Trenčín Tourist Attractions: 15 Top Places To Visit
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Top Places to visit in Trenčín (Slovakia):
SNM - Bojnice Castle Museum, Trenciansky Hrad, Bojnice Zoo, Beckov Castle, Cachtice Castle, Vodnik, Mohyla Gen. Milana Rastislava, Mestska Veza, Povazsky Hrad, Parish Stairway, Katov Dom, Mierove Namestie, Sturovo Namestie, Trenčín Synagogue, Maninska Tiesnava
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Pearl of Povazie and Slovakia
Trenčín is a city that is alongside the train track from Bratislava to the high Tatras. The castle above the city is very nice. But I think the real star is the old town square below it. Therefore the title “Pearl of Povazie” is well deserved. Please read on learn how to get there.
Best time to visit
In winter it can get cold so the best time to visit is Spring, Summer and Autumn. We visited in November because weather was really nice but we were also lucky. Of course if you like snow you can go there in winter. Note that between October and April the castle closes earlier (opening times between 9:00-16:30). In summer it is open until 7 pm (as of 2018).
How to get there
We visited Trenčín before visiting Bojnice castle (which is highly recommended as well, read our travel guide here).
Public Transport: We came from Bratislava via train. The train connection is really good because it is the fast train going to the High Tatras and Košice (second largest city in Slovakia).
We arrived in Bratislava from Vienna. From Vienna you can buy an Euregio ticket to Bratislava.
You can check this website for train times.
If you are going by car there is a good road going from Bratislava to Trenčín.
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We stayed in Pri Parku Pension very near to the train station. This was actually a very funny place: It was a small castle in itself with a bar with gambling machines downstairs and the entrance to the pension is in the back.
The room we had on the ground floor was amazingly big. There was also a shared kitchen and a shared bathroom. Note that this place has a little bit the feel (and smell) of a hostel but the location is perfect when you arrive via train. It was really cheap. I can highly recommend it.
To continue to the old town center you have to go through a park (hence the name Pri Parku). It is a 10-15 minutes walk.
If you go to the old town center you will immediately see (or smell) the pizza place because almost everybody is running around with a slice of pizza in their hands.
If you want to eat more healthy there is a place called “Mak palacinkáreň” where you can get pancakes. Select what they put on it: if you choose sweet it will not be as healthy again of course. It is on the main square but the entrance is a little bit hidden in a hallway going south.
There is also a COOP supermarket if you go in the direction of the main street (in a street parallel to the pedestrian square/street). You can buy some (at least for us) exotic food there – for example the cheese that looks like Spaghetti.
Top 5 things to do in Trenčín
1. Trenčín Castle
Trenčín castle is beautiful.
To walk there it is a little bit steep but it is more near than it seems.
The highlight is a tower sporting a magnificent view over the city.
There you will also see that the old city center is beautiful but the other parts are not so much.
2. Main square (Hviezdoslavova)
I think the main square is the real star of the town.
It is a pedestrian zone and a very chill place to hang around, eat out in a restaurant or just to sit there and admire the view to the castle.
3. City tower (Mestská brána)
This tower is at the western exit of the city square.
You can visit it and go up. A word of warning though: It closes early so be there on time.
BTW: If you leave the main square through this exit you will come into an area with more shops, bars and cafés. There is also a very ugly (?) building you can see in the upper left corner of the following picture.
I asked and it seemingly used to be a military building. (If you know more about this building PLEASE post in the comments below I would greatly appreciate it.)
The Synagoge is beautiful and there is a nice square in front of it.
5. Fontána vodníka
There is a nice square with a funny fountain with a man crawling out of it in front of the synagoge. (In winter they did some repair on it so we did not snap a picture.)
I really liked Trenčín. The castle is nice but I did not expect that I liked the main old town square so much. It is a place of great tranquility and I now understand why this place is called the Pearl of Povazie and Slovakia.
I also recommend that you continue to Bojnice castle (read my travel guide here) afterwards, the most beautiful castle of Slovakia.
