Sunday, March 04, 2012

For Sale: Dobó István Laktanya

Do you happen to be in the market for a used Hungarian army base? Because there is one for sale in Eger.

Eger used to have a pretty large military community. When we moved to Eger in 2005 the army base was functioning and full of soldiers, and since we lived near to it, we often got to watch the army marching band march and play on our street right in front of our house. We loved it so much. Even a member of our church here was a soldier stationed at this base.

But times change. Hungary has no need for a large army, which is a good thing, and the military has been cut back in the national budget.

But seeing a military base with a for sale sign on it is a strange sight nonetheless.


  1. Does it have a baseball field?

  2. There was a part that has sporting fields on it, but they already sold that to a school.