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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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  • Was in Vyborg in early July 2016. Of course, I knew that this town is interesting and it is worth seeing, but what I saw exceeded my modest expectations. Vyborg Castle impresses with its age-its history began in the 13 century, this is not a joke! Highly recommend not lazy and climb the observation deck. The view is simply mesmerizing!
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  • Interesting place, beautiful view. All steeped in the spirit of the old era. Many different inscriptions in the Tower, funny, but why no one erases.
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  • Wonderful Castle, erected in the year 1293, just a piece of history in our big world! When the program hits the rich, there are also a Museum, and jeskponaty of underwater archaeology (huge portion)-there is something to see and remember. Climb the tower and observation deck long enough, but to be in the Castle and not to climb the tower is simply impossible)
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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!