Top Choice Museum in Western Slovakia

Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum

The windswept location of this world-class art gallery is as invigorating as the art. On a promontory jutting into the Danube, the Meulensteen immediately impresses with its outdoor sculpture garden. Inside, the gal…
Castle in Trenčín

Trenčín Castle

Spreadeagled over a cliff above the old town, Trenčín's castle ranks as one of Slovakia's most impressive. This imposing bastion (11th century) once gazed warily across the Váh Valley to protect merchant routes, whi…
Castle in Western Slovakia

Devín Castle

Perched on the border between Slovakia and Austria, the rugged ramparts of Devín Castle make a popular day trip from Bratislava. It features a well-tended archaeological exhibition, which shines a light on neolithic…
Castle in Western Slovakia

Hrad Červený Kameň

This manicured site offers a thoroughly genteel castle experience. Stroll among neoclassical statues, fountains, old draw wells and boulevards shaded by chestnut trees to reach the castle (which gleams white, despit…
Castle in Western Slovakia

Beckov Castle

Nested on a 60m outcrop, Beckov Castle surveys the D1 Hwy between Piešťany and Trenčín, and makes an excellent way station between the two. Flanked by watchtowers, Beckov's weathered walls date back to the 14th cent…
Ruins in Trenčín

Roman Inscription

The Romans came, saw and graffittied Trenčin. The town's unique claim to fame is a soldier's inscription from AD 179, commemorating a battle against Germanic tribes. It's carved into the cliff behind the Hotel Eliza…
Viewpoint in Trenčín

Town Gate Tower

An inconspicuous glass elevator followed by stairs ascend to a 360-degree view of the old town. A marvellous photo op looking onto the castle, as well as the synagogue and old town.
Synagogue in Trenčín


Trenčín’s broad, domed synagogue, built in 1913, is one of the most impressive features of its skyline. These days it plays host to occasional cultural events.
Museum in Trenčín

Galéria Bazovského

Temporary exhibits represent leading 20th-century Slovak and Czech art, while the permanent collection includes works by local painter Miloš Bazovský.