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Cachtice Tourist Attractions: 6 Top Places To Visit
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Top Places to visit in Cachtice (Slovakia):
Cachtice Castle, Cachticke Podzemie, Baroque Calvary, Farský kostol sv. Ladislava, Veľký Plešivec, Draskovicov kastiel - Múzeum Čachtice
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Bojnice in 4K - most beautiful castle of Slovakia
Most beautiful castle in Slovakia
Slovakia has some of the most beautiful places in the world and being off the beaten path it is a very budget-friendly location at the same time. In this free travel guide I give you tips on how to visit Slovakia’s most beautiful castle in Bojnice. It looks like right out of a Disney movie.
Best time to visit
Slovakia is cold in winter so the main seasons when people are visiting is summer, spring and autumn. Bojnice is a destination that is mainly visited by Slovak tourists so prices for accommodation and food are low.
How to get there
We came from Austria so we first went to Bratislava.
If you are going by car you can first go to Trenčín and immediately before entering the city turn right and follow the road through the mountains until Bojnice.
If you are going with public transport your first option is to take the fast train which goes to the high Tatras and stops in Trenčín as well. There you have to change to a bus that goes to Prievidza. From there you can take another bus to the nearby town of Bojnice (or walk ca. 30 minutes).
Or you take a slower train from Bratislava that goes to Prievidza directly (second option).
Bojnice is a small city. There is a big alley for pedestrians (Hurbanovo námestie) with some restaurants eventually leading to the castle park.
Downstairs from this area there are many weekend houses with gardens. This is where we stayed.
We stayed in Penzión Kastelán. This accomodation was a very good value. I can highly recommend it!
We were eating at Bojnická reštaurácia. They had a lunch menue for a very reasonable price (around 5 Euros including water and soup).
The waiter (who was very friendly) could not translate the bread-like side dish but it is the same kind of bread that is used to make dumplings (“Knödel” in german).
They had an excellent Greek salad (vegetarian option).
Next to the castle there are many shops where you can buy oblates with various tastes. This is very typical and makes for a very good gift.
Top 5 things to do in Bojnice
1. Visit the castle and park
The main attraction is the castle of course.
Surrounding it is a very nice park. Especially in autumn the colors of the trees are amazing.
The castle grounds can be visited only with a guided tour in Slovak. But you receive a small booklet in your language. Note: You have to pay extra if you want to take pictures and even more if you want to make a video.
It is definitely worth to go inside.
2. See the falcon show
Right next to the castle entrance there is an area to see falcons. Unfortunately this area was closed when we visited (because of winter). But if it is open it is something really interesting.
3. Bojnice Zoo
The entrance to the zoo is also near the castle entrance.
It stretches up the hill and if you are visiting with children this is a must do.
4. Bojnice Spa (Kupele Bojnice / LD Mier) and public swimming pool
Bojnice has a very nice spa with some indoor pools and one outdoor pool. It is a little bit away from the center but you can walk there.
There is a nice footpath that starts behind the parking lot (left side behind the castle).
To go there you first go through the castle park passing by the public outdoor swimming pool.
5. Walk to treetop footpath/viewpoint (Vyhliadková veža)
There is an amazing lookout tower on top of the hill behind the castle. Entry was 8 Euros (2018).
We went there going straight up the hill behind the castle (passing by the falconry area and then going little bit right following the fence of the zoo later).
This path is a little bit rough sometimes but more or less ok with normal shoes. Be aware of mountain bikes! Not recommended for going down.
There is actually a nice footpath that we used for going down (it starts near the Spa but you don’t have to go all the way there).
The treetop footpath features a nice slide. Unfortunately it was not in operation because they need someone to supervise it but there were just 2 people at the cash desk (not enough visitors I guess in November).
But there is a nice tunnel made of ropes that is a lot of fun:
Downstairs from the treetop path there are some mushroom houses you can visit and go inside. This is mainly for children but it is very funny anyways.
When we went down we visited a viewpoint from where you can see the castle in the distance.
Bojnice castle is one of the most beautiful castles in the world and the most beautiful castle of Slovakia. It looks like right out of a Disney movie.
I can highly recommend going there. What do you think about the castle and town? Did you visit it already or are you planning your stay? Please post in the comments below! Also if you have any question or comment don’t hesitate.
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