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Forest Railway of Vychylovka

Technical Herritage

The narrow gauge Historic Forest Railway in Vychylovka in the Kysuce region in northwestern Slovakia is a technological masterpiece of world prominence operating in the area that divides the Kysuce and Orava regions.

The railway uses switchbacks to overcome the local steep inclination and the altitude difference of 217 metres. It began to operate in 1926 after two separate forest railways were connected - the Kysuce railway running from Oščadnica to Chmúra and the Orava railway running from Lokca to Erdútka, which gave rise to the connecting railway Chmúra - Erdútka.

Both railways with a gauge of 760 milimetres, which were constructed between 1915 and 1918, were used for transport of timber. The original track was 61 kilometres long. The length of the railway track including all turnoffs amounted to more than 110 kilometres. The railway was used until 1971. The whole railway, except for an eight-kilometre long stretch, was dismantled in 1972.

The 3.4-kilometre long stretch from a settlement called Kubátkovia to the first switchback, which has been in operation since 1994, lures many tourists. It passes through the area of the Museum of the Kysuce Village, which displays 34 buildings presenting folk architecture from various corners of the Kysuce region.

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Places Around

Diery (Malá Fatra Mts.)

Diery (Malá Fatra Mts.)

The village Štefanová with numerous buildings built in traditional style is situated in the north-west of Slovakia at the foothill of the mountain Veľký Rozsutec (1,610 m).

Terchovský vláčik

Terchovský vláčik

Terchová, Štefanová a Vrátna dolina patria medzi klenoty Malej Fatry a lákajú množstvo turistov a výletníkov. Okrem aktívneho výletu si čaro prírody môžete teraz vychutnať aj prostredníctvom vyhliadkovej jazdy Terchovským vláčikom.

Vŕšky Brewery

Vŕšky Brewery

The first mountain brewery has been operating in Terchová with experienced master brewer since 2012. You can book a tour and tasting the microbrewery in to the Drevenice Terchová Resort. If you just want to taste, the beer is on a tap in the next door restaurant.

National Park of Malá Fatra

National Park of Malá Fatra

The National Park of Malá Fatra is situated in the westernmost Slovak high mountains Malá Fatra. Gorges, rock peaks and an attractive ridge tour are among its attractions.

Vrátna valley (Malá Fatra Mts.)

Vrátna valley (Malá Fatra Mts.)

The only access road to the Vrátna valley, the most attractive part of the Malá Fatra Mts. is from the village Terchová. The Vrátna valley has four points of access: Tiesňavy, Stará dolina, Nová dolina and Starý dvor.

Bukovský minerálny prameň

Bukovský minerálny prameň

Bukovský minerálny prameň bol vyhlásený za prírodnú pamiatka v roku 1973. Pôvodne vytekal v lese nad Bukovským potokom, po výstavbe cesty dolinou bol jeho odtok prevedený rúrou popod túto cestu a výtok bol upravený tak, že voda vyteká z kamennej steny rovno do potoka. Prameň bol v roku 2007 upravený.

Vojtovské minerálne pramene

Vojtovské minerálne pramene

Pramene sú pomenované podľa svojho výskytu - všetky tri pramene sa nachádzajú na severnom svahu Vojtovského kopca, ktorý uzatvára z južnej strany hranicu mesta Čadca nad údolím nazývaným Rieka. Trasa k prameňom je dobre značená.

Trojmedzie - miesto, kde sa stretávajú tri štáty

Trojmedzie - miesto, kde sa stretávajú tri štáty

Trojmedzie je miesto, kde sa stretávajú hranice Slovenska, Česka a Poľska. Z tohto bodu pokračuje 541 km slovensko-poľskej a 251 km slovensko-českej hranice. Na Trojmedzí môžete tak zažiť aj ojedinelý zážitok - stáť naraz v troch štátoch. Trojmedzný bod sa nachádza v strži koryta potoka hlbokom 8 m a širokom 34 m a je stredom kružnice opísanej vrcholmi rovnoramenného trojuholníka. Vrcholy trojuholníka tvoria 240 cm vysoké žulové monolity.

Obec Čierne

Obec Čierne

Obec Čierne sa nachádza na severozápade Slovenska – na Kysuciach. Na jej území sa stretávajú hranice troch štátov: Českej, Poľskej a Slovenskej republiky. Tento bod sa nazýva Trojmedzie.

Kysucká hvezdáreň

Kysucká hvezdáreň

Odjakživa sa ľudia zaujímali o Zem, kde sú jej hranice, čo je za nimi. Existuje vôbec niečo ďalej? Keď prekonali jej hranice prišli nové otázky. O tom, čo všetko sa nachádza v kozmickom priestore, ako vznikol. Zistenie odpovedí je dosť vyčerpávajúce a časovo náročné. Oveľa jednoduchšie je prísť do Kysuckej hvezdárne v Kysuckom Novom Meste, ktorá je pobočkou Krajskej hvezdárne v Žiline. Miesto, ktoré je rajom pre milovníkov hviezdnej oblohy a nadšencov neznámeho.

