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Trnava Region


The south-west Trnava Region is a strangely shaped body of land that encloses Bratislava Region and borders on the Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary.

The southern part of the region, the Podunajská nížina (Danube lowlands), is separated from the Záhorská nížina (Záhorie lowlands) in the north by the Malé Karpaty (Small Carpathian mountains). It is crossed by a number of rivers, including the Morava in the west, the Váh in the centre, and the Malý Dunaj and the Danube in the south.

It is the second smallest region after Bratislava, and the smallest in terms of area. It is also the second most densely settled behind Bratislava. The most heavily populated districts are Trnava, Hlohovec and Piešťany, and the least Senica.

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Tourist information offices

Dunajská Streda
Turisticko-informačná kancelária
(Tourist information office)
Kúpeľno – rekreačný areál
Gabčíkovská cesta

Turisticko - informačné centrum mesta Holíč
(Tourist Information Centre)
Zámocká 2
Tel: +421 (0)34 668-5155
Open Jun-Aug: Mon-Sat 10:00-18:00,
Sun 13:00-18:00,
Sep-May: Mon-Fri 08:00-16:00
Nearest urban centre: Senica (24 km)

Piešťanské informačné centrum
(Piešťany Information Centre)
Pribinova 2
Tel: +421 (0)33 771-9621


Empírové divadlo (Empire Theatre)
The only Empire Theatre in Central Europe is located in Hlohovec. Take Podzámska and Šomodská streets from the town centre. Take a staircase on the right hand side on Šomodská street to reach the theatre. Also see Zámocká záhrada (Palace Garden) on Podzámska street and Hlohovský zámok (Castle) located on a hill above the town when visiting Hlohovec.
Šomovská ulica
Tel: +421 (0)33 742-2922
Open year round.
Booking in advance necessary.

Kaštieľ Dolná Krupá (Manor House)
The Manor House was originally built in 1756, rebuilt in 1796 and
then redesigned 20 years later, is one of themost important
examples of classicist architecture in Slovakia. Ludwig van Beethoven
visited the manor house at least three times between 1800 and 1806,
and supposedly this place, inspired him to compose the Moonlight Sonata.
The musical theme dominates the manor house, which is now a
branch of the National Musical Museum and contains temporary
exhibitions to complement a permanent collection in Bratislava. Beethoven's
life and work is remembered in a small exhibition in the outlying Rococo
pavilion, while the main manor has been used as a meeting place for composers
and musicians since 1978.
Tel: +421 (0)905 285-103
Open May-Sep: Mon-Fri 8:00-16:00,
Sat-Sun 13:00-17:00,
Oct-Apr: Mon-Fri 8:00-16:00, Sat-Sun
booking in advance neccessary.
Ticket price: €2
Nearest urban centre: Trnava (15km)

Kúpele Piešťany (Spa Piešťany)
The spa grew steadily in size and popularity through the subsequent
two centuries, with numerous hotels springing up to support it. Piešťany
is now the most visited spa in Slovakia. The thermal water that bursts forth
from subterranean springs is primarily credited with treating rheumatic
ailments and easing pain from diseases of the motor system.
Winterova 29
Tel: +421 (0)33 775-7733

Thermal Park (Thermal Park in Dunajská Streda)
Several pools, chutes, saunas, massages,
and other wellness procedures available.
Gabčíkovská cesta 237/38
Dunajská Streda
Tel.: +421 (0)31 552-4091
Open daily 09:00-21:00


Hotel Stofing ***
Kopernikova 49
Tel: +421 (0)33 730-1651
Double rooms start at €56,43

Dunajská Streda
Hotel Bonbón ***
Alžbetínske nám. 1202/2
Tel: +421 (0)31 557-5222
Double rooms start at €89

Malé Karpaty
Hotel Karpaty
Častkov 106
Double rooms start at €77

Hotel Pavla ****
Sad Andreja Kmeťa 76, Piesšťany
Tel: +421 (0)33 774-3422
Double rooms start at €115.02
Hotel Park Avenue ****
Beethovenova 3, Piesšťany
Tel: +421 (0)33 791-0999
Double rooms start at €59.75
Spa Hotels
Hotel Balnea Esplanade****
Hotel Balnea Palace****
Hotel Thermia Palace *****
Winterova 29, Piesšťany
Tel: +421 (0)33 775-7733


April: Dunajskostredské hudobné dni (Music Days of Dunajská Streda)International festival of classic and jazz music

July: Hodokvas 2008 International music festival in Piešťany

July: Fest Dobré Bohunice 2008 Country music festival, Jaslovské Bohunice, Nearest urban centre: Trnava (15 km)

These articles and related information were published in Spectacular Slovakia 2009, which you can obtain from our online shop.

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