The village of Nolcovo is situated in the north-eastern part of Turiec
region and on the left bank of Vah river. It is surrounded by beautiful nature
and by two magnificent mountains - Velka Fatra and Mala Fatra.
The first written
reference dates from 1489 and in 1989 the village organised a big celebration of
its 500th anniversary. The inhabitants of Nolcovo have worked in the area of
agriculture and farming in the past and it was the most important source of
their income. Farming features on the coat of arms of Nolcovo. It features
golden seeds and farming tools on a red background.
The name of village comes from the name of Mr Nolca or from Hungarian
number 8 which is nyolcz. Another interpretation is that the name of the village
comes from sheep farming history.
Many bronze needles were found in the area of
village and on the nearby hill of Hradisko. It documents that the first
inhabitants came during the Bronze Age.
The village is known for being an
important station on a busy post route which was built in 1610 and in 1667 the
post office was established here having many horses for that service.
Places of Interest
The village spreads over 1501 hectares and the highest point is a hill
called Klak which is situated 1359 metres above sea level. The hill lies on the
edge of so called Velka dolina (Big valley) which is 7 kilometres long. The
lower part of village is situated on the bank of River Vah which is 406 metres
above sea level.
Nolcovo was one of
the first villages which installed television cable systems into households and
also had village radio broadcasting. The major activities of village are around
fruit orchards which brought business into Nolcovo. 800 fruit trees were planted
and they bring good crop every year.
Sport and culture plays an important role in
the village life. Winter walk to Magura (1061 metres above sea level) and summer
walk to Klak hill which is organised by group of local villages. The village has
two football pitches, a tarmac tennis court and suitable public pathways and
cycle trails. The fishermen can enjoy their hobby and do fishing in the nearby
ponds which also attract people who like ice skating in the winter.
Easter celebrations, meetings of older inhabitants, hog-killing and other local
traditions are still very much alive in the village.
VILLAGE INTERESTS: agrotourism, sheep farming and fruit growing
ATTRACTIONS: Vah river, ponds - possibility of swimming and fishing
ACCOMMODATION POSSIBILITIES: the cottage owned by the village council,
private guest houses and B&Bs
FURTHER ATTRACTION: the village is located on the left bank of Vah river and
on the edge of Velka Fatra mountains which provides good opportunities
for fishing and hunting. Nolcovo village established
its own orchard business and focuses on fruit growing and processing. The
tradition of sheep farming is very much alive and finds a home amidst the local
natural beauty of the area.