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Hidden : 08/08/2005
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    Hrad Tematin, z dialky viditelna dominata tematinskych vrchov, vznikol okolo polovice 13.storocia. Zabezpecoval ochranu severozapadnych pohranicnych priesmykov Uhorska. Za prudkych stavovskych bojov v ramci Rakocziho povstania v roku 1710 hrad velmi poskodili a postupne sa zacal rozpadavat.

    Podla povesti v davnych dobach hrad navstevoval drak a jeho obyvatelom nahanal hrozu. Raz mu postavili past, do ktorej sa chytil. Vazil vraj pat metrakov a tak sa hadzal, ze ho ledva mohli zviazat. Na jeho odvezenie potrebovali dva pary volov.
(M. Stejskal - Labirintem tajemna)
    Najmenej narocny vyslap je z rekreacnej oblasti pod Bezovcom N48°39.866 E17°57.830 a modra turistická znacka Vas privedie az k hradu.
    Vyjazd z dialnice: N48°40.356 E17°52.386
    Odbocka na Hornú Lehotu: N48°38.931 E17°52.912
    Odbocka na rekreacnú oblast: N48°39.458 E17°58.136

    Tematín castle is located about 15 Km southeast of Nové Mesto nad Váhom. It is one of the highest situated castles in Slovakia at elevation of 564 meters above the sea level. It is a dominant of center Považie. It probably originated shortly after the tartar invasion around the middle of the 13th century. However the first written records date back to 1270.
    Together with Trencín, Beckov and Cachtice castles it was providing defense for northwest border territories of Hungary. It was also defending lover ford through river Váh mentioned in documents in 1453. In 13th and 14th century it was the property of the king. The oldest buildings are in area of the upper castle that was made up of four-corner tower and fortified palace. In second half of the 14th century the castle lost its original strategic purpose and it went to private hands. In 1368, King Ludovít I has given the castle to his waiter Mikuláš and his brothers for their bravery in Neapol expedition.
    Later on it belonged to Thurzo, Ujlaky and at the end of the 17th century to Bescényi families. In order to keep up with the latest army technology they were always improving the defense system. Small narrow passage separated the upper part of the castle from the lower courtyards from whose two bastions were guarding the entrance secured by a moat. Last reconstruction of the upper part dates back to 17th century. During fierce fighting of Rakocyi uprising the castle was heavily damaged. It wasn’t rebuilt and slowly started to crumble.

    Parking at holiday resort Bezovec N48°39.866 E17°57.830 and following the Blue turistic mark.
    Exit from D1: N48°40.356 E17°52.386
    Turn left at Horná Lehota: N48°38.931 E17°52.912
    Turn left at parking lot: N48°39.458 E17°58.136

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[SK] Fxelfn fn anpunqmn cev mrzv, i qhgvar, an ilpubqabz ilormxh fxnyl
[EN] Gur pnpur vf fvghngrq va n pnivgl arne gur tebhaq ba rnfg fvqr bs gur ebpx.

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