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Rakvere Castle, Rakvere
(4.1/5 based on 180+ 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 Laane-Viru County itinerary maker and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • The old medieval fortress where now all conditions "feel" antiqued by hand. For school-age children are simply paradise. Equipped with entire zone showing the daily life of the time. Whole educational programs have been developed that can hold not one day. There are as informative material (Museum area), and entertainment (laboratory of the alchemist or Sheol). Chilly in winter, but weirdly interesting.
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  • Very nice place to see, in Rakvere, if you are going to daytrip to North of Estonia, this is the place you must see. Old castleruins and a museum also. 
  • Perfectly preserved medieval castle. You can see everything and even put on themselves. An interesting room of torture. Good staff is desirable
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