A major battle in the history of Ottoman-Hungarian wars in the 15th century. Its memory is preserved by the noon bells that are still rung every day in...
A brick castle in South-East Hungary; its oldest parts were probably built in the late 14th century.
One of the most important parts of a medieval castle was the Knights´ hall.
A medieval castle in Hungary, built by King Louis I.
The magnificent palace was commissioned by Charles I of Hungary, it got its final shape during the reign of King Matthias Corvinus.
The structure of fortresses developed together with military technology.
The Ottoman army included janissaries (paid warriors) and sipahis (vassal knights).
The leader of the Ottoman Empire was the Sultan, the lord of life and death.
The castle of Eger got its final shape and became an important component in the new chain of border forts in the 16th century.
This stunning castle is situated in northern Croatia.
The defenders of Eger Castle invented a lethal weapon, a water wheel packed with gunpowder and oil, which proved effective against the Ottoman besiegers in...
A triangular earth fortification, used by the leader of one of the old Hungarian tribes at the time of the Hungarian conquest.
The fortress was a member of the chain of fortifications built to protect against the Ottoman invaders. Its construction started in the 13th century.
Keeps were typical buildings in the Middle Ages, also built independently from castles.
The fortress of Oradea in Transylvania is a good example of medieval fortress architecture.