» SK, Liptov: The Town of Ziar and A Hike into the Surroundings
SK, Liptov: The Town of Ziar and A Hike into the Surroundings
This time we visit West Tatra Mounains, 10 kilometers northeast of Liptovsky Mikulas. There we visit the quiant town of Ziar.
This quite a long village in the foothils of the West Tatra Mountains is a popular tourist destination because it is the gateway to Ziar valley. Before we invite you for a walk, let's tell you something about the village itself.
Ziar town is situated in the middle of Liptov basin. Its closest neighbor is Smrecany town, both towns are connected due to dense housing development. There is only one cultural sight – the Heroes of SNP memorial. Moreover, there are several recreational resorts, a little ski resort, evangelical belfry, and even a chalet. Fields when once cabbage was grown surround the town. Today, there is a blueberry plantation. In addition to that there are two mineral springs, rare flora and fauna.
The history of the town began in the year 1349. The name refers to blinding fires set in the area of the town in the past. Locals used to breed sheep, be employed in agriculture, and burned charcoal, mined gold and silver. Some even had catching wolves for their job, for wolves used to be present there in large numbers so the locals had to catch them into special nets.
Let's us leave history be. Now we set out to Ziarska valley. There are cabins, chalet, and a car park at the village's end. From here on, tourists may join the blue trail running to Ziarska cabin and to one of Tatra's saddles. Tourists who would prefer an easier hike may visit the Medvedi drift.
It is the only old mine on Liptov open to the public. With a headlamp in special clothes you will walk through the mine and see mining history from upclose. The atmosphere is great and you will long remember it. Before entering, read infromation boards about Krivan mines thoroughly. They also refer to Liptov's legendary underground realm.
Ziar town is just the place great for a trip. You may enjoy nature here all year round and see some unusual places. Taste great local food, and breath fresh air on your hike.
GPS: 49°08'38.5"N 19°41'40.4"E
Text: Oskár Mažgút
Photos: HIK, o.z., Wikipedia: Jerzy Opioła (belfry)
Today we move from the High Tatras to Western Tatras where we visit Žiarska valley where popular Žiarska Cottage is located (1324 meters above the sea level). This position is a great starting point for any trek to the regions of Braníkov and Barance.
The Western Tatras are the most beautiful and most charming in autumn - when the grassy slopes of the ridges and moutains as well as the trees are painted in bright shades of brown, yellow-brown and reddish-brown. In this article, we will introduce the transition of the autumn Alpine landscape, our goal will be the highest mountain of the Western Tatras - Bystra mountain.
There is something about making winter treks. Harsh, icy beauty of nature in winter tempts many people to set out to nature. We can make some more difficult trips even in Slovakian mountains, concretely in the Low Tatras, Western Tatras, and High Tatras. Placlivy mountain in the Western Tatras, is a locality accessible to tourist even during the winter season.
Liptovska Kokava is a quiant town spreading below the majestic peaks of the Western Tatras. Today, we visit the invaluable locality of Machy.
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.
In the eastern part of Liptovska basin at the foothills of the Low Tatras, there is the quiant mountain village of Kralova Lehota. This village is an important junction of the roads from the east, south, and west of the country. Interesting here are both natural and man-made sights which we are going to visit on this day.
The district of Liptovsky Mikulas is the place we remain at. Today, we visit the mountain town of Maluzina in the mountainous region of upper Liptov, more concretely in Bocianska and Maluzinska valleys.
Today we set out to the beautiful Tatra village of Podbanska, partially a borough of Vysoke Tatry town, the other part belongs to Pribylina village.
After our visit in Kalameny village we remain in the Liptov region. We move couple of kilometers to the smallest town of Liptov. It is rich, however, on natural, cultural and historical sights. The town we talk about is Liptovsky Hradok.
The Western Tatras is very popular and frequented mountain range. Treks here, the main ridge especially, are amazing and people who go there long remember it. Ostry Rohac is perhaps the most attractive and most well known peak in this area. Many tourists hike across it every year.
Like the High Tatra West Tatra is also popular area. You can have some remarkable outdoor experience there. Both mountains seems to be one whole. However, unlike the High Tatra, West Tatra are lower. Its mountains are more covered of grass. Barance mountain (2 185 m) is a popular locality by tourists. This mountain is situated in the south of this mountain ridge.
After visiting many places we return to nature today. Our steps lead us to beautiful, untamed, and unique Western Tatras, concretely to the Rohace.
Today we visit one of the most interesting towns in Liptov. It is interesting for its history, art, architecture, and nature. The town we talk about is Liptovsky Jan. The town is set in the mouth of Janska Valley at the Nizke Tatry.
We are about to spend the following weeks in the Liptov region. There we learn about its many beautiful nooks. Today we go to Liptovska Mara and see the open air archeological museum of Havranok which is also a sight of cultural significance.
Join us for an easy, which is also suitable for families with children. We will start just outsid...
Baranec mountain is a popular tourist destination in the Western Tatras, the third highest mounta...
The unique region of Liptov offers beautiful plains, water bodies and majestic mountains. On its ...
Ostry Rohac (2 088 m) is one of the most attractive summits in the West Tatra Mountains. Tourists...
Treks on the ridges in the area of the Rohace in the Western Tatras are considered very popular. ...
In the mouth of the Janska Valley at the spit of the Nizke Tater there is beautiful Liptovian to...
The district town of Liptovsky Mikulas Liptovský Mikuláš is near Liptovska Mara surrounded by the...
Liptov Village Museum in Pribylina is very popular exhibition of Liptov Museum in Ružomberok. Thi...
West Tatra Mountains allure, with its unique beauty and variety, the tourists from Slovakia and a...