When in the 17th and 18th centuries in Banská Štiavnica mines the human and animal power was insufficient for mining deeper and deeper, water has proved the best alternative energy propulsion. Within a few decades, there has been created a system of small ponds, reservoirs, which have become extremely efficient source of hydropower. A unique pump technology in Banská Štiavnica, which is developed on this system, was ...Add to route
Makyta - 970 m.a.s.l.
Massive, forest covered hill Makyta, laying in the mountain range Javorníky is considered to be one of the most beautiful hills of Slovak- Moravian area. Mainly because of its impressive old woods, with variety of rare plants and animals, including beasts like bear, wolf or lynx. On the Bohemian side, these woods are protected with the national reservation status. On the top of Makyta, there is a wooden shelter for tourists.Add to route
Košice Castle and observation tower at Hradová
A popular relax location of Košice and tourists from afar is the park at the top of hill Hradová in the northwest of Košice. Here, in the lap of a beautiful East Slovak nature, far from the bustle of the city, lie remnants of the once mighty castle of Košice. Near carefully maintained ruins runs civic association Castellum Cassovia The castle tearoom, which also works as an information center and small castle museum.Add to route
The Big rock near Ružomberok
One of the interesting destinations in the Ružomberok area is a beautiful dolomite reef called very simply – Veľká skala ( The Big rock). This impressive landscape is situated between Ružomberok and Vlkolínec, in the ridge extended from Sidorovo hill. Geographically, it belongs to the same mountain range – High Fatra. The biggest advantage, other than the beautiful nature surrounding the scenery, is an easy acces and ...Add to route
Jewish cemetery in Dobrá Voda
Nearby the hiking trail connecting village Dobrá Voda with the castle of the same name, there lies a magic sacred place with a unique atmosphere. This place is very old Jewish cemetery, surrounded by dense forest. Above the cemetery with 27 gravestones written in exotic Hebrew rises the gallows hill. This place used to be an execution site in the past. The reason for such a distant location of the cemetery was, that ...Add to route
Nature reservation Šúr
Unique nature reservation Súr ( also called Jurský Súr) represents valuable complex of boggy- moor alder forest with many swamps and a peat bog.As it is the only natural biotop of this kind in middle Europe, no wonder it belongs to Important areas of Europe list. There is a lot of extremely rare plants and animals . Some of them are close to extinction. In the southern part, there is a sparse, always dry oak – cedar ...Add to route
Borišov hill - 1510 m.a.s.l.
Dominant Borišov hill is located in the central part of High Fatra, not far away from the well known and favourite mountain Ploská. From its top, we have a beautiful round view on long fatra valleys and surrounding hills. The top and the north facing slope is National natural reservation area. On the western hillslope, just a little bit from the top, there is a Chalet under Borišov hill. The hiking trails start at either ...Add to route
Čebrať hill - 1054 m.a.s.l.
Majestic Cebrať hill of High Fatra stands dominantly over the Ružomberok and can be spotted from each part of the town. The hill itself belongs to mountain range called Šípska Fatra and has two peaks. Availible for tourists is only the smaller one – Predný Čebrať (945 m.a.s.l.). This place is great lookout point. It offers beautiful view not only on Ružomberok, ridges of High Fatra and Low Tatras, but also mountains ...Add to route
The Rock fist (Jánošík´s fist)
In the foothills of Mních hill ( The Monk), just about 40 m above the road from Lisková to Ružomberok, there is a unique natural monument Skalná päsť (Rock fist). It´s also called Jánošík´s fist. We are talking about 6 meters high rock formation, totally worthy of its name. According to the local folk tale, this place marks the spot where Jánošík and his tendance attempted to loot the cruel usurper – count Révay. When ...Add to route