the driving distance of about 40 km from the hotel, there are many
interesting places worth visiting. Very popular are the
medieval gold and silver mines in
Kremnica, Banska Stiavnica and
Banska Bystrica. Interesting excursions
offers the whole valley of river Nitra, winding through the region
like a silver thread. Cicmany
village preserved its folk architecture with original wooden houses
painted with lace-like motifs. Exposition of furniture, costumes,
embroidery, way of life and customs can be seen in two of the
A unique and a very popular
attraction is the Slovak Bethlehem in Rajecka Lesna. It is a 8,5 m
wide, 2,5 m deep and 3 m high wood-carved masterpiece displaying not
only the Nativity but also the history, customs, craftsmanship and
everyday country life of Slovak nation.
Bojnice with all-year-round
programs at the castle and in the town and with ZOO hosting many
species of animals offers great entertainment. Refreshing
and unforgettable experience are the performances in historical
costumes at various castle festivals.
In front of the castle there is a very impressive,
700 years old lime-tree under which King Matthias used to sit and
have big feasts and counsels.