The enemy of yesterday, the friend of today
Being able to see two castles from two different countries, as the ones on each side of the Narva river, is rare if not unique. They exude a sense of history and one can easily imagine the rivalry that the builders had centuries ago. Even their original purpose reveals that relations in that area have not always been friendly. Being able to see the flags of each country on the castles really underlines that a land border divides them. However, the co-operation between the cities now tells a different tale. To see both castles from one vantage point reveals the common experiences that the cities have had.
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