Bojnice ( Bojnice German, Hungarian Bajmóc ) is a small town in Slovakia near the river Nitra, west of the city Prievidza.

It was first mentioned in writing in 1113 and is divided into the districts of:

  • Bojnice
  • Bojnice kúpele
  • Dubnica (1960 incorporated )
  • Kúty

She is best known for its tourist attractions: the oldest zoo and the most visited castle in Slovakia. Bojnice is also one of the oldest spa resorts in the country. The actual town is built on a travertine hill below the castle.


Sister cities are

  • Jesenik (Czech Republic)
  • Bad Krozingen ( Germany )
  • Rosta (Italy )


Sons and daughters of the town

  • Yvetta Blanarovičová ( born 1963 ), actress
  • Miroslava Vavrinec Federer (born 1978 ), former tennis player and wife of Roger Federer
  • Miloslav Mečíř (born 1964 ), tennis player
  • Ľuboš Pisár ( born 1981 ), ice hockey player
  • Magdalena Štrompachová (1919-1988) was a painter, restorer of paintings and sculptures
  • Strompach Ludwig (1923-2009), was a painter and restorer of paintings and sculptures.



Due to the healing springs is a spa town Bojnice. The thermal water is used primarily for diseases of the musculoskeletal system and nervous diseases application.

Pictures of Bojnice