en.infoglobe.cz » SK: Trencin – Matthew’s Kingdom

SK: Trencin – Matthew’s Kingdom

Published: 17.4.2014
In western Slovakia along the Vah River there is one of the oldest Slovakian places, an ancient center of market, economy and culture. A city of kings, fashion and the most known Slovakian festival. Please accept our invintation for a short walk in Trencin, a gem of center Povazi.

The city of Trencin is located in Trencin Highlands flatland. Already in the distance it catches your attention thanks to its massive rock on which Trencinsky Castle proudly stands. It is distinct also for the roof of its highest castle tower. The castle is a symbol of rich history that we will tell you more about on the following lines.

Trenčianský hrad (výhled z nejvyšší věže)

Rich history

The history of the city dates more than 38 000 years in the past. It was very interesting and it continues to be interesting even nowadays. The people of Luzicka culture, later Celts, Germanic tribes or Romans settled here. The latter left there a legendary words on a castle’s rock. It is the very first written evidence of Trencin. Furthermore, the Slavs settled in this region, the city became an important Great Moravian headquarters, later incorporated into the Kingdom of Hungary. Survived the Tartar invasion, and in 1296 became the owner of Trencin castle and estate of the legendary Matus Cak III also called Usti which granted town privileges. Later, the emperor sat on the throne, King Sigismund, which the city granted the title of a free royal city with privileges. A few centuries later the city was plagued by fighting the Ottoman army, kurcky troops, plague epidemics and wildfires. Despite Trencin passed the Russian Tsar Alexander was held here in the Assembly, headed by Louis Sturm visited him and Emperor Franz Joseph .I This is only a brief overview of the history of the city, of which one could write a really thick book. In other words, the history of Trencin and the surrounding area is incredibly diverse.

Trenčín (centrum)Trenčínský hrad

Trenčín (centrum)Trenčín (centrum)

Nature and the surrounding area

Those preferring nature will be interested in the following tips. One of them is the Brezina Forest Park, a southwestern edge of the Strazov Hills and it even reaches the center of the city. It is historically related to the history of Trencin Castle. In the present, however, it offers good condition for relax in the city. Last but not least, there are nature trails of “Creation and development of the forest” or “North”. The trails are accessible from the South housing estates. Also "Oxygen trail " is very popular. It offers 4 kilometers of running trails with several fitness tools. Tourists appreciate hikes to the peaks of the White Carpathian Mountains , the Povazsky Inovec and the already mentioned Strazovske Hills. Bikers can find here many bike trails. The most important of them is Vazska Higway. It connects center and upper Povazi with Kysuce. The advantage of it is, that this bike trail is connected to Czech bike trails that are not very far away.

Trenčínský hradTrenčín

The surroundings of Trencin give you many opportunities to take a hike. For example, you can go to Cachticky or Tematinsky castle, or to Trencianske Teplice or Piestany. Or you can visit pilgrimage sites of Skalka U Trencina, or you see Bojnicky Castle or Uhrovec village as well as Zelena Voda resort.

The city of attributes

Trencin is the city of attributes that try to imply its importance in history, industry and culture. They call Trencin the city of fashion that flourished there mostly in the last century. Today, this clothing history is resembled by international exhibitions and events. Trencin is also the city of the so-called Matthew’s Kingdom . It is an association of regional institutions and entrepreneurs that seeks to make the tourism in the Povazi region more attractive. And, the third attribute calls the city cool. This is thanks to the international festival known as Pohoda. It has no match in Slovakia to its size and importance.

festival Pohoda (stanové městečko)

Region of famous persons

Trencin is a regional city. Surrounding area has seen birth of many important persons that were very important in the history of Slovakia and also outside it. Slovakian poet and writer Jan Smrek was born there, politician and French army general Milan Rastislav Stefanik, geologist and natural scientist Dionyz Sturr, Slovakian 19th century renaissance man Ludovit Stur, very well known writer Vojtech Zamarovsky, or Ludmila Podjavorinska, an author of books for child. We do not ave to forget Dusan Sam Jurkovic, an architect, painter Ladislav Mednansky, reform politician Alexander Dubcek, or scholar Vavrinec Benedikt of Nedozier. The latter was the author of the first systematic grammar book of the Czech language. And we might continue on and on Trencin Region is rich not only on history, architecture but also on famous figures.

Tip for a book

kniha Trenčín na starých pohľadniciach

In case this article caught your attention, you should not miss our photo contest. In it you can win the second edition of Trencin on Old Postcards . This book has an innovated content and graphic. It offers a picture of the city as it was captured by many photographers and postcard publishers in last 50 years. Postcards are sorted into thematic groups and according to individual sites. Updated text is supplemented with information about the city, which lived its unique life in the first half of the 20th century. The author of the publication is Jan Hanusin. In case you will not win the publication, you can still buy it HERE.


Text: Oskár Mažgút

Photo: Oskár Mažgút , Dajama.sk

Discussion at the article (0)

Related Articles

SK, Piestany – Home to Health and Beauty II
Published: 4.6.2017
Last week we began our tour in the spa town of Piestany. We visited the Colonnade, the public park, and Kursalon. Today, we take a look at the House of Art.

SK, Walks in Slovakian Towns
Published: 7.6.2017
Last week, we introduced to you a publication on the most beautiful biking routes in the land below the Tatra Mountains. We continue in our journey to discover Slovakia even today. This time we take on towns.

SK: Trencin – Majestic Castle above the Vah – VIDEO
Published: 5.9.2017
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.

