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Tips for trips in the surrounding area


Važecká cave (distance 17 km)

It is one of the most famous caves in northern Slovakia. Although as far as length concerned, this cave is one of shorter caves made accessible, it is famous thanks to its rich stalactite and stalagmite decoration, remarkable finds of bones of cave bears, and rare cave fauna.

Belianska cave (distance 35 km)

It is the only accessible cave in Tatras. It is one of the most popular caves in Slovakia with the highest visitor rates. In addition to bizarre rock shapes, it is known for its rich calcareous sinter deposits. Although the remarkable natural formations of the cave have been in the focus of interest for 125 years, the laws of its creation have not been fully clarified yet.

Demänovská Cave of Freedom (distance 55 km)

The National Natural Monument - Demänovská caves on the northern side of Low Tatras form the longest cave system in Slovakia. Its dominants include the Demänovská Cave of Freedom, which for many years has enchanted visitors with rich sinter deposits of various colors, the mysterious underground stream Demänovka, and enchanting lakes. It is the most frequently visited accessible cave in Slovakia.

Demänovská Ice Cave (distance 55 km)

It represents the northern part of the worldwide famous Demänovské Caves system. It is remarkable thanks to the occurrence of permanent ice formations, bizarre and massive shapes of underground spaces, rare cave fauna, and its rich history.

Dobšinská Ice Cave (distance 60 km)

It is one of the most important ice caves in the world. It has been a World Natural Heritage Site since 2000. The remarkable fact is that well-known alpine ice caves Eisriesenwelt and Dachstein-Rieseneishöhle in the Austrian Alps or the Romanian cave Scărişoara in the Bihor Mountains feature ice formations at altitudes between 1100 and 1120 m above sea level, but the monumental ice formations in Dobšinská Ice Cave have been persisting for thousands of years at altitudes between only 920 to 950 m.

Vysoké Tatry

Nearby historical sites

Spiš Castle and surroundings (distance approx. 50 km)

The World Heritage Site in Spiš represents a unique set of cultural and natural monuments. Spiš Castle, the Church of the Holy Spirit in Žehra, and Spišská Kapitula have been a part of it since 1993. Set in a travertine landscape with protected areas of Dreveník and Siva Brada, they form an unforgettable scenery. This medieval urban complex of the cultural landscape of Spiš is inseparably linked with the old town of Levoča and the work of Master Pavel.

Town of Kežmarok (distance 29 km)

Kežmarok is one of the most popular tourist towns in Spiš. And rightly so. After Levoča, it was the second most important town of Spiš. Today, it is a jewel of monuments. Its wooden evangelical articular church from 1717 is unique, but the new evangelical church also arouses interest with its unusual oriental architecture, the work of the Danish architect Teofil Hanssen. The neighborhood of those two churches features the building of the former Evangelical Lyceum with a valuable library where P. O. Hviezdoslav studied. The complex around the Catholic church with the oldest Renaissance bell tower in Spiš and the buildings of the former town school are very impressive. The church itself is a valuable architectural monument with late Gothic vaults, but the interior also contains many Gothic altars and statues. The Kežmarok complex also includes a castle, built by the Zápoľskýs and later used by the Thököly family, with an interesting museum.

Museum of the Liptov village in Pribylina (distance 39 km)

The Museum of the Liptov Village is an open-air museum located in Pribylina. It was established in 1991 in connection with the construction of the Liptovská Mara dam. The museum consists of houses originally situated within the flooded part of the waterworks and the area of upper and lower Liptov. A zoo exhibition has been created in the museum, presenting breeding of domestic animals. The museum attractions include a presentation of Hucul horse breeding and horse riding.

Celtic site Havránok (distance 60 km)

The settlement built during the Late Iron Age (300 - 100 BC) is located on the peak of Úložisko near the Liptovská Mara reservoir. Between the 11th and 15th centuries, a Slavic wooden castle fortified with palisades was situated there. Dwellings, sacrifice sites, a furnace, and various other objects have been partially reconstructed and form an open-air archeological museum. Furthermore, visitors can find reconstructed Celtic buildings, a reconstructed wall and gate, a medieval moat, a bridge, a paved courtyard and the basement of a wooden residential tower. This site was declared a national cultural monument in 1967.

