Category Archives: Slovakia

Climbing the Krupina Watchtower, Vartovka, Slovakia.

Krupina Watchtower Krupina is one of the oldest towns in Slovakia and written records indicate that it dates back to 1135 although archaeological digs report that tools from the bronze ages were found. To understand the need for this tower (vartovka) we need to travel back in time to 1564 during the Hungarian-Ottoman war when The Turks invaded…