Nový zámok (New Chateau) Banská Štiavnica

Location: Banskobystrický kraj, okres Banská Štiavnica, Banská Štiavnica

GPS: N48°27'24'' E18°53'40''

On the hill above Banská Štiavnica, Nový zámok (New Chateau) stands since 1571 bearing the name of the hill Frauenberg or Dievčenský or Panenský hrad in Slovak (Maiden Castle or Virgin Castle).

It was built as the counter-Turkish fort in form of tower with four corner bastions. Nowadays, it contains expositions of the Slovak Mining Museum, documenting the counter-Turkish wars in Slovakia. The Exposition on the History of the Voluntary Fire Brigade in Banská Štiavnica has been opened recently.

A visit to the New Chateau may be combined with a tour of the Historical-Art Route with lower admission fees.

Source: Dajama