Trakai Castle in Lithuania

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Trakai Island Castle is a historic fortress on an island in Lake Garvere near the town of Trakai, in eastern Lithuania. The castle is one of the most important sights in all of Lithuania.

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Location Trakai Castle:

The island castle of Trakai is located about 28 kilometers west of Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. The address is Trakai Island Castle, Kęstučio g. 4, Trakai 21104, Lithuania.

Directions Trakai Castle from Vilnius:

By Car: From Vilnius, take the A16 west and follow signs to Trakai.

By bus From Vilnius bus station there are regular buses to Trakai. The journey takes around 40 minutes, or book a bus tour to Trakai.

Opening times Trakai Water Castle:
Daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday is closed (closed day). In summer until 7 p.m.

Entrance to Tarkai Castle:

Admission prices vary and there are discounts for students, seniors and children. Adults pay around 10 euros entry, reduced around 5 euros in 2023

Highlights Trakai Island Castle / Lithuania:

Trakai Island Castle: Explore the island’s well-preserved medieval castle. The castle has been restored and is now a great museum showing the history of the region.

Exhibitions: Learn about the history of Trakai and see medieval artifacts in the castle museum.

Boat Tour: Take a boat tour around Lake Galvė and enjoy beautiful views of the castle from the water.

Sights close-by
Ujtrakio Dovaras: A historic mansion known for its beautiful gardens.

Karaim Museum of Ethnic Culture: You can learn more about the Turkish Karaim people living in Trakai and their culture.

Video Castle Trakai with lake

Trakai Island Castle is a fascinating tourist destination that offers a glimpse into Lithuania’s medieval history. Be sure to plan your visit to fully enjoy this unique and picturesque place.

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Film Top Sights Vilnius and surroundings including Trakai water castle

The town of Trakai and the water castle is about half an hour’s drive from Vilnius. We really enjoyed the trip, the fairytale castle in the lake is really something special.

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