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Terchová is a mountain town with 4,000 inhabitants in Central Slovakia. It is a nice and convenient base to hike the Malá Fatra, especially the Jánošík Holes and Chleb trails.
city in Slovakia
monastery in the Beskids from 1600 with Mannerist architecture and a Stations of the Cross complex. UNESCO World Heritage Site.
city in the Czech Republic
Ružomberok (German: Rosenberg; Hungarian: Rózsahegy; Polish: Rużomberk) is a town in Central Slovakia, in the historical Liptov region. It has a population of around 30,000.
Great Fatra (Veľká Fatra - Slovak pronunciation: [ˈʋeʎkaː ˈfatra]; also Greater Fatra) is a mountain range in the Western Carpathians in Central Slovakia. It is among the towns of Ružomberok, Harmanec, Turčianske Teplice and Martin.
Liptovská Mara is a dam. This area between Ružomberok and Liptovský Mikuláš can be driven through in 10 minutes by car, but provides many places for a detour.
city in Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Poland
The Western Tatras (Slovak: Západné Tatry; Polish: Tatry Zachodnie) are mountains in the Tatras, part of the Carpathian Mountains, located on the Polish-Slovak borders (Małopolskie and Liptov/Orava regions respectively). The mountains border the High Tatras in the east, Podtatranská kotlina in the south, Choč Mountains in the west and Rów Podtatrzański (Slovak: Podtatranská brázda) in the north. The main ridge is 37 kilometers long and the mountain range contains 31 two-thousanders.
city in central Slovakia
the most visited castle in Slovakia, almost intact with beautifully preserved interiors.
city in Łódź Voivodeship, Poland
the oldest still existing enterprise worldwide, this salt mine was exploited continuously since the 13th century. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
city in Slovakia
mountain range along the border of Slovakia and Poland
A large park near the town center.
A small wooden church in the Kościuszko Park. One of the oldest buildings in the town. Dating to 1510, it formerly stood on a nearby village.
Modern multiplex cinema with 13 screens.
A neo-renaissance palace, which was built by two brothers, Abraham and Joseph Goldstein. The palace is representative for the building style of second part of the 1870s. Front elevations and interior staircases are decorated in typical neo-renaissance ornamentation. The opulent use of marble and sandstone testifies of the owner's wealth. It has two floors. It is owned by the city, which uses it as a marriage hall, and it can be accessed by the public.
The oldest amusement park in Poland, on the border of Katowice and Chorzów.
Constructed in the mid-20th century, it is the largest archcathedral in Poland.
The new museum is a very large complex with world-class display of how people in Silesia lived through the times, plus a number of more traditional sections (paintings, sculptures, etc.) The museum complex stands on the grounds of an old mining complex, re-purposed for the museum.
Katowice's main repertory theatre, the largest theater in Silesia, dedicated to Stanisław Wyspiański.
One of the largest parks in Poland and Europe, on the border of Katowice and Chorzów. The Zoo and Amusement Park are (small) parts of it.
A characteristic monument from 1967 to those who took part in the three Silesian Uprisings of 1919, 1920 and 1921. The wings symbolize the three uprisings, and the names of places where battles were fought are etched on the vertical slopes.
A very characteristic building, shaped like a flying saucer. Hosts wide variety of concerts, performances and sports events.
A neo-Roman Evangelical-Augsburg church in the Śródmieście district, built in 1856–1858, the first masonry church in Katowice. It is also one of the relatively few non-Catholic churches in this predominantly Catholic country.
The Orchestra got a new concert building in 2014. It's among the largest and most modern music venues in Poland and the world
A neogothic church in the city center.
Another large park in the city, connected to the Katowice Forest Park.
Another historical district of the town, similar to Nikiszowiec and nearby.
Part of the administrative district of Janów-Nikiszowiec, built between 1908 and 1912 to house workers in the backyard of their place of employment – Giesche (now Wieczorek) coal mine. Nikiszowiec is de facto an entire city district on its own, with a distinct architectural style, and one of the must-see locations. It hosts several museums and galleries, and an occasional festival.
German network of concentration and extermination camps in occupied Poland during World War II
City with powiat rights of Poland
monastery in Częstochowa, Poland
cave in Poland
mountain range in Europe
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