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The Spiš museum

A true architectural jewel! The historical building of the former mediaeval town hall is decorated with six Rococo stucco cartouches depicting the desired virtues of a mayor. Breathe in the history and the unique natural beauty of the Spiš region. Year-long opening hours: Mon – Fri: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Sat: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, May – Oct: Sun: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Nov – Apr: Sun: Closed. Entry fees: Adults - 2 €, children up to 3 years, students, seniors, physically challenged persons - 1 €, family entry fee (2 adults + max. 3 children) - 5 €. Address: Letná 50, Spišská Nová Ves.

Slovak technical museum

The exhibition titled “the History of mining in the Spiš region” consists of the exhibits of the Slovak technical museum and is displayed in the Multifunctional mining and energetic centre in Spišská Nová Ves.

The Spiš theatre

The Spiš theatre stages plays of various genres for children, youth and adults in Slovak language. The repertoire includes unique dramatic pieces performed in Spiš dialect. Theatre capacity: 300 seats. Opening hours: Mon – Fri: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Tickets: Adults - 1€, students, seniors – 0.50€. Every first Sunday of the month – free entry 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Tel. No.: +421 53 429 75 46, www.stm-ke.sk. Address: Nábrežie Hornádu 14, Spišská Nová Ves.

Manor house Smižany

The manor house was built in 18th century and it served as a salt storehouse. Later, the building housed a school of agriculture, an elementary school and a kindergarten. After its renovation and a grand re-opening ceremony in April 2011, it fulfils its role as a cultural and edifying centre, managed by the Smižany cultural centre. You can find a tourist information centre here, too. Tel. No.: +421 53 44 336 66, www.okcsmizany.eu.sk

Ethnographic museum

Find out how people worked with spinning-wheels, winding-frames or scutches and see how the traditional folk costumes are made in the Exposition of folk culture of central and lower Spiš. Opening hours: Mon – Fri: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Sat – Sun: Book your tour at +421 917 746 336. Entry fees: Adults - 1 €, children, students, seniors - 0.50 €. Address: Krátka 5, Smižany.

The bells museum

Do you know what bells are carried by sheep? And what by cows? Let us show you the collection of 2,000 bells and get familiar with the traditional rural life and folk culture of the Horehronie region. Opening hours: Please book your tour at +421 48 6181 232. Entry fees: 2 €/person, smaller groups – per agreement.

Stará hyža – old shack

Get familiar with everyday and religious aspects of traditional rural life. Old spinning-wheels, winding-frames, early 20th century furniture, clothes, kitchenware, tools – you will see it all! The exposition includes historical photos and postcards. Opening hours: Mon – Thu: 7:30 AM - 12:00 AM, 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM, Fri: 7:30 AM - 12:00 AM. You are welcome to arrange a private tour after the opening hours at following telephone number: +421 904 815 602.

The centre of Dobšiná

The restored centre of the town of Dobšiná will amaze you with the Neo-Renaissance town hall built in 1870 and the old Gothic Evangelical church from 1480 featuring original Gothic wall paintings. You can end up the tour by visiting the Baroque-Classical Roman Catholic church dated 1792. Opening hours: Please book your tour in advance at the Tourist Information Centre (TIC) in Dobšiná, Námestie baníkov 384, tel. No.: +421 58 7941 154, email: tic@dobsina.sk.

The Fraňo Kráľ memorial room

Get familiar with the life of Fraňo Kráľ - a writer and poet. He wrote his best known novel “Cesta zarúbaná“ (The Hindered Road) in the village of Vyšná Slaná during the years 1928 – 1930. Enjoy the exhibition of folk costumes, contemporary musical instruments and historical demonstration of rural life of the period. Opening hours: Mon – Tue: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Wed: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (lunch break 11:30 AM - 12:00 AM), Fri: 8:00 AM - 12:00 AM. Please book your tour prior to visit at +421 58 7940 116.

The Betliar manor house

This hunting lodge is located in the midst of a beautiful English garden. Romantic buildings are surrounded by an artificial cave and a waterfall. This manor house is simply marvellous! Opening hours: May – Sep: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM, Oct: 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM, Nov – Apr: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Closed on Mondays, Jun – Aug: Open on Mondays 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM. Entry fees: Adults – 6 €, children over 6 years, students, seniors – 4 €.

Kaltenecker brewery

The Kaltenecker craft brewery in Rožňava produces interesting beer specials. Its beers continue to win great acclaim at competitions in Slovakia as well as abroad. Have a taste of these magnificent beers and enjoy the unique atmosphere of beer brewing. Entry hours for public: Mon – Fri: 10:30 AM, 2:00 PM, Sat – Sun: as per individual appointment. Book your own tour at least 2 hours in advance at: +421 908 714 220 (call every day until 8:00 PM).

Mining museum

Experience the incomparable atmosphere of iron ore and magnesite mining as it was at mining workplaces. You are also welcome to visit the Slovak Karst Natural History Museum. Your children will be dazed with bear, deer and wild boar exhibits. Opening hours: Mon – Fri: 8:00 AM - 12:00 AM, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Sat – Sun: Tours booked at least 2 days prior to visit only – call + 421 58 7343 710. Entry fees: Adults - 1 €, students - 0.50 €, children up to 6 years, physically challenged persons, seniors over 70 years - free entry. Fee for entry to the whole area: Adults - 2.50 €, students - 1.20 €. Entry fee to mining workplaces: Adults - 0.50 €, students - 0.20 €. Address: Šafárikova 43, Rožňava.

