Welcome to Trenčín
Trenčín's fearsome castle has surveyed the surrounding hills for centuries. Its oldest walls date to the 11th century, but the town is far older: Roman legionnaires stationed in Trenčín (then Laugaricio) in the 2nd century AD even left a cliffside inscription as a memento. Start your visit with these two acclaimed sights, then dawdle among the comparatively youthful 18th- and 19th-century buildings of Trenčín's old town. Trenčín offers more than history: its two interlocking pedestrian squares are lined with cafes and beer taverns, and it hosts Slovakia's largest summer music festival.