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.
Tours to Trakai Island Castle Museum
Small-Group Sightseeing Tour to Paneriai Memorial Park and Trakai Castle BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $50
Duration: 5 hours
Full-Day Vilnius City Tour and Trakai Castle from Vilnius BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $57
Duration: 7 hours
Trakai Island Castle Museum Entrance Ticket BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $9
Trakai Island Castle Museum Reviews
Très joli château situé sur une île reliée par un pont en bois à la rue principale bordée de maisons colorées en bois. Très beaux lacs, paysage verdoyant, l'un des lacs peut se visiter en bâteau. Horm... more »Very nice Castle located on an island connected by a wooden bridge to the main street lined with colorful wooden houses. Beautiful lakes, green landscape, one of the Lakes can be visited in a boat. Apart from the castle on the island, monument-lighthouse of the locality, an older Castle converted into a Museum, in the center of the small town, is worth a visit. Both Catholic and Orthodox churches have their own charm. The Church of the Karaime minority on the other hand does not visit. All these places are easily reachable on foot, the center of the village being small. Attention, it is better to come with a group excursion or as part of a excursion with private chauffeur (about €75 per car or 3 or 4 people depending on vehicle-negotiable-see with your hotel) because the station is far on the other hand main attractions and the Center. Last but not least, do not go on a Monday in this charming village, apart from the 2 aforementioned churches, all other monuments and museums are closed!
Hrad Trakai cca 30 km od Vilniusu leží ve stejnojmenné vesnici na ostrově. Dá se na něj dostat pěšky nebo je možno si půjčit (5 EUR/hod.) šlapadlo a přijet k němu "romanticky" po vodě. Bylo to původní... more »Trakai Castle approx. 30 km from Vilnius is situated in the same name village on the island. It can be reached on foot or you can borrow (5 EUR/hour) pedal boat and come to it "romantically" on the water. It was the original residence of the Prince Geminidas. In the castle is the Museum of History and the present Trakai, where we can see the life of nots and local serons.
Lovely. Great place for those who love history. There's places to get some great food. I would suggest visiting in off season or weekdays, because it gets very crowded otherwise. You will enjoy yourself, there's some great scenery and you will certainly get a feel of what it was like back in it's former glory.
Nice medieval looking spot. There is nice festival held in the summer, which I heard very nice things. I visited it in the winter though, but it was beautiful anyway.
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