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...

Town Castle

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.

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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.

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Kremnica GAGS

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.

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Time machine

  • euro mince

    New Euro currency minting began

  • Slovak currency minting began

  • Attempts of direct leaching and surface extraction of lean gold-silver ores

  • Renewal of the geological survey in the quarry Šturec

  • First year of the festival of satire and humor Kremnické gagy took place

  • First year of cross-country skiing competition Biela Stopa SNP (White track of SNP)

  • Underground mining of gold and silver ceased in Kremnica

  • Establishment of the School of Applied Arts with the subjects of - engraving, smithery, casting, jewellery

  • Opening of the psychiatric hospital

  • Mint lost its monopoly on purifying precious metals

  • Retreating German army burned parts of the town with phosphor

  • Opening of the 100m long swimming pool, the only one in Czecho-Slovakia

  • First Czecho-Slovak president T.G.Masaryk visited the town

  • New machinery for minting Czecho-Slovak coins was installed

  • First Hungary-wide competition in cross-country skiing and ski jumping took place>

  • Unique underground power-plant was built in the shaft No. IV in the depth of 245m

  • Another health care institute was established - Hearing impaired institute>

  • Stagnation and crisis of mining in Kremnica lead to the notion of selling or renting the Kremnica mining company

  • Establishment of National History Museum

  • Mining engineer and inventor Pavol Križko installed the public electrical lighting - the first in Hungary and the first public phone

  • During the great reconstruction of the mint, new buildings of the rolling mill, metallurgical workshops, purification and hardening plants and boiler house were added to the medieval buildings

  • Church of Virgin Mary on the square was demolished due to the problems with statics, undermining

  • The town won a lawsuit with the state over the forests

  • Parent to all sport societies, the Ice-skating society was established

  • Composer Ján Levoslav Bella composed a symphonic poem Destiny and ideal in Kremnica

  • Together with the painter Béla Angyal new artistic movements came into town

  • Kremnica was connected to the railway Budapest - Bohumín

  • Mining doctor and writer Gustáv Kazimír Zechenter-Laskomerský came into the town, where he lived and died in 1908

  • Grammar school in Kremnica was established

  • Emperor Franz Joseph I visited the town

  • Juraj Langsfeld, the Slovak volunteering officer was executed in Kremnica

  • Clash between Austrian and Hungarian Honvéd armies took place near Dolný Turček

  • Establishment of Casino society, who’s members were busy with reading and playing parlor games

  • For 90 years the Main dedičná shaft was dug to conduct mining waters to the river Hron

  • Machines were installed in the paper-mill thus becoming the first Hungarian paper factory

  • The poet Ján Kollár studied at the evangelical grammar school>

  • The largest fire in the town’s history destroyed all the churches and buildings on the square together with fortification towers

  • Famous stoneware manufacture was opened and operated until 1956

  • Duke of Austria Maximilian visited Kremnica

  • Opening of the catholic grammar school lead by Franciscans

  • Sculptors Dionysus Staneti, Martin Vögerle and Anton Mayer worked on the construction of the monumental plaque column

  • The town welcomed the king Joseph II and his brother Leopold

  • František Lotrinský

    Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor and Grand Duke of Tuscany, husband of Maria Theresa visited Kremnica

  • Calvary with a small church of st. Cross was built on the hill Schulersberg west of the town

  • Charles de Montesquieu, the famous French philosopher visited Kremnica

  • Plaque raged in the town and its surroundings

  • Mincovna

    Efficient screw presses were introduced in the mint

  • After the departure of Rákoci’s rebels the local churches were returned to the catholics

  • Kremnica fell into the hands of Rákoci’s rebels for the period of 5 years

  • Turks invaded Kunešov, Lúčky and Veterník taking at least 30 people captive

  • Tököli’s rebels besieged Kremnica

  • From this year come the oldest statutes of the burghers’ shooting society

  • Edward Brown, the famous English scholar visited Kremnica

  • Meeting of Wesselény anti-Habsburg rebels in Turčianske Teplice, which belonged under Kremnica

  • Franciscans arrived to Kremnica and built a church and monastery starting a re-catholicization

  • 50 miners died in a great fire in Altermann’s shaft

  • Bočkaj’s rebels invaded the Lower street and surrounding villages killing many, arresting some and selling them to the Turkish capture

  • Introduction of a new type of the mining carriage, so called “riesen” transport spreading to other parts of Europe from here

  • Great fire destroyed 2 churches and 64 houses

  • Official declaration of the protestant creed of the central Slovakian mining towns (Confesio heptapolitana)

  • Kremnica was visited by the famous humanist and alchemist Paracelsus

  • Foundation of the state Royal gold mining company (Goldkunsthandlung) taking over most of the private mines

  • The oldest codification of the town’s rights

  • The oldest mention of the famous protestant town school

  • First lutheran preacher Konrád Cordatus in the town

  • Construction of Turček waterline feeding the water from Turec to Kremnica’s mining and minting plants

  • Banske pravo

    Codification of Kremnica’s mining right

  • The oldest documented guild of Kremnica - the regulations of the shoemaker journeymen guild

  • Czech Hussites unsuccessfully attacked Kremnica, but looted the outskirts

  • King Sigismund sold 4 villages belonging to the royal chamber to Kremnica - Kunešov, Lúčky, Horná Ves and Šváb, thus completing the town estate

  • Kremnica was awarded the right for markets, according to which the markets could take place in town for two days in a week

  • Hrad, mesto

    Construction of the town walls

  • Kremnica was granted the capital right - the right to judge and punish criminals and bandits

  • The oldest preserved document of Kremnica minters’ privileges

  • First council of the Union of the central Slovakian mining towns in Banská Štiavnica lead by Kremnica

  • Dedičná shaft used for draining the mining works mentioned for the first time

  • At the southern border of the town the oldest town hospital with the gothic church of St. Elisabeth1385Dedičná shaft used for draining the mining works mentioned for the first time

  • Building of the town castle with defense bastions, ecclesiastic buildings (St. Catharine church, St. Michael’s rotunda) and administrative buildings (town hall, school, parish)

  • Floreny

    The mint starts producing golden florins (ducats)

  • In the oldest preserved town document the ironworks, mining and stumping mills are mentioned

  • First written document about Kremnica

    zakladajuca listina

    Ruler Charls Robert of Anjou awards Kremnica the town privileges