Devin Castle
Devin Castle
4.5
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10:00 - 18:30
Monday
10:00 - 18:30
Tuesday
10:00 - 18:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 18:30
Thursday
10:00 - 18:30
Friday
10:00 - 18:30
Saturday
10:00 - 18:30
Sunday
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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  • Tajana K
    Zagreb, Croatia7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Devin Castle - worth a visit!
    Beautiful views, relaxing atmosphere. Easily reachable from the centre (bus 29, passes every 25-30 min - make sure you wave to the bus driver since they only stop at that signal, also follow when your bus stop is up and press the 'stop' on time). There is a bit of climbing but nothing too steep. No restaurants, shops nor vending machines once you enter Devin Castle; there is a toilet. There are a few restaurants and a large parking lot just before the entrance. It takes 3-4h, including the jouney from and back to the centre. Worth a visit!
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 16 April 2023
  • Fern
    Glasgow, United Kingdom486 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    amazing views
    if you are near here it is definitely worth visiting. we spent a lot longer here than we thought we would. we particularly loved that you can look across the danube river and view austria, it's so close it feels like it's within reaching distance. such a beautiful place to visit!
    Visited April 2023
    Written 28 June 2023
  • Yueyeem
    Tokyo, Japan18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highlightof my Brastislava trip
    This is a must see in Bratislava in my opinion. I took the no. 29 bus to get there. It's convenient although the bus system is a bit confusing. That's a fencing performance during the time that I was there, which was good. The castle is very pretty and it's only about 20-30 minutes from downtown. It takes less than half a day and is very worth the time.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 1 July 2023
  • Ryan
    30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A highlight of our trip to Bratislava
    A perfect visit to Devín Castle. Despite it being very hot, we both had an amazing time and the water fountain at the castle was a blessing. The castle itself has amazing views, a lot of history and a couple of exhibitions which really made the castle come to life. Would highly recommend visiting here, if you have the time. We travelled via boat and was really surprised with how well the day went. There is also a bus that would get you there from Bratislava. A few cafes and restaurants outside the castle as well to refresh
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 July 2023
  • BrizzleSazzle
    Frampton Cotterell, United Kingdom125 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning views
    Absolutely stunning views, lovely spot to watch the world go by and have an ice cream! I had mint choc chip which was lovely! Also bonus that it was easy to park, there is a meter so don’t forget to pay.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 August 2023
  • IgorMarkovic
    Smederevo, Serbia1,812 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Totally worth a visit! Magnificent views over the Danube river!
    A pure gem just outside of Bratislava! A magnificent centuries old castle overlooking the Danube river is just what you need to get out of the urban center of Slovakia's capital city! All recommendations, you won't regret visiting this very beautiful castle!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 14 August 2023
  • MN_Walkers
    Minneapolis, Minnesota572 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A ruin but an impressive one
    Although the castle is a ruin - having been blown up by Napoleon’s army - it is a spectacular place to visit. It overlooks the Danube River and the Austrian border; the Iron Curtain ran just below the castle along the river’s edge. The is a monument at the base of the castle to those killed trying to escape from Czechoslovakia to Austria. There is a lot of climbing involved in visiting - both along an inclined path and up steps. There are two small museums or exhibit spaces, a WC and multiple benches to sit and rest. A cafe and beer garden is just outside the entrance. The views from the top are wonderful. We spent about an hour and a half there.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 October 2023
  • claudea239
    Toronto, Canada147 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful historical centre but small.
    The city historic centre is beautiful but small. We stayed 4 days but started running out of things to do by the end of the third day. We made a day trip to the Devin Castle ruins (only 30 minutes away by local bus). It is worth a visit. The site is very well organized and documented. We stayed at Hotel Roset. Highly recommended. The suites are large and some have kitchens. The breakfast is excellent and staff very helpful.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 October 2023
  • Ilovemyjollies
    323 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great views
    We really enjoyed our visit here. We came mid October via bus* from Bratislava (info at end of review on how to get there). Arrived at opening time (10am) and it was quiet which meant we got lots of people free pics . There is the basic walk or the extra walk which takes a further 20 minutes and dotted around there were information areas inside parts of the castle that remained. The views were wonderful. All in all a really nice morning. It took around 1 on the basic walkand cost 8 euro with concessions available. * If you want to go by bus, take the number 29 at Novy Most bus stop. Its on the main road that crosses under the UFO bridge on the castle side. Its the bus going to Opletolova VW5. Buses go every half hour and take around 20 minutes. Get off at Hrad Devin. On the return journey its the bus headed for Mala Scana. You can scan your debit card when you get on the bus to pay (euro 1.10) or get a ticket from the machine at the bus terminus just behind the bus stop. If you get a ticket make sure you validate it when getting on th bus.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 October 2023
  • Catriona M
    United Kingdom41 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful place!
    I absolutely loved my recent trip to Devin castle. Took a bus from Bratislava centre to get there and was very easy. About 30 mins then 10 min walk from bus stop. I would definitely recommend getting here early. I got here before opening to wander around the grounds before the castle entry opened. Because I went early it was quite quiet and nice to take in the views before everyone came and started taking each other posing photos haha. The ruins and grounds are definitely worth a visit and such cheap entry. The little bar at the bottom of the castle grounds is great for a little drink also. Such friendly staff and great for a beer after my walk!
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 13 November 2023
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Claudia K
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
One of my favourites in Bratislava. Beautiful views, architecture, Morava and Danube river. You can take a taxi, public transport or ride a bicycle.
Possibilities for trips are to walk to sandberg, or ride a bicycle to Schlosshof in Austria.
Written 9 April 2024
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James O
Singapore, Singapore23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Stunning views of the countryside and as far as Vienna and the snow topped Alps. A quick and easy ride on the 29 bus with a short walk to the castle.
Written 6 April 2024
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tushar_pai
Milton Keynes, UK2,935 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
We took a Bolt taxi from the centre and it took just 20 mins and less than €10 to get there. The castle is in ruins but is set on a mountain top at the confluence of Danube and Morava rivers. On the other side is Austria and so this castle is quite literally on the border.

