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City / Municipality: Hodruša - Hámre, District: Žarnovica
Region: Region Banska Bystrica (Banskobystrický kraj)
Tourist location: Hont
Mountains: Štiavnica Mountains (Štiavnické vrchy)
The first written mention of the mine comes from 1378; however, it is likely to be more than 700 years old. It is a place where Hodruša mining started. Gold and silver ore had been exploited in this mine up to 1950. In old times the university professors of Mining Academy in Banská Štiavnica were speaking about its unique interior with honour, calling it a Schoolbook of Mining. In some underground passages visitors can perceive the atmosphere of the place on their own. Those are places where old miners used to work. ...

City / Municipality: Medzilaborce, District: Medzilaborce
Region: Region Prešov (Prešovský kraj)
Tourist location: Zemplín - Upper Zemplín (Horný Zemplín)
Mountains: Laborec Highlands (Laborecká vrchovina)
The Andy Warhol Museum of Modern Art in Medzilaborce, Slovakia, was established in 1991 by the American family of the artist Andy Warhol and the Slovak Ministry of Culture. Until 1996, AWMMA (the English-language acronym of the museum) was called The Warhol Family Museum of Modern Art. The museum's Andy Warhol Permanent Exhibition consists of 160 Warhol works of art, mostly drawings and silkscreens, as well as Warhol memorabilia. Also displayed are works by Andy Warhol's brother, Paul Warhol, and Paul Warhol's son, ...

City / Municipality: Banská Štiavnica, District: Banská Štiavnica
Region: Region Banska Bystrica (Banskobystrický kraj)
Tourist location: Hont
Mountains: Štiavnica Mountains (Štiavnické vrchy)
The building of Berggericht with a rich history hides a valuable Mineralogical exhibition with more than four hundred minerals from the whole world. A short (75 m) and readily accessible mining tunnel Štôlňa Michal leads to its internal yard. The tunnel Michal is a good option in case of a short stay or families with children. Information centre can be found on the ground floor of the building. In the late 15th century, two stone townhouses used to stand at the place of today’s building placed in the north of Námestie ...

City / Municipality: Stará Ľubovňa, District: Stará Ľubovňa
Region: Region Prešov (Prešovský kraj)
Tourist location: Spiš
Mountains: Ľubovnianska vrchovina
Life of burgher in Stara Lubovna and city history draws closer the life of the middle-class in Stara Lubovna. The furniture from 19th century era, antique things many of which are the gifts from old Lubovna offsprings, recently unveiled arch of perfectly saved black kitchen with kitchen utensils, the burgher’s study-room and bedroom as well as old photographs depicting life of Lubovna citizens and views on antique streets will surely bring the visitor back to not such a remote history of the town Stara Lubovna. ...

City / Municipality: Bratislava, District: Bratislava V
Region: Region Bratislava (Bratislavský kraj)
Tourist location: Bratislava and surroundings (Bratislava a okolie)
One of the most romatic modern art museums in Europe - the Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum - is located less than 20 km south of Bratislava. It was founded by the Dutch collector and patron of the arts Gerard Meulensteen and the Slovak gallerist Vincent Polakovič. Since its opening in 2000, the museum has arranged numerous exhibitions of leading figures of the Slovak, European and world art scene, including Joan Miró, Karel Appel, Sam Francis, Miroslav Cipár, Markus Prachensky, Ilona Kesserü Ilona, Rudolf Sikora, ...

City / Municipality: Fiľakovo, District: Lučenec
Region: Region Banska Bystrica (Banskobystrický kraj)
Tourist location: Novohrad - Poiplie
Mountains: Cerová Highlands (Cerová vrchovina)
Franciscan Father K. König was the first who came with idea to establish the castle museum in 1941. He established the first Castle Commitee as well. The Commitee began to gather money to set up the institution and an entreaty was sent to the Hungarian National Museum in Budapest to make an archeological research of the area. The research started in 1944 under the conductorship of dr. János Kalmár. The world war stopped the process of establishing the museum and the research itself too. The first regional museum of ...

