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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  • August 18, 2017
    In August 2014, I drove to the city of Vyborg to walk and do a few dozen images. Vyborg Castle was erected by Swedish Knights was on an island in the Gulf of Finland in 1293, the appearance of Olaf Tower has not been changed already since the year 1564. With Tower offers a magnificent view of the city of Vyborg. Every year in the castle of jousting tournaments.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Castle on the island, great tower (under reconstruction in Aug'17), nice Musem (three floors), very interesting part cocncerned of Finnish times and Winter War (1939-40). Quite balanced exposition abo...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    I love the Vyborg and because it is unpleasant for me to see how the city is crumbling before our eyes. The whole city in grids and forests and they are not for restoration, and to head off anything not dropped.
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  • August 20, 2017
    It's a cool fortress that's really old and has impressively thick walls but the constructions been going on for a very long time and you can't visit most of the insides of the castle. Still worth seeing in my opinion.
  • July 16, 2017
    Great historic castle. Must see on trip to Vyborg. Tower is under renovation (summer 2017) and access to top is prohibited on that period
  • June 30, 2017
    The bird's eye view on the town. Can be pretty romantic =) a tiny medieval torture museum can be found on the lower level. I think its employees play black metal there at nights. =)
  • July 12, 2016
    Great view on the town. Free to visit castle court. Good temporary exhibitions.
  • December 28, 2016
    Good view to the city, great historical place, couple of small shops

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