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The Branč Castle

Castle

Fans of history will certainly visit the ruins of the Branč Castle towering on the easily discernible cone-shaped hill at the altitude of 475 m above the village Podbranč north-east of Senica in south-west of Slovakia.

Branč was one in the network of frontier castles, which cared for the security of the roads heading from Moravia to the Carpathian passes. It was built in the 13th century and became the centre of administration of an extensive estate. The castle burnt by the end of the 17th century and then fell in decay. Remains of walls of the individual buildings and some parts of the lower castle are all that is left.

The short and undemanding ascent to the castle hill is worth the toil because it offers a wonderful panoramic view of the Myjavská pahorkatina hills and the Biele Karpaty Mts. Evangelical service is held here on the feast of Sts Constatine and Methodius every year.

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Monday – Sunday08:0008:00

During the season, from April until October, there is an admission fee in order to renovate the castle.

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Places Around

The observation tower Hrajky

The observation tower Hrajky

At a sacred place near Turá Lúka stands the observation tower Hrajky. The silent atmosphere coming from the surrounding hills is seldom cut by the noise of cars driving on the near road. From the observation tower you can enjoy the silhouette of large hills. At the sunset, when the sky changes color into yellow and purple, the place becomes a quite place suitable for relaxation and meditation. Let yourself immerse into surrounding cornfields, rounded hills and small houses. Only noise from passing cars will disturb this harmonic moment of peace.

Observation tower Brestovec

Observation tower Brestovec

A spectacular 21.5 meters high wooden observation tower Brestovec - Poľana stands on the edge of the grove in the picturesque village of Brestovec. It was built in 2009 at an altitude of 580 meters. The tower has 137 steps and its viewing platform is 20 meters above the ground. The platform is secured with sixteen wire ropes, thus making it safe even in the windy weather, although it slightly wobbles. When the weather is nice, visitors can see the White Carpathiansw, Myjava hills, Little Carpathians, Považský Inovec, Tribeč, Vtáčnik and Strážov mountains, Veľká Javorina, Inovec, Strážov, Mahár, Branč castle, Záruby and Ostrý vrch with a wind farm. The road towards the tower leads from Myjava through Vrbovce to Brestovec. After climbing a steep hill in Brestovec turn to Poľana and after one and a half kilometers there is a bus stop. From there it is only 500 meters long walk to the tower.

The observation tower Žalostiná

The observation tower Žalostiná

The lovely reddish wooden observation tower with a carved roof decorates the hill Žalostiná. Its simple beauty fits into the picturesque scenery of mounds covered by woods, meadows and pastures. In the valley lie scattered houses. On the hill Žalostiná your soul will get filled with a sense of peace and harmony with the surrounding region. The howling wind reminds us of a mother’s lament for a lost daughter. It’s smoothening in its own way. The lament attracts predators lying in wait for their victims. Shall we be concerned over the fate of an endangered creature? The fate of the tiny observation tower on Žalostiná is in the hands of those who come to visit it. The tower does not have to worry about its future. It’s beautiful and people like beautiful things.

Ovocinár Skalica

Ovocinár Skalica

Sme malá rodinná firma založená v r. 2012, pestovaniu ovocia sa venujeme od r. 1994.

Driny cave

Driny cave

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Medovinárstvo Apimed

Spoločnosť Apimed bola založená v roku 1998, kedy sa majitelia Peter Kudláč s manželkou Máriou vydali na cestu znovuobjavovania starodávneho vykvaseného nápoja z medu s cieľom nadviazať na tradície našich predkov.

Zelená voda (dam)

Zelená voda (dam)

The relax and recreation resort at Zelená voda (Green Water) is located approximately 2 km off Nové Mesto nad Váhom. It is an ideal summer vacation place with a very good access from the motorway.

Kross House Restaurant

Kross House Restaurant

Kross House Restaurant is located in the center of Myjava. Cozy rooms with wooden elements create an ideal place for a pleasant seating.

