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  • GPS: 48.4116, 18.22254
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The ruins of Gýmeš Castle are situated on the steep Dúň hill, about 5 km from the village of Jelenec. In the past, it was the center of the surrounding Gýmeš County (Hungarian name for Jelenec). During the centuries, it was conquered by the Turks but later it was restored and inhabited until the second half of the 19th century. Since then, it deteriorates.

It is said that the guests to the castle were welcomed by the so-called shovel dance that consisted of four shovel hits and an enrolment to guest book. Whether they are still following this tradition in the castle, you have to find out for yourself :)

The perimeter walls and the construction of castle buildings and fortifications are still well-preserved here. It is possible to get to the castle by tourist signs from Jelenec (recreation centre of Remiťáž) or from Kostoľany pod Tribečom. The ascent takes about 50 minutes.

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