Trip from Zakopane
to Banska Bystrica

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Departure from Zakopane
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Estimated arrival to Banska Bystrica
11:33h

Trip duration: 153min

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Quality photo of Kaliste - Slovakia

Kaliste
Slovakia

60 min

Slovak national cultural monument since 1961, the extinct village of Kaliste is commemorating the victims of the Nazi crimes. In 1945 the Nazis murdered 13... people and burned 42 homes as a revenge for sheltering and supplying partisans involved in the Slovak National Uprising. Only 2 houses remained after the destruction. The site today is an impressive place that honors more the lives of victims, rather than focusing on their deaths. Visitors can thus learn about the traditional recipes, the songs that were sung and view the photographs of the villagers. There is also the “Garden of Life” where every tree is planted for each Slovak village that suffered that same fate as Kaliste.

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Vlkolinec Village
Slovakia

60 min

Vlkoklinec was granted UNESCO status for the mainly intact folk architecture with artifacts dating back to the 15th century. One might say that in Vlkoklinec... time stands still and the traditional tools, artwork, crafts, and old-style kitchens will immediately take visitors back in past, when life seemed so much simpler. This remarkably untouched settlement consists of 45 wooden houses and outbuildings of which 2 have been converted to museums. To fully experience the past times, do try the local delicacy — warm, homemade poppy seed nut roll in the village store.

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Orava Castle
Slovakia

105 min

Let yourself to be inspired or awed by these incredible structure! Orava Castle was initially built in 1241 but continuously rebuilt in the next few... centuries and finally in 1611 got its current appearance. Visitors discover the castle history while touring through many rooms that feature armor, artwork and antiques of the period. But what sets this castle apart from many other medieval castles is the live performance by local actors dressed in period costumes that dance, sing and act in order to fully revive the atmosphere of the 17th century. There is a bit of an effort to get the most stunning views of the village below and the imposing Tatra Mountains as there are approximately 500 stairs to the top of the castle tower.

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Museum of Orava Village
Slovakia

90 min

If you would like to experience the traditional Slovak way of living, than be sure to visit the Museum of Orava Village, an open-air museum... containing over 50 folk buildings. Its five different sections represent Orava’s regions – Lower Orava with large and pretentious structures around the Market Place; Mill features a water mill, sawmill and fulling mill; Zamagurie Region has houses and farmsteads of rich and medium rich farmers; Goral Settlement represents the poorest part of Orava and Zabrez is characterized by the 15th century, Late-Gothic wooden church. The constructions in the museum are mostly originals brought in from different locations in Orava and replicas are made for those which could not be bought or transported here. Orava Village Museum is open to visitors year round and the museum regularly organizes various interesting programs during summer and winter.