Hike in High Tatras

Hike in High Tatras

High Tatras are an area which, thanks to the most beautiful Slovak mountains, is the most attractive tourist destination offering a number of beautiful natural sites. Thanks to its captivating fauna and flora, High Tatras are sought after by domestic and foreign tourists and have also become the symbol of Slovakia. With its beauty, high peaks, and beautiful tarns, it attracts thousands of tourists, climbers, and skiers every year. In addition to the beautiful nature, the attraction for tourists is the cog railway called "zubačka" by the locals. High Tatras have won hearts of many climbers and ski mountaineers. For those who wish to admire this beautiful area from mountain heights but do not have what it takes to conquer them may make use of the aerial railway to Lomnický štít. In addition to wonderful views, you can enjoy a night in the highest-altitude hotel in Europe. High Tatras will enchant you and your first visit will definitely not be the last one. Enjoy wonderful walks around Štrbské pleso, or take the marked trails for alpine hiking. High Tatras are simply a challenge for every tourist.

  • Zamkovského cottage (1475 m above sea level), Malá Studená valley
  • Téryho cottage (2015 m above sea level), Malá Studená valley
  • Zbojnícka cottage (1960 m above sea level), Veľká Studená valley
  • Siezsky House (1,670 m above sea level), Velická valley
  • Cottage underneath Rysy (2 250 m above sea level)
  • Cottage by the Green Lake (1 551 m above sea level), Valley of Zelené pleso
  • Rocky cottage (1 740 m above sea level), Rocky valley
  • Cottage near Popradské lake (1,500 m above sea level), Mengusovská valley
  • Cottage Plesnivec (1 290 m above sea level), Valley of Seven Springs, Belanské Tatras

Hike in Low Tatras

Low Tatras are a very popular tourist destination. The surrounding hills offer opportunities for more demanding hiking but despite that you do not need any special training. The highest and most famous peaks of this mountain range - Ďumbier (2043 m), Chopok (2024 m), and Kráľova hoľa (1948 m) offer unique and beautiful views of the mountain range and valleys of Slovakia. Low Tatras provide many trip opportunities, for instance, the popular hike to the Ďumbier hill. The shortest route is the classic access route from the southern side of the Low Tatras. It is also a sidewalk to Štefánik cottage that serves mountain carriers for supplies. You will most likely have an opportunity to see this unique way of supplying during your trip. Another popular hike leads to Kamenná chata (cottage). This third highest-altitude tourist cottage in Slovakia is located at an altitude of 2000 meters above sea level, directly below Chopok. At Kamenná chata you can gather strength for further hiking, spend there a night, and buy souvenirs. Low Tatras and hiking in Low Tatras are characterized by beautiful views of the majestic peaks of High Tatras.

Hike in Slovak Paradise

Slovak Paradise is considered to be one of the most beautiful natural areas in Slovakia. This mountain range in the Spiš area is characterized by rugged terrain. Its mountainous areas are protected as the Slovak Paradise National Park, which is one of the nine national parks in Slovakia. There are many canyons, gorges, valleys, waterfalls, and caves. Slovak Paradise is a real paradise for tourists. Many sections of the routes are passable only by ladders completing the nature of this area. Take a trip to Slovak Paradise and get to know Slovak nature like never before.

Snowpark Lučivná

Skiing in winter

Snowpark Lučivná

In the village of Lučivná there is a ski resort Snowpark Lučivná that offers skiing for beginners and intermediate skiers on three slopes with four lifts. The resort offers a ski school for skiers and snowboarders. Snow tubing is available for non-skiers and cross-country skiers may enjoy several kilometers of groomed trails. There is also a restaurant and a ski rental on the site. More demanding skiers will certainly be satisfied by the ski resorts located in Lopušná Dolina (valley) that is only 10 minutes away by car.

Guests staying at Hotel Lučivná have a 20% discount on ski passes and ski equipment rental at Snowparku Lučivná.