Don't expect to be able to buy food (or anything) on a Sunday morning
A Town Less Visited
Trenčín's Plague Pillar is located on Peace Square – the largest square in the city. The column was built by Count Mikuláš Illésházi in 1712 as a memorial of plague epidemic, which swept through the city in 1710.These pillars were a demonstration of faith in Catholic countries and were generally built in the 17th and 18th centuries. The...more
There are various branches of the Museum of Trencin. One is located on the grounds of Trencin Castle. Exhibitions-weaponry 13-19th century-contemporary Heraldic work in Slovakia-archeological findings in the well of love-owners of Trencin castle heraldry and paintings-painting galleryMay – September, 9am – 5pmOctober - April, 9am – 4pmwebsite...more
Trencin Castle is one of the major, and largest, castles in Slovakia. Though it has been built over, rebuilt and expanded substantially over the years, there has been some version of the castle there since Roman times. In fact, there is an inscription on the walls by the hotel that is said to have been placed there by the Roman legions as early as...more
For me this is one of the most beautiful squares in the country, mostly because of the castle seen above. The baroque church of St. Francis is my favourite. It has a rich decoration and forms a part of the former monastery of the Piaristic friary. Other parts of the monastery house a grammar school and a small hotel. On the square you can also find...more
The city of Trencsén is dominated by the Castle, which is the third-largest in Slovakia. In the 14th century it was the property of Máté Csák, a famous hungarian medieval count controlling a large territory of the Tatra region, owned 32 castles in 12 counties.He was a great battle strategist, because he always picked the right side to fight on.The...more
At the castle you will find the well which was digged by Omar, the Turk who came to free his fiance Fatima from the hands of castle´s owner in the times of Ottoman wars. Because of the hard job Omar did to get Fatima back, the well is called Well of Love. Based on this story, Omar and Fatima are turkish names which appears around Trencin as names...more
This stairway I put as an extra tip as it is quite special to our family. Some 25 years ago my dad carried my mum in his arms up the stairs when she was expecting me and they like to recall this memory anytime we are there :-). My future husband will definitely have to be able to do the same :-P.more
Pohoda Festival is a great festival, with all kinds of music, stuff to do, bungee jumping etc. etc.When we visited, the big names in the line-up were for instance Wu Tang Clan, the Hives, and they had a nice dance tent too with for instance Dave Clarke, Adam Beyer, DJ Marky, DJ Shadow etc.On the festival there was a really nice atmosphere, everyone...more
WE ALL BECAME A CRUISADER ON THE DANCE FLOOR. YOU CANT HELP BUT BE OVERCOME BY MASS AMOUNTS OF FOREIGN GROOVE. I INITALLY FLEW FROM ENGLAND TO SLOVAKIA FOR THIS FESTIVAL TO SEE ZERO7 AND GENTLEMEN. I WAS THEN SHOCKED TO HEAR THAT SKYE FROM MORCHEEBA ROCKED UP TO GRACE US WITH HER PRESENCE AND SO DID STERIO MC'S. IT WAS AN AMAZING 2 DAYS, CAMPING...more
I stayed in the annex, of Pod Hradom hotel , 60 m down the road.. For single E 46.50. This included...more
Palackeho 3477, Trencin, 91101, Slovakia
Good for: Solo
Fair weekend prices! Super food and Service. Very nice rooms. Excellent breakfest. Everything...more
More than anything else the surroundings are superb. You are sitting at the edge of the main square, watching everyone go by. Quite lovely on a sunny day really. Not terribly noisy.If you look up, you can see the castle right there above the center of town, its lovely! Bryndzové halušky (potato dumplings with sheeps milk cheese)with chicken....more
THE HOTEL IS BEING RECONSTRUCTED AND THEREFORE CLOSED FOR NEXT FEW MONTHS.Located on the first floor of the hotel Tatra, rewarded several times as one of the best hotels and restaurants in Slovakia. The building is from the beginning of 19th century. The food is excellent, desserts are prepared or baked here and the service is very good.more
An easy-to-miss (look for the bright banners and follow the long hallway upstairs) oriental tea room with pleasant atmosphere and great people (most of whom speak English). They serve tea, non-alcoholic cocktails and (sometimes) light vegetarian fare. There's a terrace outside that's great when the weather is pleasant. Some interesting live music, slideshows, workshops and other events. Open from the afternoon until 9 Sun-Thurs and until 11 on the weekend. Free wifi.
Dress Code: casual
If you are coming from Bratislava, the train takes about 1 hour 40 minutes. Trencin is a major transport hub for this part of the country, so you should be well connected for traveling onwards.Trencin has an exit from the main road between Bratislava and Zilina (d1). The bus station is located directly across from the train station (how...more
Trencin.From the direction of Bratislava - Motorway E75 / D1 towards Zilina - Nitra - Senec, - Continue to the exit Trencin, - Take the exit towards Trencin, - then continue along Highway 61 to Trencin Distance: 126 km which 110 km on MotorwayTime: one hour and a halfWith the exceptions of sections in Bratislava a vignette is required to use the...more
I arrived in Trencin by train after hiking up Cachtice Hrad. In general, all express trains from Bratislava to Kosice (via Zilina) stops here. The jouney would take about 1 hour 35 minutes or it could be about 1 hour 20 minutes roughly from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica train staion or as long as 2 hours 20 minutes from Bratislava. There are also buses...more
No risk or danger of any kind in this beautiful place...but to avoid feeling upset & annoyed, please read this.
For 80 Sk, we will get to see the most of the castle with a guided tour....but in Slovak language! We have to endure listening to the language for about 2 hours & we get the feeling we miss so many things about the castle. Please enquire about the English text or better still, an English tour guide (probably during the summer months..) to understand the castle history...when we purchase the ticket.
There is no special rainy season
Avg. Temp. in Spring: max.: 9 – 20°C ( 49 - 68°F ); min: 1 - 9°C ( 34 - 48°F )
Avg. Temp. in Summer: max.: 21 – 25°C ( 70 - 77°F ); min: 11 - 13°C ( 51 - 55°F )
Avg. Temp. in Autumn: max.: 6 – 19°C ( 43 - 66°F); min: 1 - 10°C ( 34 – 50°F )
Avg. Temp. in Winter: max.: 1 – 3°C ( 34 - 39°F); min: -3 - 0°C ( 27 - 32°F )
Have you ever heard the legend of Beckó castle already? In the beautiful valley of the river Vág, Voivode Stibor, a knight of Polish origins, was a real petty monarch, of who all of his servant were afraid, And Beckó was the kindest man of this powerful lord, the jester. Beckó castle stands on top of a tall rock that even the bird gets tired by the...more
The Csejte Castle - in Slovakian Cachticky hrad - is a castle ruin not far from city of Trencsén.According the Guinness Book of the World Records it was also home of the flagrant Countess Elisabeth Báthory, who is considered the most famous serial killer and mass murderer in the European history. Her family was very distinguished, two of her...more
There's a small gym in town (http://www.jamestrencin.host.sk/stena.html), and a small local crag just outside the city, by the pilgrimage site of Skalka.
Climbing is also possible under the castle at Beckov, about a half hour away, but easier to get to without a bike or car.
Equipment: A 50 meter rope and 12 draws would be fine for Skalka, maybe 60 meters for some climbs at Beckov. Trad gear isn't necessary, but could be useful to protect some of the longer runout climbs.