Hungary first formed as a state in the year 1000, when King Istvan (Stephen) was crowned. About 200 years later the Mongols invaded eastern Europe, including Hungary, during the dynamic westward expansion of the Mongol Empire and of course left the country a complete mess. It was after this that the rulers of the country decided to invest time and effort in a stronger defense mechanism and this is how the first fortified castles appeared.

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Human beings seem to have a weakness for castles, fortresses or citadels build on high peaks, from where they can guard and frighten us at the same time. We are not different, so it was time for us to go up to the Deva Fortress and see what it has to offer.

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