New castle of Bratislava millionaire attracts tourists

A Bratislava businessman has been building a castle as a present for his son since 2009 without using electricity.

Castle Marcus Castle Marcus (Source: sme)

With winter weather approaching, the northern part of the Štiavnické vrchy mountains is turning into a fairytale land. The nature there is nearly untouched and while people in the lowlands are complaining about rain, people living at higher elevations are enjoying the snow.

SkryťRemove ad
Article continues after video advertisement
SkryťRemove ad
Article continues after video advertisement

Thus, it is not so difficult to imagine why a businessman from Bratislava decided to build his own castle at this place near Repište village.

“I love historical architecture and have a close relationship with Repište village and its surroundings,” the castle's owner told The Slovak Spectator, wishing to remain anonymous. “I believe that the middle age castle replica will become some sort of tourist destination.”

A Bratislava businessman has been building it as a present for his son since 2009. Complicated terrain, slow offices and the owner’s decision to not use modern machines have been slowing the construction process.

However, as of the beginning of 2017 the building bearing the name Castle Marcus is almost finished from the outside and is attracting its first tourists.

The road heading to the castle will remain unpaved based on the wish of the owner to preserve the medieval-like atmosphere. Besides official signs, tourists can find their way also by following the pointer finger of a pink winter glove hanging on a branch. After walking two kilometres, suddenly a meadow with the castle emerges.

“One is stunned at first sight,” Eva Baranová, living in the spa village of Sklené Teplice near Repište told the Slovak Spectator. “You are walking across the forest and suddenly there is a castle.”

The rest of this article is premium content at Spectator.sk
Subscribe now for full access

I already have subscription - Sign in

Subscription provides you with:
  • Immediate access to all locked articles (premium content) on Spectator.sk
  • Special weekly news summary + an audio recording with a weekly news summary to listen to at your convenience (received on a weekly basis directly to your e-mail)
  • PDF version of the latest issue of our newspaper, The Slovak Spectator, emailed directly to you
  • Access to all premium content on Sme.sk and Korzar.sk

Top stories

Teenagers skateboard in Sásová, Banská Bystrica, on June 7, 2021.

Instead of Prague, American ended up in central Slovakia. He has no regrets

In his debut book, ‘Moon over Sasova’, Christopher Shaffer writes about his teaching stint in Banská Bystrica in the first months of independent Slovakia.


9 h
The Great Pyramid of Giza.

Are there hidden chambers in the Pyramids? Slovaks could help find them

Scientists are studying ancient monuments using a method based on gravity.


8. aug
A helicopter was necessary to put out an extensive forest fire near the village of Malá Lodine in the Košice-okolie Distrcit.

Dissatisfaction over ban on entering Košice forests

Dry forests mean higher risk of fire.


8. aug
SkryťClose ad