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River Trip: Three (Five) Castles in Devinska Brana Gate

The Danube Report: With Twin City Liner from Bratislava to Vienna and Back. The Devin Castle.

There is a lot of history you can dig out in the area of Devinska Brana (Porta Hungarica, Thebener Pforte). Geographically it is a breakthrough created by the Danube River in the Male Karpaty Mountains. Historically it is an important part of the Amber Road - an ancient trade route for the transfer of amber, which led from Europe to Asia and back, and from northern Africa to the Baltic Sea. In front of Devinska brana, Roma empire built Carnuntum, a part of its Limes Romanus borderline.

Devinska Brana was important also in medieval times. Up to five castles were built there. Besides Bratislava castle - all of them are ruins today. The first is Hainburg Castle, the second Rothelstein Castle, the third Devin Castle, the fourth Pottenburg Castle and finally Bratislava Castle. And, if you want, you can consider as the sixth castle a wooden replica of Celtic fortress, which was built on the Braunsberg Hill, again above the Hainburg town.

Carnuntum: New cruises through Devinska Brana (Porta Hungarica)
Carnuntum boat

New cruises started in 2013. From Hainburg in Austria to Devin in Slovakia and back. On Sundays only. See time table.

Cruise Hainburg - Devinsky Hrad Castle - Bratislava - Hainburg with Carnuntum Boat in 2017

NEW in 2017: cruise Bratislava - Hainburg and return

Carnuntum Sundays and during Austrian holidays in May, August and September. Round ticket: EUR 12, one way ticket: EUR 10. Bicycle: EUR 2. Maximum number of passengers: 49.

From Hainburg 9:00
From Devin 9:30
From Bratislava 10:15
To Hainburg 12:15

From Hainburg 15:00
From Bratislava 16:00
From Devin 17:30
To Hainburg 18:15

Prices

Small tour Devin

Adults return 12 EUR
Adults One way 10 EUR
Children (6-14 yrs) Return: 8 EUR
Children (6-14 years) One way: 6 EUR
Bicycle per person: 2 EUR

Grand Tour Bratislava

Adults return 18 EUR
Adults One way 16 EUR
Children (6-14 yrs) Return: 14 EUR
Children (6-14 yrs) One way: 12 EUR
Bicycle per person: 2 EUR

Contacts:
E-mail:office@event-schifffahrt.at
Phone: ++43(0)664 / 281 31 41.

Published: May 17, 2013
Updated: April 29, 2017
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