Give your partner an unforgettable experience in the form of a romantic trip to Banska Bystrica. Banská Bystrica is a place, where you can blend history with romanticism. There are several stories of love, unnamed, happy, tragic and lot of versions of love stories.
Slovak writer and poet Jozef Gregor Tajovský was born near to Banská Bystrica. With his wife Hana Gregorová spent almost half of their marriage separately. The separation was reduced by letters received. The Literary and Music Museum has over 900 letters depicting their marriage. Visitors of the Memorial House Jozef Gregor Tajovský in Tajov will have the opportunity come to the period of their longest separation during World War III.
Banská Bystrica was visited in 1478 by King Matej Korvín and his second wife Beatrix, for who he allegedly built a house with a Gothic portal and a stone balcony.
For example of unfulfilled love is the relationship of Andrej Sládkovič and his Marína, for who he wrote the world’s longest love poem. He wrote the last verses, when Marína was married for another one. Andrej Sládkovič spent part of his life in Radvaň, where he is buried. This year, we mark the 200th anniversary of his birth.
Who would not remember the romantic story of the Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph I. and the Bavarian Princess Elizabeth, nicknamed Sisi? Their marriage was made out of love, which was an extremely rare phenomenon not only in the 19th century, but especially in the case of the monarch. In remembrance of the Austrian Empress and the Queen of Hungary near the Medený Hámor, there are still remains of a small park from the linden tree.
During the visit of Banská Bystrica we have prepared a rich cultural program focused on Valentine’s theme. At the SNP Museum exposition on Friday 14.2. unconventional atmosphere will allow you to look into love stories marked by war. Valentine’s Day at the SNP Museum, or Love Flourishes at All Times is for all lovers history enthusiasts, as well as laymen – all come into their own. However, do not expect a traditional interpretation, immersing yourself in the atmosphere will help you (non) art team with little dramatization, you will also learn little attractions related to the love of the past.
In good weather you can go to the Clock Tower, which is an ideal place to renew your marriage promise or see to a perfect view of Banská Bystrica.In Banská Bystrica you can spend a perfect romantic evening, enjoy a delicious dinner in one of the many excellent restaurants.
Whether you’re looking for a quality evening with live music or dancing whole night with a mixed drink, you’ll find everything. If you prefer romance in the mountains or walking in nature, you will find what you are looking for around Banská Bystrica. Above the village of Poniky, only 15 km from Banská Bystrica, you will find the Bench for Fall in love people.
However you can enjoy your partner not just for Valentine’s Day, it is certainly time for a special gift that you can buy at the Information Centers in Banská Bystrica. But that’s not all. For singles on Thursday 13.2. we will organize a Valentine’s Dating for singles, with a quiz in collaboration with Alliance Francaise, a theatrical one-act from the life of (and that partner) actors from the Conservatory of Ján Levoslav Bella and pleasant tunes from a talented singer from the French Singing competition.