Town named Hnúšťa with 7600 inhabitants is situated in a basin which is
placed in the middle of Slovenské Rudohorie (mountain range).
The basin is surrounded by several mounts: Sinec (916 m), Ostrá (1012 m), Štepov
Vrch, Brandzová and Brezina. Rimava – a river flows through the town. It
springs below Fabova Hoľa (a hill). The river basin is called Rimavská dolina.
It was celebrated in poems of Janko Fracisci-Rimavský – a compatriot of
Hnúšťa who dedicated his life to fight for rights of Slovak people.
The town was populated already in the year 1334, which proves a list of
pope tax collectors.
There is an offer of marked paths leading to Sinec and Ostrá hills. However,
the most interesting is Hradná magistrála connecting two castles Fiľakovo
and Muráň castles. Total length of the route is 78 km. It leads the way from
Fiľakovo through Rimavská Sobota, Horné Zahorany, Kraskovo, Brezina, Tŕstie
to Muráň. This route was used by Fraňo Wesselenyi as he went to see Mária Széchy
(“Venus of Muráň”) from Fiľakovo castle to the castle of Muráň. The
whole track of Hradná Magistrála is often used to be called “The route of Mária Széchy”. It is marked by red tourist mark and it crosses several roads and
short marked paths which can be used for terminating the march in optional
places. Several tourist and cycling paths join the rout from the following
villages: Rimavská Sobota, Veľké Teriakovce, Vyšný Skálnik, Kraskovo,
Rimavské Brezovo, Tisovec. These are signed in tourist map of Slovenské
Rudohorie in the part of Stolické Vrchy (mountains).
Challenging the Hradná Magistrála one has a lot of opportunities to see
beauties of Slovak nature, changes in the woody landscapes and meadowy cols.
Mountain settlements, high positioned villages are to be seen. One is given to
view mountains such as Sinec, Klenovský Vepor and Hradová or can climb up to Tŕstie
and continue on to Muráň castle.
The surrounding nature does not provide beauties of sight only. It has a richness
of forest fruits as bilberries, raspberries, cranberries and mashrooms.
Beside the beautiful nature there are several cultural monuments along the
route. They are for instance churches in Rimavská Baňa, Rimavský Brezov,
Kraskov, Kyjatice, Brádno (all of them contain very precious and impressive
Village Kyjatice has a europian unique finding of a burying
ground from Bronze Age – from the 11th
to the 7th
In the summer, there is a possibility of visiting water dams Teplý
Vrch and Klenov. In the winter season one can ski on the slopes of Sinec and
near villages Tisovský Bánov, Rejkov, Klenovská Skorušina and in the
recreational center Krokava which is only 20 km far from Hnúšťa.
Accommodation facilities and restaurants in Hnúšťa:
1) Hotel Robotnícky dom with restaurant and wine-room.
The hotel was recently reconstructed and has a very nice interior.
Capacity of 56 beds in one and two bedded rooms and possible third bed with
facilities. The wine room has a dance floor. The restaurant's capacity is
100 seats and the wine room 100 seats, too.
2) Accommodation establishment Ubyka-Igor Hrivnákj, Hnúšťa, Daxnerova
The facility is renewed and suitable for lodging.
3) Ubytovňa Kord – Magnatech Slovakia Ltd., Hnúšťa,
capacity 48 beds, without board.
4) Reštaurácia Hubert – Marian Šulek, Daxnerova ulica (street), Hnúšťa.
Restaurant and spacious hall is suitable for organizing courses, seminaries
and meetings. Possibility of refreshment, lunch and dinner.
5) Small restaurant establishment Koliba – Štefan Szabó, Hlavná
ulica, Hnúšťa. The restaurant offers a very agreeable ambient with
refreshment, lunch and dinner in a shed styled impressive interior.