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City / Municipality: Oravský Podzámok, District: Dolný Kubín
Region: Region Žilina (Žilinský kraj)
Tourist location: Orava
Mountains: Skorušina Hills (Skorušinské vrchy)
Orava Castle is situated on a high rock above Orava river in the village of Oravský Podzámok, Slovakia. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful castles in Slovakia. The castle was built in the Kingdom of Hungary in the thirteenth century. Many scenes of the 1922 film Nosferatu were filmed here, the castle representing Count Orlok's Transylvanian castle. Orava Castle stands on the site of an old wooden fortification, built after the Mongol invasion of Hungary of 1241. Its history since then reveals a familiar ...

City / Municipality: Oravská Lesná, District: Námestovo
Region: Region Žilina (Žilinský kraj)
Tourist location: Orava
Mountains: Orava Beskids (Oravské Beskydy)
Oravská lesná železnica (skratka OLŽ) je v súčasnosti turistická železnica medzi stanicami Tanečník a sedlo Beskyd na Orave. Stanica Sedlo Beskyd bola poslednou piatou úvraťou úvraťového úseku spájajúceho historickú zaniknutú OLŽ s Kysuckou lesnou železnicou (skratka KLŽ). OLŽ a KLŽ spojením vytvorili Kysucko-oravskú lesnú železnicu (skratka KOLŽ). Historická OLŽ viedla z Lokce do Erdútky a slúžila na zvážanie dreva. Pôvodná trať na zvážanie dreva bola uvedená do prevádzky 27. júla 1918 na trati Oravská Lesná cez Zákamenné do Lokce, ale nebola napojená na verejnú železničnú sieť. Z toho ...

District: Liptovský Mikuláš
Region: Region Žilina (Žilinský kraj)
Tourist location: Tatras (Tatry) - tourist location
Mountains: Low Tatras (Nízke Tatry)
Demänovská Cave of Libertyis a karst cave in Low Tatras in Slovakia. Discovered in 1921 and opened to the public in 1924, it is the most visited cave in Slovakia. The public entrance is at an altitude of 870 metres. Of the total length of 8,126 metres, 1,800 metres are open to the public. Cave bear bones were found in a passage now named Bear's Passage. Large domes have been created with the largest being the Great Dome, which is 41m high, with a length of 75m and width of 35m.

District: Poprad
Region: Region Prešov (Prešovský kraj)
Tourist location: Tatras (Tatry) - tourist location
Mountains: Tatra mountains (Tatry)
Popradské pleso is situated in Mengusovská Valley (Mengusovská dolina) in High Tatras (Vysoké Tatry) mountains. It has an area of depth of 17 m, and is located at altitude 1 494.3 m. a.s.l. The lake was created after the retreat of the glaciers in the last ice age. The valley was filled with water from the surrounding valleys and peaks. Popradské pleso is accessible for hikers throughout the year. The asphalt road leads to the lake, but access by car is possible only with a special permit.  

District: Poprad
Region: Region Prešov (Prešovský kraj)
Tourist location: Tatras (Tatry) - tourist location
Mountains: Tatra mountains (Tatry)
Štrbské Pleso is a major centre for tourism and winter sports located in the High Tatras. It is situated at altitude of 1 346 m. above sea level. The name is derived from the village Štrba in High Tatras. It is a Esker Lake, created by the receding glacier. It It is the second largest water area on the Slovak side of the High Tatras - after the Large Hincovo lake (Veľké Hincovo Pleso) . Štrbské Pleso occupies the area 19,76 ha, its volume of water is approx. 1 284 0000 m ³ and reaches max. depth of 20 m.

District: Poprad
Region: Region Prešov (Prešovský kraj)
Mountains: Tatra mountains (Tatry)
It is located at an altitude of 1 545 m, has an area of 1,78 ha and has deep 4,5 m. Green lake is the largest in the eastern part of the High Tatras (Vysoké Tatry). It belongs among the most beautiful lakes in Tatra mountains (Tatry).

City / Municipality: Bojnice, District: Prievidza
Region: Region Trenčín (Trenčiansky kraj)
Tourist location: Nitra - Upper Nitra (Horná Nitra)
Mountains: Strážov Mountains (Strážovské vrchy)
Bojnice Castle is a medieval castle in Bojnice, Slovakia. It is a Romantic castle with some original Gothic and Renaissance elements built in the 12th century. Bojnice Castle is one of the most visited castles in Slovakia, receiving hundreds of thousands of visitors every year and also being a popular filming stage for fantasy and fairy-tale movies. The castle is renowned for its attractions, including the popular Castle Fairytale, the International Festival of Ghosts and Spirits and the Summer Music Festival. The ...

