Photogallery: SK, Cachtice – The Castle of Legends
SK, Cachtice – The Castle of Legends
heading (paragraph): Sights
No. of pictures: 19 pictures
Near the town of Cachtice there stand the ruin of the famous Cachtice castle . Once important today it is a monument remembering the infamous Elizabeth Bathory. However, apart form history you can get deep into the woods on the slopes of the Male Karpaty mountains.
Text: Oskár Mažgút
Photo: Jozef Dovičin
As for castles, Slovakia could be considered one of the richest countries. The new book by Dajama publishing caught our interest for its links tours to castles and active rest.
The castle that once guarded the Vah river valley is easy to spot. It would be a missed oportunity to not to make a stop there. The town of Trencin itself is worth a trip. Throughout the centuries the city, one of the three oldest in Slovakia, emerged around the castle. Today we take a closer look at it.
On this day we are about to explore the Cachticke Carpathian Mountains. Velky Plesivec is our objective. It is surrounded by a nature reserve of the same name. It's importance lays not solely in its beauty but in its natural characteristics as well.
Summer is in full swing and it is the best time for family trips. Medieval castles are among the most popular attractions. Children and adults enjoy this. That's why we were fascinated by a new book that helps you to discover medieval castles from a new perspective.
Today we invite you for a trip just outside the Czech-Slovak border, at the foot of the Little Carpathians. Our base was the Diana Hotel in Nové Město nad Váhom, from which beautiful castles in the fabulous and gentle countryside of the Central Považie are easily accessible.
As soon as you enter the Trenčín region, you will find yourself in Matouš's kingdom, which is named after the most powerful ruler and Hungarian nobleman named Matúš Čák Trenčianský. In this kingdom, you can not only admire the beauty of nature and historical monuments, but also visit villages, towns, restaurants and hotels, which work together to offer services and traditions so that everyone feels at home.
Ghosts at Bojnice Castle, the spirit of Likava Castle or the treasure at Hrušov Castle. Take the children to Slovak castles and chateaux and introduce them to the history in an interesting way. Only recently did the second part of the Slovak trilogy on children's exploration of castles see the light of day - the attractive publication "Castles for Children".
We visited Piestany in the begining of this year. The city charmed us so much we had to return there. This time we spent there sevveral days and explored historic city's nature, sights, and history.
At the end of winter we set off to see the Natural Reservation of Rostun, in the Small Carpathian Mountain. We entered through the town of Plavecke Podhradi. All what we have seen is on the lines below.
The region of Povazi offers many sights, natural as well as man-made. Today we visit one of the latter – Beckov castle is the most attractive sight in Beckov village which is near Nove Mesto nad Vahom.
On this day, we take you to the realm of small scaled models of castles, chateaux, native houses of many of Slovakia's famous personalities, observation towers, churches, and other types of strucutres.
One of the most beautiful and best preserved castle ruins, which was reopened to the public on the beginning of the summer season this year after several years of extensive renovation, definitely worth a visit.
Unique region of Horni Nitra offers many places to see, many trips to take. Today, we walk you through attractive localities.
Since the time immemorial people were attracted to high places so they can have a view over surrounding landscape. Observation towers emerged quickly in central Europe, mostly in the second half of the 19th century and at the beginning of the 20th century. There are countless towers in Slovakia and it can be claimed some more will be constructed every year.
Many interesting places not frequented by holidaymakers are in the Small Carpathians. These are mostly hills with beautiful vistas to the surroundings that lure tourists to climb them. Vapenna Hill is one of the three highest peaks in the Small Carpathians and it offers beautiful vistas as well.
The Small Carpathian Mountains are not the highest mountain range in Slovakia. Nevertheless, they have a lot to offer. There are many interesting and picturesque nooks. From some peaks there are magnificent views of the landscape. However, the visitor will be enchanted by deep forests, caves, or many rock formations along the ridges.
As every mountain range, even Small Carpathians has its dominant peaks. They are above the surrounding lands. Peaks of these several giants make characteristic panorama of the Small Carpathians. They create visible dominants, they are orientation spots and give beautiful views of the surrounding landscape. One of these impressive titans of the Small Carpathians is Vysoka.
Between Devín, Nova Ves of Devín a Dubravka is a unique national nature reserve Devín Kobyla (mare). What distinguishes this from other reservations, and why it is renowned as the best tourist know it? All this we will talk on these lines.
In the following photo gallery we will take you to the Small Carpathians, more precisely to the s...
Bosacke Valley immersed itself into winter mood. Hajnice hill (341 m) is the main spot in the va...
Hlbociansky Waterfall is a natural formation which you may observe only in the period of rainfall...
Small Carpathian Mountains is criss-crossed by many tourist and forest trails. They run there fr...
The hill of Devinska Kobyla is one of the highest peaks (514 m) of the Devinske Karpaty, southern...
The third highest mountain in the Small Carpathians is Vapenna mountain (752 m). It is set in the...
You wouldn't miss the main landmark of the Region of Trencim. Until recently it guardedtrade rout...
Take a tour with us to Maly and Velký Plesivec. The mountains are surrounded by a nature reserve....
This majestic castle is visible from quite a large distance. Once it guarded the valley of the Ri...
Near Bukova town, Trnava district, there you can find the ruin of Ostry Kamen castle. This stron...
Today we visit the reservation of Katarínka se in the Small Carpathians 3 kilometers from Dechtic...
Above the town of Cachtice we find ourselves near the ruins of Castle Cachtice. Its purpose was ...
The only waterfall in the Small Carpathians is the so called Hlbociansky Watefall also called Pa...