Know Before You Go
Čičmany is in northwestern Slovakia, about a two-hour drive from Bratislava. It is possible to reach Čičmany by public transport. The easiest way is to take a bus from Žilina to Rajec, and from there, another bus to Čičmany. However, there are very few buses passing through Čičmany. Visitors stranded in Čičmany can take advantage of the traditional houses turned into penzions (B&B). In addition to the preservation of the structures, the village Považie Museum works to also keep up traditions of festivals, local folk music and art, costume and folk dances. The village is also popular ski destination (Ski center Javorinka). Čičmany is within easy reach by car from Prievidza/Bojnice (known for its spa and picturesque medieval castle) and makes a nice day trip combined with visit of beautifully carved wooden Slovak Betlehem in Rajecká Lesná.