Devín Castle, Slovakia

Devín originally a separate town at the confluence of the Danube and Morava rivers, is now a suburb of Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. The town has population of about 1,000.

Morava River is a river flowing through the 354km, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Austria. It sourced the Moravian region of the Czech Republic.

Morava River is a river flowing through the 354km, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Austria. It sourced the Moravian region of the Czech Republic.

Bus stop of Devín Castle

Bus stop of Devín Castle

Map of Devín Town

Map of Devín Town

Devín Town

Landscape of Devín

Devín Town

Devín Town

Devín is an important archaeological site, famous for the ruins of Devín Castle. Devín lies near the Devín Gate, which was viewed as the western gateway to the Kingdom of Hungary.

Gate of Freedom Memorial; it is on the banks of the confluence, Danube and Morava River.

Gate of Freedom Memorial; it is on the banks of the confluence, Danube and Morava River.

The Memorial for the 400 men and women who were shot trying to escape to Austria during the Cold War.

Devín Castle: Having its strategic position, on the cliff (212 meters) and at the confluence of the Danube and Morava river, the place was an ideal place for a fort.

Devín Castle, Slovakia

Devín Castle, Slovakia

The owner of the castle could control the important trade route along the Danube as well as one branch of the Amber Road (the road to the Mediterranean from Northern Europe).

The gate of the castle

The gate of the castle

The site has been settled since the Neolithic and fortified since the Bronze and Iron Age. Later, both the Celts and the Romans built strong fortresses there. In the
Roman ruins, it is possible to see the first Christian church in the castle.

Fundamentals of early Christian chapel at Devin Castle, found archaeological research in 1975

Fundamentals of early Christian chapel at Devin Castle, found archaeological research in 1975

Please read this plate for the flora and fauna in the castle. You know better than my explanation.

Please read this plate for the flora and fauna in the castle. You know better than my explanation.

The well in the courtyard of the castle.

The well in the courtyard of the castle.

The 55 metres deep castle well is on the courtyard of the middle castle. High school students are surrounding the well.

Outdoor learning high school students in Slovakia. I hope their future would be peaceful.

Outdoor learning high school students in Slovakia. I hope their future would be peaceful.

Devín Town, the view from the Castle.

Devín Town, the view from the Castle.

Maiden Tower on Morava River

Maiden Tower on Morava River

The ruins of Devín Castle

The ruins of Devín Castle

The ruins of Devín Castle

The ruins of Devín Castle

Devín Castle Museum

Devín Castle Museum

Inside of the Devín Castle Museum

Inside of the Devín Castle Museum

Exhibition of the Devín Castle Museum

Exhibition of the Devín Castle Museum

Ruins of the old  Church on the courtyard of Devín Castle

Ruins of the old Church on the courtyard of Devín Castle

Basics of Great Moravian church from the second half of the 9th century and its projected appearance.

Fundamentals of early Gothic chapel, 11 - 13 century in Devin Castle

Fundamentals of early Gothic chapel, 11 – 13 century in Devin Castle

Open-air museum of Devín Castle

Open-air museum of Devín Castle

Souvenir stand outside the Devín Castle

Souvenir stand with local wine outside the Devín Castle

After Devín Castle, I took a bus and left for Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia.

(Blog owner: My wife was diagnosed melanoma, skin cancer,  last month. She has undergone an operation twice at a hospital. She must have an operation once again next month. We are in difficulty now. I can’t afford the time and mind to create new post for some time. Thank you.)

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