Covering an area of 41,426 square meters, Spiš Castle is one of the largest castles in Europe
Spiš Castle was built in the 12th century on the site of an earlier castle.
The last owners of the Spiš Castle, the Csáky family, abandoned the castle in the early 18th century because they considered it too uncomfortable to live in. They moved to the newly built nearby village castles/palaces in Hodkovce near Žehra and Spišský Hrhov.
In 1780, the castle was destroyed in a fire. The cause of the blaze is unknown.
The castle was partly reconstructed in the second half of the 20th century, and extensive archaeological research was carried out on the site. The reconstructed sections house displays of the Spiš Museum, which is responsible for managing the castle, and artefacts such as torture devices formerly used in the castle.
The ruins of Spiš Castle in eastern Slovakia form one of the largest castle sites in Central Europe.
The castle has been added to the UNESCO World’s Cultural and Natural Heritage List in 1993.
The castle hill was settled already in 5000 BC.
The Spiš Castle consisting of the upper, middle and lower parts, occupied an impressive area of 4,15 ha.
The lower courtyard was open to the public in 1983.
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