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Devin Castle, Bratislava

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Castle Historic Site
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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Save money on a trip to the pricey town of Bratislava by booking a private room or by staying in one of the many hostels. While there are hotels here, frequent business travelers have driven prices up. Find accommodation in Stary Mesto--the city's Old Town--and experience the medieval charm of the area, such as winding streets, old churches, and a hill-top castle. Consider staying on the Danube for riverside views. Be sure to check the reviews of your lodging ahead of time; the quality of accommodations can vary.
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  • We decided to visit the Devin castle it is outside the city of Bratislava.This is a well preserved and maintained. There are a good number of signs and information displaying information about the pla...  more »
  • We traveled with 2 babies and 4 adults on a day trip from Vienna, Austria to Bratislava. We took public buses from the train station to Downtown Bratislava -- we enjoyed the sites and food. Then we wa...  more »
  • In the outskirts of Bratislava, within reach of the city transport, stands an ancient fort. The place was mentioned first time in written form in the 9th century. The place is nicely restored, and it ...  more »
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  • A castle quite different from others you'll see in the area. It's a fair distance from town but definitely worth a visit. Take bus 28 or 29 from Most SNP to get there.
  • This castle is so inviting to visit. People see it from Austrian Danube shores and some risk the rather long ride over here... Would be good to have an access bridge over the river Morava (March). Scenic overlook.
  • Old historical castle destroyed by Napoleon's army in 1809, partially reconstructed in 20th and 21st century. Important historical place of Slovak nation connected with Great Moravian empire from 9th century. The place of traditional events reminding the epoch of middle age as well as favourite place of meetings of Slovak patriots.
  • Interesting and peacuful area. Castle Devin is close to Bratislava. It is good to add this this place during sightseeing Slovakia.
  • Interesting ruin of pretty old castle. It's visibly reconstructed, unfortunately the main castle was closed during my visit. The bus connection from Bratislava is great, I do not recommend to walk here as the tourist path is along the main road.