SK, Piestany – The Home of Health and Beauty I
Published: 28.5.2017
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.

SK, Trencianske Teplice – Unique Spa Town IV
Published: 9.11.2016
We visited the most beautiful landmark in Trencianske Teplice last time - Hammam. We also entered the spa park and then admired Kursalon. Today we continue in our walks to explore many new buidligns and beautiful nooks.

SK, Trenčín Region – Matthew's Kingdom I
Published: 10.6.2020
Although the Trenčín region is not one of the largest regions in Slovakia, it offers a number of excursion destinations.

SK, Trenčín Region – The Kingdom of Matúš Čák II
Published: 1.7.2020
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.

SK, Bánovce nad Bebravou – Searching for A Piece of Sky
Published: 23.8.2020
At a time when the coronavirus epidemic closed borders and made it impossible for us to travel freely, pieces of a meteorite arrived directly from space in Slovakia. We were so interested in this unusual event that we set out on a journey to find meteorites in Bánovce nad Bebravou.

SK: A Retrowalk in Trenčín and Looking for Interesting Places
Published: 10.1.2021
At the end of last year, an interesting book retro walk around the town of Matúš Čák - Trenčín and a fun social game "Where is it?" Took to the shelves of bookstores.

SVK: Trenčín And It's Castle Rock
Published: 6.1.2011
Two obviously most important sightseeings of Trenčín, West Slovakian Regional town, are connected with powerful rocky cliff. It is majestic Trenčín Castle and a unique inscription from Roman time period, situated at foot of the rock.

SK, Horni Nitra – Nature Trail and Not Only Nature Sights
Published: 24.9.2015
Unique region of Horni Nitra offers many places to see, many trips to take. Today, we walk you through attractive localities.

SK, Beckov: Medieval Town in Povazi – VIDEO
Published: 17.11.2015
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.

SK, Cicmany: Not Just Beauty of Folk Architecture– VIDEO
Published: 10.3.2015
One of the Slovakia’s most beautiful villages is Cicmany. There widely popular for their wooden houses with typical white ornaments that look like embroidery. There is much more Cicmany can offer to local visitors as well as those coming from afar.

SK, Cachtice – Castle Veiled in Mystery – VIDEO
Published: 7.4.2015
Slovakia is a country that is rich in castles, chateaus, and small castles. We could count hundreds of them here. We planned couple of trips for our free time. One of them took us back in time to the middle ages. We saw mysterious Cachticky castle.

SK, Trencianske Teplice – A Unique Spa Town I
Published: 19.10.2016
Tired of daily routine of daily life we decided to make a vacation somewhere nice. Once we looked at a map, the spa town of Trencianske Teplice caught our attention. It is only several kilometers from Trencianska Tepla.

SK, Vrsatska Klippe: The Klippe Mohicans – VIDEO
Published: 25.10.2016
After long time, we visited not the highest but certainly one of the most spectacular of Slovakia's mountain ranges – Vrsatska Klipe.

SK, Trencianske Teplice – Unique Spa Town II
Published: 26.10.2016
Last time we introduced you the history of Trencianske Teplice. Today we set off to explore its landmarks and places worth seeing.

SK, Trencianske Teplice – Unique Spa Town III
Published: 2.11.2016
We visited the selected landmarks, tasted spa waffles and decided to try local healing water. There is no better place to enjoy your treatment than in Hammam, an iconic building in this small town.

SK, Nimnica – spas, water, tourism all in one – VIDEO
Published: 31.5.2016
Today we visit the district of Puchov with the newest spas, water reservoir, forest and beautiful nature. In case you guessed Nimnica as our point of interest, you were right.

SK: Trencianske Teplice, A Spa Town
Published: 2.5.2013
Trencianske Teplice is a small spa town hidden under the Strážovské Hills. Thus the town is surrounded with green hills. People from various world countries come here to for healing effects of its sulfurous springs.

Related Photogallery

SK, Brezova pod Bradlom – Magnificent  Burrial Mould
The little town of Brezová pod Bradlom is situated on the foothills of the Small Carpathians. The...

SK, Trencianske Teplice – A Spa with Oriental Feeling
Near the royal town of Trencin there is the spa town of Trencianské Teplice famous for its healin...

SK, Beckov Castle – A Povazi's Landmark
The region of Povazi is full of castles. Only a few of them are so distinct that they catch your ...

SK, Nimnica – Healthy Relax
Between Puchovem and Povazska Bystrica (by Nosice water dam) there is Nimnica village. You can wa...

SK, Trencin Castle: The Monument of Povazie
You wouldn't miss the main landmark of the Region of Trencim. Until recently it guardedtrade rout...

Related Videos

SK: Trencin – Majestic Castle above the River Vah
This majestic castle is visible from quite a large distance. Once it guarded the valley of the Ri...

SK, Brezová pod Bradlom – The Town of Personalities
Interesting area of kopanice became a well known place across the nation. More concretely we spea...

SK, Vrsatska Klippe – The Mohicans of Povazie Region
Jedny z najkrajších vrchov Stredného Považia – Vrsatska Klippe belong to the most beautiful peaks...

SK, Nimnica - Town Linked to Water
Nimnica is a small village in the region of Horni Povazi . It is known for its healing water. The...

SK, Beckov - The Town of Many Legends
Close to Nove Mesto nad Vahom, in beautiful nature of the Povazi region you can find Beckov town....


Czech republic


We were awarded the certificate even thanks to you!

Dôveryhodná firma 2017



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:sunday 13. 6. 2021
sunday 13.6.
17 °C
monday 14.6.
24 °C