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Festetics Castle in Dég awaits visitors again in its full glory »Historical Journal of the Past» News

Festetics Castle in Dég awaits visitors again in its full glory »Historical Journal of the Past» News

Nov. 10, 2022, 1:27 p.m MTI

Festetics Castle, designed by Mihály Pollack, now completely renovated inside and out, including its park, in Dég, County Fejér, has opened its doors – informs NÖF National Heritage Development Nonprofit Kft. MTI on Wednesday.

The renovated Festetics Castle in Dég

According to the announcement, within the framework of the National Citadel Program and the National Citadel Program, a total of HUF 3.361 billion has been spent on investment from domestic and EU funds.

As part of the development of one of the most important classical castles in our country for tourism purposes, the renovation of most of the main building, the renovation of the garden and many of its extensions, the modernization of the public facilities system, as well as the construction of exhibition spaces, a store, a shop and a café. Restoration and interior design work has also been linked to construction work.

In the gallery on the ground floor of the castle, visitors can learn about the daily life, interests, and historical involvement of the Festetics family.

In the botanical salon, you can see a taste of the knowledge of the natural sciences of the time, you can look into the drawers of the original herb cabinet from Lajos Kossuth, and with the help of an interactive four-season field table, you can learn about the history of the garden.

In the library room there is a display of architectural style, in the drawing room you can see a picture of the count’s life, but the bedroom and bathroom of the early 20th century, the countess’s imperial drawing room, the “garden room” and the period study await visitors in the building, where a separate chapter deals with the fate of The castle after 1945 and the history of the Children’s Home established there.

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Freemasonry plays a prominent role in the upper floor gallery, with the castle connected to it in several ways: the builder, Antal Festetics, was a member of the order, the basement keeps the memory of a secret archive, and the English Park is a fine example of the symbolism they used.

At Dégi Castle, which may have served as a local center for the movement, visitors can learn about ceremonies and instruments in an interactive and historically authentic way, or even peruse the order’s dictionary.

The restored monument building and the English Garden await not only those looking to relax, but also those looking for a suitable venue for special events.

The complex can only be visited on site or in guided groups based on prior registration.

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