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Devin Castle

Listed under Visitor Attractions in Lower Austria, Austria.

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One of the three oldest historical castles in its area, the Devin Castle dates back to the 5th century BC.  It is located in a beautiful and prime location- on a cliff 212 meters high, overlooking the confluence of the Danube and Morava Rivers.  Used as a fortress in the times of the Celts and Romans and playing an important part in the 8th century during the frequent wars between Moravia and Frank, the Devin Castle has thousands of years of history to it.  The palace was added in the 15th century.

Written by  Mary Kate Alfieri.

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lighthouse near Devin Castle

Is the lighthouse in the complex of buildings on the Danube near Devin Castle an active lighthouse? When was it built?

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Don't think so. Think it's a bit of a folly built by a local who wanted to live in a lighthouse... But I could be wrong...

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