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Trenčín

lv: Trenčina hu: Trencsén lv: Trenčīna lt: Trenčynas pl: Trenczyn de: Trentschin
el: Τρέντσιν
bg, mk, ru, sr, uk: Тренчин be: Трэнчын

135 Trenčín Trenčín is situated at an elevation of 211 m on the river Váh (Hungarian: Vág: German: Waag) on the eastern foothills of the mountain range Bíle Karpaty (White Carpathians). A latin inscription on the castle rock dating from 179 AD is probably the oldest written document in the region of modern Slovakia. The inscription praises the victory of the Roman legion stationed here in their army camp called Laugaricio over the Germanic tribe of the Quades. In the 1st half of the 11th century Trenčín became part of the Kingdom of Hungary. In 1412 it obtained the status of a free royal town. Today, Trenčín is the economical and industrial centre of the middle river Váh valley region.

3929 Trenčín 3939 Trenčín
The castle of Trenčín high on a rock above the old town, was founded already in the 11th century and was enlarged during the 13th century for the defence of the Váh valley. The main tower (33 m high) dates from that period. Further enlargements took place in the 15th and 16th century. The castle was largely destroyed by a fire in 1790 and was subsequently deserted. In 1954 a major project for the restoration of the castle was started. Today parts of the district museum are located in the castle.

0000 Trenčín
The picture on glass no. 0000 [near left] shows a view of the old railway bridge across the river Váh. Unfortunately, no further information could be obtained on its history. If you have any further information, please contact me.


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