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Star Castle - Life Waxworks of the Middle Ages, Hussar Museum - Balatonszentgyörgy
Star Castle - Life Waxworks of the Middle Ages, Hussar Museum
Address: 8710, Balatonszentgyörgy Irtás dűlő
Phone number: (30) 855-6533
Opening hours: Temporarily closed.
In the west corner of Lake Balaton, on the woody hillside rising above the lake there can be found the hunter-fortress of counts Festetics. The building having star ground-plan is unique all over the world.

In the central room of the covered fortress there can be found a well (its depth is 30 m), rooms of captain, guard, rest and smoky kitchen etc. Here a life-waxworks from Middle Ages is arranged which is a real show of a day of past (village priest and fortress captain are arguing, gallants are having a rich meal, soldiers in guard, village smith is pulling tooth, brisk women in the kitchen etc.).

In the cellar system which has greekcross ground-plan there can be seen a hussar museum being unique all round the world. From our past as many as 150 hussars (their height is 80 cm) give us a picture of the ornamental costume of our light cavalry; but we can see hun-hungarian fighters and aristocrats from Middle Ages in chronological order.

The row is closed by the soldiers of II. World War. Since 2006 an art creative-camp is going to open its gates in a fenced, almost one and a half hectare area. A wayside inn, altered of the old stable of the count waits its guests, the openair theatre in preparation gives place to the program series called "Evenings in Starfortress".