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The Šášov Castle

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The ruins of the medieval Šášov Castle stand above the river Hron not far away from Žiar nad Hronom in central Slovakia. According to a legend, the lord of the Zvolen Castle had it built for his court joker who saved his life while hunting.

The task of the Šášov Castle was to guard the trade road and to collect toll. It became royal property in the 14th century and part of the dowry of the royal wives. In 1490 the family of Dóczy bought it from Queen Beatrix and reconstructed it into the Renaissance fort. The Castle fell in decay after the Rebellion of Estates in 1708. Only some Castle walls survive.

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“Tajchy” of Banská Štiavnica

“Tajchy” of Banská Štiavnica

Tajchy are lakes situated in central Slovakia. They were constructed for the needs of the local mines and today they serve for recreation bathing in the wonderful natural setting next to Banská Štiavnica, the town inscribed in the UNESCO List of Natural and Cultural Heritage.

Akadémia a botanická záhrada

Akadémia a botanická záhrada

V Štiavnici je všetko hore, alebo dolu kopcom. Dobre padne načerpať energiu v botanickej záhrade, kde nájdete sekvoje aj japonský céder. Sláva Štiavnice nespočívala iba na bohatstve jej podzemia, ale aj na sláve Baníckej akadémie. Zriadila ju v roku 1762 Mária Terézia ako prvú univerzitu svojho druhu na svete a zhromaždila v nej špičkovú vedu a techniku tej doby. Botanická záhrada obklopuje budovy Akadémie.

Mining monuments in Kremnica

Mining monuments in Kremnica

Kremnica, the town situated in central Slovakia in Kremnické vrchy mountains won an attribute of the Golden Town. Gold was mined in its environs for centuries. It was also in Kremnica where golden coins were struck using the metal of the local ore. The mining past of Kremnica is witnessed to by several technical monuments.

Arboretum Kysihýbel

Arboretum Kysihýbel

Arboretum Kysihýbel in the administrative territory of Banská Štiavnica (central Slovakian town inscribed in the List of the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage) is the unique experimental forestry area specialized in rapidly growing exotic wood species.

Animal Park Revištské Podzámčie

Animal Park Revištské Podzámčie

Visit the Animal Park in Revištské Podzámčie – a place with a fairy tale-like environment, exciting animals, a gurgling waterfall, a lake teeming with fish, and a meadow made for picnics and peaceful relaxation.

Badínsky prales (Primeval Forest of Badín)

Badínsky prales (Primeval Forest of Badín)

The primeval forest of Badínsky prales, with its rare primary fir and beech habitat almost untouched by human activity, is one of the oldest protected areas in Slovakia. It was visited by Prince Charles in 2000.

Arboretum Borová hora

Arboretum Borová hora

The Arboretum Borová hora in the town of Zvolen in central Slovakia is remarkable even in the European context, as it concentrates original wood species in their generic and geographic diversity. There is also the biggest collection of rose plants in Slovakia.

Furmanská koliba

Furmanská koliba

Vo Furmanskej kolibe v Bzenici si môžete vychutnať množstvo slovenských špecialít, ako je baraní guláš, halušky alebo vychýrená držková polievka. Koliba je ľahko dostupná aj z cesty R1 a je ideálnym miestom pre Vašu rodinnú oslavu.

Apartmán 4sochy

Apartmán 4sochy

Situated in the historical town of Banska Stiavnica, proclaimed by the UNESCO to be a World Heritage Site, 4sochy offers a self-catered accommodation set in the historical building with 4 statues representing year seasons on the roof top. Free WiFi is available in all areas and free private parking is possible on site.

Drevenica Revište

Drevenica Revište

Štýlové ubytovacie zariadenie Drevenica Revište sa nachádza v tichom prostredí na okraji Revištského Podzámčia pri Žarnovici. Ponúka ubytovanie v apartmánoch, v kempingu, chutné tradičné jedlo a tiež slúži ako vodácka základňa vodákom splavujúcim rieku Hron. Dominantu nad areálom tvorí silueta hradu Revište. Pre odvážnych sú v ponuke lety na vírniku – gyrocoptere. Vzdialená je cca 4 km od mesta Žarnovica.

Koliba u Rytiera

Koliba u Rytiera

Offering a garden and sun terrace, Koliba u Rytiera is situated in Zvolen, 3.2 km from Zvolen Castle. Zvolen Castle is 3.2 km from the property. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property.

Ranč Nádej

Ranč Nádej

Offering a barbecue, children's playground and sun terrace, Ranč Nádej is situated in Svätý Anton in the Banskobystrický kraj Region. 39 km from Banská Bystrica. Dudince is 28 km from the property. Free private parking is available on site.

Koliba Riečky

Koliba Riečky

Rekreačné zariadenie a koliba RIEČKY sa nachádzajú v Kľakovskej doline, v dedinke Župkov.

