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Záhorie is a region in Western Slovakia. The word "Záhorie" means "(The land) behind the mountains", referring to the Little Carpathians mountains that separate Záhorie from the rest of Slovakia.


  • 1 Gbely. Gbely (Q846424) on Wikidata Gbely on Wikipedia
  • 2 Holíč. A town nearby Hodonín, which is right across the state border. Holíč (Q653326) on Wikidata Holíč on Wikipedia
  • 3 Malacky. Malacky (Q837464) on Wikidata Malacky on Wikipedia
  • 4 Modra. A town famous for its pottery industry. Its blue-and-white porcelain is famous throughout Slovakia. It is also known as one of the most important viticulture centres in the Little Carpathians region. Modra (Q596044) on Wikidata Modra on Wikipedia
  • 5 Šaštín-Stráže. Šaštín-Stráže (Q135649) on Wikidata Šaštín-Stráže on Wikipedia
  • 6 Senica. Senica (Q750407) on Wikidata Senica on Wikipedia
  • 7 Skalica. Economically the strongest town in the region. Also a good tourist destination thanks to its preserved city center and historical monuments. Skalica (Q649076) on Wikidata Skalica on Wikipedia
  • 8 Stupava. Stupava (Q782928) on Wikidata Stupava on Wikipedia

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The proximity of the borders with Austria and the Czech Republic means that the terrain here is similar to the hilly regions of Moravia, and the villages resemble Austrian wine towns.

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Senica hills
  • 1 Habánsky dvor. An showcase of a typical "haban house" in the Veľké Leváre town. Guided visit can be arranged. (Q12766649) on Wikidata sk:Habánsky_dom on Wikipedia
  • 2 Church of Virgin Marry of Seven Grievances. One of the most important Slovak basilica minors. Basilica of the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Q810117) on Wikidata sk:Bazilika_Sedembolestnej_Panny_Márie on Wikipedia
  • 3 Jewish synagogue in Malacky. Malacky Synagogue (Q8421110) on Wikidata cs:Synagoga_v_Malackách on Wikipedia
  • 4 Manor house in Holíč. A former water-castle, rebuilt to a manor house. Holíč castle (Q3918590) on Wikidata sk:Kaštieľ_v_Holíči on Wikipedia
  • 5 Manor house in Malacky. Ot was built as a baroque home of the noble family of Palffy, and has been re-purposed multiple times since. A relatively big park is accessible behind the main building. (Q16516781) on Wikidata sk:Pálfiovský_kaštieľ_v_Malackách on Wikipedia

Castle ruins:

  • 6 Korlátka. Korlátka (Q12769484) on Wikidata sk:Korlátka on Wikipedia
  • 7 Ostrý Kameň. Ostrý Kameň Castle (Q12773203) on Wikidata sk:Ostrý_Kameň on Wikipedia
  • 8 Pajštún. This 13th-century castle is a popular destination for Bratislava's inhabitants, because of the proximity. The castle was ruined in early 19th century. Pajštún Castle (Q12773302) on Wikidata Pajštún_Castle on Wikipedia
  • 9 Plavecký hrad. Plavecký hrad (Q1011083) on Wikidata sk:Plavecký_hrad on Wikipedia


  • 1 Driny cave. The only accessible cave in Western slovakia. Driny (Q1259107) on Wikidata Driny on Wikipedia
  • 2 Little Carpathians (Malé Karpaty). A mountain range, part of Carpathians. The area is not compact, the hills are also not very tall. Little Carpathians (Q426712) on Wikidata Little_Carpathians on Wikipedia
  • 3 Smrdáky spa. Smrdáky (Q279463) on Wikidata Smrdáky on Wikipedia



This region is well known for producing high quality wines, especially in the regions around the town Skalica. This town is well known for a typical cuveé - Skalicky Rubin (Skalica Carbuncle), a composition of three sorts of red wine - Noir de Franconie (subsort Lampart)+ Portugais Bleu + Saint Laurent (Skalicka Frankovka, Modry Portugal, Svätovavrinecké) and also a typical subsort of Noir de Franconie redwine - Lampart.

The region specific production of alcoholic beverages is typically known with wine brandy and various fruit spirits (pear, apple, plum...) with higher volume of alcohol, 40% and more, especially slivovica, a popular local speciality.

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Czech republic border can be crossed in many places.

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