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Modrý Kameň Castle

Castle, Museum & Gallery

Ruins of the Modrý Kameň Castle stand on a hill over the smallest town in Slovakia bearing the same name - Modrý Kameň. Nowadays the Castle houses a unique Museum of Puppets and Toys. The originally Gothic Castle was built around 1137. The first known owner of the castle was Ditrich, head of the Zvolen county, from the famous family of Knight Donč.

The Castle was one of the most important in the Kingdom of Hungary in its best times, as it was part of the anti-Turk defensive line. However, in the years 1575-1593 it was occupied and destroyed by the Turks. The family of Balass had it repaired after the Turks had left but it was destroyed again by the Turks in another war and its upper castle is in ruins ever since.

The Balass had a manor house built in the Baroque style in the lower part of the castle area in 1730. Since then the appearance of the Castle and the manor house practically has not changed.

Now the manor house contains the Museum of Puppets and Toys, the only one of its kind in Slovakia. Visitors can see a permanent exhibition "From the Life of Dwarfs". The historical exhibition of dentist technology of the Slovak Chamber of Dentist installed here is unique in central Europe. Apart from exhibitions, several interesting events and festivals are organized at the Castle.

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Places Around

Ružiná (dam)

Ružiná (dam)

Thanks to very pleasant climate and favourable geographic position in south of Slovakia between the towns Lučenec and Zvolen, water reservoir Ružiná (called after the near village) – attracts the national and foreign tourist.

Pivnica Csernus

Pivnica Csernus

Featuring free WiFi, a barbecue and a sun terrace, Pivnica CSERNUS offers accommodation in Vinica. Free private parking is available on site. Each room at this homestay is air conditioned and is equipped with a flat-screen TV. Certain units include a seating area to relax in after a busy day. You will find a coffee machine in the room. Extras include free toiletries and a hairdryer. Superior rooms feature a spa bath or a hot tub. The area is popular for cycling and hiking. Dobogoko is 48 km from Pivnica CSERNUS, while Dudince is 18 km from the property.

Penzión Kaštieľ

Penzión Kaštieľ

Situated in Velky Krtíš, 300 m from the centre, Penzion Kastiel houses a hot tub with light therapy, an infra sauna with light and music therapy, and a restaurant serving Slovak and traditional cuisine. Free WiFi is available and the front desk is open for 24 hours.

Camping and Glamping Slovakia

Camping and Glamping Slovakia

Camping and Glamping Slovakia is a rural agro-camping accommodation, offering a direct contact with farm animals, an organic garden and a seasonal harvest sale. Free WiFi is available in a common lounge and free private parking is on the site.

Farma Obeckov

Farma Obeckov

Offering a seasonal outdoor pool and barbecue, Farma Obeckov is set in Obeckov in the Banskobystrický kraj Region. The accommodation boasts a sauna. Dudince is 33 km away. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. The accommodation features a seating area. There is also a kitchen, equipped with an oven. A fridge and kettle are also available. Each unit is equipped with a private bathroom with a bath or shower, free toiletries, and a hairdryer. Towels are offered. Farma Obeckov also includes a sauna. The property also offers grocery delivery and packed lunches. Free use of bicycles is available at the property and the area is popular for hiking. Mátraszentimre is 50 km from Farma Obeckov.

Hotel Aquatermal ***

Hotel Aquatermal ***

Housing a thermal spa and wellness centre, Aquaterm Hotel is located in Dolná Strehová in southern Slovakia, boasting 3 indoor pools, 6 outdoor pools, sauna, hot tub and tepidarium. Wi-Fi in public areas as well as private parking are free of charge.

U bylinkárky

U bylinkárky

Offering a barbecue and views of the lake, U bylinkárky is set in Hrušov in the Banskobystrický kraj Region, 15 km from Dudince. Free private parking is available on site. Rooms have a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the room. The rooms come with a private bathroom fitted with a shower. U bylinkárky features free WiFi throughout the property. There is a shared kitchen at the property. You can engage in various activities, such as cycling, fishing and hiking. Visegrád is 45 km from U bylinkárky, while Zvolen is 44 km from the property.

