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Vyborg Castle, Vyborg

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A medieval castle built under Swedish rule, Vyborg Castle serves as a symbol of tensions in the area between Russia and neighboring countries. Built in 1293, the fortress strategically blocked a trade route between Novgorod in Russia and the Baltic Sea. Visit the island citadel, which once held the entire town within its walls, and view the historic structures that were renovated and fortified in the 16th century. Today the site serves as a museum, teaching visitors about history and architecture in the region. Add Vyborg Castle to your Vyborg travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Vyborg family vacation planner.
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  • It's a great place, but... it desperately need two things: money and maintenance. Such a pity to see how this unique castle falls apart. It's too hot inside, exhibitions needs more information on othe...  more »
  • An interesting place with a significant history through changed Nationality, Swedish, Finnish and now Russian. Best with a guide to get best out of visit  more »
  • Vyborg is the last city of Russia, before you enter finland. The castle is a 16th century monument. Its around 2-3 hors drive from St Petersburg, worth seeing as a weekend getaway. Dont expect much fr...  more »
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  • Great view on the town. Free to visit castle court. Good temporary exhibitions.
  • Good view to the city, great historical place, couple of small shops
  • Historical place, nice 3-floor museum, amazing panorama from castle
  • Not much to see in the museum itself, but the knights hall let's you play with good quality replicas of armor, weapons and everything else medieval. Be sure to check the view from Olaf's tower as well.
  • Red local cat is the most interesting thing there