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Devin Castle (Devinsky Hrad) Tours

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Devin Castle (Devinsky Hrad)
Just outside Bratislava, Devin Castle (Devinsky Hrad) shows Slovakia’s oldest traces of Slavic settlement, from the ninth century. The castle changed hands many times and was renovated until it was blown up during the 19th-century Napoleonic wars. The castle remains are now a Slovak national symbol and feature stunning panoramic views from the towers.

The Basics

Set atop a hill on the Slovak-Austrian border, Devin Castle overlooks the confluence of the Danube and Morava rivers. It’s a quick jaunt from the historic quarter of Bratislava and makes a great day trip. Tours generally include a ride down the Danube River to reach the castle, as well as a tasting of local currant wine. For a more personalized experience, opt for a private tour to explore the highlights of Bratislava and drive through the countryside to explore the castle.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Devin Castle is a must-visit for European history buffs.
  • There is little shade at the castle so come prepared with sunscreen and water.
  • Wear comfortable shoes to navigate the uneven surfaces of the castle ruins.
  • The ruins of the castle are not suitable for wheelchair users or those with limited mobility.

How to Get There
Devin Castle lies just 6 miles (9.5 kilometers) from Bratislava, an easy 10-minute taxi ride or drive from Old Town Bratislava. Free parking is available. Alternatively, take city bus 29 from Novy Most (New Bridge), which takes approximately 30 minutes. During the summer months, you can also take a 90-minute boat ride along the Danube from the city center to Devin Castle.

When to Get There
The castle is open 10am to 4:30pm Tuesday through Sunday, and until 5:30pm April through October. Since Devin Castle is in ruins and exposed to the elements, it is closed during inclement weather. The best time to visit Bratislava is between May and September, when it is warmer and less windy.

Spend a Day in Devin

Devin offers a wonderful respite from the city, if that’s what you need. Get to the castle early to soak up the atmosphere and avoid large crowds. Afterward, rent a canoe to explore the flora and fauna of the Danube, bike around the quaint village, or embark on a hike through the lush surroundings. To round out the day, you can also sample the Slovak cuisine and local wine at various establishments in the city.
Address: Muránská 1050/10, Bratislava 84110, Slovakia
Admission: Varies
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Devin Castle Tour with Currant Wine Tasting

Devin Castle Tour with Currant Wine Tasting

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Indulge in a relaxing day at Devin Castle, on the banks of a river. You’ll take an interesting tour of the castle, where you can learn all about the history of the region. Also get the chance to try red and blackcurrant wine, famous in the region. The experienced sommeliers will tell you all you need to know about the local specialty. This is an ideal tour for travelers who enjoy nature, culture, and the finer things in life.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$121.13
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$121.13

The Nearly All tour of Bratislava

The Nearly All tour of Bratislava

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This day tour is ideal for travelers who have a short time in Bratislava. It’s a leisurely tour that covers ‘nearly all’ of the city’s must-see and do attractions, so you can get to know the Slovak capital in just a short time. Your local guide will give you further tips on how to spend time in the city, if you happen to be staying longer.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$202.44
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$202.44
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Devin Castle Tour

Devin Castle Tour

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If you love castles, there’s more than the impressive Bratislava Castle to see! You can also pay a visit to Devin Castle, which is only about a half an hour away from the city on the Danube River. Once there, you’ll need a few minutes to climb up to the top of the castle ruins and admire the view. This castle hasn’t been restored, but that’s part of what gives it a special historic charm. Slavin memorial is dedicated to the Soviet Army soldiers who lost their lives while liberating the city from the occupying Germans. Slavin lies on a hill just behind the Bratislava Castle. Many people head up here for the views, but the monument, which dates to 1960, is also an interesting example of Stalinist architectural style.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$76.01
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$76.01

PRIVATE GRAND CITY TOUR IN BRATISLAVA with Devin Castle

PRIVATE GRAND CITY TOUR IN BRATISLAVA with Devin Castle

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This Tour will present Bratislava as a whole, with its extensive historical core. The tour is combined and the first half of the sightseeing is on foot and the second is panorama city tour by car. This excursion will give you a complete picture of Bratislava and it will shows you also the Bratislava second castle Devin, located on the border of three countries and on the border of two rivers.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$176.12
Price varies by group size
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$176.12
Price varies by group size

Bratislava Grand City Tour with Devin Castle

Bratislava Grand City Tour with Devin Castle

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This Tour will present Bratislava as a whole, with its extensive historical core. The tour is combined and the first half of the sightseeing is on foot and the second panorama city tour by car.. This excursion will give you a complete picture of Bratislava and it will shows you also the Bratislava's second castle Devin, located on the border of thre countries and on the border of two rivers.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$144.60
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Bratislava Private City Tour

Bratislava Private City Tour

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Get to know beautiful Bratislava on a 6-hour private walking tour. Accompanied by your own private guide, stroll the cobbled streets and squares of the Old Town, and see landmarks including the National Theatre, Blue Church of St Alzbeta, St Martin’s Cathedral and more. Learn about Bratislava’s history, admire the panoramic views from Bratislava Castle, and drive to Devin Castle to stroll around the rocktop castle ruins and along the River Danube. As this is a private tour, enjoy the flexibility to tailor you itinerary as you wish.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$308.99
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Devin Castle Tour With Currant Wine Tasting

Devin Castle Tour With Currant Wine Tasting

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Discover the center of Slovakian culture and history on this 3-hour tour of Bratislava. Led by a local guide, explore St Martin’s Cathedral and the historic Main Square in the city’s Old Town. See the neoclassical architecture of the Primatial Palace and, if open, admire its interior Hall of Mirrors. Afterward, enjoy a scenic drive past Bratislava’s top landmarks, including the Slavín War Memorial and Bratislava Castle. To tour the medieval Devín Castle, upgrade your ticket to include a visit (own expense) after your city tour is finished.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$158.11
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$158.11
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Paddling along Iron Curtain

Paddling along Iron Curtain

Unique way to dive into history and discover nature of Bratislava Imagine paddling along previously strictly protected Iron Curtain. See the ruins of bunkers and remains of barbed-wire fence which divided the East from the West. Listen to the stories of those who tried to escape. Enter the space that was not too long ago protected by guard towers, electrical fence and soldiers with permission to shoot. Thanks to the EU we can now move around freely and watch the wildlife in the meanders. On kayaks you will be able to access places full of natural beauty. Morave is a blackwater river. It has a deep, slow-moving channel flowing through forested swamps or wetlands. Most blackwater rivers occur in the Amazon/Orinoco basin and the USA. They’re very rare in Europe. Are you ready for a trip full of surprises?
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$482.00
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Devin Castle Tour with Wine Tasting

Devin Castle Tour with Wine Tasting

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Wine tour in Bratislava with a visit of the iconic Devín castle, proudly standing above the Danube and Morava rivers. Tour combines old as well as recent history with authentic wine tasting at a local producer (3 hours).If you are looking to expand your knowledge about Slovak wine and experience something different, this wine Tasting offers you an amazing experience.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$108.45
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Explore Highlights of Devin Castle in Bratislava

Explore Highlights of Devin Castle in Bratislava

For photography lovers this is a place that simply must be added to your collection. Guided tour starts with the Devin Castle tour. Enjoy with us a place, where from one point you will see: two countries, two rivers meeting and the ruins of a castle that was blown up by Napoleon’s army.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$161.47
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