Devin Castle

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Devin, Slovakia

Devin Castle Reviews

GarrulousGunther Garrulou…
14 reviews
Well worth a visit, if only the Upper Castle was open though Aug 06, 2012
Further up the the Danube lies Devin, a village and home to the Devin castle ruin. Dated over a thousand years, this was an important defense and observation point, due to the castle sitting on the confluence of the Danube and Moravia rivers. Take a look also at the small exhibtion at the top of weapons used in battles of the time there. The site also offers breathtaking views from above of the rivers and into Austra,Hungary and Czech Rep, together with awesome cycle and footpaths for ventures further up or down the river. Castle Entrance €3.
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cax cax
48 reviews
One of the worlds most beautyfull fortresses. Apr 05, 2008
Devin Castle stands on top of a massive rock at the meeting point of the Donau and Morava.

The gate that is today used for entering Devin Castle is the Moravian Gate build in the 15th century.

The castle itself dates back to 864 (at least thats when the first written documentation available today is from) and as such the castle has en imprsseive story of defending slovakia and it's capital from Hungarians, Romans, turks and many other empires of ancient and more recent times.

Takeing the walk through the castle is more then just walking some castle...with every step you take you are reminded about history, mankinds development (or the opposite depending on how one think), empires build, defeeded and defended...and an atsunishing nature so peacefull and untouched that you hardly see anything like it anywhere in Europe today.

3 things that really made an impression to me was:

1). Walking through the tunnels under the castle where knights, kings and noblemen had been walking, running and fighting several 100 years ago...bringing back impressions of a time where honour and courage was the onley thing that seperated men from goats.

2). to see the ancient Christian chappel that dates back to the 4th. century and was discovered here in 1995. Just to see the simplicity of it and then thinking about how much glamour there is to the church today, makes you wonder, who had the most respect of the dead...ancent christians or us?

3). To stand on top of the Devin Castle with the view of the Donau and Morava rivers, breathing in enormous amounts of fresh air while vitnessing this impressive landscape.....this my friend is life.
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