Vrsatec Castle Ruins

Pruské, Slovakia

The original Gothic Vršatec castle from the 13th century was destroyed in time of Rákoczis rebellion in 1706. The legend has that the castellan of this castle cut his leg in order to help his master to escape from the Tartar prison.

The ruins provide an excellent view of the whole of central Považie and the valley of the Váh river with the mountains Súľovské and Strážovské vrchy. Instructive path, as well as various cyclist and hiking routes lead to the ruins.



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Pruské, Slovakia
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Founded: 13th century
Category: Ruins in Slovakia


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Milan Gregor (3 years ago)
Robert Kurkin (3 years ago)
Nice hiking here
Rami Dabdoub (3 years ago)
A nice walk, when we went it was rainy and storming, but in general this place is a good walk from any place, and also is accessible by car (up to the parking lot). Popular place to go to by kids camps (like Sidonice) during the beginning of summer. Has amazing views and a hotel nearby. Often you may meet other hikers here from either Slovakia or Czech, and they are very friendly if you just smile or say "Dobry den" (means "good day" in Czech). I highly recommend to go here, its a very nice, long walk and an amazing view with small castle ruins at the top.
Olomajka (3 years ago)
Breathtaking place-though, not for the faint-hearted as you can climb up steep rocky hills and get wonderful views.I recommend climbing Chmelova, which is about 1 km away and it's the second highest peak in the White Carpathians.It's a bit of a scramble but well worth it.
Peter Panik (3 years ago)
Beautiful views. You can see some 30 km from this castle. The rock formations and composition is unique and so is the flaura around it. Please be respectful to the nature as this is a national park reserve with unique botanicals.
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