castle, which had been destroyed during the Tartar invasion, was constructed by Louis the Great, known as the “Knight King”. The emperor built a magnificent Gothic castle with four huge towers based on Italian and Southern French models, dozens of high-ceilinged rooms connecting the towers and the largest knights’ hall in Central Europe at the time. With such features,
Diósgyőr Castle was the most beautiful and most magnificent fortress in the country.
The first reconstruction was carried out in 2014.
As a result, the castle was rebuilt up to two storeys high, with the exception of the western wing. Among its towers, three wings were rebuilt, including the largest knights’ hall in Central Europe, a chapel and the living quarters of the queens.
By the end of the next phase of the renovation project, the castle is planned to become one of the region’s leading tourist destinations. This will include walk-around castle walls, a garden reviving the Middle Ages with period plants and techniques, castle terraces, lookouts on top of the towers, and barrier-free access – reported by Magyar Építők.
The opening of the Diósgyőr castle is expected to take place later this year.
The medieval fortress is currently undergoing improvements to the interior and exterior of the castle, as well as carpentry work, the tower cores and the concreting of the slab.
Source: hellomagyar.hu, magyarepitok.hu