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SVK: Motyčky - A Place For Active Relaxation

Published: 12.1.2012
The village with about 120 inhabitants you have certainly missed, if you ever travel cross mountain pass over Donovaly between Ružomberok and Banská Bystrica.

Motyčky is Banská Bystrica village, located between two heavily visited national parks -  one of them is Low Tatras National Park, second one Great Fatra again.

Location of the village makes it the perfect place for winter holidays. The hoe is located only five kilometres from the ski resort Donovaly and roughly equally from the ski-Turkish Krížna in Great Fatra mountain. Another resort Šachtičky is from the village over twenty kilometres far away.

A piece of history

The first written mention about the village Motyčky comes from the hoe in 1754. The present village was founded when in 1860 joined six of mining and logging camps. Hoes, Bukovec, reasonable, Jergaly, urine and Štubňa originated from the 16th century alone, producing charcoal for ironworks that operated in the Old Mountains and Liptovské Revúce.

In the past, most people employed as workers in state forests, or in ironworks. Today people work mostly in Harmanec. The village is famous by the production of specific lace, known as “Starohorská krajky” (laces), or the production of knitted black and white high boots made from wool.

The church

The oldest historical building in the village is a roman catholic church built in the Baroque style in 1754. It has a great cultural-historical value not only for the community. The church is a parish office, which is especially popular among tourists because of the possibility to stay in its rooms.

The leisure

Motyčky village provide ideal conditions for mountain tourism and winter sports. Because it lies in Starohorská valley surrounded by the Great Fatra and Low Tatras, there is really not lack of tourist destinations. The rugged mountain terrain is suitable for high performance summer and winter tourism, but also for mountain biking. Nearby Tajch is attraction for all fishing fans.

If you visit Motyčky in the winter, the choice is a few kilometres of ski slopes, or prepared cross country tracks in the nearby ski resorts. They also provide a wide selection of services.

Text: Zuzana Megerssová
Photo source: Motyčky village

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