Selected Passages from Hungarian-Ottoman Wars


Photo: Roman Zikmund

Hollólomnic (Holumnica, Hollomnitz) is located in the Upper lands/Horná Zem/Felvidék, it is in Slovakia. It is 14 km south-west to Ólubló (Stará Ľubovňa, Altlublau). The castle and the village used to be the property of the Hungarian Berzeviczy, Újházy, and Görgey families. The place was first mentioned in 1256 as Lampnitza and in 1329 as Noglumnicha. The villagers were peasants who were also making linen and wooden plates. The place was called Magna Lomnitz in 1361.


We know that there were 31 houses in the settlement in 1600. The area belonged to a German-language island that was not uncommon near the Zipt Lands. You can read about this area on my page:

We can find the remains of a Renaissance castle in the northern part of the village. We don’t know for sure but the Renaissance castle that stood in the northern part of the village was ruined at the end of the 17th century. There had not been archeological excavations before 2003. 


There is another Gothic-Renaissance castle inside Hollólomnic which is still visible, though. It was built around the end of the 15th century and it was inhabited until the 17th century when its owners built a more comfortable mansion in the village. Since then the castle stays abandoned. It is thought to have been similar to the Renaissance castle of Betlenfalva which was not very far. Here you can read about Betlenfalva on my page:

There were 31 houses in the settlement in 1600. Its Saxon inhabitants were deported after 1945 and they were replaced by Slovakian people.



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Here are a few more pictures of Hollólomnic castle: