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Badínsky prales (Primeval Forest of Badín)

Nature Interest

The primeval forest of Badínsky prales, with its rare primary fir and beech habitat almost untouched by human activity, is one of the oldest protected areas in Slovakia. It was visited by Prince Charles in 2000.

Located in the south-eastern part of the Kremnické pohorie mountains, 10 km to the south-west of Banská Bystrica, the area of primeval forest has been protected since 1913, thus being one of those natural reserves in Slovakia protected by law for a longest period of time.

Its original area of 20.51 ha has been subsequently extended to the current 30.70 ha. In 1994 the primeval forest received a national landscape reserve status as a remnant of original Carpathian woodland. The primary fir and beech forest, mixed with spruce, maple, ash and elm, is notable for huge silver firs (200 to 400 years old, the tallest being 46 m high and having the trunk perimeter of 553 cm) and European beeches (trunk perimeter of 496 cm). A walk in the shadow of these enormous trees makes an unforgettable experience as it provides a unique opportunity to enter an original aged forest untouched by human activity.

European white elm (Ulmus laevis), that has become an endangered species, is plentiful here. Several young trees were taken to England even by Princ Charles himself. The primeval forest provides habitat for many protected species of both flora and fauna lynx (Lynx lynx), newt (Triturus montandoni), rosalia longicorn (Rosalia alpina), etc.). To secure the lowest possible human interference, only fallen trunks threatening the forest road operation are removed.

The primeval forest of Badínsky prales has been completely closed to the public under the Nature and Landscape Conservation Act. It may only be accessed by expert excursions accompanied by a guide from the Lesy SR (Forests of the Slovak Republic) branch office in Slovenská Ľupča or by experts from the Štátna ochrana prírody SR (National Nature Conservation Authority) office, the Faculty of Forestry of the Technical University in Zvolen, or other scientific and research institutions.

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Places Around

Králická strait

Králická strait

Králická gorge is a beautiful gorge in the unique nature in the Kremnické hills. An easy walk in the gorge, ending with Králický waterfall, but what more could you want?

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INN WELLNESS

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Mining monuments in Kremnica

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The centre of Europe (Kremnické Bane)

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Arboretum Borová hora

Arboretum Borová hora

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“Tajchy” of Banská Štiavnica

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Kolpašské jazerá

Kolpašské jazerá

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Le Roy Bar & Café

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Motel Madona

Motel Madona

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Penzión Maják

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Kaštieľ Bocian

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Koliba u Rytiera

Koliba u Rytiera

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Golf Country Club Hron Tri Duby

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Spa Kováčová

Spa Kováčová

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Holidaypark Kováčová

Holidaypark Kováčová

Entertainment and relax in the thermal healing water all the year round. The year-round open aquapark was built in place of the previous thermal swimming pool.

Spa Sliač

Spa Sliač

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Thermal Swimming Pool Kúpele Sliač

Thermal Swimming Pool Kúpele Sliač

Termálne kúpalisko v Kúpeľoch Sliač – liečivá prírodná voda v lone nádhernej sliačskej prírody. Užite si výnimočný pokoj a liečivé účinky termálnej vody v Kúpeľoch Sliač v kúpeľoch vášho srdca.

Padaj.sk

Padaj.sk

Adrenalinové centrum z množstvom leteckých zážitkou na celý život.

Spa Sklené Teplice

Spa Sklené Teplice

The baths in Sklené Teplice, one of Slovakia’s oldest baths, will let you warm your bones, relax your body and mind, and find a gorgeous landscape.

Spa of Turčianske Teplice

Spa of Turčianske Teplice

The centre of the southern part of Turiec is the spa Turčianske Teplice. The local hot springs were first mentioned in the 13th century. The legend has that King Sigismund of Luxembourg bathed in local springs in 1423. The town of Kremnica acquired the land with springs in 1532 and invested in construction of the first spa buildings. The spa was especially popular and visited in time of wars with the Habsburgs when the noble rebels used it as a refuge.

State Opera Banská Bystrica

State Opera Banská Bystrica

Štátna opera sídli v priestoroch Národného domu. Jeho budova bola postavená v rokoch 1927-1929. Navrhol ju významný slovenský architekt Emil Beluš. Vďaka ojedinelému architektonickému riešeniu bola stavba vyhlásená za národnú pamiatku.

Central Slovakia Museum Banská Bystrica

Central Slovakia Museum Banská Bystrica

The Central Slovakia Museum is an institution that focuses on keeping record of the development of society and nature in Banská Bystrica region.

Banská Bystrica Town Castle

Banská Bystrica Town Castle

The town castle was once formed by several ancient buildings in the central Slovakian metropolis Banská Bystrica. Its task was to protect the income proceedings of copper and silver mining for the royal treasury.

Hronsek – articled church

Hronsek – articled church

The wooden articled church was included in 2008, along with seven wooden churches of the Slovak part of Carpathian Mountain Area, on the UNESCO Word Heritage List.

Farský kostol Nanebovzatia Panny Márie v Banskej Bystrici

Farský kostol Nanebovzatia Panny Márie v Banskej Bystrici

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Central Slovakia Gallery

Central Slovakia Gallery

The Central Slovakia Gallery (formerly the State Gallery in Banská Bystrica) is a gallery presenting modern and contemporary art. It focuses mainly on the presentation and documentation of free graphic arts of the latter half of the 20thcentury, as well as on contemporary art.

Dance Studio

Dance Studio

Divadlo Štúdio tanca je etablovaným profesionálnym tanečným divadlom. Na slovenskú scénu dlhodobo prináša autorské projekty, ktorými približuje publiku súčasný tanec a filozofiu moderného tanečného divadla.

Mining monuments in Kremnica

Mining monuments in Kremnica

Kremnica, the town situated in central Slovakia in Kremnické vrchy mountains won an attribute of the Golden Town. Gold was mined in its environs for centuries. It was also in Kremnica where golden coins were struck using the metal of the local ore. The mining past of Kremnica is witnessed to by several technical monuments.

Postal Museum Banská Bystrica

Postal Museum Banská Bystrica

Poštové múzeum v Banskej Bystrici je unikátne múzeum svojho druhu na Slovensku. Expozícia obsahuje predmety, dokumentujúce vývoj poštovníctva, filatelistickú zbierku poštových známok aj sekciu pre deti s názvom Detská pošta.

Events Around

Richard Müller - Leto 2020 - Banská Štiavnica

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VODA A KRV NAD VODOU - Banská Bystrica

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