Vŕšky Brewery

Vŕšky Brewery

The first mountain brewery has been operating in Terchová with experienced master brewer since 2012. You can book a tour and tasting the microbrewery in to the Drevenice Terchová Resort. If you just want to taste, the beer is on a tap in the next door restaurant.

Koliba u Kuba Penzión **

Koliba u Kuba Penzión **

Offering a seasonal outdoor pool and ski-to-door access, Koliba u Kuba a rekreačné domy is set in Hruštín in the Žilinský kraj Region. Wisła is 48 km away. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property.

Pivovar Kastelán

Pivovar Kastelán

Túžba po vlastnom čapovanom pive v príjemnej reštaurácií pod majestátnym bralom Oravského hradu nás viedla k založeniu minipivovaru Kastelán.

Kysucká izba

Kysucká izba

Kysuckú izbu nájdete na železničnej stanici v Čadci. Pre cestujúcu, ale aj necestujúcu verejnosť ponúka široký výber alkoholických a nealkoholických nápojov, čerstvých zeleninových šalátov, obložených bagiet, čerstvo zapekaných panini, jadranskú kopčekovú zmrzlinu a iné občerstvenie. Kysucká izba ponúka posedenie s kapacitou 45 miest vo vnútri a 28 miest na terase.

Hotel KNM & Cafebar

Hotel KNM & Cafebar

Hotel KNM & Cafebar is set in Kysucké Nové Mesto, 39 km from Wisła and 49 km from Szczyrk. The hotel has a sun terrace and sauna, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Free private parking is available on site.

Penzión Koliba

Penzión Koliba

Located only 200 m from the historic square of P.O. Hviezdoslava in Dolný Kubín, Penzión Koliba is set in a traditional-style wooden house, typical for the Orava Region. It offers an on-site restaurant and rooms with a TV and free Wi-Fi.

Penzión Villa Helia

Penzión Villa Helia

Penzion Villa Helia is situated in the quiet suburban area of Medzihradné, only 1,200 m from the historic city centre of Dolny Kubin. It offers modern-style accommodation with free Wi-Fi and an on-site hot tub.

Penzión Severka

Penzión Severka

Offering ski-to-door access and a ski school, Penzión Severka is located in Oravská Lesná in the Žilinský kraj Region, 39 km from Wisła. The guest house has a children's playground and ski storage space, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant.

Hotel Havrania

Hotel Havrania

Hotel Havrania features free access to the wellness area, free WiFi and a TV in all units. A free tennis court, a gazebo and a restaurant with an extensive wine list are available. Kozinec Ski Centre is 1.5 km away.

Penzion Solisko

Penzion Solisko

Penzion Solisko is set in the popular skiing village of Zazriva in the Orava Region. Featuring free Wi-Fi and free parking, it offers a restaurant.

Goral Penzion

Goral Penzion

A family run Penzion Goral is set in a quiet area, only 1 km from Terchová. The property offers a Finnish sauna and a restaurant with a fire place. The traditional Slovak cuisine is served for the guests.

Hotel Diery ***

Hotel Diery ***

A family-run hotel, the Diery is 1.5 km away from the centre of Terchova. It is set on the Janosikove Diery tourist route with waterfalls and narrow canyons.

Penzion Festa

Penzion Festa

Located in Terchová, within 7 km of Vratna Free Time Zone, Penzión Festa features accommodation with free WiFi. The accommodation offers a ski pass sales point, as well as a garden and a terrace. The property is set 7 km from Vrátna.

Garni Hotel Fatra

Garni Hotel Fatra

Garni Hotel Fatra is located in the town of Terchova amid the Mala Fatra National Park, just 200 m from the ski slope and the hiking cycling tracks. If offers you a café, a sauna and a terrace with barbecue facilities. Each room at Garni Hotel Fatra has a private bathroom and a flat-screen TV. Free wired internet access is available as well. Janosikove Diery and the Vratna Ski Area are 2 km away.

Hotel Gavurky ***

Hotel Gavurky ***

Just 500 metres’ walk from Terchová town centre, this ski-in/ski-out hotel offers a Finish sauna, sunny outdoor terrace and on-site ski hire and storage. Rooms features free Wi-Fi and cable TV.

Penzión LUKA

Penzión LUKA

Right in the centre of Terchova, Penzión Luka offers self-catered studios with solid wooden furniture and fully equipped kitchens or kitchenettes. Free WiFi is available in the entire building. The guest house features a sauna and massages are available on request.

Penzión Jagermeister

Penzión Jagermeister

Offering a barbecue and a ski pass sales point, Penzión Jagermeister is situated in Oščadnica in the Žilinský kraj Region. The guest house has a terrace and ski storage space, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property and free private parking is available on site.

Koliba u Kuba Penzión **

Koliba u Kuba Penzión **

Offering a seasonal outdoor pool and ski-to-door access, Koliba u Kuba a rekreačné domy is set in Hruštín in the Žilinský kraj Region. Wisła is 48 km away. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property.

