Zahorie - Potulky krajinou - Streifzüge durch das Land - A Wander Through the Countryside
Illustrated book presents the Slovak region Zahorie. Text is in Slovak, German and English languages. Discounted price 11 EUR. (15 EUR.)
The Zahorie region lies in the Western part of Slovakia, behind the arc of the Carpathian Mountains. The region`s name is derived from the naming of an administrative unit of Bratislava as "Processus transmontanus" - that is, the southern and central parts of the Zahorie district lies "behind the mountains" ("za horami").
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Traditionally, at the beginning of October, Stupava hosts a favorite and much sought-after festival: Cabbage days. Included in the festivities are the competitions for the heaviest head of cabbage and the most originally carved pumpkin, a craft fairs and the tasting of the cabbage, along with a whole line of other cultural events.
A common characteristic of many churches in the Zahorie were giant defensive walls which were built to protect the populace from enemy incursion. The baroque Church of the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary in Gajary dates from 1665-1673.
Zahorie forests have always been rich for the hunting of animals. Today they remain home to fauna such as deer, wild boar, mouflon, pheasant and rabbit.
|December 19, 2011