City / Municipality: Banská Štiavnica, District: Banská Štiavnica
Region: Region Banska Bystrica (Banskobystrický kraj)
Tourist location: Hont
Mountains: Štiavnica Mountains (Štiavnické vrchy)
Glanzenberg, meaning Sparkling Hill, isn’t just the name of a hill above the town.It’s also the name of a hereditary mining tunnel – one of the oldest in the Banská Štiavnica region.Hereditary mining tunnels were used for draining the tunnels. They were called “hereditary”, because they had been built by several generations of miners. The longest one was about 16 km long. For many years it used to be the longest underground tunnel of Europe. Hereditary mining tunnel Glanzenberg, drilled just several meters under the main road, got famous because of numerous rulers and emperors of Vienna court who had visited it. Plaques in their honour were installed in the tunnel. One of its interesting features includes ...

City / Municipality: Nemecká, District: Brezno
Region: Region Banska Bystrica (Banskobystrický kraj)
Tourist location: Horehronie (Upper Hron River region / Horné Pohronie)
Exposure in the Ráztocká valley is administered by the Museum of the Slovak National Uprising. The new exhibition - Reprisals of Nazis and Shock Troops of Hlinka Guards in years 1944-1945 was made available in year 2003. The exhibition is devoted to one of the most tragic chapters of Slovak modern history - reprisals of nazis and their domestic collaborators - shock troops of Hlinka Guards and members of german nationality group. Murdering in village Nemecká, in the former limekiln, took place from 4th to 11th January ...

City / Municipality: Tokajík, District: Stropkov
Region: Region Prešov (Prešovský kraj)
Tourist location: Šariš
Mountains: Ondavská Highlands (Ondavská vrchovina)
Exposure of Museum of the Slovak National Uprising  called Fascist reprisals in eastern Slovakia is situated in the village Tokajík in northeastern Slovakia. Opposite the museum there is a memorial dedicated to the victims of fascist reprisals in village Tokajík, who were murdered at the burning down of the village on November 20, 1944. Source: www.muzeumsnp.sk  

City / Municipality: Závažná Poruba, District: Liptovský Mikuláš
Region: Region Žilina (Žilinský kraj)
Tourist location: Liptov
Mountains: Low Tatras (Nízke Tatry)
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. Milan Rúfus obtained for his literary work many prizes and awards. Rúfus, whose works have been translated into more than 20 languages, was nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature many times since 1991. He became the first winner of the international Crane Summit Award for poetry 2008. As ...

City / Municipality: Banská Štiavnica, District: Banská Štiavnica
Region: Region Banska Bystrica (Banskobystrický kraj)
Tourist location: Hont
Mountains: Štiavnica Mountains (Štiavnické vrchy)
Open Air Mining Museum (mining outdoor museum) is an exhibition on the surface and underground. Exhibition on the surface presents mining buildings and equipment moved here from various regions of Slovakia, educational geological exhibition and exhibition of quarrying and mining machines. Going down the Bartolomej shaft is still the most attractive. Dressed in a mining mantel, with a helmet and a lantern you will experience the conditions in which miners used to mine here long time ago. The tour will allow visitors ...

City / Municipality: Fiľakovo, District: Lučenec
Region: Region Banska Bystrica (Banskobystrický kraj)
Tourist location: Novohrad - Poiplie
Mountains: Cerová Highlands (Cerová vrchovina)
Municipal Local History Museum in Fiľakovo works in premises of local Reduta (Vigadó) since year 1994. The original exposure of the museum was opened in August 1994. Almost exactly twenty years after the vernissage new exhibition under the title "From Palm to World Famous Chanticleer" with the financial support of Ministry of Culture was opened. Castle Museum in Fiľakovo in years 2008 - 2014 has developed eight successful projects in order to purchase some of the exhibits, to restore of collection items of ...

City / Municipality: Banská Bystrica, District: Banská Bystrica
Region: Region Banska Bystrica (Banskobystrický kraj)
Tourist location: Horehronie (Upper Hron River region / Horné Pohronie)
The Slovak National Uprising began on 29 August 1944 (during World War II) as a revolt against the entry of the German Wehrmacht into the territory of the Slovak Republic. It was the military uprising of the domestic resistance, whose center was city Banská Bystrica in Central Slovakia. The Influence of Slovak National Uprising on postwar development in Slovakia and the need to document and to maintain documentation on the active participation of Slovaks in fight against fascism, the need to maintain documentation ...

