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Rakvere Castle, Rakvere
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Take in the view from the ramparts, see the horrors of torture chambers, and taste genuine medieval recipes at Rakvere Castle. The site of the castle has been used as a stronghold since ancient times; much of the current structure took shape in the 14th century during Danish rule and the rule of the knights of the Livonian Order. Throughout its history, the castle saw a lot of combat and changed hands on numerous occasions. Today, visitors can fully immerse themselves in a medieval atmosphere through reenactments, tours, and exhibits. Don't miss the chance to learn some traditional skills, such as marzipan making, blacksmithing, or sword fighting. Some activities and tours need to be booked in advance; you can do it online. Put Rakvere Castle into our Laane-Viru County itinerary maker and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • 100 km from Tallinn towards Narva and you are spot on. The building itself is nothing special, but the excursion, especially for children, full of enthusiasm! Here and Joust, archery, gunpowder, torture chamber, descent into hell! We had a local guide Elena, 3:00 flew in one breath. You can all take and measure: armor, helmets, swords under the interesting story about the history of the middle ages.
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  • Noted here half of his birthday. Liked animals ^_^ delicious soup, but wasps ... Simply everywhere, and I'm afraid! Postreljala, learned about the penalty. Voobshchem liked:)
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  • I love small quiet authentic towns type Rakvere. Neat city sovmeshhajushij history, starting with the 13 century and modernity. Beautiful historic Pikk Street, and at least a great fortress. Fortress survived, thanks to the work of the townspeople who support life in this corner of history. Adult 7evro ticket, is quite normal price. We first walked on a fortress, and then charming woman-guide in medieval costume offered. For 30 minutes of interesting individual excursions we paid 8 euro, as completely donated. The fortress and the city left a most pleasant experience. Travelers with children will be particularly interesting: you can try archery, paint a sheep, donkey and goats which roam freely in the territory, to arrange a fight on bags with hay, ride on toy horses and feel like a resident of medieval fortress. On the second floor in the Knights ' hall you can take in hand swords and swords of different times, which provided interesting information. Of course, it is better to go with a guide. You can also pre-order the interactive programme for a group of both children and adults. There is a tavern, where you can have a snack and drink beer.
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