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Nitra Region

    
 
 

The south-central Nitra Region is Slovakia's agricultural heartland. Flatter and warmer than the rest of the country, its soil and terrain are best suited to farming. It is the least forested region in the country, with only 15 percent coverage, and has the largest proportion of ethnic Hungarian residents, or 30 percent.

The main river in the region is the Váh, which flows from Žilina through Piešťany and joins the Danube at Komárno. The Hron, which originates in the Banská Bystrica Region, flows through Levice to join the Danube at Štúrovo.


Getting there

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Hyperlinks to the selected articles about places from the region

Belá
Bohunice
Brhlovce
Duchonka
Horné Krškany
Iža
Komárno
Mýtne Ludany
Nitra
Štúrovo and Esztergom
Topoľčianky
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Supplementary information about other places from Nitra Region


Information centres

Levice
Levická informačná agentúra
(LeviceInformation Agency)
Holubyho 2
Tel: +421 (0) 36 631-8037
Open Jul-Aug: Mon-Fri 08:00-17:00,
Sat 08:00-12:00
Sep-Jun: Mon-Fri 08:00-17:00

Nové Zámky
Informačné centrum
(Information Centre)
M.R.Štefánika 3
Tel: +421(0)35 640-6406
Open Jul-Aug: Mon-Fri 09:00-16:30,
Sat 09:00-12:00
Sep-Jun: Mon-Fri 09:00-16:30

Šaľa
Turistické infocentrum
(Tourist Information Centre)
Hlavná 3, Z-TRAVEL
Tel: +421 (0)31 701-0971
Open: Mon 09:00-18:00,
Tue-Thu 09:30-18:00,
Fri 09:00-18:00, Sat 09:00-12:00

Zlaté Moravce
Turisticko-informačná kancelária
(Tourist information office)
Nám. hrdinov 1
Tel: +421 (0)37 642-3092
Nearest urban centre: Nitra (30 km)


Museums

Levice
Tekovské múzeum (Tekov Museum)
Sv. Michala 40
Tel: +421 (0)36 631-2112
Open Apr-Oct: Mon-Fri 09:00-18:00,
Sat-Sun 10:00-16:00
Nov-Mar: Mon-Fri 09:00-16:00,
Sun 10:00-16:00

Levice
Levický hrad (Levice Castle)
Tel: +421 (0)36 631-2112
Open Apr-Oct: Mon-Fri 09:00-18:00,
Sat-Sun 10:00-16:00
Nov-Mar: Mon-Fri 09:00-16:00,
Sun 10:00-16:00

Nové Zámky
Galéria umenia (Art Gallery)
Bratov Baldigarovcov 18
Tel: +421 (0)35 640-0224
Open Tue-Sat 09:00-17:00

Nové Zámky
Vlastivedné múzeum
(Homeland Museum)
M.R.Štefánika 58
Tel: +421 (0)35 640-0032
Open Tue-Fri 08:00-17:00,
Sat 9:00-13:00

Šaľa
Dom ľudového bývania
(House of Folk Dwelling)
Štúrova 4
Tel: +421 (0)31 780-5535
Open Tue-Wed 09:00 - 13:00,
Thu-Fri 12:00 - 17:00, Sat 13:00- 17:00


Other attractions

Arboretum Mlyňany
Arboretum Mlyňany, a large botanical garden that has not only endured but
also extended into a vast habitat for one of the largest collections of woody
evergreens in Europe. It has North American, Chinese, Japanese and Korean
gardens, including serene pergolas beside ornamental pools, with a network of paths
and suggested routes wending their way across the entire estate.
The botanical garden is located in Vieska nad Žitavou
Tel: +421 (0)37 633-4571
www.arboretum.sav.sk
Open daily 09:00–16:30
Tickets price: €2.60
Nearest urban centre: Nitra (26 km)

Bojná
Pre-Great Moravian forts
Forts are located 7km from Bojná in Považský Inovec mountain. Always
accessible. Forts is part of the educational walking trail Považský Inovec.
Many of the finds are now in the main museum in Nitra, while a small
selection of the most interesting pieces – about eight glass cases
worth – are on display direct in village Bojná in a single-room exhibition.
Nearest urban centre: Topoľčany (10 km)

