Bojnice is a small town in central Slovakia, adjacent to the city of Prievidza.
It is one the most famous areas in the Slovak Republic offering history, entertainment and relaxation. This town is also a favourite tourist destination for many natives. Bojnice is one of the most beautiful and romantic places in the Slovakia. It is not waste of time going there for one day or week. Visitors will find the entertainment, health or historical monument during every season of the year.
Bojnice is almost a suburb of the nearby Prievidza city. There is an urban mass transportation service that is connected with Prievidza.
Castle with its museum
It is one of the oldest monuments in Slovakia; it has become the national museum. The last owner of the castle was the earl Jan Frantisek Palffy. The castle is used for not only daily and nightly visitors but also entertainment events.
These events attract thousands of people every year. It is worth visiting some of them; for example, the most popular events are the International Festival of Ghosts and Spirits, the Fairytale Castle, the Valentines weekend at the Castle or the Christmas at the Castle.
From the names of these events is clear what they are about. Special attention is paid on the Ghost and Spirit Festival.
Visitors have to pay ticket, but the price is something about 150 SK and then they will be taken to the castle. Visitors will become a part of a story from the frightening history of the castle and its owners, in which the ghosts and spirits are acting and trying to scare you.
This is the oldest, but also one of the most modern zoos, not only in Slovakia but also in central Europe. It is located right in front of the Castle. It offers a lot of either fun for children and adults or romance for pairs in love.
In The zoo are beautiful parks with many species of trees from every corner of the world.
Visitors will enjoy the beauty of the place. There can be seen many different and interesting animals; for example, quests can find there 75 species of mammals, 138 species of birds, 86 species of fish, and 47 different reptiles. Children are special group, who will be really entertained by the zoo in Bojnice, because here are many attractions provided only for them.
It belongs to zoos of general type, i.e. without specialization. National Zoo of Bojnice presents a unique collection of animals from all over the world in more than 430 species, and therefore Bojnice Zoo can boast of the largest collection of all Slovak zoos.
Thanks to the special programs offered by the ZOO, you can experience how is it ot be a nurse, a gardener or a chef in a zoo. You can reveal the secrets of animal life through the guided tour, or you can even find yourself in the backyard of a zoo where an ordinary visitor cannot get.
Lookout Tower in Bojnice
A unique observation tower with an elevation of about 30 meters has grown above town of Bojnice. It is a relatively demanding technical construction, which is unprecedented in Slovakia. The lookout tower in Bojnice was inspired by a similar tower located in Moravia.
From the outlook tower, you will get an impressive view of the surrounding countryside, Bojnice Castle and its surroundings, even of town of Prievidza, which is not commonly seen from a lower height. Part of the construction is a water slide, where the brave visitors can slide from the top of the tower down.
The observation tower is located in a wooded area, west of Bojnice Castle. It lies near the Bojnice Calvary and the Chapel of St. Vendelin in the woods. There is a paved path leading to the forest, suitable for bicycles or prams, and marked hiking trails from Bojnice and Bojnice Spa. The walk from Bojnice takes approximately 40 minutes. In the future, a cable car from the thermal bath Čajka is planned. If you decide to come by car, the car park is 5 minutes away from the lookout tower.