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Trakai Castle, Trakai

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The erstwhile political epicenter of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, Trakai Castle today provides a striking example of an island fortress in Europe and remains one of the country's most famous symbols. Built in several stages beginning in the 14th century, the castle fell into ruin during the 1600s; however, a major push after World War II led to its complete restoration. Cross the wooden bridge to access the castle and its massive defensive towers and gate, situated on a tiny islet just offshore from its namesake town. Within the walls lies yet another fortified bastion. Wander its multiple floors and view exhibitions displaying medieval artifacts, armor, and weapons. The site documents both the history of the castle and its role in the nation's past. Be sure to stop by the grand hall, where rulers such as national hero Vytautas held feasts and state meetings. Our Trakai tourist route planner makes visiting Trakai Castle and other Trakai attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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TripAdvisor
  • Excellent choice for day trip - was there late Apr. Booked tour from hotel. Shuttle pick up from hotel around 10 am and reached after about 1 hour bus ride. Good 2+ hour guided tour of Trakai castle f...  more »
  • Red brick castle stretches across the island which leads to the bridge. The museum and the castle is well renovated and pleasant place. The museum has many exhibits  more »
  • You almost don't believe it is real when you see the castle for the first time. The restoration both inside and out is outstanding. The collection is well presented, informative and very interesting. ...  more »
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  • Nice medium size medieval castle placed on an island. Well maintained, almost every room is fully equipped with items from that particular period. The island is also nice, one can easily walk around it or take a boat to sail the lake. Unfortunately it seems there is no good place to eat around it, or at least we were not able to find one.
  • Wonderfull place and wonderfull castle of the Teutonic Order, if you go to Lithuania you must visit it, not far from Vilna
  • Castle was a great sight reflecting across the lake. The exhibits and shows inside are pretty good, with lots of information and english translations. It can be very busy in the upper castle rooms as the tour groups push past, but it's still a very nice place to visit
  • Very beautiful place and reach of history, we took a guided tour (only 15€ for a group of up to 20 tourist, available on many languages) which is very informative and interesting. Definitely recommended.
  • Beautiful castle. Lots of interesting exhibitions inside.