ZAMUN 2019 - FREE ACTIVITIES - TEACHERS
THURSDAY 14:30 - 17:00 - Strečno castle
STREČNO VIEW AND BUDATÍN CASTLE
Fierce fights for the strategic gap of the Váh and the mountain range Malá Fatra near Strečno took place between the German army and the participants of the Slovak National Uprising (SNP). A memorial to commemorate the dead heroes was built in 1956 on the hill Zvonica above the village of Strečno.
A group of Frenchmen, led by Captain Georges de Lannurien, took part in the military operation on the side of the insurgents. The memorial was officially unveiled on 29th August 29 1956. It is built of white travertine from the Spiš region, by sculptors Snopek Ladislav and Ladislav Beisetzer. It is a column located on an elevated platform lined with a low wall. Below the monument is a crypt, which contains the physical remains of 24 partisans. The column depicts realistic reliefs with partisan themes and inscriptions with the names of the fallen French and Slovak partisans.
In 1988, the monument was restored. Every year in late August, a commemoration is held at the monument. Wreaths are placed in the presence of members of the diplomatic corps and delegations from France.
Budatín castle has a rich history. The first written mention dates from 1321 (Castrum Budetyn). According to recent archaeological findings, it was probably built in the late 13th century at the confluence of the Váh and Kysuce rivers as a watch–castle. From this period, a part of the original ground-floor of the tower has been preserved. It is interesting how the tower was built. In the middle of the marsh was located a small hill, to which were added layers of imported clay, thereby creating an artificial hill.
THURSDAY, 19:00 - 22:30 - Slovak SPA and WELLNESS ****
SPA APHRODITE ****
“We are happy to invite you to visit our Water world, which consists of outdoor and indoor pools. Local natural healing thermal water used in our Spa resort contains calcium and magnesium ions with beneficial effects on both the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. The Pleasant atmosphere is completed by a grandiose antique architecture of the surrounding environment in which the pools are located.”
Special price for delegates: 10€ (paid in the SPA house) plus 2€ for the bus (paid in the bus)
You need a swimming costume and a towel.
FRIDAY, 9:00 - 11:00 - teacher meeting in Caffee
Coffee? Tea? Chocolate? Together with your international colleagues 🙂
Introduce your school, invite others for your activities, share the experience.