Bojnice Castle is a medieval castle in Bojnice. It is a Romantic castle with some original Gothic and Renaissance elements built in the 12th century.
In front of the Bojnice castle, there’s a huge Linden tree of King Matthias Corvinus. The Linden tree is about 700 years old. According to historical legend the linden tree was planted by Matus Cak of Trencin in 1301. King Matthias Corvinus loved this linden, and always worked under the tree.
Bojnice Castle is one of the most visited castles in Slovakia, receiving hundreds of thousands of visitors every year and also being a popular filming stage for fantasy and fairy-tale movies.
The castle has appeared in many international films and a well-known international festival of spectres takes place there every year.
During the winter season, the hall was the warmest. They cultivated the plants here, so the room was called “Hall of the winter garden.” Pictures here are portraits of the Habsburgs family.
Count Jan Frantisek Palffy (1829 – 1908) was the last aristocratic owner of Bojnice castle.
I came out in the garden and then sank to the basement. Bojnice Castle was built on travertine rock with a natural cave.
As the castle’s own water sources (precious resource that could have not be poisoned by enemies) gnaw away the travertine, the cave obtained a circular shape and specific wall decoration. There are two lakes, probably linked to other underground spaces.
The cave originally served as a shelter for castle residents and also as a water reservoir. There is archaeological evidence that the cave was used during the Stone Age.
Owners of this castle have changed many times, but residents from ancient times here are bats.