» SK, Trnavska Region – The Region of Winemaking, History, and Art II
SK, Trnavska Region – The Region of Winemaking, History, and Art II
After visiting Trnava last week, today we will set out to explore the surroundings of the picturesque region. We will visit natural places in the form of protected areas, reservations and areas, medieval gems and we will not miss the views from above of this beautiful part of Slovakia.
Trips to Nature
We will start our journey through the natural corners of the Trnava region by visiting an interesting locality near Trnava. The protected area of Trnavské Ponds offers a view of a unique water and swamp habitat, which affects the composition of birds in the region. The first mention of this locality dates back to 1528. The entire pond system was completed in 1956. Today, the ponds are home to various species of plants and diverse fauna with the occurrence of up to 150 protected species of birds, which also nest here. From the ornithological point of view, this is an exceptional area within the whole of Slovakia. The location can be reached on foot in about half an hour on foot from the main railway station in Trnava next to the rails towards Bratislava.
Another amazing place is the Danube Meadows Protected Landscape Area. It is the youngest large-scale protected area in Slovakia. This area is rich in waterfowl. It lies in the southern part of the Rye Island adjacent to the old Danube riverbed. The protected landscape area with a rare occurrence of flora and fauna is divided into five parts. The site is included in the list of wetlands of international importance known as the Ramsar Convention. Several educational trails lead through the Dunajské luhy Protected Landscape Area. There is also the possibility of rafting, and thus admiring the wooden architecture in the form of water mills on the surface of several riverbeds and branches.
One of such water wheel mills is the one near the village of Jelka. It is located in beautiful nature on the banks of the Little Danube. The oldest mention dates back to 1894. Originally, the mill consisted of two built ships, which were connected in the middle by a massive mill wheel. Reconstruction took place in 1900 and the original ship's mill became a three-storey wooden water wheel mill, which is considered a Central European rarity. At present, the mill is open to the public and a smaller open-air museum focused on Jelka's agricultural past has been built near it. There is also a well-equipped paddling camp nearby.
A View from Above
If you are interested in seeing the region from above, be sure to visit the Rozbehy lookout tower. Since 2009, a 7-meter-high lookout tower built of concrete blocks, which are very tastefully lined with natural stone, has stood above Rozbehmi (Cerová village). The roof of the lookout tower is made of wood. From the viewing platform, which leads to 35 steps, there is a wonderful view of the surroundings. Due to the tall trees, the ruins of the Korlátka castle cannot be seen, but the view of the Záhorská lowland and Pálava can be seen in the palm of your hand, you can see Senica, Bradlo, Veľká Javorina, Jablonice, as well as the Zárub, Veterlína or Vápenná ridges. The lookout tower is easily accessible on foot, by bike or by car.
Not far from the lookout tower is the already mentioned ruins of the Korlátka castle, which you should definitely not miss. This medieval guard castle still standing above the village Cerová supervised the security of the then important commercial road, the so-called The Czech road, which passed through the Small Carpathians through the Bukovská furrow. In the 18th century, the castle began to fall into disrepair and today it is only a ruin surrounded by beautiful meadows with unique massive oaks, which still attracts tourists. The castle can be reached by an easy walk from the village of Cerová (part of Rozbehy) along the yellow tourist sign, which will also take you to the castle from the village of Jablonica. The arrival from the village of Buková along the green tourist sign is also interesting, as this route will take you through the picturesque Kopaničia region.
The last tip for a trip to nature is a walk through Smolenice and its surroundings. The tourist trail leads through the territory of the national cultural monument - the Molpír fortified settlement, then continues through the Dolina Hlboče National Nature Reserve, where there is the only (occasional) waterfall in the Little Carpathians and part of the reserve is the only cave Drina open to the public. It is possible to start and end the walk in the village of Smolenice, which is dominated by Smolenice Castle with an adjacent landscaped park.
GPS: 48°07'29.6"N 17°30'15.2"E (Jelka)
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The city of Trnava is located in the central part of Trnavian Highlands. From historical point of view, it is one of the most interesting cities in Slovakia. Lets join us in exploration of this city. Since ancient times, trade routes crossed it, rulers changed and breathtaking sacral buildings were erected.
Each village has something special, interesting and pleasing to the eye in its territory. All you have to do is walk through the streets and you will be convinced that this is no different in Križovany nad Dudváhom, which is mainly represented by painted statues. So let's go for a walk through this beautiful village.
The village of Brestovany lies in the northwestern part of the Danube Plain, only 10 km from the district town of Trnava at an altitude of 140 to 150 meters. The cadastral area consists of parts of Velká Brestovany, Malá Brestovany and Horní Lovčice.
The village of Dolné Lovčice, located 6 km from the regional town of Trnava, attracts lovers of wandering through villages and towns with a peaceful atmosphere, several sacral monuments and attractions.
The village of Zavar is located 8 km from Trnava, on the eastern edge of the Trnava loess board. The first written mention dates from 1255. In the village there are many sacred monuments and interesting objects from history. The most attractive ones certainly include the Classicist chateau, the new church dedicated to the Nativity of the Virgin Mary from 1907 and the birth house of the composer Gejza Dusík.
Only recently have two new publications from the family publishing house Dajama seen the light of day, which deal not only with Slovak, but also with European and world records of the Tatras and Trnava.
Head to the 25 most beautiful castles in western Slovakia, their overview is brought to you by a new tourist guide from the family publishing house Dajama. The book Castles for Children is another engaging publication in the edition Trips with Children, which will introduce you not only to Slovak medieval gems.
One week later, we return again to the Trnava region, more precisely to the surroundings of Skalice. We will visit the popular tourist boat route, we will also go to the unique car racetrack and end the walk through this region on the wine (cycle) road.
Last week we learned about the Trnava region from a height, we invited you to nature and visited a medieval ruin. Today we are going for a walk through exceptional cities.
The village of Šúrovce is located on the fertile Danubian lowland between Váh and Dudváh near the town of Sereď. The village with more than 2,300 inhabitants is only 12 km away from the district town of Trnava. The village was created by merging the original villages of Veľké Šúrovce, Valtov Šúr, Varov Šúr and Zemianske Šúrovce.
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The Trnava region is located in the western part of the Slovak Republic. The area is the second smallest, but it offers more than enough tourist attractions. Lovers of history can take a tour of Trnava, for those who like spa, we recommend a visit to Piešťany, Velký Meder or Galanta, for gourmets and lovers of specific architecture Skalice and for pilgrims is definitely a picturesque stop Šaštín-Stráže.
Beautiful Adamovska lakes belong to the Gbely town disctrict. The lakes are popular mostly among people that want to recreate and people who own cottages. Also several thousand water birds made this place their oasis. A visitor can observe them from nearby observation post.
Today we will visit a wonderful and interesting technical sight – a water wheel mill in Jelka. Jelka is situated in southwest Slovakia in beautiful nature surrounding the Little Danube.
After a short break yet again we went for a walk the Small Carpathian Mountains. This time we visited Hlbocianska valley near he town of Smolenice.
Fabulously beautiful Smolenice castle now serves as the congress centre of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, and so many people think it is closed to the public. It is not like that.
If you live in the western Slovak or just going there for a few days to visit family or friends, we have another tip for you, where you can spend a pleasant spring day.
Today we take you to the mouth of the Small Carpathian mountains to the town of the name of Jablonica.
Last week, we set off from Jablonica town, crossed the locality of Dubrava, climbed Lipovy Hill and reach Cerova-Rozbehy district. There we visited a beautiful observation tower. Then we traveled into the Middle-Ages because we visited Castle Korlatka.
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