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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. See Devin Castle and all Bratislava has to offer by arranging your trip with our Bratislava trip itinerary builder.
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  • Far from old town. Glad we went but would not have felt I missed anything if we skipped it. Beautiful views. Just not convinced it was worth getting to. 
  • I'm sorry but this Castle remained very little nothing, and what little is much rebuilt. The 4 euros entrance are a steal by calculating that the upper part of the castle was closed to the public, and it was pointed out at the entrance. Beautiful views of the Danube, on the confluence of Moldova into the Danube, but the museum management seemed like poor quality (as opposed to how it will be to the Orava Castle!)
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  • Beautiful ruins of the Castle located on a hill at the mouth of the Morava River to the Danube. In its heyday the building had to wake up. Worth a look! And you can try the local wine
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