Devin Castle
Historic Sites • Castles • History Museums
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10:00 - 18:30
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10:00 - 18:30
Tuesday
10:00 - 18:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 18:30
Thursday
10:00 - 18:30
Friday
10:00 - 18:30
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10:00 - 18:30
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10:00 - 18:30
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Located a few miles west of Bratislava. Devín Castle ranks among the most important archeological sites in Central Europe. Located at the banks of the Danube, where once the Danube and Amber Roads intersected, it watches over the confluence of the Danube and Morava rivers. Archeological research proves the area was settled about 7000 years ago and has since then been populated by one group or another, almost without interruption until today. Already during prehistory, it was a fortified center of power. During the Roman period the first several brick buildings were erected here. The first written source on Devín dates back to 864 and mentions a “Dowina Castle”. The Great Moravian period saw the erection of a church with colorful interior wall painting on castle grounds. Throughout the Middle Ages the Castle was an important border fortress, often passing from one noble family to another. In 1809 the Castle was intentionally demolished using explosives. In 1961 Devín Castle was declare
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Eileen Horgan
Dublin, Ireland146 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
We travelled here by local bus. I personally didn't think it was worthwhile. The castle is a ruin, there are nice views, nothing spectacular and the historical information was scanty. Some interesting artifacts were on display but not a huge amount considering the size of the site. I was disappointed but am glad other readers here enjoyed it. I wouldn't recommend to a friend.
Written 12 October 2022
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LovelyDinosaur
Wokingham, UK295 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Nice activity to visit when staying in Bratislava - just a 20 minute bus ride away from Most SNP bus stop (stop g from memory, under the bridge). We spent a good few hours there wandering around the castle and it’s grounds. There are a few exhibition rooms which provide a good amount of the history and explain the recent excavation activities that have been done. Some stunning views of you get good weather.
Written 9 October 2022
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Francesca
Dubai, United Arab Emirates40 contributions
Aug 2022
and really easy to get to - get the bus from central Bratislava bus station and there's a stop outside the castle and back. You'd be mad not to go.
Written 13 September 2022
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Tigerfan85
Savannah area, GA435 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
We took the boat from Bratislava which also provided nice scenery. We had 2 hours to visit the Devin Castle ruins which was plenty. We took many pictures. Not knowing anything about it, we appreciated the English explanations on most signs. These are not untouched ruins in the wild, rather a very curated, paved, stairs and handrails kind of experience. Many options for drinks and ice cream just outside the entrance.
Written 11 September 2022
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Florentine American
Florence, Italy68 contributions
Sep 2022 • Solo
This castle is not too far away from the centre of Bratislava. It is certainly worth the travel. The castle is incredible and the view from the top is both beautiful and soothing!
Written 2 September 2022
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Ekspertas
Vilnius, Lithuania364 contributions
Aug 2022
I personally liked it. We visited it as was conviniently placed on route from CZ for Bratislava. Big free parking downhill. Ticket for 3 persons costed 12 eur. Very nice views from top and a lot of possibilities for nice picture. Would recommend.
Written 31 August 2022
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MDOGP
Dallas, TX1,100 contributions
Aug 2022 • Friends
This castle stands in the confluence between the Danube and the Morava. It offers a unique view of an enchanting landscape. It is located 12 Kilometers from downtown. I got there by 29 bus. The museum shows the different civilizations that lived in Slovakia, from the Bronze Area to the 20th century. It costs €6 the entrance fee.
Written 20 August 2022
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Garfieldluvr
Denver, CO795 contributions
Apr 2022
We took the bus from old town Bratislava to Devin where we walked up to the castle. The walk is not very far, a little uphill, but I think manageable for most people. As you can tell from the photos, these are castle ruins, not an intact castle. At the top there is an exhibition room explaining the interesting history of the castle. You can walk all over various parts of the castle checking out the ruins and admiring the amazing view of the Danube. This is a must do when visiting Bratislava!
Written 3 August 2022
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465lesleyf
Edinburgh7 contributions
Jul 2022
We highly recommend visiting this castle which is a short bus ride from the centre of Bratislava. Great views over the Danube
Written 25 July 2022
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sptor
Klaipeda, Lithuania91 contributions
Jul 2022
Visited a castle using regular boat service from Bratislava. But suppose it would be cheaper to do so by using other modes of transport. In any case for my opinion, if you just want to see the castle and enjoy surrounding views 2 hours given by boat company is a plenty, as museum, like it usual in similar places, I mean when ruins preserved as ruins and not restored too much, not to abundant in expositions, as main focus is on the ruins itself, and in this case surrounding views. Hike to the castle for my opinion was less complicated and steep than to the Driny Cave, even the weather was equally as hot. In case if you want to hike a bit more around, I suppose, 2 hours wouldn't be enough, but if you here for castle ruins and some views it will be fine. In any case if you have nan option , better to get there on more cool weather than we happened to have with temperatures closing to 37 C and sun blasting from the sky, as it is not much shade on castle hill itself if you want some views.
Written 23 July 2022
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