My Town Tour - Brezno, Slovakia

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Blog entry by Martin Sojka posted 08-09-2008 07:25 PM 4510 reads 0 times favorited 66 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’d like to invite you to a brief tour of Brezno – nice small town in the heart of Slovakia where I’m living now.

Let’s see what Wikipedia has to say about Brezno’s history:

“The place has been inhabited since prehistoric times, but the current town arose from an old Slovak settlement, next to which newly arrived German miners erected a typical square market in the early 13th century. The first written evidence of the town’s existence is dated 1265 when King Béla IV of Hungary issued a charter for the hunters from the area of Liptov allowing them to use woods around the settlement, known as Berezuno. The name is derived from the Slovak word “breza” for birch. In the nineteenth century Brezno was a typical almost purely Slovak town and was one of the centres of the Slovak national movement. Since Second World War it has developed into an industrial town.”

“According to the 2001 census, the town had 22,875 inhabitants.”

... and this is interesting info too: “Brezno is twinned with the French town of Meudon, Nový Bydžov in the Czech Republic and Ciechanów in Poland.”

Tour continues with some beautiful photos. Enjoy…


From the sky


Town square



Gray Bear golf course near Brezno

Low Tatras in winter

Wikipedia's page about Brezno
Nice article at Spectacular Slovakia
Beautiful photos of the region at
Map of the Upper Hron River Region

Thanks to jeanmarc for posting his region tour today. He inspired me ;)

Hope you enjoyed!

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#1 posted 08-09-2008 07:29 PM

that then I to say C am imposing and splendid J hopes that the others ljs will follow L idea to show us their areas

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#2 posted 08-09-2008 07:30 PM

has when part of golf both lol

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#3 posted 08-09-2008 07:48 PM

Beautiful, simply beautiful! As I mentioned to you before, I was lucky enough to visit Slovakia a couple of years ago. My wife and I had such a great time there. We were visiting friends in Komarno and from there we visited Bojnice, the hot springs in Ružomberok, Vlkolinec, Banska Stiavnica and of course, we drove through the Tatras. Although we didn’t visit Brezno we were pretty close at Banska Bystrica. We can’t wait to go back, if only for the duck dinners! :) Next time we’ll drop by for a visit. ;)

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#4 posted 08-09-2008 08:08 PM

thats a very nice place to live! so much natural beauty and so much wood :)

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#5 posted 08-09-2008 08:30 PM

Beautiful pictures Martin. I want to visit now.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#6 posted 08-09-2008 08:34 PM

Breathtaking! Do you guys have an Olympic team?

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#7 posted 08-09-2008 08:50 PM

Oh my goodness, you’re for Slovakia! I had no idea. ;) Looks like a nice place.

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#8 posted 08-09-2008 08:59 PM

Ah! You can smell the history!

Great looking place to live.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#9 posted 08-09-2008 09:08 PM

Very beautiful typical of Easterm European countries well preserved and friendly peole there too I have not been that far east but I lived in germany for five years and have been around Italy Venice Austria Salsburg because of my interest in Mozart etc .Thanks for hosting this site .I take my hat off to you your a reall gentleman God bless Martin and best wishes from Scotland to your your family and all my new friends here on the jock site.Alistair

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#10 posted 08-09-2008 09:09 PM

you are avery lucky man to live in such a beautiful place martin. did any one elso notice how nice and clean it is there. wish our cities looked that good.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#11 posted 08-09-2008 09:15 PM

This is pretty cool, a travelogue. Jean Marc and Martin both live in very attractive places. As for me, I live in a cookie cutter suburban neighborhood, so it’s really neat to see more appealing locales.

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#12 posted 08-09-2008 09:25 PM

Looks like a Beautiful place!

Thanks for the post


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#13 posted 08-09-2008 09:43 PM

Very beautiful place to live, Martin. With such a pleasant place to live, no wonder you do such a nice job with this website. We appreciate you. I guess Zagreb is the closest I’ve gotten to your town, although it’s not as nice. And not that close. Thanks for the post.

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#14 posted 08-09-2008 09:55 PM

Thanks for sharing. I am from Holland myself came to America when i was 25 and I am getting home sick looking at your pictures.

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#15 posted 08-09-2008 09:59 PM

Now that is fun. Thanks Martin

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