Town of colourful history
Levice is the largest town in the region called Pohronie. This region has the Hron river in the south and the Štiavnické vrchy nature conservancy in the north. Levice lies in the middle of this geography characterized by farming and cultural legacy.
Levice has history dating back to 1156. A large part of this history is evidenced in the Levice castle dating from 1318. The castle was a necessary fortification against the Turkish invaders. The ruins of the castle are today, the seat of the Tekov museum and exhibits many interesting artifacts.
What to do and experience
Levice has a rich history and association with wine-making dating back to the 16th century. More than 46 thousand liters of wine used to be stored in the basement of the Levice castle. Today, the best place to explore this wine-making past and present, is to visit the town wine-making museum at the main square or directly visit wineries and historical cellars during all seasons. Do not forget to inquire at the Levice city tourist office.
This town is ideal foundation for both summer and winter tourism. Examples of this includes the Calvary walk, the memorial stairs built for the Communism Red Army built not far from the town on the hill top “Vápnik”, the source of the unique stone called Levice Onyx and historical wine-making region walk at “Krížny vrch” very close to the city centre or explore mistical Horšianska dolina valley surrounded by vulcanic rocks.
Just outside the town Levice and within 30 km, one can find the two treasures of this region namely, thermal water swimming Margita Ilona and Santovka and spa resort with medical benifits Podhájska and a beautiful nature conservancy for hiking trails, mountain lakes, cycling, mining museums and biking (Štiavnické vrchy).