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Rakvere Castle, Rakvere

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Castle Tourist Spot
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 Rakvere itinerary maker and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • To reach the Castle easily, it can be seen from afar. Unfortunately, the inside is not hit, because on that day he was open only to visitors who have signed up in advance. That day was the presentation. Perhaps, you do not need to write on weekdays.
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  • This was a beautiful medieval experience. The preservation of the history is very interesting and the castle has a very authentic feel. The traditional lunch and shooting the long bows add to the char...  more »
  • It's a mix between a ruïn and a castle, more castle then ruïn. Definitely worth visiting, especially with a familiy in summertime due to all the efforts the local Rakvere people have put into organisi...  more »
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  • Very nice castle with great experience based tours.
  • OK, it's not a bad way to make money out of a largely destroyed castle. Put some actors in. Don't pay them enough, so they ale won't do their best too much and ask a fee. Not only an entrance fee, but also a fee for everything else you might want to do. Not the best castle in the baltics
  • Amazing view with ancient history
  • Must visit in summer
  • Decent place

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