Vasknarva Castle Ruins

Ida-Virumaa, Estonia

The first Vasknarva order castle (Neuschloss) was founded in 1349 on the northeastern border of Old Livonia. 1427–1442 a new castle (Vastne-Narva) was built, which became the centre of the vogtei of the Livonian Order. The castle was wracked in the Livonian War. Until the Great Northern War it was a fort of great importance, commanding the mouth of the Narva River. It has been known in Russian chronicles either as Syrensk or Syrenets. According the folklore St. Olga of Pskov narrowly escaped drowning when crossing the Narva rapids at Syrenets. Nowadays only parts of 3 meters thin walls have survived, mainly on the northern side.

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Founded: 1349
Category: Ruins in Estonia
Historical period: Danish and Livonian Order (Estonia)

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Jaak Kõusaar (3 months ago)
Nice view to Estonian-Russian border
Jaan Granaat (6 months ago)
Üks säilinud müürijupp Narva jõe kaldal.
Kris M (7 months ago)
Väga palju säilinud ei ole aga vaadata tasub ikka. Teisel pool jõge hiidsuur Vene föderatsiooni lipp.
Oskari Wäänänen (8 months ago)
Part of a ruined castle or some such. The whole thing is literally on someones backyard and there is no info at the spot about the ruins.
Markus Keerman (2 years ago)
A medieval very small castle built to the eastmost boundary of the western world. Destroyed twice by russian hordes.
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