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Trenčín Region

    
 
 

The north-west Trenčín Region is a relatively wealthy and developed part of Slovakia, bordering on the Czech Republic. It is hilly but not rugged, and has an unusually high (55 percent) proportion of inhabitants employed in industry, making it the second most heavily industrialised region after Bratislava.

The western part of the region is drained by the Váh, which also forms the main settlement basin; the east lies in the watershed of the Nitra. The Trenčín Region is girdled by highlands - the Biele Karpaty (White Carpathians) and the Myjava hills to the west, the Považský Inovec range to the southeast, and the Strážovské vrchy (Strážov mountains) and Súľovské vrchy (Súľov hills) to the north.


Getting there

Please see www.cp.sk for information on public transportation in Slovakia (lines, arrivals, departures...)


Hyperlinks to the selected articles about places from the region

Bojnice
Čachtice
Lednické Rovne
Manínska tiesňava
Pobedim
Podolie
Považská Bystrica
Trenčín
Click on the places listed above for more information about them.

Supplementary information about other places from Trenčín Region


Information centres

Prievidza
Turisticko - informačná kancelária
(Tourist Information Centre)
Tel: +421 (0)46 16-186
Open Jun 15-Sep 15:
Mon-Sat 08:00-18:00, Sun 08:00-12:00
Sep 16-Jun 14: Mon-Sat 09:00-17:00


Museums

Beckov
Kúria Ambrovec (Curie Ambrovec)
Tel: +421 (0)32 777-7217
www.muzeumtn.sk
Open May-Oct: Tue-Sat 09:00-17:00,
Nov-Apr: booking necessary
Nearest urban centre: Nové Mesto nad Váhom (5 km)

Brodzany
Slovanské múzeum A.S. Puškina
(Slavic Museum of A.S. Puškin)
Kaštieľ Brodzany (Brodzany Château)
Tel: +421 (0)38 748-7272
www.snk.sk
Open Mon-Fri 09:00-15:00,
Sat-Sun 10:00-14:00
Nearest urban centre: Prievidza (26 km)

Nové Mesto nad Váhom
Podjavorinské múzeum
(Podjavorinské Museum)
Námestie slobody 6
Tel: +421 (0)32 771-2339
www.muzeumtn.sk
Open Tue-Sat 09:00-12:00, 13:00-17:00

Púchov
Archeologické múzeum Púchovskej kultúry
(Archaeological Museum of Culture
of Púchov)
Župný dom, Nábrežie slobody 522/1
Tel: +421 (0)42 463-5538
Open Mon-Fri 08:00-16:00
Nearest urban centre: Pov. Bystrica (7 km)


Castles and Spas

In the Trenčín region you can visit many:
castles and ruins: Beckov, Bojnice, Čachtice, Trenčín
spas: Bojnice, Nimnica, Trenčianske Teplice.


Attractions

Partizánske
Hvezdáreň Partizánske
(Partizánske Observatory)
Malé Bielice 177
Tel: +421 (0)38 749-7108
www.hvezdaren.sk
Public observational programmes on Wed, Fri and on the first Sat of each month

Sedmerovec
Church Pominovce
Located in Sedmerovec 2km from town
Population in Sedmerovec: 420
The church key is available at:
Parish Bolešov
Tel: +421 (0)42 449-3244
Municipal office Sedmerovec
Sedmerovec 58
Tel: +421 (0)42 449-2606
Nearest urban centre: Trenčín (23km)

A remarkably specific legend concerning the village of Pominovce
details the moment when the river Váh flooded and wiped out everything
in the area except for four families, seven sheep and the 13th century parish
church. Originally built in the 12th century in Romanesque style, it has
retained much of its original character despite an 18th century Baroque overhaul.
It most closely resembles the church in Drážovce, near Nitra, that is
one of Slovakia's most recognisable buildings.


Accomodation

Bánovce nad Bebravou
Pension Eva
J. Kačku 5
Tel: +421 (0)38 760-3530
www.pensioneva.sk
Double rooms start at €40

Púchov
Hotel Wili
Ul. 1. mája 899
Tel: +421 (0)42 463-1451
www.hotelwili.sk
Double rooms start at €85
Nearest urban centre: Pov. Bystrica (7 km)

Stará Turá
Hotel Lipa
Husitská 5
Tel: +421 (0)32 776-3870
www.hotellipa.eu
Double rooms start at €64.73
Nearest urban centre: Nové Mesto nad Váhom (9 km)

Trenčianske Teplice
Hotel Most Slávy
Ul. 17. novembra 11,
Tel: +421 (0)32 655-2054
www.hotelmostslavy.sk
Double rooms start at €76.34
Nearest urban centre: Trenčín (11 km)


Events

June: Art film International film festival. It has the ambition to introduce the latest international and national films while addressing a wide, culturally diverse audience. (Trenčianske Teplice) www.artfilm.sk Nearest urban centre: Trenčín (11 km)

June: Medzinárodný folklórny festival (International Folklore Festival) Open-air festival includes fair of traditional crafts and entertainment (Myjava) www.myjava.sk Nearest urban centre: Nové Mesto nad Váhom (20 km)

August: Bartolomejský jarmok (St Bartholomew fair) Festivities of the summer, harvest and St Bartholomew (Ilava-Mierové námestie) www.ilava.sk Neares urban centre: Trenčín (17 km)


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

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