Skalická koliba

Skalická koliba

V príjemnom prostredí hôr ponúkame široký sortiment domácich a zahraničných odrodových vín. Chutné špeciality z diviny a rýb, no nechýbajú ani špeciality zo slovenskej kuchyne, vrátane pravých bryndzových halušiek. Na objednávku pripravíme menu podľa Vašich požiadaviek ako aj pečené prasiatko, jahňa, kurča.

Turák & vnuk

Turák & vnuk

We are a family brewery with a distillery for honest brewery craftsmen who cares first and foremost for the quality of raw materials and customer satisfaction.

Ovocinár Skalica

Ovocinár Skalica

Sme malá rodinná firma založená v r. 2012, pestovaniu ovocia sa venujeme od r. 1994.

Holíčsky Pivovar Wywar

Holíčsky Pivovar Wywar

Dňa 30. júla 2014 sa v prihraničnom slovenskom meste Holíč otvoril nový pivovar, ktorý sa zaradil do novej vlny minipivovarov, rodiacich sa v posledných rokoch hojne v Českej, no konečne teraz aj v Slovenskej Republike.

Reštaurácia Jozef II

Reštaurácia Jozef II

Vitajte na stránkach reštaurácie Jozef II. nová štýlová reštaurácia výborná kuchyňa domáce a zahraničné špeciality kvalitné domáce vínko vlastné pivo z minipivovaru príjemný personál

Restaurácia na Kopčanskej

Restaurácia na Kopčanskej

Reštaurácia „Na Kopčanskej“ v Holíči má viac ako sto ročnú tradíciu. Vždy bola vedená ako rodinný podnik, ktorý mal v úcte svojich zákazníkov a snažil sa robiť všetko preto, aby sa zákazníci cítili v reštaurácii spokojní a radi sa tam vracali. My sme noví vlastníci, ktorí sa snažia nadviazať na túto tradíciu a dobré meno reštaurácie ešte viac presláviť.

Hotel Štefánik ****

Hotel Štefánik ****

Located in Myjava, Hotel Stefanik offers a wellness centre with 3 saunas, a hot tub and a gym. There is a restaurant with a terrace, and free private parking with CCTV on site. Free Wi-Fi is provided in the entire building.

Hotel Lipa ***

Hotel Lipa ***

The modern and comfortable congress hotel is located in the center of Stará Turá, 60 minutes by car from Bratislava, just 15 km from Nové Mesto nad Váhom, which is located on the main highway Bratislava - Žilina.

Hotel Malvázia ****

Hotel Malvázia ****

Featuring free WiFi, a restaurant and a seasonal outdoor pool, Malvázia offers accommodation in Prievaly, 35 km from Piešťany. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site.

Holubyho chata

Holubyho chata

We are glad you decided to know the charm and history of the cottage, which belongs to one of the oldest mountain chalets in Slovakia.

Penzión Park ****

Penzión Park ****

Nove Mesto nad Vahom’s Apartmanovy penzion Park offeres guests apartments with a kitchenette, bathroom, dining area, seating area and satellite TV. Wi-Fi is available free of charge.

Hotel Diana **

Hotel Diana **

It is a standard two-star hotel, suitable especially for business clients but also for ordinary visitors.

Hotel Javorina *

Hotel Javorina *

Visit us at Hotel Javorina , which is near the bus and railway station in Novomeset nad Váhom.

Hotel Perla ***

Hotel Perla ***

Hotel Perla *** offers accommodation in a pleasant environment of the Zelená Voda area near Novy Meste nad Vahom.

Spa Smrdáky

Spa Smrdáky

The spa Smrdáky lying next Senica in the west of Slovakia became famous for its sulphuric medicinal springs known here since the 16th century.

Penati Golf Resort

Penati Golf Resort

Construction of our world-class resort project comprising two complexes – Golf Residence Senica and Penati Golf Resort – began in 2006. This unique resort composed of recreational cottages and family houses near two top-quality 18-hole golf courses – Legend Course and Heritage Course – is located near the town of Šajdíkove Humence, only a stone’s throw from the district seat, Senica.

