What Everybody Ought to Know about Devin Castle Bratislava

Devin Castle Bratislava is a stunning landmark just outside of Slovakia’s capital.

I recently spent some time in Bratislava, and dedicated an afternoon to the Devin Castle Bratislava. It’s about a thirty minute or so journey outside of Bratislava, and well worth the time investment. It’s perched on a cliff, overlooking the Danube. It’s a fantastic place to get some good travel photos and make some memories.

First off, let’s talk about getting there, because Bratislava isn’t the pinnacle of the world when it comes to public transit. Quite often, trams don’t come to stops they’re supposed to, or show up at a stop they’re not scheduled. It really makes no sense, and the English on the public transit maps is a bit lacking.

So here’s the deal on how to get to the castle.

How to Get to Devin Castle Bratislava

Devin Castle Bratislava
The view from Devin Castle Bratislava, looking at the beautiful Danube River.

Assuming you want to get via public transportation, you start by heading to the UFO Bridge near the Danube River. On the left hand side (near the convenience store) of the station, you’ll look for BUS NUMBER 29.

It comes every thirty minutes and take about thirty minutes or so to get the castle.

Alternatively, if you have a car to get around Bratislava, you can obviously just drive there using your GPS or smartphone.

It’s really quite simple to take the bus and it’s probably the easier option in the majority of cases.

What To Do

It’s three Euros to get access to the castle grounds itself. Once you’re there, there isn’t a whole lot of specific things to do. You can obviously wander around the grounds and enjoy the sights.

Take a look at some of the pictures that my Eastern European girl and I took during our trip to Devin Castle:

You’ll find a few historical sites on the castle grounds, and some friendly animals!

There are also some wonderful cafes and restaurants that you can check out after enjoying the day exploring the castle. We had a fantastic meal and tea in the hotel that’s right at the base of the castle.


While you can spend an entire day at the castle, it would be hard to do and include lots of downtime. Personally, I would recommend building it into a half of a day, and work a nice lunch and coffee in to your little day trip.

Devin Castle is definitely worth a visit while you’re in Bratislava. Make sure to leave a comment below and let EET know what your experience in Bratislava was!

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