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Welcome to Devin Castle

Devin Castle

Perched 696 feet (212m) above the confluence of the Morava and Danube Rivers, Devin Castle is one of the most important archaeological sites in Slovakia. The oldest traces of settlement date back to 5,000 BC, and for centuries this mighty fortress citadel was impenetrable, until the arrival of Napoleon's troops who managed to sack it in 1809. Its image is depicted on postage stamps and Slovakian money. The village of Devin is also quaint and worth visiting, with a number of shops and restaurants. The river, while photogenic, is a haven for mosquitoes, so visitors are advised to arm themselves with effective insect repellent.

Information & Facts

Slovak is the official language, which is closely related to Czech. English and German are the most commonly spoken foreign languages, although outside Bratislava, English is not widely understood.

The unit of currency is the Euro (EUR), which is divided into 100 cents. The Euro replaced the koruna (SKK) as the official currency on 1 January 2009. Travellers cheques are the safest way to carry money and are accepted at all major banks and exchange offices (dollars and pounds sterling give the best exchange rates). Shops are increasingly accepting credit cards, but it is best to check beforehand. ATMs are common.

Opening Times
Open daily in summer, from 10am to 5pm (Monday to Friday), and until 6pm on weekends. Closed in winter
Local time is GMT +1 (GMT +2 from March to October).
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