Tarzania Skalica

Tarzania Skalica

TARZANIA Skalica v Zlatníckej Doline pri chate Amor, 6 kilometrov od SKALICE. Celkovo na Vás čaká 250 m prekážok rozdelených do dvoch samostatných trás. Vďaka možnosti ubytovania na Chate AMOR je to ideálna príležitosť na školské výlety a firemné akcie. Modrá - ľahšia trasa - 130 m Červená - ťažšia trasa - 120 m Čierna - náročná trasa - 45m Detská trasa - deti do 150 cm - 65m (zdroj: http://www.tarzania.sk/skalica.html)

The observation tower Hrajky

The observation tower Hrajky

At a sacred place near Turá Lúka stands the observation tower Hrajky. The silent atmosphere coming from the surrounding hills is seldom cut by the noise of cars driving on the near road. From the observation tower you can enjoy the silhouette of large hills. At the sunset, when the sky changes color into yellow and purple, the place becomes a quite place suitable for relaxation and meditation. Let yourself immerse into surrounding cornfields, rounded hills and small houses. Only noise from passing cars will disturb this harmonic moment of peace.

Farský Kostol sv. John Nepomucký

Farský Kostol sv. John Nepomucký

The bloody history of the Copan Church. The TuráLúka Village is just 2 km from Myjava, since 1980 it is the city's part. It has 40 settlements, cops and heaths that span the slopes and valleys in the area. The decoration of the Turkish Meadows of the Jerusalem Roman Catholic parish church of St. John of Nepomuk from 1610 with barbecue equipment. The founding of the village before 1580, then the church and then the cemetery in 1637, says the Latin inscription on the board on the south stene.

The Memorial of the Dead at Brezová pod Bradlom

The Memorial of the Dead at Brezová pod Bradlom

The Slovak Volunteer Corps went through its first battle baptism on 22nd September 1848. This happened at the battlefield near Brezová pod Bradlom and this event is commemorated by the Memorial of the Dead at Brezová pod Bradlom.

Jozef Miloslav Hurban Memorial Room in Hlboké

Jozef Miloslav Hurban Memorial Room in Hlboké

Jozef Miloslav Hurban Memorial room is another external exposition of the Museum of Záhorie in Skalica. It was created in 1982 and is situated in the building of a former church school.

Observation tower Brestovec

Observation tower Brestovec

A spectacular 21.5 meters high wooden observation tower Brestovec - Poľana stands on the edge of the grove in the picturesque village of Brestovec. It was built in 2009 at an altitude of 580 meters. The tower has 137 steps and its viewing platform is 20 meters above the ground. The platform is secured with sixteen wire ropes, thus making it safe even in the windy weather, although it slightly wobbles. When the weather is nice, visitors can see the White Carpathiansw, Myjava hills, Little Carpathians, Považský Inovec, Tribeč, Vtáčnik and Strážov mountains, Veľká Javorina, Inovec, Strážov, Mahár, Branč castle, Záruby and Ostrý vrch with a wind farm. The road towards the tower leads from Myjava through Vrbovce to Brestovec. After climbing a steep hill in Brestovec turn to Poľana and after one and a half kilometers there is a bus stop. From there it is only 500 meters long walk to the tower.

The observation tower Žalostiná

The observation tower Žalostiná

The lovely reddish wooden observation tower with a carved roof decorates the hill Žalostiná. Its simple beauty fits into the picturesque scenery of mounds covered by woods, meadows and pastures. In the valley lie scattered houses. On the hill Žalostiná your soul will get filled with a sense of peace and harmony with the surrounding region. The howling wind reminds us of a mother’s lament for a lost daughter. It’s smoothening in its own way. The lament attracts predators lying in wait for their victims. Shall we be concerned over the fate of an endangered creature? The fate of the tiny observation tower on Žalostiná is in the hands of those who come to visit it. The tower does not have to worry about its future. It’s beautiful and people like beautiful things.

The Castle Dobrá Voda

The Castle Dobrá Voda

Situation of the village Dobrá Voda in the inner-mountain basin is also picturesque. Ruins of the Castle Dobrá Voda Castle tower above the area of the Dobrovodský karst.

Events Around

VRBOVSKÉ VETRY 2019

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