Ružomberok is a town in northern Slovakia, in the historical Liptov region. It has a population of around 30,000 (45,000 with nearby villages).
Took a bus at the bus station and headed for the small village of Biely Potok. It took 20 minutes, ca. 6 km.
Biely Potok is a borough located in the southern end of Ružomberok. The village is situated on the vally of Revúca River, which separates the mountains of Veľká Fatra and Nizke Tatry.
Vlkolínec is a picturesque village under the administration of the town of Ružomberok. Historically it was a separate village. Its name is probably derived from the Slovak word “vlk”, i.e. wolf. (A local said wolves aren’t here recently, but around 30 bears wandering around this area.) Vlkolínec has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1993.
① Entry ② Museum – a peasant’s house ③ Well ④ Accommodation ⑤ Firehouse ⑥
Exhibition ⑦ Bell Tower ⑧ Folk art and photography gallery (former school) ⑨
The church of the visitation of the virgin Mary.
Vlkolínec villagers create amazing wood carvings. Following photos are heat warming their works.
After the sightseeing I got a bottle of honey at the souvenir shop and left the village. I descended from the village through another path to the lower world.
At home, I sometime have a tea with the honey from Vlkolínec Village and remember the village fondly.