Welcome to Kremnica
Kremnica is commonly attributed as golden. The coins minted in the past supported many rulers. The historical picture of Kremnica is made of the mosaic of stories hidden in every street and house...
It comprises of a complex of buildings from the 14th - 15th century and is protected by the double fortifications which are linked with one of the best preserved town walls in Slovakia.Read more
Skalka relax centrum
Prepared to serve to professional and also recreational sportsmen all year round. The most popular and most visited part of the facility is wellness, which allows to regenerate your body after more or less intensive training.Read more
The international show of polite humour, independent satire and cheerful recession of the old tradition (1981) takes place here every year in the end of August.Read more
Recommended trails, depending on your interest and physical stamina, will guide you through more or less difficult terrain of former mining grounds. In any case, you combine active relaxation with factual knowledge in lap of nature. You can unveil evidence of mining past in different forms and have company of singing birds during that. There are three main and three subsidiary trails. The trails‘ starting point is in Kremnica. The shortest trail will take you through the town surroundings, the longest one will guide you up to Kremnicke Bane.
To Šturec through Calvary
The route's length is 5km, elevation 242m, min altitude 560m, max altitude 802m, its difficulty is medium, 3hrs.
Shaft Ferdinand (560m), Calvary (715m), Schultersberg (802m), Francis of Tuscany Memorial (690m), Shaft Ludovik (641m).
The educational route's starting point is next to Shaft Ferdinand, which is only several hundreds of metres away from bus station. The shaft was the main - primal creation for mining of gold-silver veins, situated under the town itself. It continues via Ul. Rumunskej armády (Romanian Army Street) and behind the last house on the right side, it goes up in the Calvary slope. You ascend along the serpentine pathway by chapels to top of the hill, to St. Cross Church and continue western direction along the rim of the stretched Schultersberg ridge. You get on forest path to area of the so called 1st veins system. The length of lodes reaches around 6km in the north-south direction, which is from the village Lúčky to Kremnicke Bane and behind it. You continue along the ridge and forest trail, where many hollows/sinks, the evidence of mining activities can be seen. The route‘s highest point (802m) is on the northern rim of the stretched ridge, above Šturec hollow/ sink. You can have a beautiful view of Kremnicke Bane - the Center of Europe from here. The hollow/ sink bottom is deep below you. You are above the place, where mining history in Kremnica most likely started. The legend about miners is linked to Šturec. Divine punishment hit miners, because they worked on Turíce in underground and did not reflect to the appeal to leave mines. At least 90 miners died there. It was supposed to happen in 1443, when an earthquake was recorded in Kremnica.
From the top you can get to Shaft Klinger, if you go down along the eastern slope, or to saddle above village Lúčky, if you go down along the western slope. Both of the trails meet here. You continue north through thin coniferous forest up to the hollow/sink rim and go down to broad valley below Jarabica. There is the memorial, built in honor to the emperor Francis of Tuscany visit, in 1751. Close to the hollow/sink mouth, the memorial dedicated to his son Leopold visit in 1764 has been preserved. You can get back via Mining Road, by Shaft Ludovik, shred-mill and by former preparation plant to Shaft Ferdinand.