The Liceum building in Eger, Hungary

The Liceum was something we first read about in a guidebook. It said there that it had been supposed to become the seat of a university, but the Austrians didn't agree. However, the building was there, so it served (and still does) many different purposes. It also said there is a library, an astrological museum, and that on the ninth floor you can find what's called camera obscura. Fine with that. Then, with all that knowledge thoroughly packed in our minds, off we went to see it.

What we saw amazed us beyond belief. The first sentence we uttered was, "Where is this ninth floor supposed to be anyway??" Now for some explanation: the building itself looks like a four - maybe five - storey one. Something must have been wrong. We decided we had to check on that quickly. As we approached the Liceum we noticed some information board saying that we can find camera obscura on the ninth floor. Huh? How about that?

The Liceum building in Eger, Hungary

Inside the building we bought tickets and found out what secret lay behind all the floor thing. The stairs and the staircases! Big, small, winding, curving, suddenly ending or leading to great passages and halls... So it really WAS possible to build a relatively small building with so many as nine floors inside.

The Liceum building in Eger, Hungary