Ranč Divoký Zapadákov

Ranč Divoký Zapadákov

Ranč Divoký Zapadákov is located in Banská Štiavnica, 1.6 km from Chateau Svaty Anton. Free private parking is available on site. Certain units have views of the mountain or garden. The rooms include a shared bathroom. Guests can enjoy various activities in the surroundings, including horse riding and cycling. The Church of St. Catherine is 5 km from Ranč Divoký Zapadákov, while New Chateau Banska Stiavnica is 5 km from the property. Piesťany Airport is 84 km away.

Avio Angels

Avio Angels

Featuring free WiFi and a terrace, Avio Angels offers pet-friendly accommodation in Žiar nad Hronom. Free private parking is available on site.

Garni HOTEL Fellini **

Garni HOTEL Fellini **

Garni HOTEL Fellini offers accommodation in Žiar nad Hronom. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Private parking is available on site. All rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Certain units include a seating area to relax in after a busy day. Each room includes a private bathroom fitted with a bath or shower and bidet. Garni HOTEL Fellini features free WiFi throughout the property. Donovaly is 43 km from Garni HOTEL Fellini, while Banská Bystrica is 28 km away. The nearest airport is Piesťany Airport, 76 km from Garni HOTEL Fellini.

Hotel Luna ***

Hotel Luna ***

The Hotel Luna is located right in the centre of Žiar nad Hronom, just 100 m from the pedestrianized area. It offers en-suite rooms with satellite TV and free Wi-Fi in the entire building. Hotel Luna houses an air-conditioned restaurant where international cuisine is served. A supermarket is just 100 m away from the Luna hotel. Within a 20-minute drive you can reach the Sklene Teplice Cave and Thermal Bath, the UNESCO-protected Old Town of Banska Stiavnica and the ski resorts Skalka and Salamander.

Penzión Centrum

Penzión Centrum

Toto ubytovanie sa nachádza 2 minúty chôdze od pláže. Penzión Centrum sa nachádza v centre Sklených Teplíc, len 100 metrov od miestnych termálnych kúpeľov. Ponúka ubytovanie v jednotkách s vlastnou kúpeľňou, reštauráciu, bar, terasu, i záhradu s grilom a službu organizácie výletov. V priestoroch recepcie máte taktiež k dispozícii bezplatné Wi-Fi pripojenie na internet. Všetky jednotky v penzióne Centrum majú balkón s výhľadom na okolie, sú vybavené TV, rádiom a telefónom. Súčasťou každej z nich je súkromná kúpeľňa so sprchovacím kútom alebo vaňou. Priamo na mieste nájdete aj minimarket a rôzne obchody. Počas pobytu môžete využívať bezplatné súkromné parkovisko a konferenčné priestory. Okolie ubytovacieho zariadenia ponúka ideálne podmienky na pešiu turistiku a cyklistiku. V termálnych kúpeľoch sú na požiadanie k dispozícii masáže. Pustý Hrad sa nachádza 1,6 km a miestne jazero 950 metrov od penziónu. Termálne kúpele nájdete vo vzdialenosti 20 metrov. Banská Štiavnica, zapísaná na zozname svetového dedičstva UNESCO, je vzdialená 13 km a lyžiarske stredisko Salamandra 17 km od ubytovacieho zariadenia.

Drevenica Vyhne

Drevenica Vyhne

Situated in the village of Vyhne and the Vodny Raj Vyhne Thermal Pool reachable within 2,3 km, Drevenica Vyhne offers a self-catered accommodation, a garden and a terrace. All units at Drevenica Vyhne come with a mountain view, a well-fitted kitchen or kitchenette with a dining table, a TV, a sofa bed and a private bathroom with a shower. A shared lounge is also available for all guests. The nearest restaurant can be found within 100 m and a grocery store is set 150 m away. The property offers free parking and hiking and skiing can be enjoyed in the surroundings. The nearest bus station is located 250 m away and the UNESCO-protected town of Banska Stiavnica reachable within 9 km. The Salamandra Ski Area is situated 15 km from the property.

Hotel Sitno ****

Hotel Sitno ****

Hotel Sitno in Vyhne is located amid the pleasant surroundings of the Banska Štiavnica Mountains, 15 km from the historical town of Banská Štiavnica and offers you up-to-date wellness facilities. The wellness centre features 2 swimming pools and 1 thermal pool. Hotel guests have free access to the pools, to the dry and the steam sauna and to the fitness centre. 2 restaurants invite you to taste delicious Slovak and international cuisine and the bar as well as the bowling alley provides for entertainment. Wired and wireless internet is available free of charge.

Hotel Termál ***

Hotel Termál ***

Hotel Termál is set amongst the Štiavnické Vrchy Mountains. The hotel features a modern spa and wellness centre offering a hot tub and Kneipp pool, and a wide variety of saunas, massages and spa treatments.

