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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  • A small stones throw from the city. We travelled there by Uber which was minimal money. It was quiet in February but it was lovely. The people are friendly, the views are breath taking and it was...  more »
  • Okay so be prepared for a good deal of walking. Uphill also. But the reward is views of the Danube, Austria and the picturesque town of Devin. We got here from Bratislava center via an Uber for the...  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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