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Čičmany

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Čičmany (German Zimmermannshau, Hungarian Csicsmán) is a folks village in Central Slovakia.

Understand[edit]

Čičmany is one of the few folk villages which remain intact in Central Europe. It represents a local vernacular style of architecture characterized by the use of dark wood and its white ornamentation in floral patterns similar to gingerbread. This is still a living tradition and such houses are drawn over again and again.

Get in[edit]

The is a sparse bus connection from Rajecke Teplice. Otherwise it is a 30-40 minutes drive from Žilina.

The timetable for buses to Čičmany from Žilina can be found here, it should be platform number 19.

Get around[edit]

The village is small and manageable on foot.

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The village main attraction is its folk architecture. There are two souvenir shops vending local crafts. It is also possible to visit the inside of two of the houses.

Do[edit][add listing]

Hike in the nearby woods.

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Eat[edit][add listing]

There are two restaurants and two bars operating in Čičmany.

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Sleep[edit][add listing]

There are two hotels operating in Čičmany.

Contact[edit]

Get out[edit]

Return buses are quite sparse. An easier way back is to get a bus to Rajec (it's the correct stop when you can see a cream coloured church to your left), and get any of the regular buses from there. A timetable for Rajec can be found here.

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