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Devin Castle

Devin Castle © Judith Duk
Devin Castle © Judith Duk

Perched 696 feet (212m) above the confluence of the Morava and Danube Rivers, Devín Castle is one of the most important archaeological sites in Slovakia. Its image is depicted on postage stamps and Slovakian money. The oldest traces of settlement date back to 5,000 BC, and mighty fortress citadel was impenetrable for centuries until the arrival of Napoleon's troops who sacked it in 1809. The village of Devín is also quaint and worth visiting, with a number of shops and restaurants. The river, while photogenic, is a haven for mosquitoes, so visitors are advised to arm themselves with effective insect repellent.

Address: Muránská, 841 10 Bratislava-Devín

Website: www.slovakia.com/castles/devin-castle/