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.
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.
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.
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 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.
The 55 metres deep castle well is on the courtyard of the middle castle. High school students are surrounding the well.
Basics of Great Moravian church from the second half of the 9th century and its projected appearance.
After Devín Castle, I took a bus and left for Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia.
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