Bojnice Castle

A romantic castle full of mysterious stories.

About Bojnice Castle

Bojnice Castle is one of the oldest and most important monuments in Slovakia. It stands on a travertine mound above the city. The first written record of the castle dates back to 1113 – the deed of the Zobor Abbey. Bojnice Castle was originally a wooden castle, an upgrade of the former hillfort. Over the course of the 13th century, the castle was rebuilt in stone by the Poznań family. A natural travertine cave with a diameter of 22 m and a height of 6 m is part of Bojnice Castle. The Bojnice Castle is surrounded by a landscape park.

History of the museum

The idea of ​​setting up a museum in the Bojnice Castle came from its last noble owner, Count Ján Pálffy. In his will dated November 14, 1907, he expressed his wish that the castle be made available to the public and that the works of art remain in their original places for visitors to see. The Bojnice Museum is a specialized art-historical museum with nationwide scope. Bojnice Castle is one of the oldest and most important monuments in Slovakia.

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Fairytale castle full of endless possibilities

Virtual tour

See the selected areas of Bojnice Castle using modern technologies.

Tours

SNM- Bojnice Castle Museum currently offers two tours. Each of them is unique in its route and content. By completing both tours, you will get to know all the beauties of the castle and the museum housed in it.

Weddings,
renting premises

Bojnice Castle with its romantic architecture is a perfect place for wedding ceremonies. Civil marriage ceremonies take place in the Golden Hall.

News / announcements / notices

Dear visitors, we would like to draw your attention to the fact that, based on the order of the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic to increase the number of visits and availability of cultural services, from October 2022, free admission to the SNM-Museum Bojnice exhibition is always available on the first WEDNESDAY of the month, instead of the previous first Sunday in months.

We would like to inform visitors that the Golden Hall is excluded from the tour route in the event a wedding takes place there.

We kindly ask visitors of SNM- Bojnice Castle Museum to get acquainted with and follow the rules for visitors (premises of the museum and the cave).