Trenčín Castle expects fewer tourists

Planned reconstruction as part of the biggest investment into cultural monuments in the region in past decades.

Trenčín Castle Trenčín Castle (Source: TASR)
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Trenčín Castle belongs among the most visited castles in the Trenčín Region, with more than 120,000 tourists passing its gates last year. The positive numbers might be lower this year, though, due to the planned reconstruction.

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The local museum plans to reconstruct the administrative building and the southern fortification, which may last two years. Moreover, it crossed out the biggest event, the Trenčín Castle Festivities, from this year’s programme.

On the other hand, the castle should offer new events and exhibitions throughout the year, the regional newspaper MY Trenčianske Noviny reported.

The biggest investment in the region

2018 will be the year of investments, according to Peter Martinisko, head of the Trenčín Museum. Every museum in the region will invest some €800,000 in reconstruction work.

In the Ambrovec manor house in Beckov, the replacement of the heating system and the complete reconstruction of toilettes is planned. The same work is expected to be carried out in the Podjavorinské Museum in Nové Mesto nad Váhom, MY Trenčianske Noviny reported.

Meanwhile, a procurement to reconstruct the administrative building and restore the southern fortification of Trenčín Castle has been launched. The work is expected to begin in spring, but they need to be preceded by an archaeological survey, Martinisko said.

The reconstruction of the fortification and building of the second castle entrance will cost the Trenčín Region about €1.3 million.

New exhibitions planned

The Trenčín Museum expects to lure visitors by offering them new exhibitions in the castle.

“We don’t want visitors to receive static information through guides and exhibits. We also want to offer them pictures and sound, so that they enjoy their visit more,” Martinisko told MY Trenčianske Noviny.

The visitors should prepare for old as well as new events.

“There will be special events for children, night tours and theatre performances in 2018,” Tomáš Michalík from the Trenčín Museum told the newspaper. “The main exhibition will be Aeronautics, which will bring 3D copies of Leonardo da Vinci’s work to the castle premises. The replicas come from the Czech Republic and are based on original sketches.”

A new event should be the reading of books by their authors.

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