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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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  • A typical medieval era castle located in small town of Vyborg. It's a must to visit this castle which is surrounded by waters on all side and has a small museum located inside. It has great history an...  more »
  • With Tower offers a very nice view of the Vyborg. Even on a cold autumn day was so much wanting to enjoy a city that formed a logjam.
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  • Absolutely not! Hall visited "underwater archaeology", exhibition hall (all in terrible condition, except Hall about the Finnish period of Viipuri), climbed the tower. The castle itself is fairly large, but there is nothing to see here! Potential sights used interest on 20%. And everywhere need repair!
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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!