M. Jovaiša

Trakai Island Castle

The most beautiful and magnificent Gothic castle in Lithuania, a gorgeous residence of the Lithuanian Grand Duke, a place for pompous feasts, and even a prison for disobedient noblemen in early 16th century. Trakai Island Castle, which was finished to be restored in late 20th century to recover its appearance of the 15th century, is one of the biggest spots of attraction both in summer and in winter. It is the only castle in Eastern Europe built on an island. You can reach the castle by walking along the 300 metres long wooden bridge. The castle houses the Museum of Trakai History, its visitors are fascinated by old frescoes, artistic stained-glass, secret passes and knight tournaments organised in the yard of the castle.