Bratislava Castle is the main castle of Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia.
The first traces of settlement on the Castle Hill stem from the transition period between the Stone and Bronze Age, called Aeneolthicum. The hill was then inhabited by people of a groove ornamental pottery period, known as Baden Culture.
Bratislava became the official coronation town for Hungarian Kings and the castle became the formal seat of the kings of Royal Hungary.
Bratislava Castle was first written reference to the city, which appears in the Annals of Salzburg of 907, in association with a battle between Bavarians and Hungarians.
After the Empress and her son Joseph II died, the castle was deserted and became a military garrison.
On June 6, 2010, the reconstruction of the Honorary Courtyard of Bratislava Castle was completed with a large nationally televised unveiling ceremony of an equestrian statue of King Svätopluk I by Slovak sculptor Ján Kulich.
The main Castle building includes 4 towers. The tallest and largest is the Crown Tower, on the southwest corner.
On 28 May 1811, a fire begun accidentally by garrisoned soldiers gutted the structure
In the 1930s plans were put forward to either rebuild the castle ruins into a new structure or to destroy it altogether.
The name of the castle is recorded on coins, issued by the first Hungarian king Stephan I (1000-1038) with engraving- Preskava Civ, which certainly means as much as Preslavov (Breslavov) Castle.
Nové Zámky is a town in Nové Zámky District in the Nitra Region of in southwestern Slovakia.
The town is located on the Danubian Lowland, on the Nitra River, at an altitude of 119 metres.
Nové Zámky is twinned with Fonyód, Hungary; Sevnica, Slovenia; Tábor, Czech Republic & Znojmo, Czech Republic.
The Elevation altitude of Nove Zamky is 119 metres.
The town lies in the temperate zone and has a continental climate. The annual average temperature reaches around 10 °C (50.0 °F), with the warmest month being July with an average of 20 °C (68 °F) and the coldest January with −2 °C (28 °F). Average annual precipitation is 556 mm.
In 1685, Nove Zamky was conquered by the imperial troops of Charles V, Duke of Lorraine. Six years later, it received town privileges from the Esztergom archbishop.
The total area of Nove Zamky is 72.565 km2.
The Geographic Coordinates of Nove Zamky: 47°59′08″N 18°09′28″E
The Ferris Wheel and the Ferris Tower, located in a park a few hundred meters from the palace complex, are popular for exploring the city. Since the topography of Gomel is relatively flat, the height of the surrounding buildings means it is easy to view the city from the wheel and tower.
In 2004 the first Hungarian-language university in Slovakia since 1919, the J. Selye University was established in Komárno.
The name Komarno is of Slavic or Latin origin.
Komárno is twinned with Blansko, Czech Republic; Komárom, Hungary; Kralupy nad Vltavou, Czech Republic; Lieto, Finland; Sebeş, Romania; Terezín, Czech Republic & Weissenfels, Germany
Komárom and Komárno are connected by two bridges: The older iron bridge, and a newer lifting bridge, Currently a third bridge is under construction with estimated completion by 2020/2021.
King Béla IV, in his charter of April 1, 1265, granted the settlement town status and privileges.
Komárom was formed from part of a historical town in Hungary situated on both banks of the Danube. Following World War I and the Treaty of Trianon, the border of the newly created Czechoslovakia cut the historical, unified town in half, creating two new towns.
Komárno was divided as a consequence. In 1920 Komárno became part of Czechoslovakia while its south-bank settlement, Komárom, remained part of Hungary.
Komárno, located at the confluence of the Danube and Váh rivers, 108 – 115 meters above sea level.
The estimated population of Komarno is 34,228.
Komárno is a town in Slovakia at the confluence of the Danube and the Váh rivers.