City / Municipality: Žehra, District: Spišská Nová Ves
Region: Region Košice (Košický kraj)
Tourist location: Spiš
Mountains: Levoča Mountains (Levočské vrchy)
The ruins of Spiš Castle in eastern Slovakia is one of the largest castle sites in Central Europe. The castle is situated above the town of Spišské Podhradie and the village of Žehra, in the region known as Spiš. Spišský Hrad has one of the largest ensembles of 13th and 14th century military, political and religious buildings in eastern Europe, and its Romanesque and Gothic architecture has remained remarkably intact. In 1993, the Spiš Castle was included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Spiš Castle was built in ...

City / Municipality: Trenčín
Region: Region Trenčín (Trenčiansky kraj)
Tourist location: Považie - Middle Váh region (Stredné Považie)
Mountains: Považský Inovec
The Trenčín Castle is a castle above the town of  Trenčín in western Slovakia. Trencin Castle is quite extensive refurbished castle, towering on a steep limestone cliff directly above the town of Trenčín. It is a not only landmark of town, but also of the whole of  Middle Váh region (Stredné Považie). It is National Cultural Monument. History of the castle goes back to the age of the Roman Empire, testified by the inscription telling about the victory of the II. Roman legion at Laugaricio (the Latin name of Trenčín) ...

City / Municipality: Častá, District: Pezinok
Region: Region Bratislava (Bratislavský kraj)
Tourist location: Bratislava and surroundings (Bratislava a okolie)
Mountains: Little Carpathians (Malé Karpaty)
The first mention of Red Stone Castle was in the first half of the 13th century. The castle was built at a request of Queen Konstancia Uhorska, the widow of the Czech king, on her own land before 1240. At the same time the castle got the name – Red Stone (Cerveny Kamen in Slovak, Rothenstein in German, Vorosko in Hungarian) or Beaver Castle. The castle was originally held by the Crown and later passed into the ownership of Matus Cak Trenciansky and a number of families including Zapolski, Turzo and the counts of Svaty ...

District: Liptovský Mikuláš
Region: Region Žilina (Žilinský kraj)
Tourist location: Tatras (Tatry) - tourist location
Mountains: Low Tatras (Nízke Tatry)
Demänovská Ice Cave or Demänovská ľadová jaskyňa (in Slovak) is an ice cave in the Demänovská Valley (Low Tatra) in Slovakia. It was first mentioned in 1299 and is one of oldest known caves in Europe. After the opening of Demänovská jaskyňa Slobody in 1924, interest in this cave declined. It was reopened to the public after the reconstruction of wooden stairs and electrical lighting in 1952, with 680 m accessible out of the 1,975 m. Currently, the route for visitors is 850 m long and takes about 45 minutes to ...

City / Municipality: Kečovo, District: Rožňava
Region: Region Košice (Košický kraj)
Tourist location: Kosice and surroundings (Abov) / Košice a okolie (Abov)
Mountains: Slovak Karst (Slovenský kras)
Domica is the biggest cave in the Slovak Karst in southern Slovakia, Rožňava District. It is a part of the cave complex that continues into the cave Baradla (Aggtelek) in Hungary. It was discovered in 1926 by Ján Majko. Since 1932, 1,600 metres  of the 5,140 metres are open to public. The cave is included in the UNESCO World Heritage list since 1995 as a part of Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst site.

City / Municipality: Smolenice, District: Trnava
Region: Region Trnava (Trnavský kraj)
Tourist location: Bratislava and surroundings (Bratislava a okolie)
Mountains: Little Carpathians (Malé Karpaty)
Smolenice Castle was built in the 15th century, but it was destroyed during Rákóczi's War of Independence and Napoleanic wars. In 1777, Count János Pálffy from Pezinok inherited Smolenice but did not reside in the castle due to its poor condition and lack of money for rebuilding it. The castle was only rebuilt in the 20th century, by order of Count József Pálffy. The architect Jozef Hubert designed the new castle by using Kreuzenstein castle near Vienna as a model, and the works were controlled by the architect Pavol ...

