Slovakia is a country with unexpectedly high density of castles and castle ruins. Hundreds of them are hidden in Carpathian forests, built as a protection against Tatar invasions in 13th century, serving for the next 500 years.
Off-the-beaten-track places without souvenirs, but with special medieval atmosphere instead. We offer the best selection of the ruins you can see during one-day trip from Bratislava.
Short tour (5 hours): 2 castle ruins explored. A) Pajštún: proudly standing above Little Carpathian forests with splendid views, destroyed by Napoleon. 1 hour hike included. B) Plavecký castle, in operation 1256 - 1703, views to forested Záhorská lowland. Again, 1 hour hike included. Pleasant landscape and drink in local pub included, too.