Banská ŠtiavnicaBanská Štiavnica

Banská Štiavnica is the oldest mining city in Slovakia. Its fame was born from mineral richness, ores of precious and colour metals, especially silver and gold, which have been mined in the town and its surroundings for more than one thousand years. Mining was not the only source of fame for Banska Stiavnica. In 1762 the world first technical university of mining - Mining Academy was established in the city.