Penzión FIT

Penzión FIT

Penzion FIT offers pet-friendly accommodation in Zvolen. There is a restaurant and bar and guests can have fun at the water park. Free WiFi is available throughout the property and free private parking is available on site.

Penzión Príjemný Oddych

Penzión Príjemný Oddych

Set in the original former civic house from the late renaissance, the Penzión Príjemný Oddych is located in the center of Banská Štiavnica, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The property offers en suite rooms, a restaurant with a bar and free WiFi in all areas.

Gavalier Design Rooms

Gavalier Design Rooms

Gavalier Design Rooms offers accommodation in Banská Štiavnica.

Apartmán 4sochy

Apartmán 4sochy

Situated in the historical town of Banska Stiavnica, proclaimed by the UNESCO to be a World Heritage Site, 4sochy offers a self-catered accommodation set in the historical building with 4 statues representing year seasons on the roof top. Free WiFi is available in all areas and free private parking is possible on site.

Drevenica Revište

Drevenica Revište

Štýlové ubytovacie zariadenie Drevenica Revište sa nachádza v tichom prostredí na okraji Revištského Podzámčia pri Žarnovici. Ponúka ubytovanie v apartmánoch, v kempingu, chutné tradičné jedlo a tiež slúži ako vodácka základňa vodákom splavujúcim rieku Hron. Dominantu nad areálom tvorí silueta hradu Revište. Pre odvážnych sú v ponuke lety na vírniku – gyrocoptere. Vzdialená je cca 4 km od mesta Žarnovica.

Koliba u Rytiera

Koliba u Rytiera

Offering a garden and sun terrace, Koliba u Rytiera is situated in Zvolen, 3.2 km from Zvolen Castle. Zvolen Castle is 3.2 km from the property. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property.

Ranč Nádej

Ranč Nádej

Offering a barbecue, children's playground and sun terrace, Ranč Nádej is situated in Svätý Anton in the Banskobystrický kraj Region. 39 km from Banská Bystrica. Dudince is 28 km from the property. Free private parking is available on site.

Koliba Riečky

Koliba Riečky

Rekreačné zariadenie a koliba RIEČKY sa nachádzajú v Kľakovskej doline, v dedinke Župkov.

Ranč Divoký Zapadákov

Ranč Divoký Zapadákov

Ranč Divoký Zapadákov is located in Banská Štiavnica, 1.6 km from Chateau Svaty Anton. Free private parking is available on site. Certain units have views of the mountain or garden. The rooms include a shared bathroom. Guests can enjoy various activities in the surroundings, including horse riding and cycling. The Church of St. Catherine is 5 km from Ranč Divoký Zapadákov, while New Chateau Banska Stiavnica is 5 km from the property. Piesťany Airport is 84 km away.

Spa Sklené Teplice

Spa Sklené Teplice

The baths in Sklené Teplice, one of Slovakia’s oldest baths, will let you warm your bones, relax your body and mind, and find a gorgeous landscape.

Water Paradise Vyhne

Water Paradise Vyhne

In the magnificent countryside of the Štiavnica hills, where there used to be old spas, you can find the Vyhne Water Paradise thermal swimming-pool. It offers visitors fun, rest and comfort all year round in its healing thermal waters with a high iron content and a temperature of up to 36,5 °C.

Salamandra Resort

Salamandra Resort

The ski resort SALAMADRA Resort is situated in the middle of the Štiavnické vrchy Mountains, near the town of Banská Štiavnica. The SALAMANDRA Resort is one of the southernmost ski destinations in Slovakia.

Holidaypark Kováčová

Holidaypark Kováčová

Entertainment and relax in the thermal healing water all the year round. The year-round open aquapark was built in place of the previous thermal swimming pool.

Spa Kováčová

Spa Kováčová

Below the foothills of the Kremnické vrchy highlands, north-west of the town of Zvolen at an altitude of 320 m above sea level, we find Kováčová Spa, specialising in the treatment of diseases of the musculoskeletal apparatus and nervous system.

Ski Krahule

Ski Krahule

The ski resort Ski Krahule is situated in the Kremnické vrchy Mountains in the Turiec-Kremnicko region. Not far from the resort is "the geographical centre of Europe" visited by many tourists and the town of Kremnica.

Ski Blanc Ostrý Grúň

Ski Blanc Ostrý Grúň

Lyžiarske stredisko Ski Blanc Ostrý Grúň sa nachádza v pohorí Vtáčnik v regióne Stredné Slovensko.

Plochá dráha

Plochá dráha

Dejiny žarnovickej plochej dráhy sa začali písať 29. a 30. augusta 1953, keď Základná organizácia Zväzarmu pri n. p. Preglejka zorganizovala 1. pohronskú plochú dráhu o Striebornú prilbu SNP.

