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. Add Rakvere Castle to your Rakvere travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Rakvere trip planning website .
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  • Remains of the fortress, which collected conventionally entertainment "entertainment": archery, horse riding and pony riding "" on derevjannyhloshadjah, different as would be medieval contests and entertainment. Also on the specified schedule lead excursions on parts of the Castle. Maybe we were unlucky, but all the stories were solely in Estonian. For us, two adults, it was only a waste of time and 18 euros for tickets. And here are families with young children obviously there can get a lot of pleasure, distract children from the road, show something new.
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  • Just 1.2 hours by train and you in the small town of Rakvere, where is the famous medieval castle! The Castle has remained good, but its salt in undercover employees (craftsmen, soldiers, maids and even monks), each has its own role. Every 30-40 min award performances with scenes from the life of a citizen in the middle ages. Does anyone have strong nerves, I recommend you go to the "underworld". "Road to hell" is a panic room for adults. Truly an eerie place with children under 10 years are not exactly recommend it! Meals can be enjoyed in the Castle, not haute cuisine, but it is edible, reasonably priced. Stayed in the castle of 3.5 hours, watched all:)
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  • The castle is within walking distance of the hotels in the city. All the activities included in the price, in the Castle. The family ticket is an affordable and value for money not in my opinion a very very value-for-money.
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  • Well setup medieval castle with lots of activitie. Great with kids.
  • 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

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