Romantickou Suchou Belou na Kláštorisko (turistický chodník)

Z Podlesku náročným prechodom tiesňavou sa vám pri zdolávaní 40 m vysokých Misových vodopádov ľahko zatočí hlava. Najužšie miesto rokliny je zovreté vysokými skalnými bralami, za ktorými nasleduje Okienkový vodopád s romantickým skalným oknom. V závere čaká kartuziánsky kláštor z XIV. storočia.

Cross-country skiing tracks – Spišská Nová Ves

All cross-country ski enthusiasts can choose from several tracks. The airstrip in Spišská Nová Ves, under fair weather conditions, offers skiing on a 2.5 km long skiing circuit as well as other activities, depending on current conditions. Entry & exit: Letecká ulica street, direction Smižany – Maša. There is a cross-country skiing trail (20.5 km) in the direction toward Muráň in the Novoveská Huta city district. Entry & exit: Novoveská Huta – Stražanská ulica street. The tracks are maintained by grooming equipment. Contact: Tourist Information Centre Spišská Nová Ves.

Cross-country skiing track – Hrabušice

This track runs along Prielom Hornádu (the gulley of the  river Hornád), Čingov and ends in Podlesok. Total length – 12 km. Contact: Mikroregión Slovenský raj, tel. No.: +421 53 42 999 08, +421 53 44 902 06, fax: +421 53 44 902 06, hrabusice@stonline.skpodlesok@mailt-com.sk,www.slovensky-raj.skwww.slovenskyraj.eu

Cross-country skiing tracks – Telgárt trail

The track is 14 km long and runs from the village of Telgárt to Šumiac along picturesque landscape. The track is maintained throughout the whole season (December - March) by grooming machines (snowmobile & grooming iron).

Cross-country skiing tracks – MLYNKY

In good snow conditions you can ski on 6 tracks which are regularly maintained by Kässbohrer Pisten Bully 60D grooming machine. Lengths of the tracks: Circuit around Kráľova hoľa – 10 km; tracks in the cross-country ski centre: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 km. Access points to the tracks: ski resort Biele Vody, football playfield in Mlynky. Car park 100 m from track access points. Contact: Municipal office OcÚ Mlynky, tel. No.: +421 53 4493 209, email: obecmlynky@fz.sk

Cross-country skiing tracks – Forest sports resort GRAJNÁR

The complex is located 18 km from the city of Spišská Nová Ves in the direction of Rožňava. In good snow conditions you can ski on 5 tracks with following lengths: 3, 5, 6, 10 and 13 km. The tracks are regularly maintained by a grooming machine. Access to tracks and parking: Sedlo Grajnár. Contact: Tourist Information Centre Spišská Nová Ves.

Ski resorts – SKI MLYNKY – DEDINKY

The ski resort located in the village of Dedinky is connected with the ski resort SKI MLYNKY BIELE VODY. There are 2 lifts and 2 slopes, 520 m and 600 m long. One slope is reserved for alternative winter activities. Just under the ski resort there is a car park and a cafeteria. Address: Snowwork, Havrania dolina 314, 053 76 Mlynky. Tel. No.: +421 907 481 518. Email: ski@mlynky-dedinky.eu www.mlynky-dedinky.eu

 

Ski resorts – SKI MLYNKY – BIELE VODY

The ski resort is designated mainly for beginners and families with children. There are 2 lifts and 2 slopes, 200 m and 550 m long. The ski resort includes cafeteria, car park just next to the lift, ski rental service and ski school. Address: Snowwork, Havrania dolina 314, 053 76 Mlynky. Tel. No.: +421 907 481 518. Email: ski@mlynky-dedinky.eu www.mlynky-dedinky.eu

Ski resorts – SKI MLYNKY – GUGEL

The largest ski resort in the Slovak Paradise offers skiing for all categories – from beginners to experts. There are 3 lifts and 7 slopes, ranging from 150 m to 1,400 m in length. The ski resort also comprises 2 cafeterias, ski school and ski rental service. During the winter season there are some attractions to be seen – castles made of snow or ice. Address: Snowwork, Havrania dolina 314, 053 76 Mlynky. Tel. No.: +421 907 481 518. Email: ski@mlynky-dedinky.eu www.mlynky-dedinky.eu

Ski mountaineering hikes

Hikes to the Kráľova hoľa mount run along the red hiking trail up to the ski mountaineering resort. Please respect the regulations valid in the Low Tatras National Park – NAPANT.

Sleigh riding

Ranč pod Ostrou skalou. Price for sleigh riding: 40 € / hour. Tel. No.: +421 905 298 208, www.ranc-ladova.sk. Malý Majer Podlesok: 40 € / hour, max. 4 persons. Tel. No.: +421 907 999 384, www.podlesok.com

Horse riding

Ranč pod Ostrou skalou. 14 € / hour. Tel. No.: +421 905 298 208.

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