Highlights of the trip

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Banska Stiavnica UNESCO World Heritage - gold mining town

The majority of monuments of Banska Stiavnica are concentrated into the area spreading between the Trinity and Radnicne squares. Both squares are separated from each other by the Gothic church of St Catherine from the end of the 15th century and the building of town hall with its slender clock tower.

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Bratislava castle - symbol of the city

The Castle Hill in Bratislava and its Slavonic castle were of importance in the period of the Great Moravian Empire. The south-west tower housed the Hungarian coronation jewels for two centuries.

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Vlkolinec village UNESCO World Heritage - untouched and complex example of folk countryside architecture

The village comprises two or three-room log cabine type houses. In the center of the village is preserved the bell tower from 1770, water well, Chapel of the Blessed Virgin Mary and school.

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The Articled Protestant Church in Hronsek UNESCO heritage

Wooden church in Hronsek is a precious historical monument, together with a wooden belfry from 1726. The oak pillars are decorated with carved header Ionian ornaments. It has a shingle roof with three crosses and a rooster, as a Christian symbol of vigilance.

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The Roman-Catholic St James church in Levoca - main altar is the tallest of its kind in the world

The Late Gothic wooden main altar of St James is 18.6 m tall, made of lime wood in 1507-1517 in the workshop of Master Pavol of Levoca the master himself.

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Spis castle UNESCO World Heritage - partly restored medieval castle

The Spis Castle in eastern Slovakia is one of the largest castles in Central Europe. Slovak National Museum presents various collections in its premises.

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Strbske Pleso - ski, tourist, and health resort next to glacial mountain lake in High Tatras

Strbske Pleso village comprises several hotels and residential buildings. With extensive parking facilities and a stop on the Tatra trolley and rack railway, it is a starting point for popular hikes including the peaks Krivan and Rysy.

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Belianska Cave - the largest and the only one open to the public in the Tatras

Belianska Cave is a stalactite cave in the Slovak part of the Tatra mountains. It is located above the settlement of Tatranská Kotlina, which is a part of the town of Vysoké Tatry. Entrance to the cave is located at 890 m EASL.

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The Charles Bridge - medieval bridge crossing Vltava river

Its construction started in 1357 under the auspices of King Charles IV, and finished in the beginning of the 15th century. As the only means of crossing the river Vltava (Moldau) until 1841, the Charles Bridge was the most important connection between Prague Castle and the old town and adjacent areas.

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Prague Castle - presentation of every architectural style of the last millennium

The Prague Castle complex includes Gothic St Vitus Cathedral, Romanesque Basilica of St George, a monastery and several palaces, gardens and defense towers. Nowadays, the castle houses several museum expositions.

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Hluboka castle - Romantic complex of european importance

Originally built as King's castle. It has been rebuild many times and alway the inspiration came from Great Britain. Current appearance of the castle is according to Windsor castle.

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Cesky Krumlov - outstanding example of a small Central European medieval town

Situated on the banks of the Vltava river, the town was built around a 13th-century castle with Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque elements. Architectural heritage has remained intact thanks to its peaceful evolution over more than five centuries.

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Trebic town - UNESCO World Heritage

Located in south-west Moravia, once a centre of Jewish culture in Moravia. The uniquely preserved Jewish Quarter is an example of the cohabitation between Jews and Christians in this town.

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Tel town - UNESCO World Heritage

Historic town includes square with bugher houses from 14th century and Renaissance chateau.

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Punkva Caves - Moravian Karst

Apart from cathedrals of stalagmites and stalactites, you can also visit the bottom of Macocha Abyss and take a boat along the subterranean Punkva River.

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Lednice - Valtice area a cultural-natural complex - UNESCO World Heritage

The Liechtenstein family began to create a unique manmade landscape complex: Lednice - Valtice Area. During the 19th century, the Liechtenstein family continued transforming the area, which has since been called the "Garden of Europe".

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Kromeriz Archbishop palace with gardens - UNESCO World Heritage

The castle is a good example of a type of aristocratic or princely residence that has survived widely in Europe. The Pleasure Garden, by contrast, is a very rare and largely intact example of a Baroque garden. Interiors of the palace were extensively used by Milos Forman as a stand-in for Vienna's Hofburg Imperial Palace during filming of Amadeus (1984).

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Holy Trinity Column in Olomouc - UNESCO World Heritage

Baroque monument in the 18th centrury. The main purpose was a spectacular celebration of Catholic Church and faith, partly caused by feeling of gratitude for ending a plague, which struck Moravia at the beginning of the 18th century. I t is one of the most exceptional examples of the apogee of central European Baroque artistic expression.