Historical forest railways
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Milan Rúfus house - museum of Milan Rufus
Milan Rúfus house - museum of Milan Rufus
Milan Rúfus (10.12.1928 - 11.01.2009) was a Slovak poet, essayist, translator, children's writer and academic. The house in which the poet and his sister Olga - known film director  grew up, got to the property the village Závažná Poruba after the death of Milan Rúfus mother - Zuzana Rúfusová. ...
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Šomoška Castle
Location on map - Šomoška Castle
Šomoška Castle is located in southern Slovakia, near the village of Šiatorská Bukovinka in Region Banská Bystrica (Banskobystrický kraj), in Lučenec district. The castle was built in the 13th century, it was built probably by Illés from the Kacsics family. During the Middle Ages, the castle was owned by several families, e.g. Széchényi, Forgách, Lossonczy. In the Middle Ages it also served as guardian castle, during the Turkish invasion served as a fortress against the Turks. In the 16th century (1576 - 1593) the castle was in the hands of the Turks. In 1703 the uprising of František II Rákoczi against the Habsburgs, who ruled in Kingdom of Hungary, broke out. Kingdom of Hungary (Uhorsko in Slovak) was at that time part of the Habsburg (Austrian) monarchy. After the putting down uprising (1711), the castle was pulled down by the Emperor's army. Since then, the castle is in ruins. Between years 1971 and 1990 a partial reconstruction and restoration was carried out, which saved the castle from complete break-down. At present, the castle is owned by the municipality of Šiatorská Bukovinka. Near the castle there are the unique creations of nature stone waterfall and stone sea. It is interesting to note that the basalt pillars, from which the so-called stone sea originated in, were used in the construction of Šomoška Castle. You can get to the castle through the nature trail from the village of Šiatorská Bukovinka.
Šomoška Castle
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Lake over Skok (Pleso nad Skokom)
Lake over Skok (Pleso nad Skokom)
Pleso nad Skokom (Lake over watterfall Skok) is located above the Štrbské Pleso lake in Mlynická valley (Mlynická dolina) over the Skok Waterfall (Vodopád skok). It is situated at an altitude of 1 801 m n. m., has an area of 0.735 ha and max. depth 1.2 m. It is possible to get there by hike from ...
Súľov Mountains (Súľovské vrchy)
Location on map - Súľov Mountains (Súľovské vrchy)
Súľov Mountains are popular for unpretentious hiking trails, cycling and sport climbing. Popular are, e.g., hiking trails from the village Súľov-Hradná to remains of Súľov Castle, to Lietava castle, or to ruins of Hričov castle. Climbing routes are located in the areas Súľov Rocks (Súľovské skaly), Manínska Gorge (Manínska tiesňava), Kostelecká Gorge (Kostolecká tiesňava), Paština Závada. The area is a National Nature Reserve, so if you want to visit this area for sport climbing, check the areas where climbing is allowed, the period/season and conditions under which climbing can be done. Súľov Mountains (Súľovské vrchy) is a small mountain range in northwestern part of Slovakia, in Region Trenčín (Trenčiansky kraj) - in district Považská Bystrica and in Region Žilina (Žilinský kraj) - in districts Žilina and Bytča. Highest peak in mountains is Veľký Manín (890, 6 m. a.s.l.). More information can be found in the Hills and peaks section. From a geomorphological point of view Súľov Mountains (Súľovské vrchy) as a geomorphological whole is part of area Fatra-Tatra (Fatransko-tatranská oblasť) . Súľov Mountains (Súľovské vrchy) as whole are divided into subwholes: Skalky, Súľov Rocks (Súľovské skaly), Manínska vrchovina.More information can be found in the Division section.
Súľov Mountains (Súľovské vrchy)
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