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Nice ruins & grounds with fabulous views & archeological research

We had a lovely walk around the castle & environs. All the many lookout points were lovely. Ongoing... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2018
Lisa S
Perth, Australia
Half a day of hiking

Very close to city πŸŒƒ, you enter the hiking track just behind the ice hockey πŸ’ stadium. Slowly up... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2018
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On a Forested Top of Hill South of Zvolen, Zvolen 960 01, Slovakia
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Reviewed 7 September 2018

We had a lovely walk around the castle & environs. All the many lookout points were lovely. Ongoing archeological research is interesting, too. Grounds were well kept & we enjoyed our visit. There are portaloos onsite & a little kiosk / cafe for refreshments.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Very close to city πŸŒƒ, you enter the hiking track just behind the ice hockey πŸ’ stadium. Slowly up with family with small children or sport speed to train. Could be challenging for small kids. On the top you see the mountainous scenery of city...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 13 June 2018

Must ware good shoes for walking / hiking. Bring rucksack and in it water and rain coat.Reserve yourself 2-3 hours to do the whole hill, because it is huge and there is plenty to see. Walk up is quite steep, starts on the pure sun,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 30 June 2017

We drove to the base of the hill and parked in a small gravel parking area. The dirt trail wasn't to steep at first but it got progressively more difficult. There were lots of steps and tree roots to climb over. Near the top there...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

There's a car park near the ice hockey stadium where you can begin your hike. It takes about 40 minutes to get up to the ruins, after you arrive to the "lower castle" it's about 500m to the Horny Hrad - upper castle, definitely worth...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Ladislav P
Reviewed 19 May 2016

To ruin a nice forest trail leads along hairpin bends on the road are also two branches on the prospects of the valley of the river Hron and Zvolen . vΓ½stume after the top of the castle hill opens to a view of Zvolen basin...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed 11 October 2015

Pusty Hrad is apparently the largest castle complex in Central Europe. I know that books always mention Spissky Hrad to be the largest but it is only because Pusty Hrad is mostly in ruins. But extensive archeological research is being carried out in recent years....More

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed 15 September 2015

The ruins of the castle complex are older than 1000 years. Even though, only ruins are visible, there is constant archaeological research ongoing (which do not disturb visitors). Very easy accessible even by walk from the city center and from the top of the castle...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

Deserted castle is the one of the biggest ruine of csstle in Europe. The arxheologisy are working 24/7 and discover more and more artrfacts from this huge castle. Ot os great place for grill party with the family friends or just for the couples. It...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank matuskopalocko
Reviewed 24 August 2015

Just for the views it is worthy to visit, but just if you are not interested in magical places. The ruins of the "Castle" will take you far back on time and allow you to "live" for some moments in the past. The walk is...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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