Trencin Castle (Trenčiansky hrad) - Parking, opening hours, history...
October 17th, 2022
Looking at Trencin Castle (Trenčiansky hrad), one might think he is looking at a postcard. The fortress rises on the limestone cliff (Maria Hill) in the heart of the village of Trenčín, above the Vah valley. The white-walled castle with a wooden roof has recently been renovated. However, this is not a painting but the seat of Matthew III Csák. ?The castle is a symbol of the Vah region. Overview Trencin Castle Details Country Slovakia Location Vah valley Address
Orava Castle, Slovakia (Oravský hrad) - Opening hours, details ...
September 19th, 2022
Oravský hrad, or Orava Castle, played an essential role in the life of historical Hungary. It defended the country from the north and the trade route to Poland. Of course, this role has disappeared today, so let’s just visit him for his beauty. It is no coincidence that it is one of the most beautiful fortresses in Slovakia. The castle is located in the Orava region, next to the Orava River. The 13th-century medieval castle was built on a 112-meter-high rock face. The castle is the most promine
Devin Castle (Devínsky hrad) - Parking, opening hours, prices ...
September 12th, 2022
Another gem in the line of Slovak castles is the Devínsky hrad near the Slovak-Austrian border. The castle, which can only be seen in ruins today, is visited every year by many from Austria, Hungary and, of course, Slovakia. Only 20 minutes from Bratislava, the former fortress offers a real one-day program for everyone. Although the Bratislava Castle was rebuilt, the Devin Castle was left out of the list of castles to be renovated and is still not in very good condition today. Nevertheless, the
Smolenice Castle - Opening hours, parking, history...
August 8th, 2022
Smolenice Castle is located in the Little Carpathians, Slovakia, less than 1 hour from Bratislava. Considered the most romantic castle in the Slovak Highlands, the building was built in the 15th century above the agricultural village of Smolenice. You can only visit the castle on a guided tour. Afterwards, you can go to the English Garden or take a walk in the picturesque countryside surrounding the castle. ?Tip: There are several forts and castles in the area, the most famous of which is perh
Castle of Beckov - Parking, opening hours, history...
July 29th, 2022
Beckov Castle - alias Beckovský hrad - is one of the biggest castles in Slovakia. Beckov is only 1 hour from Bratislava and is also one of the most visited fortresses in the country. A real medieval ruin that triggers one’s treasure hunt. A visit to the former fortress is a must-see with children. The village of Beckov got its name from the castle. The old Hungarian name of the castle is "Bolondóc" (which means foolish), which according to the legend, comes from the fact that it was built by th
Castle Strecno, Slovakia Guide - Opening hours, parking, history...
July 22nd, 2022
You must travel to northern Slovakia to admire the medieval Castle of Strecno. The castle's unique design, the steep rock wall and the river Vah below the castle contribute to the exciting view. As part of the guided tour, the castle is one of the most significant sights of the Váh region in Little Fatra. Ideal for history lovers and nature lovers alike. And a must-see half-day program with children. Overview Strecno Castle Details Country Slovakia Location Zilina dist.
Somoska Castle 2022 - Castle at the Slovak-Hungarian border
July 4th, 2022
One of the "products" of the Tatar invasion is the medieval castle of Somoska. We may not need to talk about the strategic importance of the border fortress system in the northern counties in Hungary. Fortunately, the once key castle of this system is now only struggling with the weather. The castle formed a unit with the Salgo castle and the Zagyvafő castle, and these three fortifications were meant to defend the country from the armies attacking from the north. Although the castle belon
Spis Castle (Spišský hrad) - The largest castle in Slovakia
June 27th, 2022
Located in the village of Zehra, the castle is one of the largest castles in Central Europe. But it stands out in its width and height, as the fortress was built on a 200-meter rock. The 13th-century castle is a legacy of the Tatar invasion and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993. Overview Spiš Castle Details Country Slovakia Location Zehra, Spiš basin Address Spišský hrad, 053 61 Žehra, Slovakia Slovak name Spišský hrad Distance from Bratislava
Bojnice Castle Guide 2022 - Opening hours, history, admissions...
May 14th, 2022
Bojnice Castle is one of the oldest and most important monuments in Slovakia - and one of the most visited castles. It stands on a hill above the city on the right side of the Nitra River - next to an artificial moat. It is one of the main estate centres of the noble Pálffy family. It was part of the medieval Hungarian border castle chain, and later the defence line of 30 castles to Trenčín. This line was controlled by Bratislava during the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. Overview Bojnice