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Vyborg Castle

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Address: Vyborg, Russia
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+7 813 782-15-15
10:00 - 18:00
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Castle is on restoration. All viewpoints are closed. The tower is closed. You can not get up anywhere. From museums on the territory of the castle there is a "Museum of Torture... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rick C
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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Castle is on restoration. All viewpoints are closed. The tower is closed. You can not get up anywhere. From museums on the territory of the castle there is a "Museum of Torture" with completely incompetent guides, and a museum in the castle.

Thank Rick C
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

An interesting place with a significant history through changed Nationality, Swedish, Finnish and now Russian. Best with a guide to get best out of visit

Thank gtd837
New Delhi, India
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84 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Vyborg is the last city of Russia, before you enter finland. The castle is a 16th century monument. Its around 2-3 hors drive from St Petersburg, worth seeing as a weekend getaway. Dont expect much from the castle. Minor play games are organised for kids in the area behind the castle. The town is nice to go around.

Thank RV0681
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

A typical medieval era castle located in small town of Vyborg. It's a must to visit this castle which is surrounded by waters on all side and has a small museum located inside. It has great history and has been part of Swiss, Finland and Russia over all the era's. The watch tower is at a good height and offers... More 

1 Thank Rohan_D23
San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 November 2016

this is nice historic place, but need restoration, they try to restore this place, but how is it going right now .. will be a long way to go "

Thank vik5834
Kaliningrad, Russia
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

goog sightseeing place on the top of the Castle tower, and overall impression is exellent. But the Castle is not relatively big.

Thank maksim_ivanov
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

We had so much fun climbing the castle! Gorgeous view from the top of it!! It is a must while you are in Vyborg. Old town is great too, needs a lot of reconstruction though.

2 Thank Ansher
Moscow, Russia
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

This beautiful little castle badly needs attention of authorities, and renovation. A few dubious exhibitions are located in these walls, I strongly recommend to buy tickets only for visiting the tower, because everything else is just utter rubbish. The view from the tower is beautiful but the tower itself is in sorrowful state.

2 Thank Dasha K
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

It's old and historical fortress. The place is beautiful with a western architecture, but it isn't preserved well, so may be you will feel a little disappointed. But anyway, it's worth to visit this fortress. The highlight of the fortress is the tower in the centre. It takes you only 80 rubs to go inside and climb to the top... More 

Thank Astatine P
San Diego, California
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91 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

This unique old castle is wonderful including museum, exhibitions and the tower. Signs and guides are mainly only in Russian. If you going to go top of the tower, prepare to walk all the way. Good shoes for walking are valuable in this place.

2 Thank Ville T

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