In the winter of 179/180 Marcus Valerius Maximianus and soldiers of the Roman Legio II Adiutrix camped in the Vah valley. They were on a campaign against the Quadi at this time. They left this inscription on a rock of the later Trenčín. [German]
On the way back to the railway station of Bratislava I came across this nice lighted house. Does anyone know the name or meaning of it?
On my walk from the railway station to the town center I came across a park at the back of Grassalkovich Palace (Grasalkovičov palác) which is the residence of the Slovakian president.
An interesting detail of Slovakia (and Czech Republic): There are more than usual loudspeakers in the streets. Not only in the main cities but also in the smaller ones. A kind of political information system? Which countries do you know where you can see many loudspeakers in the streets?
These sundials in Svätý Jur were the first ones I have ever seen, which were built around a corner.
In May 2008 I visited Čachtický hrad (Čachtice Castle) which was a residence and later the prison of ‘Blood Countess’ Erzsébet Báthory who had been accused to be a serial murder. She died there in the year 1614.
On a sunny spring day I made a trip with this interurban from Trenčianska Teplá to the Slovakian spa Trenčianske Teplice. By the way I was pretty surprised to hear that the announcements on the train loudspeaker were not only made in Slovakian but also in English and even in German!
Trenčín Castle (Trenčiansky hrad) is a castle high above Trenčín, a city in the west of Slovakia. The oldest building is a stone rotunda founded in the Great Moravian period. Inside there is a museum documenting the history of the region and the castle.