Guided tour of Devín castle
Devín castle is one of the oldest castles in Slovakia. Traces of settlement date back to the 5th century B.C. Due to its strategic location, Devin Castle boasts a rich medieval history, having served as a fortress, military station, and a trade center over the centuries, before it was ordered to be ruined by Napoleon himself in 1809, as part of his military neutralization of the region. Standing on a massive cliff, 212 meters high, the castle serves as a museum with several exhibitions. It also offers spectacular panorama views upon the confluence of Danube and Morava rivers, with Austria just across. Its location made the surrounding area part of the former Iron Curtain border zone with Austria, heavily fortified during Cold War.
Bratislava Old Town Walking Tour
Bratislava ranks among the youngest capitals in Europe and, at the same time, among the cities with a rich history dating back more than 5000 years. Situated on the frontiers with Austria and Hungary makes it the only national capital on border with two countries. The location of the city at the very heart of Europe on the banks of the river Danube predestined Bratislava to become a trade crossroads and the centre of many diverse cultures throughout centuries. From the 10th century to 1918, except for short interruptions, Bratislava was part of the Kingdom of Hungary, with the role of its capital and a coronation city of Hungarian monarchs from 1536 until 1830. Bratislava is a mosaic of illustrious past – a medieval and Gothic old town, splendid baroque palaces, the crowning castle – and present pulsating with cultural and social life.
Červený kameň (Red Stone) castle, only 28 km away from Bratislava, is situated in the picturesque surroundings of the Little Carpathian mountains. Originally a stone castle was built in the 13th century as a part of the chain of the Kingdom of Hungary’s frontier defense castles. It was completely rebuilt as a fortress in the first half of the 16th century and later it became a representative noble castle. The well-preserved castle complex with impressive cellar areas contains museum of the aristocracy housing development.
After the castle tour we’ll visit Modra, one of the most important viticulture centres in the Little Carpathians region. We will taste great wines from best local wineries.
After that, we’ll move back to Bratislava or Vienna.
Minimum number of participants: 4 persons
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