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Rakvere Castle, Rakvere

(4.4/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Entering the Castle feel like a hero novels by Walter Scott about medieval knights. All in excellent condition, menacing towers, walls, on the territory of the Taverna with delicious food, there is an opportunity to demonstrate their skills in archery and crossbow, etc. ...
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  • A real pleasure that this visit of the castle of rakvere. The young and the old are are feasted. We wander to the sandstone of the attractions (Gallery of swords, place of prayer, visit the Tower,...) We loved the torture chamber where it is found that it is good to live today... And that this ended up a friendly visit from hell (haunted house type) to do on rakvere
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  • It's worth a look. Vistas, the Castle stands apart, this allows you to make good photos. There is a small shop with souvenirs.
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  • 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
  • Must visit in summer
  • Amazing view with ancient history
  • Decent place
  • Nice Castle in nice town.