The municipality of Nizna is located at the base of the Ostravica hill and is situated on both sides of the Orava river. On the top of the Ostravice hill, 767 metres above sea level lies the discovered ruins of Halstats castle.
The remains of Frantiseks iron-ore smeltering factory have also been discovered in the area on Nizna.
With a population of over 4000 citizens, together with the borough of Zemianska Dedina, Nizna belongs to the largest insdustrial municipalities in the Orava region.
The first written reference about Nizna, occurred in the year of 1395, and states that the previous name of the municipality was called "Nissna Wes Tvrdosina". Due to Nizna's convenient location, visitors can enjoy a more diversified holiday time by travelling 15-20 kilometres from the tourist center to other attractions such as Rohace, Oravice, The Oravska priehrada (Oravska dam) and The Oravsky Podzamok (Oravsky castle).
Places of Interest
In addition to having the characteristics of an agricultural and industrial town, Nizna also possesses the true qualities of a cultural and recreational area with plenty of shopping stores and sporting activities. Visitors can even find comfortable accommodations available with indoor-swimming pool, tennis courts and fitness-center with access to ski lifts.
In Nizna, the hotel "Radar" offers accommodation for 47guests and when possible, the S.O.U. residence hall can also accommodate up to 100 guests.
TOURIST INFORMATION CENTER:
Radar community house - telephone number: 00421 43 5381653
The surroundings of Nizna offer plenty of hiking trails suitable for easy walking and cross-country skiing (when possible). The most popular trail leeds from the bus station in Prasatin with alternative routes through the Skorusina-Oravice or Rohace areas. As part of the outdoors program, the agricultural center of Nizna offers visitors horseback riding as well as fishing in the natural parks at Studeny potok (Cold brook).
Phone: 00420-43-5381360 - Municipal office of Nizna: 506 Nova doba street, Nizna
Tel. 0420-43-5381229 - Cultural centre: 506 Nova doba street, Nizna
(Holds a movie cinema, library. There are also cultural events and foreign languages held there.)
Phone: 00421 43 5381513 - CK Tomicek
Phone: 00421 43 5381970 - Walter travel agency - 330 Hviezdoslavova street, Nizna
Phone: 00421 43 381162 - Vub expozitura: 459 Zavodna street, Nizna
HOTELS, ACCOMMODATIONS AND SERVICE FACILITIES:
Residence hall of S.O.U.
Moba Oil gas and service station
- Fitness center ICM, located in the Radar community house
- Tennis court, located behind the swimming pool
Phone: 00421 43 5381712 - Swimming pool
Phone: 00421 43 53381344- Aerobics, located in gymnasium of the elementary school
AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR SHOP:
Phone: 00420-43-5382220 - "Medko" auto repair shop - located in the agricultural center yard