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  • Address: Muránská, Bratislava, Slovakia 84110
  • Hours: April & October 10am-4:30pm; May-September 10am-5:30pm
  • Admission: €3

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Devin Castle Tours

Just west of the center of Bratislava, Devín Castle clings to the top of a steep limestone cliff 695 feet (212 m) above the confluence of the Danube and Morava. Due to its position overlooking the rivers, this rocky fragment has had strategic importance for centuries, and the first fort was constructed here in Celtic times. Down the centuries, a Roman fortress and a subsequent Moravian stronghold replaced the Celtic battlements, and the land changed hands many times until the castle was finally blown up in the early 19th-century Napoleonic Wars.

In today’s post-Communist Europe, Devín Castle is separated from Austria only by the waters of the Danube, and its role is significant as a symbol of nationalism for the Slovak people. Closed during the Soviet era, the castle is now a photogenic ruin to explore, with winding passageways and cobbled courtyards all open to the elements. The minuscule Maiden’s Tower squats precariously on a single column of rock overlooking the river, a small museum casts light on some of the artifacts unearthed here and there’s a choice of woodland or riverside walks around the castle, as well as archery lessons on the grounds.

Practical Info

Devín Castle is a 10-minute car journey from the center of Bratislava, or 20 minutes on buses 28 or 29 from Nový Most (New Bridge). Between April and September, cruisers depart Bratislava’s Passenger Port for Devín at 10 p.m. daily, and the journey along the Danube takes 90 minutes. It is open in April and October from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and from May through September until 5:30 p.m. Admission costs €3.

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Bratislava Boat Trip to the Devin Castle, Bratislava, null
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Bratislava Boat Trip to the Devin Castle

Sail the waters of the Danube River on this 4-hour boat trip from Bratislava. From the comfort of a river cruise and accompanied by a guide, see Devin Castle ...  Read more

Location: Bratislava, Slovakia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $94.45
Devin Castle Tour with Currant Wine Tasting, Bratislava, Day Cruises
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Devin Castle Tour with Currant Wine Tasting

Interested in history and wine tasting? Excellent! These impressive ruins have amazing surroundings, rich history and are easily reachable from the city ...  Read more

Location: Bratislava, Slovakia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $90.91
Bratislava by Night: Walking Tour, Bratislava, Half-day Tours
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Bratislava by Night: Walking Tour

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Admire the beauty and history of Bratislava by night on a walking tour. A resident guide will lead you up a hill to Bratislava Castle and through the ...  Read more

Location: Bratislava, Slovakia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $76.30
Bratislava Private City Tour, Bratislava, Night Tours
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Bratislava Private City Tour

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This Private Walking Tour of Bratislava includes all it has to offer. You will pass by the new building of the National Theatre, a unique Blue Church, St. ...  Read more

Location: Bratislava, Slovakia
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $46.05
Bratislava City Tour with Optional Devin Castle Visit, Bratislava, Walking Tours
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Bratislava City Tour with Optional Devin Castle Visit

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Get acquainted with Bratislava 3-hour sightseeing tour. Delve into Bratislava Old Town to see showstoppers such as Main Square and St Martin’s Cathedral. ...  Read more

Location: Bratislava, Slovakia
Duration: 3 or 5 hours

From USD $88.33

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