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SK, Banská Bystrica: Open Air Museum of Military Vehicles and the SNP Museum – VIDEO
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. Many monuments, museums and open-air museums of military technology have been built over the past decade to commemorate this dark event in our history. They want to remind us not only of the destruction and casualties caused by the war, but also of the victory.
V následujícím videu se podíváme do jednoho ze skanzenů bojové techniky, který se nachází v areálu Muzea SNP v Banské Bystrici.
Banská Bystrica is known as the center of the Slovak National Uprising. To commemorate this event in the city, the SNP Museum was established and around it an open-air museum of heavy combat equipment.
You can get here from the bus and train station through the park, above which rises the museum building, one of the symbols of Banská Bystrica. The staircase will take you directly below this SNP memorial, designed by architect Dušan Kuzma. In its center rises the work "Victims warn" by sculptor Jozef Jankovič and eternal fire burns in front of him.
If you come to the monument from Banská Bystrica Square, you will get directly to the open-air museum of heavy combat equipment. This kind of park begins with a transport and bomber Li-2. The plane itself can be inspected for a fee, but the rest of the open-air museum is freely accessible.
In the park there are weapons of Czechoslovak, German and Soviet production, which fought during the SNP. There is also a replica of the insurgent bunker, which comes to life thanks to enthusiasts from military history clubs, especially during anniversaries and events organized by the museum. Each of the exhibits has a simple description and the park also has boards with period photographs that capture authentic battles and life during the Slovak National Uprising.
One part of the park is reserved for the diorama of the battlefield for RC tanks, where members of the modelers' club present demonstrations of radio-controlled tank battles to the public during the events.
he tour of the park with military equipment ends with demonstrations of the cars of the improvised armored traincalled Štefánik.
During the museum's opening hours, you can relax in the garden of Chaviva Reiková, a war heroine of Jewish origin. In addition to the relaxation zone, the garden is also a place of remembrance for the victims of the Holocaust from Banská Bystrica and its surroundings.
It was also possible to visit the open-air museum of combat technology on the museum premises in recent weeks, when other museums had their gates closed. Whether the sun is shining or it is raining, you have the opportunity to come to the park, which the locals use as a place to relax or walk in the shade of the trees. For example, sit on the bench of war veterans, so remember the end of the largest armed conflict in history - World War II.
Everybody knows the community of Donovaly, situated in Central Slovakia. Maybe, this locality could be connected only with a memory of perfect skiing or dog-team races, organized there each year. Anyway, it is worth to visit this wonderful region of Slovakia during any year season, not only in winter.
The hissing steam accompanied by the whistling of a steam locomotive has been completing the color of the earth in the Čierny Hron basin for years. The nostalgia of old times, the jumping cars and the unique beauty of nature around. So it's the Montenegrin Railway! Don't miss today's final train ride.
This time we will take you to the south of central Slovakia, where it covers the largest area of all regions. We will talk about the Banská Bystrica region, whose history as well as monuments are closely connected with the mining past.
In the northern part of the Banská Bystrica region, approximately 20 kilometers northeast of Banská Bystrica, lies the village of Brusno. From the cadastral point of view, the territory was originally divided between the villages of Svatý Ondrej and Brusno, but in 1960 it was merged into one large municipality. The town is known mainly for its spa, but in the following lines we will introduce you to other tourist attractions.
Today we will take you along the picturesque railway tracks to the mysterious Vydrovské údolí. Once used to transport lumber by train, now only laughing tourists travel here. Board the "deck" with us and walk through the forest open-air museum for a magical adventure.
The authentic forest railway, which was saved and still kept alive by a group of enthusiasts, is a popular attraction in the Čierný Hron valley. When you come here to see, you will definitely not resist and try one of the rides.
Within past couple of years, you find also in Slovakia some resorts where you cannot only enjoy a movement in fresh air but, apart of this, you can fully use cycling. On the other hand, after two or three days of very active movement, you would be ready to desire for some way of relax. And the best way it would be, no doubt, in a form of so called "crazy entertainment". So, the ideal situation is
Today our steps are directed to central Slovakia. We will visit interesting city of Zvolen, an important administrative and social center of the whole region. The city situated in Zvolen Basin, there are many important cultural and historical sights in the city worth visiting.
Banska Bystrica is often looked at as the heart of the country below the Tatras. There one of the most important memorials in Slovakia is located. It reminds the nation of the second world war and Slovak resistance to fascism.
Every Slovak, if you happen to be in Central Slovakia, logically recommends a trip to Banska Stiavnica. However, its bigger "sister" and the natural metropolis of the region - Banska Bystrica deserve attention as well. Let's get together to explore it.
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In the heart of Banská Bystrica, right on the square in front of the leaning clock tower, rises the Marian column. "We will meet at Mary's," many hearers say. At the same time, does he have any idea of its history, why was it built and subsequently had to leave its place in the 1960s?
One of the most beautiful mining cities in Slovakia – Banska Stiavnica. It is unique for its architecture, history, and atmosphere like anywhere else. Its romantic streets and quiant nooks tempt you to discover this place of long history.
In the Slatina River valley, about 14 kilometers from Zvolen, there is the village of Viglas and above, the castle Viglas stands proudly. It is this castle we decided to visit during our trip across Slovakia.
We haven't taken you to mountains in Slovakia for a long time now, so we'll fix it today. We will visit one of the mining gems of Slovakia, which is Špania Dolina. It lies less than 11 kilometers from Banská Bystrica in the arms of the Starohorské Hills.