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Vyborg Castle, Vyborg

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Historic Site
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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  • At the end of the year 2016 Summer were in Saint Petersburg for the whole family. One day decided to dedicate the trip to Vyborg. Long wanted to look at this city. As the car traveled, then decided to go. What I want to say? I honestly expected more trips, to be quite honest, the disillusioned. I've been waiting for from this town in miniature, even more so, having read about the attractions on the Internet. What I saw in the end? Old town raises enough depressing impression. Old buildings stand in ruins no one desired. Apartment house of "Domus" hung nets and gradually crumbles. This is only a sample. From Castle Street could make a wonderful tourist destination, with distinctive shops and Diners. But there's nothing like it. I deliberately didn't bother to describe camping in Vyborg Castle or tell about the monument Torgil'su Knutsson. These descriptions are enough without me on the net. It is a pity that in such a city like Moscow, not appreciated his story. In my opinion, little has been done to make it really interesting and unique. Viipuri all have to do this, it is a pity that while (I hope) it is not reached his hands. I go back in Vyborg? I think Yes, but not now. Wait (I hope) that revive old buildings and streets. And Yes, there is what you compare, visited neighboring Finland in small towns. The comparison is clearly not in favor of Vyborg.
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  • Landmark Castle, which I all more enjoyed in Vyborg. Like a Museum, which even without a guide, you can learn a lot about the history of the town, if you carefully read the historical background. Very nice model of the siege of Vyborg in 1710, the Castle also has a torture chamber (did not go) and several historic rooms. It is a pity that the tower was closed for restoration. Will have to come again in Vyborg, to visit her!
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  • Castle under restoration. All specific points are closed. The tower is closed. Never climb. The Castle Museum is open "torture Museum" with a completely incompetent tour guides, and Museum in the Castle. In "the Museum of torture," don't go, discarded money.
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  • Great view on the town. Free to visit castle court. Good temporary exhibitions.
  • 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
  • Вид с башни на город очень хорош
  • The place with atmosphere and history, nice view to the city!