The extended circuit takes you round the castle and leads to up the middle castle and upper castle. There are about 150 steps leading up to the upper castle from where you can see the rivers and into Austria. There is this really deep well in the middle castle which you can look into.

We spent more than an hour over here wandering around the ruins and then took a taxi back.
Written 25 February 2024
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1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Devin Castle was breathtaking. Beautiful views everywhere you look. Would definitely recommend and would like to go again myself.
Written 19 February 2024
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Wanderer31824612264
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Hoping you will have a sunny day, very near the castel, on the road, there is a nice farm with birds and some animals to feed!!!
Written 4 January 2024
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Alex G
Maribor, Slovenia31 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
A nice old fortress with a lot of history. Two museum rooms were closed - i think because we were there in late December? But its still something to see and to remember. You get also a nice, interactive map. The entrance is with the “Bratislava card” free.
Written 28 December 2023
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Megan
San Francisco, CA72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Bratislava was my 5th stop on a trip, and this was my favorite part of coming to the city. It is definitely worth a trip—it took me about 2 hours, and I took my time walking through the whole thing and just sitting and enjoying the views. It is so beautiful and so peaceful, definitely take the time to get out there. No need for a car, I took a Bolt taxi for only about $7-10 from the city center for 20 minutes each way. Totally worth it!
Written 21 December 2023
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Catriona M
United Kingdom41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
I absolutely loved my recent trip to Devin castle.
Took a bus from Bratislava centre to get there and was very easy. About 30 mins then 10 min walk from bus stop.
I would definitely recommend getting here early. I got here before opening to wander around the grounds before the castle entry opened.
Because I went early it was quite quiet and nice to take in the views before everyone came and started taking each other posing photos haha.
The ruins and grounds are definitely worth a visit and such cheap entry.
The little bar at the bottom of the castle grounds is great for a little drink also.
Such friendly staff and great for a beer after my walk!
Written 13 November 2023
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Ilovemyjollies
323 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
We really enjoyed our visit here.
We came mid October via bus* from Bratislava (info at end of review on how to get there).

Arrived at opening time (10am) and it was quiet which meant we got lots of people free pics .

There is the basic walk or the extra walk which takes a further 20 minutes and dotted around there were information areas inside parts of the castle that remained.

The views were wonderful. All in all a really nice morning.

It took around 1 on the basic walkand cost 8 euro with concessions available.

* If you want to go by bus, take the number 29 at Novy Most bus stop. Its on the main road that crosses under the UFO bridge on the castle side. Its the bus going to Opletolova VW5. Buses go every half hour and take around 20 minutes. Get off at Hrad Devin. On the return journey its the bus headed for Mala Scana.

You can scan your debit card when you get on the bus to pay (euro 1.10) or get a ticket from the machine at the bus terminus just behind the bus stop. If you get a ticket make sure you validate it when getting on th bus.
Written 21 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

claudea239
Toronto, Canada147 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
The city historic centre is beautiful but small. We stayed 4 days but started running out of things to do by the end of the third day.

We made a day trip to the Devin Castle ruins (only 30 minutes away by local bus). It is worth a visit. The site is very well organized and documented.

We stayed at Hotel Roset. Highly recommended. The suites are large and some have kitchens. The breakfast is excellent and staff very helpful.
Written 19 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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