Devín Castle

National Heritage Site
Muránska 10, Bratislava – Mestská časť Devín
+421 2 657 301 05, hrad.devin@bratislava.sk

Devín Castle

National Heritage Site
Muránska 10, Bratislava – Mestská časť Devín
+421 2 657 301 05, hrad.devin@bratislava.sk

Endless panorama

Observation platform of the Upper Castle offers a unique panorama of the surrounding natural scenery. The Castle, covering 60 000 square metres, is divided into Lower, Middle and Upper Castle. Castle grounds include preserved remains of structures from the Roman and Great Moravian periods, as well as from the Middle Ages and modern age.

 

Devín Castle is located 12 km from the historical centre of Bratislava and within the borders of the village of Devín, one of the city districts of the capital, Bratislava. From the north, Devín is protected by the mountain range of Little Carpathians with the highest mountain Devínska Kobyla (514 m), from the south and west by the rivers of Danube and Morava. The castle is set high on the rock (212 m) over the confluence of these rivers. The Devín area had a strategic importance as it was a crossing of the Amber and Danube roads that ran north to south and west to east. The oldest settlement in the area of the castle and village is documented from the Upper Paleolithic and continued almost uninterruptedly until the modern age. Devín Castle is one the most significant polycultural archaeological localities in Central Europe.

Currently the oldest finds from the Devín hillfort are tombs from the Upper Paleolithic uncovered on the northwestern foot of the castle rock. At the end of the Upper Paleolithic, the hillfort was heavily settled, but its development of the time and at the beginning of the Early Bronze Age remains unclear. In the Early Bronze Age, the grounds of Devín Castle saw the existence of a hilltop settlement with an earth-and-wood fortifications and possibly a moat that benefited from its strategic location on the crossroad of trade routes. In the Middle Bronze Age the grounds of the lower hilfort served again also as a burial site. Archaeological excavations managed to uncover remains of two burial mounds of the Middle-Danube Tumulus culture. At the end of the Bronze Age, the hillfort was a fortified strategic political centre as it is evidenced by the uncovered remains of the fortification.

 

High season:
Jun

Winter season:
November-March

Monday closed closed
Tuesday 10.00 - 18.00
12.00 - 13.00 pause
Last entry at17.30
10.00 - 16.00
12.00 - 13.00 pause
Last entry at 15.30
Wednesday 10.00 - 18.00
12.00 - 13.00 pause
Last entry at17.30
10.00 - 16.00
12.00 - 13.00 pause
Last entry at 15.30
Thursday 10.00 - 18.00
12.00 - 13.00 pause
Last entry at17.30
10.00 - 16.00
12.00 - 13.00 pause
Last entry at 15.30
Friday 10.00 - 18.00
12.00 - 13.00 pause
Last entry at17.30
10.00 - 16.00
12.00 - 13.00 pause
Last entry at 15.30
Saturday 10.00 - 19.00
12.00 - 13.00 pause
Last entry at18.30
10.00 - 16.00
12.00 - 13.00 pause
Last entry at 15.30
Sunday 10.00 - 19.00
12.00 - 13.00 pause
Last entry at18.30
10.00 - 16.00
12.00 - 13.00 pause
Last entry at 15.30
 
New Year's Day closed closed
Good Friday 10.00 - 17.00
12.00 - 13.00 pause
Last entry at16.30
10.00 - 16.00
12.00 - 13.00 pause
Last entry at 15.30

Holz Saturday

10.00 - 17.00
12.00 - 13.00 pause
Last entry at16.30
10.00 - 16.00
12.00 - 13.00 pause
Last entry at 15.30
Easter Sunday 10.00 - 17.00
12.00 - 13.00 pause
Last entry at16.30
10.00 - 16.00
12.00 - 13.00 pause
Last entry at 15.30
Easter Monday closed closed
All Saints Day closed closed
Christmas Eve closed closed
Christmas Day closed closed
New Year's Eve closed closed
  Ticket
from 4. May 2021
Winter season ticket
from November
Basic ticket price 6,00 € 2,50 €
Reduced ticket
(children under 14 years of age, students, seniors)
3,00 € 2,50 €
Family ticket
(two adults and children under 14 years of age)
12,00 € 2,50 €
School group
(not offered during summer holidays)
2,00 € 2 €
Free entry
(children under 6 years of age, disabled person
card's holders and their guide, journalists,
teacher accompanying 10 pupils of students,
tourist guide)
   
Discounts for card holders    
Bratislava Card 100 % 0 € 0 €

News Notices

Extension of opening hours

Dear visitors, from July 1, 2021 we are extending the opening hours at Devín Castle through Saturday and Sunday until 19.00. Looking forward to your visit.
Dear visitors, please follow all current COVID-19 rules.

Visiting Upper Castle

Due to the nature and technical possibilities of the Upper Castle, it is not barrier free.

Dogs are not allowed to the Castle grounds all year round.

The ban does not apply to guide dogs.
In case of snow and ice, the Castle is closed from November until March.
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