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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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  • The castle is not just a stone wall and Tower, but 5-7 exhibitions. All exhibitions of the most liked cubby with replicas of medieval weapons: armor, helmets, shields and swords. All you can try on, touch, photograph. In our visit to the Museum were two teenagers who helped tourists lucidly explained what's what and why. Here it is well done, it's great. The Tower Museum. Interesting. But all very Soviet, without zest. Looked-forgot. Attention tourists: the souvenir shop at the entrance of cheaper than Yves inside! And three hundred metres in favors is cheaper than in the store at the entrance of;) In General, it is necessary to arrive in the summer because winter sad and gray.
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  • Despite some universal neglect, visit the Castle it is imperative because it is unique. This, in my opinion, one of the only Western European medieval buildings on the territory of Russia, preserved completely. Partial lock on the restoration, hope that it will result in the order and it will last for many more centuries.
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  • Was here a couple of times. Entry 150 rubles. Weekends crowded and enough to climb it is necessary to defend the huge queue. Along the wall of the iron staircase leads upstairs. Ladder daunting, visible joints of welding, and keeps it on stilts, the corals washed to the wall. Sometimes appeared on the stairs turn and here my vrubalas' fantasy to the fullest! You can write a script for the movie "final destination". When you reach the top, you have to go through another mahon'koj spiral staircase where you can easily head much. But the view is worth all the effort! Vyborg is beautiful!
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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!