Bardejov ( German Bart field, Hungarian Bártfa, Polish Bardiów, latin Bartpha ) is a city in eastern Slovakia. The city center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.



The Regional Saris ( German Saddle Rosh ), this city is located on the right bank of the river Topľa ( Töpl ) in the Low Beskids and the edge of the Ondavská highlands north about 38 km from Prešov ( Presov ) and 77 km from Košice ( Kassa ) away. The Polish border is located 20 km north of the city.


According to the 2001 census were of 33 247 inhabitants, 91.3 % Slovaks, 2.6% Roma, 2.4% Rusyns, 1.4% Ukrainians and others. The largest religious denomination was 63.2 % Roman Catholic, the Greek Catholic faith is known by 16.9%, to the Protestant 7.6%, Orthodox 4.3% to - 4.9% were non-denominational.


The city comprises the following districts:

  • Bardejov
  • Bardejovská Nová Ves (1971 amalgamated; German Neudorf )
  • Bardejovská Zábava
  • Bardejov Spa ( German Bad Bart field)
  • Dlhá Lúka (1971 amalgamated; German Langenau )
  • Mihalov ( German Michael Berg)


The modern city developed from an ancient Slavic settlement ( until the 13th century) German settlers moved in in the. The settlement used the Augsburg ( Magdeburg? ) Law. In 1241 the settlement was first mentioned in detail, here we learn that there was a Cistercian monastery and German settlers here, and that Bardejov was already a highly developed settlement. In 1376 it was raised to a royal town in 1405 and a free royal city. Your greatest flowering reached the city in the 15th century; Although this was followed by the current downturn, in the spiritual realm but was followed by an upswing. Beginning of the 16th century was part of Bardejov Pentapolitana. Already in the 16th century came Slovaks in the highest offices of the city, and the city was slowakisiert early.

In his letter of November 22, 1559 from Agria (Eger) to Ferdinand, the Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation, reported Anthony Verantius ( Verancsics ), Bishop of Agria that the later Despot of Moldavia Jacobus Hraclides gathered at him and wrote about his previous preparations for obtaining the rule in Woiwodat of Moldova. He did well in Bart field station, where he Verantius and Zikmund Torda were recommended ( in Eperies ).

Coat of arms

Description: The coat of arms is divided; between which hover above in blue two crossed golden halberds above a golden crown and a golden lily; below is divided seven times in red and silver.


The city has until now typical features of a settlement town for German colonization on, such as the typical scheduled rectangular shape of the marketplace. It is home to their fully- preserved medieval town center, numerous cultural monuments. In particular, the St. Aegidius Church of 1247, the Gansaughof and the town hall was built in 1505 should be mentioned. Bardejov is one of the most picturesque cities in Slovakia.



The HC 46 Bardejov played since 2007 in the first league, the second Slovakian Hockey League.


The city lies on no road Europe. From the West ( Stara Ľubovňa ) and East ( Svidník ) Bardejov is accessible via the state road 77, while from the south of Prešov comes from the national road 545 in the town is the terminus of the branch line of Prešov.

The nearest international airport is located in Košice (86 km).


  • Valentin Ecchius (1494-1556), Hungarian Humanist
  • Leonhard -heeled (1510-1560), German dramatist, educator and reformer
  • David Gutgesel (1540-1599), printer
  • Georg Henisch (1549-1618), Hungarian Humanist
  • Keler Adalbert (1820-1882), composer
  • Viktor Miškovský (1838-1909)
  • Kornel Chyzer (1836-1909), physician
  • Ladislav Berka (1910-1966), musician
  • Tibor Weisz (1914-1983)