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 kúpele
- Dubnica (1960 incorporated )
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.