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Day 210: Trakai Castle, Or Things Fairy Tales Are Made Of


In my daily life, I dream a lot about travel. While I’m working, I’m often thinking about gallivanting in distant lands, or reminiscing of my travel past where memories become more like dreams as I wonder now if it all really happened. It becomes even weirder when some of the destinations were actually more like fictional fairy tale settings in themselves.

One such fairy tale place was the castle in Trakai, Lithuania.

In the small sleepy town of Trakai, there lies the island castle that dates back to the 14th century. It has seen reconstruction many times since then, by Imperial Russia and the Germans both. The most recent reconstruction ended in 1961 leaving the castle more like a museum (an awesome one) that draws in tourists passing through this Baltic country. I recommend this as a day trip from Vilnius.

This castle makes my Friday dream travel destination. Enjoy!

trakai castle lithuania

Picture perfect.

trakai castle over water lithuania

The castle in the distance. Magical.

trakai castle from bridge in lithuania

The bridge that leads you to the island castle.

trakai castle door in lithuania

Love the drawbridge.

trakai castle window lithuania

In the castle.

trakai castle lighting in lithuania

Awesome lighting in the castle.


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3 Responses to Day 210: Trakai Castle, Or Things Fairy Tales Are Made Of

  1. laura July 30, 2011 at 8:40 pm #

    Wow those pictures are so beautiful! It definitely looks like a fairy tale. What is it a museum of?

  2. Great Travels July 30, 2011 at 9:06 pm #

    I’ve never been too impressed by castle visits. They all look old and boring and I’ve been to some in England and Czech as far as I can remember but this one looks very medieval and scary!


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