Devin Castle, Bratislava

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Strategically situated on a cliff above the confluence of two important rivers, Devin Castle bears evidence of prehistoric settlements as well as Roman and medieval ruins. The fortification walls encircle a landscape of open courtyards, staircases, and towers in uneven states of repair. Look for the small watchtower called the Maiden Tower balancing on a sole rock. Legend has it that many imprisoned lovesick daughters plunged to their deaths from this tower. See the foundations and the tiny model of the first Christian church north of the Danube. The castle houses a museum exhibiting archaeological objects and offers a range of outdoor activities, such as boat rides, hiking trails, and horseback riding. The upper castle has been closed to the public since 2008, due to reconstruction. Plan to visit Devin Castle and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Bratislava attractions using our Bratislava day trip planning site .
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  • Just outside Bratislava, nice conservative restoration on what remains of the castle. Also worth seeing is the memorial located just down the hill dedicated to the victims who tried to cross the river and a large heart (a reproduction of the original) created with the barbed wire of the iron curtain that divided the former Czechoslovakia Austria.
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  • We have seen a lot of castles in europe but this is great. They did filming of Game of Thrones here which i will now watch GOT just to see the castle.( not really, i wanted to see it anyway) Extremely...  more »
  • We went to two interesting exhibitions inside the castle. There is also an area in which the visitants can touch old replicas of dark age and medieval age weapons and instruments!  more »
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  • What a fantastic experience for people of all ages. ‘The Castle’ is a set of ruins, and are really beautiful to behold. The whole place is well maintained with stunning views and good pathways. The small museum at the top is very interesting. The castle won’t take more than an hour to tour. There are lovely little restaurants at the bottom of the hill - get yourself a bratwurst or schnitzel after! - and a lovely little river walk around the edge of the hill which takes you past the Velvet Revolution monument.
  • We went on a Saturday. There were activities for adults and kids, shows, great food and drinks, and animals. Staff were dressed in traditional clothes, showing how things were made traditionally, really felt like you were there 500 years ago. Castle itself had good views and the caves had some cool relics. The castle itself is obvious greatly destroyed so not a lot to see in that regard.
  • Absolutely stunning view, entry price was not that high. There was more than enough parking space. Beautiful old castle with a beautiful collection of objects that were found. Staff was friendly and castle looked well maintained for its age.
  • Fantastic chilled day out. Really impressive castle ruins and nice informative exhibitions about the history of the site. A great place to take a slow stroll and just admire the views.
  • Lovely setting with fantastic views, once you reach the top of the castle. Be prepared for a steepish walk up the pathway to the castle. Its well worth it when you get there. Food and drink available in the car park area at the foot of the castle before the entrance. Price is €5 per adult. Kids about €2 I think.
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