en.infoglobe.cz » SK: Tourist Trek from Kalameny to Liptovsky Castle

SK: Tourist Trek from Kalameny to Liptovsky Castle

Published: 21.7.2019
Today we will take all tourist enthusiasts to the picturesque village of Kalameny, which is located in close proximity to the famous Lúčky baths. From here we head to the highest castle not only in Slovakia but also in Central Europe - the ruins of Liptov Castle.

In the northwestern part of the Liptov basin, in the shade of Chočské Hills, lies the village of Kalameny. Its history was until the 13th century closely connected with the nearby village Liptovská Teplá, but in 1264 the Hungarian King Bela IV. he donated part of the land to Klement. In the second half of the 14th century, the descendants of this yeoman gradually changed the name until the yeoman settlement of Kalameny was formed. The establishment of the village certainly contributed to the nearby location called Majery, where the archaeological site was discovered.

church

Kalameny were owned by local yeomans until the 16th century. Local people mainly dealt with sheep and farming. Currently, the village is mainly sought after by the thermal spring Medokýš. It is located less than a kilometer north of the village. There is an artificial lake in its surroundings, in which the water temperature reaches a pleasant 33 °C. Swimming is free and provides excellent relaxation for example after a hiking walk. Also worth a visit is the Roman Catholic church with its beautiful interior painting.

jezírko, pramen Medokýš

However, let's get back to our tour. Two marked trails lead from the source to the remarkable central ruins. The blue trail goes through the valley of the Kalamenianka river and then rises to the Poľana klippe, leading to the castle on the rocky ridge, or you can walk along the yellow trail, but expect a rather steep climb to Kráľová klippe, from where you will follow the red marked trail leading to the remains of the castle. You will also copy the nature trail route through certain sections.

Liptovský Castle – directions   summer house

When you reach your destination, you will find yourself on the summit of Sestrce (999.9 meters above sea level), where the foundations of a medieval fortress are located. You will also see the remains of the window, the memorial plaque of Václav Hanuliak, who devoted himself to the archaeological research of this former landmark for years, as well as bridging or visualization of the original castle and examples of ceramics findings. You will find a truly breathtaking view of the Liptov region, the surrounding mountains, the village of Malatina or the striking Liptovska Mara.

Liptovsky Castle

Liptovsky Castle   memorial board

Liptovský Castle also called Sielnický or Liptovský Starý castle was built around the year 1262 by the command of King Bela IV. It stands on the site of a defunct fortified settlement from the 1st century BC and its task was to guard trade routes. Several times it was destroyed, occupied, for some time it was the seat of the Liptov county until finally King Matthias Corvinus had it completely destroyed. Over time, researches have been carried out, findings have been documented and stone remains preserved.

vista over the surroundings

surroundings   Malatiná in the background

At present, the castle is accessible, and despite a slightly more demanding climb, families with children look for it. There are also several caves nearby. A hiking walk takes you almost 6 hours and you climb a climb of about 500 meters.

bridge

GPS: 49°08'52.1"N 19°25'48.3"E (Liptov Castle)

Text: Oskár Mažgút

Photos: Beata Firicová



Discussion at the article (0)


Related Articles

SK, Low Tatras: Magurka Cabin– Incomprehensible Beauty
Published: 22.9.2019
Today we take you to a place surrounded by untouched nature where you can relax from the rushed everyday reality. We will set out to the picturesque Low Tatras, more precisely to the village of Magurka, which is part of the village Partizánská Ľupča.

SK, Liptovská Anna – Tourist Trek up Čerenova Rock
Published: 31.7.2019
Since we like hiking, today we will take you to one beautiful place. Our starting point will be the picturesque village of Liptovská Anna (Liptovský Mikuláš District), the origin of which dates back to the year of 1396.

SK, Kalameny – A Village of Natural Riches and Tourist Attractions
Published: 4.10.2015
Liptov region hides many attractive localities to visit. Should you be fans of skiing or hikes then there are beautiful mountains for you. Water enthusiasts can have fun at water-parks. On the other hand, history enthusiasts can go and see places such as Liptovsky Mikulas, Ruzomberok etc.

