Activities & Surroundings
Kremnica is famous mostly for its rich history with a predominant tinge of mining. The gold and silver have been mined in the town and surroundings since 10 th century. Kremnica obtained privileges of the free royal and mining borough in 1328 and has been nicknamed the Golden Kremnica since the 14th century. The mint Kremnica, which is the oldest existing mint in the world, is located in Kremnica. The town castle in Kremnica is a national cultural monument and is open to the public. From the castle tower is the most beautiful view of the whole town and its surroundings. In connection with the rich history of the town, several museums have been created here, which are open all year round. You can book their visit in advance in the Information Center.
Nature of the Kremnica Hills
Kremnica is also surrounded by beautiful nature of the Kremnica hills, which are part of the province of the Western Carpathians. In summer, tourists and cyclists will appreciate a number of marked routes across the entire Kremnica Mountains with varying difficulty. In winter, many of these routes are prepared for cross-country skiing making Skalka pri Kremnici najnavštevovanejšie stredisko bežeckého lyžovania na Slovensku. The White Track race, in slovak „Biela Stopa“ with more than 40 years of tradition takes place here every year. Excellent conditions await here as well for down hill-lovers, who can also use the ski resort SKI Krahule 6 km away.
There are two viewing points boasting over the city. Their visit is a good choice especially for those who want to combine tourism with a nice view of the ancient town Kremnica. The more difficult ascent to the tourist observation Krahulsky peak takes about 1 and half hours. The tourist observation on the Calvary Hill can be managed in hour by a quiet walk. You can enjoy the reconstructed chapels of the Stations of the Cross during the walk.
The Town Castle Kremnica / 500 m / admision fee adults – 3 €, children – 1,5 € / year round
Museum of coins and medals / 300 m / admission fee adults – 3 €, children – 1,5 € / year round
Museum of Skiing History in Slovakia / 200 m / free entry / year-round
Mining museum Andrej Adit / 1 ,5 km / admission fee adults 4 €, children – 2 € / year round
Kitch museum / 500 m / adults 2 €, children – 1 € / year round
Bowling Relaxcentrum Skalka / 11 km / 14 € - hour / all year
Wellness Relaxcentrum Skalka / 11 km / 7 € - hour / all year
SKI Krahule / 6 km / all-day SKIpass from 22 € / winter
Skalka Arena / 11 km / all-day SKIpass from 22 € / winter
Cross - country skiing Skalka / 11 km / daily fee 2 € / winter
Aqua&Spa Turcianske Teplice / 22 km / admission fee adults for 2 h – 12,5 € / year-round
Water reservoir „Beliansky tajch“ / 39 km / free / summer
Termál swimming pool Turcianske Teplice / 22 km / admission fee adults - 4 €, children - 3 € / summer