Devín Castle

Devín Castle

The ruins of Devín Castle, which dominate the skyline on a high cliff above the confluence of the Danube and the March, are one of the most significant archaeological sites in Central Europe. The enchanting landscape surrounding the ruins as well as an amazing view into the distance make this place an unforgettable tourist destination. Its strategic location meant that this fortress was already fought over thousands of years ago. The Celts had a settlement here, the Romans controlled the Limes from this location and the Slavs built a formidable fortress here. The fortress finally served as the western border of the Hungarian Empire for several hundred years. It was conquered on a frequent basis, but was always rebuilt again and fortified. As is so often the case in history, it ultimately met its end for no reason at all: in 1809, Devín Castle was blown up by the French Army.

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