City / Municipality: Betliar, District: Rožňava
Region: Region Košice (Košický kraj)
Tourist location: Kosice and surroundings (Abov) / Košice a okolie (Abov)
Mountains: Volovské vrchy (Volovec Mountains)
The Betliar Museum is a specialized art-history museum oriented on the development of the residences of the aristocracy in the 18th and 19th centuries with the exhibition in the Betliar manor-house, a mediaeval castle exhibition at Krásna Hôrka and the Mausoleum in the Krásnohorské Podhradie. The attractive exhibitions are situated in the original historical buildings and premises are among the most important monuments of Slovakia. The exhibits come to a large extent from the estate and collections of the Andrássy ...

City / Municipality: Čierny Balog, District: Brezno
Region: Region Banska Bystrica (Banskobystrický kraj)
Tourist location: Horehronie (Upper Hron River region / Horné Pohronie)
Mountains: Vepor Mountains (Veporské vrchy)
Čiernohronská railway runs daily during the summer season (1.5. - 30.9.) The operation is provided on a renovated section of line from the Chvatimech to Čierny Balog, Vydrovská Valley and to Dobroč, all together 20 km. Orders for a ride are possible at any time throughout the year! If you are interested in a special train for friends, colleagues or for another opportunity, please contact us. We are also looking forward to school trips and we offer them special discounted fares.Our fleet consists of four steam ...

City / Municipality: Vychylovka, District: Čadca
Region: Region Žilina (Žilinský kraj)
Tourist location: Kysuce
Mountains: Kysuce Highlands (Kysucká vrchovina)
The Historical Logging Switchback Railway in Vychylovka (near Nová Bystrica, Slovakia) is preserved section technically most interesting part of the former narrow-gauge zig zag logging railway located in Kysuce and Orava region. It is a part of the Museum of the Kysuce village in Vychylovka.

City / Municipality: Betliar, District: Rožňava
Region: Region Košice (Košický kraj)
Tourist location: Kosice and surroundings (Abov) / Košice a okolie (Abov)
Mountains: Volovské vrchy (Volovec Mountains)
Roman waterfall appertain to the most valuable buildings of the historical park in Betliar Castle. Large English park with an area of over 80 hectares founded aristocrat, freemason, count Leopold Andrássy at the end of 18th century.According to the list of organization ICOMOS it belongs to the most important historical gardens of the world. Roman waterfall designed by Josef Bergmann as part of a unique water system during the second major adjustments park in the 20s of the 19th century. Waterfall in the appearance of ruins of the Roman aqueduct was built in 1823. The uniqueness of this ...

City / Municipality: Žilina, District: Žilina
Region: Region Žilina (Žilinský kraj)
Tourist location: Považie - Upper Váh region (Horné Považie)
The Budatín Castle is a castle in north-western Slovakia, near the city of Žilina, where the Kysuca river flows into the Váh river. It was built as a guarding castle in the second half of the 13th century near the confluence of the Kysuca and the Váh, where tolls were collected. At the beginning of the 14th century, the originally royal fortress passed into the hands of Matthew III Csák and the castle, especially the towers, were fortified, and inside the fortress a new palace was built. Since 1487, the new owner of the castle was Gašpar Suňog, whose family owned it until the end of the ...

City / Municipality: Strečno, District: Žilina
Region: Region Žilina (Žilinský kraj)
Tourist location: Považie - Upper Váh region (Horné Považie)
Mountains: Little Fatra (Malá Fatra)
The Strečno Castle  is a reconstructed ruin of a medieval castle of an irregular plan located in northern Slovakia, 12 km east of Žilina. The castle stands on a 103-metre-high calcite cliff above the international road E50 and village Strečno. Along with the Old castle constitutes a significant landscape landmark of the Upper Váh region. The first recorded mention of the stone castle is from 1316. Today the castle belongs to the national cultural heritage of the Slovak republic.

City / Municipality: Nitra, District: Nitra
Region: Region Nitra (Nitriansky kraj)
Tourist location: Nitra - Lower Nitra (Dolná Nitra)
Mountains: Tribeč, Peak / Mount: Žibrica
Nitra Castle is a national monument and landmark of the city of Nitra. At present time, visitors can see the restored castle complex, accessible is exposure casemate, diocesan museum and castle tower. Part of the castle complex is also the Cathedral of St. Emmeram's Cathedral, where are held masses every day. During the summer there are organized concerts and film screenings in castle area.

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