This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Banska Stiavnica. To help you make friends with Banska Stiavnica before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Only around ten thousand people live in Banska Stiavnica, Slovakia, a town in central Slovakia. Due to the beautiful centre and the historical importance it was rewarded with the title of World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The history of the town dates back to the twelfth century, when Banska Stiavnica was first mentioned in documents. However, the first settlements were founded a lot early. Excavations show evidences of human presence over one thousand four hundred years earlier. Throughout the decades, tourism has become very important for the local economy. You can take local trains and buses to get to Banska Stiavnica from the European capitals of Vienna, Bratislava, or Budapest. All of these three cities have major international airports with countless flights international destinations. In the town centre you do not need any sort of transport -- all important sights are in walking distance.
Banska Stiavnica seems to be small, but it is a popular tourist destination. For this reason, you can find an unexpectedly high number of accommodations such as hotels and hostels in Banska Stiavnica, Slovakia. There are numerous hotels and guesthouses spread in the urban area. If you are a backpacker and you want to save some money during your trip, check out the supply of Banska Stiavnica, Slovakia hostels. You will find a Banska Stiavnica, Slovakia hostel that is clean, cosy, and offers free Wi-Fi. Consider the national holidays and the school holidays before booking. During those periods, it could be comparatively difficult to find a good place to stay for a decent price.
The heart of the centre is the Trinity Square (in Slovak, Trojičné Námestie). A monumental column is located right at the square. The historic centre offers many scenic old buildings. There are two castles in the centre which are used as museums nowadays. If you like history and culture, check out the open-air mining museum. Mining has been an important source of income for centuries and it had been the driving force of wealth as well as innovation. The museum boasts an underground excursion in the old mines. Guided tours in English and other foreign languages are available.
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