Detva - Open air museum Vydrovo - Cierny Balog - Lupca Castle

Price: 40.00 EUR
Countries: Slovakia
Route: Banska Bystrica - Detva - Open air museum Vydrovo - Cierny Balog - Lupca Castle - Banska Bystrica
Duration: 5 h
Our first short stop we will make at the Detva is a district centre and a centre of one of the most specific ethnological regions of Slovakia.The folklore arts and traditions are subject of interest and admiration up to date. Dippers, fujaras (Slovak sheperds long pipe), shepherd’s crooks, hatchsticks and various items made of leather all testify about the originality and creativity of traditional craftsmen from Detva. Carved wooden crosses along the roadsides and sepulchral crosses are one of the most remarkable artistic manifestations from this region. Next we will visit tot  the Forest museum is a live museum that demonstrates the forest itself and the work being done by the woodlanders. There we will visi to original wooden church  which built from bark of tree. In the open-air museum you can see the 100-year-old Woodsman cabin with a museum. Natural amphitheater serves for various social events such as concerts. There is also information centre with the sale of souvenirs, refreshments and a playground for children. Next we will use  One of greatest attractions in regions Horehronie and central Slovakia is the historic Čiernohronská forest railway . It once hauled timber down the picturesque valley of the river Čierny Hron, now it transports visitors. Trains were operating on narrow rails gauged 760 mm which originally hauled timber extracted in huge forests of the mountain range Rudohorie. The first 10.8 km long section of the railway was put in operation in 1908. Next we will reach the Lupca Castle which is known since 1250 as Liptza was mentioned in conjunction with the letters patent for the town of Banská Bystrica, chartered by Béla IV. It is therefore assumed that the stone castle - tower, was built in the first half of the 13th century, probably on the site of the original fort. When the Arpad family died out with the passing of Andrew III of Hungary, the owners of the castle changed frequently. As a royal castle it was often devolved by conquests to the hands of noblemen who did not respect the royal sovereignty. In that period the castle history is connected with the name of the last district mayor of the Zólyom County, magister knight Donč. His close relationships with Ľupča were well documented in the papal memorandum of 1323 where Pope John XXII allowed Donč to be buried in the crypt of the church in Ľupča together with his ancestors. In the second half of the 14th century the castle was frequently visited by Hungarian kings, Charles Robert of Anjou and his son Louis the Great, which is proved by signed documents. In 1595 the castle became residence of the polish nobleman Gašpar Tríbel. After we will return to Banska Bystrica.
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