“From the Tatras to the Danube” - Turiec

“From the Tatras to the Danube” - Turiec

This year, as part of the competition cycle "From the Tatras to the Danube", we are taking you to some of the historic Slovak regions. Today we head to the northern part of Central Slovakia, to Turiec. Some people believe that the Turiec region, based on its name, was founded by the Turks. According to the eighteenth-century scholar, Matej Bel, Turiec was a huge lake that was drained by the Sarmatian king Turan. RSI´s Marika Antašová looked closer on the region and its specialties.

Competition - Turiec Máte problém s prehrávaním? Nahláste nám chybu v prehrávači.

Here comes the competition question:

Which folk tradition helped the merchants from Turiec make a name for themselves beyond the borders of their region?

Send in your answers until the end of September to our email address


or via regular post to

Radio Slovakia International, RTVS

Mlynska dolina,

84545 Bratislava


Nice prizes are awaiting you, so good luck!

Zuzana Botiková, Marika Antašová, Photo: Flickr/Jan Zbojnik

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