The erstwhile political epicenter of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, Trakai Island Castle Museum today provides a striking example of an island fortress in Europe and remains one of the country's most famous symbols. Built in several stages beginning in the 14th century, the castle fell into ruin during the 1600s; however, a major push after World War II led to its complete restoration. Cross the wooden bridge to access the castle and its massive defensive towers and gate, situated on a tiny islet just offshore from its namesake town. Within the walls lies yet another fortified bastion. Wander its multiple floors and view exhibitions displaying medieval artifacts, armor, and weapons. The site documents both the history of the castle and its role in the nation's past. Be sure to stop by the grand hall, where rulers such as national hero Vytautas held feasts and state meetings. Put Trakai Island Castle Museum and other Trakai attractions into our Trakai holiday planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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I knew the castle from picture, books and videos. But when I was there, I was totally amazed, anyway!
I knew the castle from picture, books and videos. But when I was there, I was totally amazed, anyway! more »
The castle is beautifully located, and the 2.5 km walk from the train station to the castle alongside the lake is very pleasant. However, the inside of the castle (entrance fee: 12 euros) is terribly.... more
The castle is beautifully located, and the 2.5 km walk from the train station to the castle alongside the lake is very pleasant. However, the inside of the castle (entrance fee: 12 euros) is terribly.... more »
I very enjoyed tour in here! I like that the castle is renovated. They put big effort to do! It is so beautiful. There can buy nice souvenirs. With Lithuania thematic. I bough cup with Lithuanian folk dancers on it. So colorful fun cup! Clean castle. Enjoyed time there. It looks a bit like Sigulda Castle. Just this one is renovated.
Fantastic route around this lovely recreated castle. Each section gives you a piece of history of the castle and also the people and rulers of the surrounding region and their importance in history. Some amazing museum pieces coupled with incredible views in and around the castle make Trakai an absolute must see if visiting Lithuania!
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