Hotel KNM & Cafebar

Hotel KNM & Cafebar

Hotel KNM & Cafebar is set in Kysucké Nové Mesto, 39 km from Wisła and 49 km from Szczyrk. The hotel has a sun terrace and sauna, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Free private parking is available on site.

Penzión Koliba

Penzión Koliba

Located only 200 m from the historic square of P.O. Hviezdoslava in Dolný Kubín, Penzión Koliba is set in a traditional-style wooden house, typical for the Orava Region. It offers an on-site restaurant and rooms with a TV and free Wi-Fi.

Penzión Villa Helia

Penzión Villa Helia

Penzion Villa Helia is situated in the quiet suburban area of Medzihradné, only 1,200 m from the historic city centre of Dolny Kubin. It offers modern-style accommodation with free Wi-Fi and an on-site hot tub.

Rodinka Resort v Oščadnici

Rodinka Resort v Oščadnici

Rodinka Resort je športovo-rekreačný areál, ktorý sa nachádza v stredisku cestovného ruchu Veľká Rača, približne 300 m od zastavanej časti obce Oščadnica. Je vzdialený 7,3 km od hlavnej cesty vedúcej zo Žiliny do Čadce. V samotnom areáli sa nachádza chata Kamilka, chata Michaela, ihrisko a lezecká stena, wellness a požičovňa. Absolútnou novinkou je Adventure golf.

AquaRelax Dolný Kubín

AquaRelax Dolný Kubín

AquaRelax is a modern aqua park in Dolný Kubín, outstanding for its unique pyramid architecture. It uses only crystal-clear water in stainless steel pools.

Mestské kúpalisko v Čadci

Mestské kúpalisko v Čadci

Mestské kúpalisko v Čadci bolo vybudované v priebehu jedného roka a otvorilo svoje brány širokej verejnosti 1. júla 2017. Kúpalisko má k dispozícii plaveckú časť i priestor pre detské atrakcie. Voda v bazéne sa ohrieva na cca 28 °C.

Skanzen Vychylovka

Skanzen Vychylovka

Pamiatky ľudovej architektúry, neopísateľná flóra a fauna, i tak hľadané ticho, to ponúka Skanzen Vychylovka. Odkaz starých a prastarých rodičov ležiaci v malebnom prostredí Chmúrnej doliny dokáže pre svojich návštevníkov priniesť spomienky na mladosť, spoznávať históriu, ba aj osvetliť kopaničiarsky spôsob osídlenia, ktorý bol charakteristický práve pre Kysuce.

Museum of the Kysuce Village

Museum of the Kysuce Village

The outdoor ethnographic exposition presents the "kopanice" type of scattered settlements in hilly areas which was typical of the Kysuce region.

Orava Logging Railway

Orava Logging Railway

In practice, the logging railway in Oravská Lesná in Orava was not only cheaper with respect to the construction and operation, compared to the conventional railways, but it also could cope with a very rugged terrain. Nowadays, it is not used for the original purpose – the transport of timber, but it serves as an attraction of the Orava Museum.

Exposition of the Orava Logging Railway

Exposition of the Orava Logging Railway

The Orava Museum established the exposition of the Orava Logging Railway and the Orava Co-ownership Association in the reconstructed premises of the service building and it will be pleased to welcome anybody coming to this beautiful part of Slovakia to spend their time in a pleasant manner and to have some new experience.

Slovenský orloj

Slovenský orloj

Najväčšia drevená socha na Slovensku sa nachádza v Starej Bystrici. Má podobu sediacej Sedembolestnej Panny Márie - patrónky Slovenska. Na jeho realizácii sa podieľalo viacero architektov, rezbárov, technikov, stavbárov, kamenárov zo Slovenska a Českej republiky.

The monument of Juraj Jánošík (Terchová)

The monument of Juraj Jánošík (Terchová)

The most famous highwayman, Juraj Jánošík, was born in the mountainous village of Terchová in the north-west of Slovakia. The inhabitants of Terchová had a statue of their native made to guard the entrance to the Vrátna valley.

Kysuce Regional Gallery

Kysuce Regional Gallery

The Kysuce Regional Gallery was founded in 1981, with its seat being located in the Town House on Hlinkova Street in the town of Čadca. It has a branch in the manor house in Oščadnica.

Kysuce Museum Čadca

Kysuce Museum Čadca

The Kysuce Museum in Čadca is a regional museum focused on national history and geography. At the same time, it is also a specialized museum with Slovakia-wide competence concerning the documentation of the development of forest railways in Slovakia for museum purposes.

Orava Castle

Orava Castle

The most attractive tourist locality of the northern Slovakia is the Orava Castle lying on the river Orava near the village Oravský Podzámok, below impressive cliffs. In 1370, it became a county castle and the seat of the Orava Castle estate, which included almost the whole region of Orava.

Events Around

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