SK: Malatina – A Town in the Chockske Hills
Published: 3.10.2013
Today, on our travels across Slovakia we visit Malatina, a picturesque town between Orava and Liptov. Beautiful nature, quite surroundings, huge mountains. This all make from this place an ideal destination for tourists, bike riders and those who like rest in nature.

SK, Chocske Hills – Up to the Sky
Published: 10.3.2016
There soon will be spring. And a new tourist season as well. Please accept our invintation for this slightly difficult yet beautiful climb to one of the most beautiful summits in Slovakia – Velky Choc.

SK, Liptovsky Mikulas – Namesti Zadosti Slovenskeho Naroda Square
Published: 15.11.2017
On this day, we visit Namesti Zadosti Slovenskeho Naroda, a square in Liptovsky Mikulas quite hidden from sight. On this small piece of land adjacent to historic center of the city, significant historic events took place.

SK: Liptov – When it rained in “paradise” I
Published: 13.10.2013
Our vacation got little bit ugly due to cold and rainy weather. This was why our initial goal was almost abandoned. We wanted to enjoy biking and walks in beautiful nature.

SK, A Trip Across the Villages of Liptov
Published: 17.1.2018
The distinct region of Liptov offers many beautiful places to visit. Today, we take a look to the villages of Vavrisovo and Pribylina where we introduce you some interesting sights and tell you more on their history.

SK, Liptovska Mara Dam – Paradise for Those Who Love Water Sports and Swimming
Published: 24.7.2014
If you belong to those who cannot imagine a summer without swimming and having fun in the water and you do not like crowded swimming pools or water parks and rather prefer swimming in lakes, ponds, rivers or ponds, you certainly know Liptovska Mara.

SK, Liptov Region: Stanisovska Cave – Unique Experience for the Whole Family
Published: 17.7.2014
After a visit in a small yet very interesting museum called the Underground below the Towers in Liptovsky Jan. The museum is focused on coins from their very beginnings deep below surface until they are actually made in the mint. We quickly moved from Janska Valley to see this. The guide from Stanisovska Cave had been waiting for us there.

SK: Liptovska Kokava – Machy Nature Reserve
Published: 24.1.2018
Liptovska Kokava is a quiant town spreading below the majestic peaks of the Western Tatras. Today, we visit the invaluable locality of Machy.

SVK: Pribylina - Liptov Village Museum
Published: 31.3.2011
If you will travel through north road-line from west to the east of Slovakia (or vice versa) and will not be in a hurry, and would like to reflect on, which sightseeings will be worth to visit (or where you wish to have a rest for relax), so we have one reference for you: would you leave the highway at exit Liptovsky Hrádok and drive in direction to Pribylina.


Related Photogallery

Liptov: Oblazy Water Mills
Join us for an easy, which is also suitable for families with children. We will start just outsid...

SK: Liptov – Popular Tourist Region
The unique region of Liptov offers beautiful plains, water bodies and majestic mountains. On its ...

SK, Liptovsky Jan - History and Relax
In the mouth of the Janska Valley at the spit of the Nizke Tater there is beautiful Liptovian to...

SK, Liptovsky Mikulas – Downtown Liptov
The district town of Liptovsky Mikulas Liptovský Mikuláš is near Liptovska Mara surrounded by the...

SVK: Pribilina - Liptov Village Museum
Liptov Village Museum in Pribylina is very popular exhibition of Liptov Museum in Ružomberok. Thi...

Place

Czech republic

Partners:

We were awarded the certificate even thanks to you!

Dôveryhodná firma 2017

 

Guide:

Important Information:

Information and warnings on travelling abroad is to be found HERE.

Mobile application:

aplikácia Infoglobe

stiahnuť zadarmo pre Androidstiahnuť zadarmo pre iPhone

 

 

Today:thursday 14. 11. 2019
Holiday:Sáva
Today:
thursday 14.11.
2 °C
Tomorrow:
friday 15.11.
7 °C