City / Municipality: Baláže, District: Banská Bystrica
Region: Region Banska Bystrica (Banskobystrický kraj)
Tourist location: Horehronie (Upper Hron River region / Horné Pohronie)
Kalište is one of many villages and settlements that were burned during World War II. Life in Kalište, as in a only village, has not been restored until today. It is located in the protected area of the National Park Low Tatras (Národný park Nízke Tatry ) at 924 m. a.s.l.. There are reconstructed 2 houses, a small bell tower and the foundations of burnt houses. They recall the tragedy from March 18, 1945. In 2007, the Museum of Slovak National Uprising (Museum of SNP) made available new exhibition called Partisan ...

City / Municipality: Oravská Polhora, District: Námestovo
Region: Region Žilina (Žilinský kraj)
Tourist location: Orava
Mountains: Orava Beskids (Oravské Beskydy)
Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav (2.2.1849 - 8.11.1921) was a Slovak poet, dramatist, translator, and for a short time, member of the Czechoslovak parliament. First, he wrote in a traditional style, but later became influenced by parnassism and modernism. A literary exhibition installed in a woodcutter's cottage under Babia Hora mountain. It is the first truly literary museum in Slovakia, dedicated to the poet's work. The exposition on the one hand imagines the environment from which the poet drew inspiration, and on the ...

City / Municipality: Dolný Kubín, District: Dolný Kubín
Region: Region Žilina (Žilinský kraj)
Tourist location: Orava
Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav (2.2.1849 - 8.11.1921) was a Slovak poet, dramatist, translator, and for a short time, member of the Czechoslovak parliament. First, he wrote in a traditional style, but later became influenced by parnassism and modernism. The exhibition is part of the P.O. Hviezdoslav Literary Museum, which was opened on 13 November 1954, the 33rd anniversary of Hviezdoslav's funeral. The museum is the oldest literary museum in Slovakia. It is housed in the historic building of the Čaplovič Library in Hviezdoslav Square in Dolný Kubín. The exhibition, in three rooms, brings ...

City / Municipality: Podolie, District: Nové Mesto nad Váhom
Region: Region Trenčín (Trenčiansky kraj)
Tourist location: Považie - Middle Váh region (Stredné Považie)
Park of miniatures in Podolie is a unique product of tourism in Slovakia. In the open-air exhibition there are currently 68 models of castles, chateaus, churches, chalets, lookouts and native homes. The aim of the park builders is to save  min. 4-5 objects of cultural heritage per year, made in appearance from the time of their greatest glory. Slovakia has always been rich in castles, chateaus, churches, cultural and historical monuments. Many of them were abolished, or they are in dismal state, few stones in the ...

Museum of the Slovak National Uprising has made available a permanent Slovak National Exhibition Tragedy of Slovak Jews in State Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim on May 8, 2002. The main aim of the permanent Slovak National Exhibition in Oswiecim is to give visitors historically objective view of genesis and course of the holocaust in Slovakia during the Second World War. The particularity of Slovak National Exhibition consist in fact that the complex issue of the Holocaust presents in causal historical ...

City / Municipality: Svätý Anton, District: Banská Štiavnica
Region: Region Banska Bystrica (Banskobystrický kraj)
Tourist location: Zvolensko - Podpoľanie
Mountains: Štiavnica Mountains (Štiavnické vrchy)
Museum in St. Anthony (Svätý Anton) Owing to the unique integrity, authenticity and variability of collections, the entire complex of the manor house was declared national cultural monument in 1985 The manor house was originally built in baroque style as a two-wing building with arcades surrounding an open courtyard with a baroque stone fountain (detail can be seen in the picture of Apotheosis of Death of Mary Gabriella Kohary). Museum´s expositions present an overview of the contemporary aristocrasy housing, as ...

City / Municipality: Vlkolínec, District: Ružomberok
Region: Region Žilina (Žilinský kraj)
Tourist location: Liptov
Mountains: Great Fatra (Veľká Fatra)
Vlkolínec, Slovakia, is a picturesque village under the administration of the town of Ružomberok. Historically, however, it was a separate village. The first written mention of the village came from 1376 and after 1882 it became part of Ružomberok. Vlkolínec is one of the Slovak villages that have been given the status of a folk architecture reservations. This status was granted because the village is an untouched and complex example of folk countryside architecture of the region of the Northern Carpathians.

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