Mead and rosary lure visitors to Dolná Krupá

The biggest attractions of the June 2 Open Day include the rose mead made to pay tribute to Countess Mária Henrieta Choteková. What else can visitors expect?

Mead, illustrative stock photo.(Source: TASR)
More information about travelling in Slovakia
Please see our Spectacular Slovakia travel guide.

Slavonic ancestors knew mead as early as the 9th century and they used it for rituals as well as in everyday life.

More recently, several producers of this traditional, natural drink have revived this ancient knowledge and recipe. One of them is the family mead-producer Apimed from the municipality of Dolná Krupá. This year, it celebrates its 20th anniversary.

What is on offer?

On this occasion, there is an Open Day arranged for visitors on June 2, between 13:00 and 20:00, with free admission and the opportunity for everyone to taste several types of mead and witness its production process. The biggest attractions include the rose mead made to pay tribute to Countess Mária Henrieta Choteková, organisers informed.

Another specialty is the Ambrozia aperitif, made from honey and 18 herbs, the first to be tasted on this day.

Roses and more

The work of Countess Mária Henrieta Choteková (1863 – 1946), who founded and built up the biggest rosary in central Europe of its time, famous for own new species of roses, will be presented one day earlier.

Annually, the Feats of Roses takes place in a classicist manor-house in Dolná Krupá; and this year, it will be on June 1, and it will include concerts, manor-house tours – as well as of the room where Ludwig van Beethoven stayed. The admission fee is €1-€2.

More information can be found at www.regiontirnavia.sk.

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Theme: Countrywide events


Top stories

Everybody wants to be home for Christmas, even migrants

Flight and train tickets are hopelessly sold out by now. But what about those who cannot make it?

Slovak family in Australia builds a sandman instead of a snowman for Christmas.

IIHF: Sudden death to determine 2019 ice hockey world champion

A new overtime format will be used for the first time at the Ice Hockey World Championship in Slovakia.

Migrants face problems when it comes to health care. Mainly myths

The issues include finding a general practitioner and securing health insurance.

Devils return to Piešťany

The second year of the march again raised some controversy.

The devils marched through Piešťany.