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Castle Day in Slovakia

The day had started early in Zilina. After going through folk villages and seeing lots of cultural things, we saw Bojnice Castle. Taking advantage of the beautiful sunny day we drove to Trencin, stopping to have lunch there before going up to visit Trencin Castle.

I didn't really get to see very much else in Trencin as we had to get to Bratislava. The castle was lovely, I think they had told me that it was the third largest in the country, and most imposing.

The City of Trencin

Trencin has been an important place for a very long time. Today it remains the main city in Western Slovakia. It is a regional seat (Považie) and starting in the 19th century became the commercial and industrial hub of the area. It is about 120 km (75 miles) from Bratislava in the Vah river valley, right by the Czech border. It is mentioned in texts as early as the 1111. By 1324 the citizens of Trencin were freed from paying tolls and in 1412 it received status as a free royal town.

Trencin historically has been at a crossroads of all the major conquering forces that have been in the area. The early struggles for slavic statehood, the hungarians, the ottomans. After the Slovak National Uprising, the Nazis headquartered their sicherheitsdienst (SD) and Gestapo here starting in August 1944. Soviet troops entered on April 10, 1945.

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    Oct 22, 2012 at 2:53 PM

    Thanks for sharing. The Castle looks really interesting, one I think I would enjoy having a look at.

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