Skalka arena

Skalka arena

The Skalka arena is situated in the Kremnické vrchy mountain range in the Turiec – Kremnicko region. Thanks to its high altitude (1,252 m), and its location with high snowfall, the Skalka arena is also nicknamed the “only Slovak glacier”.

Starý zámok (Old Chateau) Banská Štiavnica

Starý zámok (Old Chateau) Banská Štiavnica

The dominant monument of the town centre of Banská Štiavnica that has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List is Starý zámok (Old Chateau) standing on the terrace west of the Trojičné námestie square.

Mining monuments in Banská Štiavnica

Mining monuments in Banská Štiavnica

The unique set of monuments in town Banská Štiavnica (inscribed in the UNESCO List of Cultural Heritage) consists of valuable technical monuments associated with the mining past of the town.

Glanzenberg Mining Gallery

Glanzenberg Mining Gallery

The latest exposition of the Slovak Mining Museum that has been made available is an hereditary draining mining gallery, which is counted among the earliest in the Štiavnica region.

Nový zámok (New Chateau) Banská Štiavnica

Nový zámok (New Chateau) Banská Štiavnica

On the hill above Banská Štiavnica, Nový zámok (New Chateau) stands since 1571 bearing the name of the hill Frauenberg or Dievčenský or Panenský hrad in Slovak (Maiden Castle or Virgin Castle).

Mining monuments in Kremnica

Mining monuments in Kremnica

Kremnica, the town situated in central Slovakia in Kremnické vrchy mountains won an attribute of the Golden Town. Gold was mined in its environs for centuries. It was also in Kremnica where golden coins were struck using the metal of the local ore. The mining past of Kremnica is witnessed to by several technical monuments.

Museum of Coins and Medals in Kremnica

Museum of Coins and Medals in Kremnica

The town of Kremnica offers its visitors a unique opportunity to become familiar with the history of money in Slovakia from the earliest times up to the present day, with a particular focus laid on the production of the world-famous Kremnica Mint.

Mint in Kremnica

Mint in Kremnica

Kremnica is the historic centre of gold mining and coin striking in Slovakia. Coins have been struck in the local mint for almost seven hundred years.

Kremnica Town Castle

Kremnica Town Castle

he Town Castle in Kremnica is part of the NBS - Museum of Coins and Medals. The castle hill is one of the locations with the earliest settlement within the town. The town castle comprises a compound of medieval buildings from the 14th through 15th centuries, protected with double fortifications to which town walls are connected. The town walls rank among the best-preserved town fortifications in Slovakia.

Plochá dráha

Plochá dráha

Dejiny žarnovickej plochej dráhy sa začali písať 29. a 30. augusta 1953, keď Základná organizácia Zväzarmu pri n. p. Preglejka zorganizovala 1. pohronskú plochú dráhu o Striebornú prilbu SNP.

Events Around

VOISING - Banská Štiavnica

Výnimočná a´cappella multižánrová vokálna skupina. Skupina pôsobí na Slovensku od roku 1990 (pôvodne pod názvom Close Harmony Friends) a od svojho založenia pravidelne brázdi  javiská a scény doma i v zahraničí. V novom zložení Vám, vo sviežom repertoári, ponúka jesenné koncerty plné výbornej hudby a zábavného slova pri ktorých dokonale zrelaxujete. Predpredaj.sk vám umožňuje online nákup vstupeniek na rôzne hudobné, kultúrne, športové a iné podujatia. Vybrať si môžete aj zo širokej ponuky kurzov, adrenalínových zážitkov, výrobkov a služieb.

Gothoom open air fest 2019

Gothoom je najväčším slovenským open air festivalom zameraným na tie najtvrdšie metalové žánre. Pod zrúcaninou hradu Revište, len chvíľku od diaľnice, no zároveň v lone prírody. Najväčší, no zároveň stále dosť malý na to, aby prekypoval príjemnou a rodinnou atmosférou. Tohto roku sa dočká už svojho desiateho pokračovania a toto prvé jubileum si vyžaduje náležitú oslavu. Nebudú na nej chýbať legendárne kapely rôznych žánrov – za black metal DARK FUNERAL, za death metal VOMITORY, za ich kombináciu zase BELPHEGOR. K nim sa pridá široká paleta tradičnejších i modernejších, žánrovo čistých i experimentálnych spolkov naprieč celým spektrom extrémnych hudobných štýlov, medzi inými FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, BENIGHTED, NECROPHOBIC, HATE, CLOUDS, KZOHH, FURIA, či NERVOSA. Okrem zahraničných hostí sa dočkáme aj dôležitých mien slovenskej a českej scény v podobe SILENT STREAM OF GODLESS ELEGY, DEPRESY, ORKRIST, či EDITOR. Tieto i mnohé ďalšie spolky vám spríjemnia tri dni medzi 18. a 20.