The education trail Kysihýbel begins and ends in Kysihýbel. It informs the visitors about some interesting facts about nature, forestry and history. The trail starts on the road from Banská Štiavnica to Banský Studenec, near the left turn by the fence of Kysihýbel Arboretum. It passes Feistmantel garden, Skálie
Every visitor of this region should take a trip to Počúvadlo and Sitno.The shortest, steepest and most popular trail to Sitno Hill is from Počúvadlo Lake. It is approximately 3 km long with elevation gain of 150 m and takes around 2 hours. It can be managed by children and older hikers. Its description is in the text.
If you decide to walk to Sitno on foot from Banská Štiavnica, you can take the red trail that begins on Town Hall Square and continues under Klinger reservoir. In the saddle of Krížna, start following the blue trail in direction to Sitno.
You can also take the yellow trail from the saddle of Krížna, which leads around Počúvadlo Lake and from there along the most popular route to Sitno Hill – the green trail to the Tatar Meadow (906 m. a. s. l.) and from there along the blue trail across the Elova Crevice in between andesitic rocks, all the way to the top meadow plateau. At the Tatar Meadow, with a strong presence of wild roses, begins an educational trail with 13 stops.
A less steep, but longer trail leads from the village of Ilija. The trails are described on information boards in Ilija and near Počúvadlo Lake.
Ideal for families with small children or a baby stroller is the trail from Svätý Anton that leads quite a long distance up (to a ramp) on an asphalt road accessible by car. From there, the route to the top takes less than an hour. The hardly noticeable diversion (in direction Banská Štiavnica) is to be found behind the last houses in the village on the right-hand side. The diversion is indicated on the municipality’s information leaflet as well as on the information board at the parking lot near the manor house.
Štiavnica’s Calvary is one of the most beautiful baroque Calvaries in Europe. It is located on Scharfenberg (Sharp mount) hill, thus being visible from all sides and providing a complete view of Štiavnica’s caldera (a large crater which came about by collapsing of the walls of a volacnic crater). The Calvary is remarkable
Together with Červená Studňa, they are located directly above the medieval heart of the town in the valley above Holy Trinity Square. According to written records they are the eldest reservoirs in the Štiavnica Mountains, their origin reaching back to 1500.
Although the name (Vodárenská – related to water station)
The descendant of the contemporary Klinger tajch was designed and built before 1760 by J. K. Hell. It was used for driving water-pumping machines of the shafts Žigmund and Ondrej (nowadays the Open-Air Mining Museum in Banská Štiavnica). The construction of the reservoir cost almost 4000 golden crowns and
The gold-silver vein is the westernmost of the main Stiavnica Veins. Probably it was the first mining vein in Banska Stiavnica. We can see it from the village Banska Bela to Windsachta in the village Stiavnicke Bane. It is about 5 kilometers long and goes from northeast to southwest. A slope of the vein is gradually changing from 70° to 90°. Its average thickness is 1-1,5m.
This vein is developed mainly in andezits, less in silica – diorite porphyrs or to their common contacts and in deeper parts of granodiorit too.
The venous filling is made by silica, often with large hematite impregnation in older associations. The upper parts of the vein contained an increased amound of gold in the past. The southern parts of the vein were rich in silver ores.
The vein comes to the surface in the castern slopes of Mount Paradajs and Tanad.
We can begin a journey of vein in the suddle Red Well where the oldest estatablished educational path begins / starts / – Educational path of Milan Kapusta through Vein Terezia. It is the oldest educational path in Slovakia.The educational path has 16 information boards. If we walk in his footsteps we will discover some place where the vein comes to the surface. One of these place indicates the coordinates.
GPS: 48.464895 18.888985
Open Air Mining Museum (mining outdoor museum) is an exhibition on the surface and underground. Exhibition on the surface presents mining buildings and equipment moved here from various regions of Slovakia, educational geological exhibition and exhibition of quarrying and mining machines.