HISTORY TALKS...

Jablonové (railway station)

THE RAILWAY that starts in Bratislava and goes through Devínska Nová Ves and Zohor to Skalica was built in 1891. It also connected the Záhorie region with Austria, as one of its routes went directly to Vienna.

THE RAILWAY that starts in Bratislava and goes through Devínska Nová Ves and Zohor to Skalica was built in 1891. It also connected the Záhorie region with Austria, as one of its routes went directly to Vienna.

But the region of Podhorie (which translates literally as "foothills", because it is located at the foot of the Low Carpathians) did not have such a connection. It produced wood, stone, lime, sand, gravel and livestock, which meant it was too poor to construct a rail line, so its villages remained isolated.

Bratislava county eventually used its own money to build a railroad that went through a large part of Podhorie. The route went from Zohor to Lozorno, Jablonové, Pernek, Kuchyňa and Plavecký Mikuláš and was put into operation on December 9, 1911. The railway stations were fitted with platforms that loaded goods to be transported deeper into the monarchy.

This postcard from the 1930s shows the railway station in Jablonové.

Top stories

Zuzana Rehák Štefečeková won Slovakia's first medal at 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

Golden Zuzana hits nearly anything that moves

Read the story of trap shooter Zuzana Rehák Štefečeková, who won her first Olympic gold in Tokyo.


7 h
Protesters blocked the roads near Hodžovo Square on July 29, 2021.

Protesters cause a traffic collapse in downtown Bratislava

Police recommend drivers to avoid Hodžovo Square, if possible.


4 h
Zuzana Rehák Štefečeková celebrates her victory in the women's trap at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

Slovakia wins its first Olympic gold in Tokyo

Sports shooter Zuzana Rehák Štefečeková broke the world record in the qualification round and won gold in the women’s trap.


8 h
MP Romana Tabák apologised for swimming in a small lake of Studenovodský Stream in the TANAP national park.

Tourists unknowingly report their offences to park rangers

Through social media park rangers can identify a place under protection where a tourist has violated the law.


9 h