Pivnica Csernus

Pivnica Csernus

Featuring free WiFi, a barbecue and a sun terrace, Pivnica CSERNUS offers accommodation in Vinica. Free private parking is available on site. Each room at this homestay is air conditioned and is equipped with a flat-screen TV. Certain units include a seating area to relax in after a busy day. You will find a coffee machine in the room. Extras include free toiletries and a hairdryer. Superior rooms feature a spa bath or a hot tub. The area is popular for cycling and hiking. Dobogoko is 48 km from Pivnica CSERNUS, while Dudince is 18 km from the property.

Ezathouse Devičie

Ezathouse Devičie

Offering a barbecue, children's playground and sun terrace, Ezathouse Devičie is situated in Krupina, 49 km from Banská Bystrica. There is a water park on site and guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property and free private parking is available on site.

Penzión Rocket Club

Penzión Rocket Club

Located in Lučenec, 47 km from Zvolen, Penzión Rocket Club boasts a barbecue and sun terrace. There is a water park on site and guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site.

Naturism Camping Dobrá Lúka - Nuda Camp

Naturism Camping Dobrá Lúka - Nuda Camp

Surrounded by the nature of the Pliesovce area in a former farm settlement, Naturism Camping Dobra Luka is the first naturist camping in Slovakia and offers accommodation in a rural environment with an outdoor seasonal pool, a garden with barbecue facilities, an on-site mini-market, darts and free WiFi available in public areas.

Vila Mária Rapovce

Vila Mária Rapovce

This property is 3 minutes walk from the beach. Situated in Rapovce and only 200 m from the Novolandia Thermal Spa, Vila Mária Rapovce boasts a sun terrace. Free WiFi is available throughout the property and free private parking is available on site.

Miraj resort ****

Miraj resort ****

This property is 1 minute walk from the beach. Situated in Lučenec, 49 km from Zvolen, Miraj Resort features accommodation with a spa centre and hot tub, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Free private parking is available on site.

Miraj resort ****

Miraj resort ****

This property is 1 minute walk from the beach. Situated in Lučenec, 49 km from Zvolen, Miraj Resort features accommodation with a spa centre and hot tub, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Free private parking is available on site.

The Čabraď Castle

The Čabraď Castle

Ruins of the Čabraď Castle are in the Krupinská planina plain in south of Slovakia.

The fort Bzovík

The fort Bzovík

The fort Bzovík in the south of central Slovakia next to more northerly situated village of Bzovík is another mute witness of local history.

Novohrad Museum and Gallery Lučenec

Novohrad Museum and Gallery Lučenec

Novohrad Museum in Lučenec was established in 1955 as the District Homeland Studies Museum in Halič. In the years 1967 – 1985 it was relocated to Fiľakovo under the name of the Novohrad Museum. Since 1985 it has been located in the monument building of county courthouse in the historical centre of the town of Lučenec.

The Divín Castle

The Divín Castle

he village Divín is situated next to the water reservoir Ružiná in south of central Slovakia. Ruins of the medieval Divín Castle can be seen above the village.

Events Around

Hudba v kruhu: Marc Ribot (USA)

Marc Ribot, jeden z najoriginálnejších hudobníkov súčasnosti, gitarista Toma Waitsa, spoluhráč Johna Zorna, koncertuje v súčasnosti s desiatimi projektami - od koncertnej filmovej hudby cez punk, s hudbou Johna Cagea až k latinskoamerickým fúziám. Čo čakať od jeho sólového koncertu? Medzi jeho 24 albumami je 6 sólových nahrávok, všetky sú štýlovo rôznorodé. Kritika píše, že jeho sólové vystúpenia sú nepredvídateľné, často založené na čistej improvizácii.