Top Pick: The 7th International Festival of Ghosts and Sprits

Those seeking a trip out of Bratislava have the perfect excuse to visit beautiful Bojnice castle which is once again hosting its International Festival of Ghosts and Spirits on Monday May 1 and during the Weekend of May 5-8.
Among the many attractions at the festival are guided 'ghost-tours' of the castle featuring ghosts, demons, witches and other frightening creatures promising to create a magic images for viewers through their terrifying world. Demons and Ghosts of the Carpathians is the theme this year and it will be come alive with incarnations of Count Dracula and the Slovak-Hungarian female version of the vampire; the blood-countess Elisabeth Bathory of Čachtice.


The seventh annual International Festival of Ghosts and Spirits takes place at beautiful Bojnice Castle May 1, 5-8.
photo: Courtesy of festival organisers

Those seeking a trip out of Bratislava have the perfect excuse to visit beautiful Bojnice castle which is once again hosting its International Festival of Ghosts and Spirits on Monday May 1 and during the Weekend of May 5-8.

Among the many attractions at the festival are guided 'ghost-tours' of the castle featuring ghosts, demons, witches and other frightening creatures promising to create a magic images for viewers through their terrifying world. Demons and Ghosts of the Carpathians is the theme this year and it will be come alive with incarnations of Count Dracula and the Slovak-Hungarian female version of the vampire; the blood-countess Elisabeth Bathory of Čachtice.

Another attraction of the festival will be 'Lux in Tenebris,' which features an audio-visual reconstruction of the history of Bojnice castle illustrated with tales and legends (in Slovak) and sound and light effects.

Lectures on the history of vampires as well as on myths and magic in ancient Egypt will be held (also in Slovak) and many more surprises are to be expected in this imaginary world promising an exciting experience for kids and adults alike.

Tickets Ghost-tour: adults 150 Sk, children 70 Sk (children under 6 free). Lux in Tenebris: 100 Sk. Lectures: 100 Sk.

For more information contact Bojnice castle: Tel: 0862-543 0624, 543 0633. Web-site: www.bojnicecastle.sk, E-mail: email@bojnicecastle.sk.

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