Krompachy

Krompach is a town in Slovakia, with a rich mining and metallurgical history, well-known both in Slovakia and in its close neighboring countries for its Plejsy ski center.

Tourism

As well as the skiing centre at Plejsy, Krompachy is known for its scenery of hills, valleys and fields. This, together with a number of local natural and cultural sites, have made the town a year-round tourist destination.

Sites

  • Roman Catholic church of Evangelic Saint John, built in the classical style from 1774
  • 17th century baroque curia reconstructed into a private hotel
  • Krompachy Uprising monument (see below)
  • The administrative building of the former ironworks
  • Eastern Slovakia’s first water plant

Geography

Krompachy is situated in the central Spiš area in the valley of the Hornád river, 360 to 450 metres (1,181–1,476 ft) above sea level. The town lies on the meeting point of three mountain ranges; the Levoča Hills (Levočské vrchy) and Branisko Massif (the highest point is Slubica 1,129 metres (3,704 ft) above sea level) are to the north and the Volovec Mountains (Volovské vrchy) (part of the Slovenské rudohorie Mountains) are to the south. The town is surrounded on every side by mountain massifs, with summits 900 to 1,100 metres (2,953–3,609 feet) above sea level.

The annual rainfall in the Hornád Basin (Hornádska kotlina) is between 590 to 800 millimetres (23–31 in). The rainiest month is July and the driest is February. Snow covers the area 75–90 days a year. The average annual temperature is 6.8 °C (44.2 °F), the lowest in January −6.2 °C (20.8 °F), the highest in July 17.0 °C (62.6 °F).

The large conifer and mixed forests are home of red deer, boars, wolves, lynxes, badgers. The forests are rich in mushrooms and wild forest fruits. The Hornád river is the home of troutsalmongrayling and eel.

Contact

Krompachy
email
darius.dubinak@krompachy.sk
address
Námestie slobody č. 1 053 42 Krompachy
phone
053/419 22 13