Drážovce
Románsky kostolík sv. Michala Archanjela
(Roman Church of Saint Michael)
Mob: +421 (0)903 762-912
Open at weekends and after 18:00
Nearest urban centre: Levice (32 km)

Levice Margita-Ilona
(Thermal waterpark)
Nábrežná 1
Tel: +421 (0)36 630-7330
Open May 15-Sep 15: daily 09:00-19:00

Kolárovo
Vodný mlyn Kolárovo
(Water Mill in Kolárovo)
Petöfiho rad 23
The mill is located 0.5 km from Kolárovo
Mob: +421 (0)918 436-881
www.vodnymlyn.sk
Open May–Oct 09:00-22:00,
Oct-Apr 12:00-22:00
Tickets: €€1 (guided tours)

Mojmírovce
Kaštieľ (Manor House)
Mojmírovce 919
Tel: +421 (0)37 779-8201
www.duv.sk
The manor house now serves as a hotel.
Double rooms start at €45
Nearest urban centre: Nitra (16 km)

Palárikovo
Kaštieľ (Manor House)
Remeselnícka 48
Tel: +421 (0)35 649-3421
The manor house now serves as a hotel.
Double room starts at €79
Nearest urban centre: Nové Zámky (14 km)

Želiezovce
Pamätná izba Franza Schuberta
(Franz Schubert Memorial Site)
Soví zámoček
Tel: +421 (0)36 631-2112
Open May-Sep: Wed 09:00-17:00,
Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Nearest urban centre: Levice (30 km)


Accommodation

Kolárovo
Hotel Leonor***
Kostolné námestie 13
Tel: +421 (0)35 777-1341
www.hotelle.pieskovisko.sk
Double rooms start at €50
Nearest urban centre: Nové Zámky (19 km)

Levice
Hotel Golden Eagle ****
Námestie hrdinov 12
Tel: +421 (0)36 630-4340
www.goldeneagle.sk
Double rooms start at €100

Mojmírovce
Hotel Kaštieľ Mojmírovce***
Mojmírovce 919
Tel: +421 (0)37 779-8201
www.duv.sk
Double rooms start at €45
Nearest urban centre: Nitra (15 km)

Nové Zámky
Hotel Hubert***
Budovateľská 2
Tel: +421 (0)35 642-6480
www.hubertnz.sk
Double rooms start at €48

Štúrovo
Hotel Átrium***
Hlavná 51
Tel: +421 (0)36 751-2507
www.hotelatrium.sk
Double rooms start at €40

Topoľčany
Hotel Koruna
Československej armády 3
Tel: +421 (0)38 530-0036
www.hotel-koruna.sk
Double rooms start at €58.09

Zlaté Moravce
Pension Byron***
Nám. A. Hlinku 30
Tel: +421 (0)37 642-6701
www.byron.sk
Double rooms start at €40
Events in Nitra region
April, October: Ekofilm
A festival of films and exhibitions on the environment.


Events in Nitra region

May: Večianske slávnosti (Veča Ceremonies) Festival of music and beer – two days of music for all generations (Veča) Nearest urban centre: Šaľa (2km)

June: Hradné slávnosti (Castle Ceremonies) Groups of historical fencing, crafts market and other events in the streets (Levice)

June: Šalianske slávnosti (Šaľa Ceremonies) Traditional crafts market and performances by folk groups (Šaľa)

June: Petropavlovský jarmok (St. Peter and Paul’s Market)Traditional market (Topoľčany)

July: World and Ethno Fest International music festival www.worldetnofest.jazzbluesclub.sk (Levice)

July: Country Fest Country festival, country dances at the local amphitheatre (Levice)

August: Topoľčianske hody (Topoľčany Feast) Folk craft day Folk crafts, concerts and market (Topoľčany)

December: Vianoce na hrade (Christmas at the Castle) Workshop of folk crafts, christmas traditions (Levice)


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

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