Nowadays we use maps mainly for orientation. Thanks to digital technology it only takes seconds to get the coordinates of our destination, the expected time of travel, w can get the optional routes and also the road conditions. However, in the history of human civilization map was the device of knowing the environment for a long time. The mapping of familiar and unfamiliar lands broadened the horizons and contributed to the development of natural sciences.

Why there is a map exhibition in the castle of Edelény?

At the golden age of the castle all the male owners got their reputation through soldiering which was the main base of their existence. Maps served as useful tools during the expeditions and battles, this is why the visitors are given the chance to discover the world of maps, full of information, last but not least the artistic precision of the pieces of this collection.