Legends and myths

 
Brestovany and Music

Brestovany and Music

Locality: Brestovany
In the first half of the 19th century, the manor house in Brestovany was a place with busy social life. The Zamoyski family often organised...

 
 
Hrajnoha the Bandit

Hrajnoha the Bandit

Hrajnoha the Bandit came from a remote settlement in Myjava and in the 18th century, he was a terror for all merchants who travelled on...

 
 
Ludwig van Beethoven and Dolná Krupá

Ludwig van Beethoven and Dolná Krupá

The classical manor house in Dolná Krupá became famous in the early 19th century for alleged visits by one of the greatest composers in the...

 
 
Master James

Master James

During the Turkish threat, people of Trnava were in need of a tower, from which they would be able to observe any impending danger. For...

 
 
Seven Churches

Seven Churches

Life of the Hungarian palatine Nicholas Eszterházy is associated with the construction of Trnava University church. It is connected to the death of seven subjects,...

 
 
The Foundation of Smolenice

The Foundation of Smolenice

In past, there used to be a deep forest in the area of Smolenice, through which led a road. One day, a person with a...

 
 
The Choosing of

The Choosing of "Pink Virgin" in Trstín

In 1837, Imrich Štvrtecký, the vicar of Trstín, founded the choosing of "pink virgin" tradition, which, however, differed in many respects from nowadays election of...

 
 
The Inventor of Hrnčiarovce nad Parnou

The Inventor of Hrnčiarovce nad Parnou

Only few people know that the ringing of bells from the workshop of Jozef Pozdech accompanied the 1867 World Expo closing ceremony in Paris, which...

 
 
The Ostrý Kameň Castle and Treasure

The Ostrý Kameň Castle and Treasure

In a shack under the castle lived a jealous widow. She was very poor and hated anyone who owned more than she did. One day,...

 
 
The Raven Rock

The Raven Rock

At the beginning of the 18th century, the Raven Rock and the nearby Smolenice castle were witnesses of great love. The country at that time...

 
 
 

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