Vysny Kubin Travel Guide

  • WOODEN  ROOF  OF  RENAISSANCE  MANOR  HOUSE
    WOODEN ROOF OF RENAISSANCE MANOR ...
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  • MONUMENT  OF  PAVEL  ORSZAGH  HVIEZDOSLAV
    MONUMENT OF PAVEL ORSZAGH ...
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  • DORMER  WINDOW
    DORMER WINDOW
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Vysny Kubin Transportation

  • By car

    WHERE IS IT?Vysni Kubin is located along the international highway E-77 (= Slovak highway # 59). This is north - south highway which goes from the Baltic Sea (Gdansk), Warsaw, Krakow, crosses Slovak border in Chyzne/Trstena and goes on Dolny (= Lower) Kubin - main city of this region called Orava. Vysni (= Upper) Kubin is located three kilometers...

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  • On foot

    The best way to explore the area of Vysni Kubin (add surrounding mountains!) is to walk around. A village is a few kilometers long. You can walk to Vysni Kubin from nearby (3 - 4 km) town of Dolni Kubin - main town of this region (Orava).If you are tired you always can take local bus to continue your trip.How to get to Dolny Kubin (4km = 2.5 mi...

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  • By bicycle

    I noticed that there were quite a lot of Slovaks riding a bicycle for recreation on weekends. They love mountain riding especially. Hmm... rather for stronger VT-ers equipped with good mountain bicycles.Bring your own bicycle or rent it - ask in Dolny Kubin tourist information office. Just in case you need a tyre for your bicycle or car whatch for...

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Vysny Kubin Warnings and Dangers

  • No tourist information!

    It is very difficult to find any information on Vysni Kubin and its attractions: the manor house and Hviezdoslav monument - both in travel books and in internet. I bought new guide to Slovakia, first Polish edition of "Slowacja - praktyczny przewodnik" by Pascal which was similar to English Lonely Planet. And I found only ONE sentence on Vysni...

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  • Watch for cars!

    Watch for fast moving cars when you cross the highway E-77 - use pedastrian crossing (xing). This highway is the main, transit, north-south Slovak itinerary connecting Poland (Warsaw, Krakow) and Hungary (Budapest). Although the traffic was small on Saturday's midday (in October) when we were there. Notice that there are quite a lot of traffic...

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Vysny Kubin Tourist Traps

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    by matcrazy1 Updated Jan 23, 2004

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    The area of the Renaissance manor was closed to public! It was fenced by a low white wall with a gate which was unfortunatelly locked.

    Unique Suggestions: Walk along the fence (hmm... better do not cross it) to see the manor's house from each side.

    Fun Alternatives: Wait! As I checked later at home this manor was and still is renovated. It will house local museum of art called Orava Gallery (Oravska Galeria) located exclusively in nearby Dolny Kubin now. Great new location (hopefully soon) in my opinion.

    GATE  TO  THE  MANOR
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    • Architecture
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Vysny Kubin What to Pack

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    by matcrazy1 Updated Jan 11, 2004

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Comfortable walking shoes: like good trainers or better special walking shoes (Danish Ecco are very comfortable and... expensive but worth the cost).
    Sun-glasses esp. in winter and summer and always a rain coat.

    Read info on climate in Slovakia:
    Climate of Slovakia

    Check 10-day weather forecast for Sliac (90 km south of Vysni Kubin): Weather forecast for Sliac Region
    Check weather (4-day forecast) for Dolny Kubin (in Slovak):
    Weather forecast for Dolny Kubin
    Remember that the weather changes very fast in this mountaineous area!

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Toilet paper, soap (small bottle of liquid soap), paper towels or tissue papers. Usually available in public toilets (restrooms) but... not always.

    Photo Equipment: For pictures at night and bad light (weather) take a tripod.

    Miscellaneous: If you are going to climb the mountains buy good map of the area, detailed with mountain trails marked - available in bookstores in Dolny Kubin and at some petrol/gas stations as well.

    KATHY  WITH  VELKY  CHOC  SUMMIT  COVERED  BY  FOG
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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Mountain Climbing

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Vysny Kubin Off The Beaten Path

  • The greatest Slovak poet

    There was the monument of the greatest Slovak poet - Paul Orszagh Hviezdoslav - opposite to the manor's house in Vysni Kubin. I could see traingle-shape stone construction with a sculpture and read simple commemorating table where was written:"Rodna obec svojmu o Hviezdoslavovi". Although Slovak language is similar to Polish I am not sure what...

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  • Like a chicken farm

    A few building added to the main manor house looked not very interesting. Especially long building with very small square windows and the roof covered by red tiles looked like... chicken farm, in my opinion. Or maybe there were horse stable there?The area where the houses standed was a little neglected with long not cut grass and looked somewhat...

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  • Coat of arms

    There were frescos of the same Coat of Arms at the center of both tympani of the manor house. I didn't get to know which families used this coat of arms :-(, but looking at the manor house it had to be quite rich and noble family. I only got to know that Vysni Kubin belonged to the two families since 1325: Mieszko (family of Polish kings) and Kubin...

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Velky Choc summit (1611 m = 5285 ft)
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