Showing posts with label Slovakia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Slovakia. Show all posts

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Novohrad-Nograd geopark

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The Stone Sea near the Šomoška Stone Waterfall and Šomoška (Somoskő) Castle, located in Cerová vrchovina nature reserve on the border between Slovakia and Hungary.

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Novohrad-Nograd Geopark

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Stone waterfall

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The stone waterfall and castle of Šomoška (Hungarian: Somoskő) are located on the Slovak-Hungarian border, between Salgótarján and Fiľakovo.

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The stone waterfall originated 4 million years ago from bazalt lava that ardened in the crater of the former volcano under the earth surface. The basaltic jointing originates in slow lava cooling and charasteric for basalt. Such a bent form, as can be seen here is unique in Europe.

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The stone waterfall of basaltic flow is about 9 meters high, with rounded lava top and beautifully bent vertical stripes coming down.

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Friday, August 10, 2012

Lomnicky Peak (Slovakia)

Lomnický Peak ( 2632 meters above sea level) ranks among the much-sought-for peaks in the High Tatras mountains. The first successful summer climb had been finished in 1793 by Robert Townson from Mala Studna and the first winter climb followed in 1891. Since 1940 Lomnicky stit has been easily accessible for public by a cableway from Tatranska Lomnice that´s why this mountain become the most frequented in the High Tatras mountains. Right on the peak an astronomical and meteorological center have been built as well as a TV transmitter.

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Related post: Rocky tarn (Skalnate Pleso)

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Rocky Tarn (Skalnaté pleso)

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The Rocky Tarn can boast its spectacular view. Towards the southeast, the panorama opens up to the Poprad Basin and to the numerous Carpathian mountains. The Rocky Tarn level reflects a perfect pair – the Lomnický and the Kežmarský Peaks. A cable-car leads from the tarn to the Lomnické Saddle. The Rocky Tarn dries up due to construction of nearby buildings; in particular, the construction of a cable-car station breached the impermeable subsoil.
(Source: www.visitslovakia.com)

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Skalnate Pleso / Jeges tó

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Štrbské pleso

Strbske Pleso is a settlement and also a mountains lake in the High Tatras in Slovakia.


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Strbske Pleso is beautiful, with its lake, dense forests and view to the mountains. The tower of the ski jump, and some of the old hotels add to the impression of the place as something special.

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Monday, August 6, 2012

Nova Lesna

Nová Lesná (HungarianAlsóerdőfalva, GermanNeuwalddorf) is a beautiful village in Poprad District in the Presov Region  of north Slovakia.


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