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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  • This makes a great daytrip from Bratislava. It's fairly easy to do by local transport. The bus goes around every hour and costs 2.90 return. It's about a 45 minute journey 1 way. it's €5 to get in...  more »
  • A short distance from Bratislava centre worth visiting. On a good day one can even see Vienna. Apart from its history, the events leading to the end of the communist era are extremely interesting.  more »
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  • Great view of the Danube and its confluence with the river. Lots of steps to climb if you want to but still lovely vistas if you don't. We went in the Winter so only €2 to get in as no facilities are open.
  • Absolutely beautiful scenery! I was there late September, went a little before dusk and every direction was just breathtaking. There were people on staff in the training grounds who let me try some archery and feel other medieval weaponry while giving an historical lesson. I never figured out who the female statue was part-way up the path, but I loved how she stood, as if greeting us.
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