Welcome to the cultural-natural relaxation zone situated on the hill Háj on the northern edge of Liptovský Mikuláš. Location Háj-Nicovô is popular for the beauty of nature, a wide range of sports and military history. Unforgettable views from its peak on the scenery of the surrounding mountains, the water reservoir Liptovská Mara and the city are emotionally strong experiences. In the past, the first ski jump in Liptov was built on the slopes of Hája, the first ski jump in Liptov was built, school balls and majales were held here. At the same time, the grove served as a pasture for cattle breeding and since the 1950s it has been forested to its present form.
The dominant feature of Háj-Nicovô is the military memorial and cemetery Háj-Nicovô. The piety complex is a cemetery and memorial to the fallen, especially during the spring of 1945. This place should remain a symbol of patriotism, which opposed fascism even at the cost of its own blood. Just at the site of this reverent area, some of the most difficult and longest fighting took place at the end of World War II. We can compare them to those in Dukla.
The Piety area was unveiled to the public on 9th May 1961, its author is Ing. arch. Ladislav Bauer, Ing. arch. Aladár Búzik and academic sculptors Alfonz Groma and Miroslav Ksandr. There is a monumental staircase in the middle of a large area. On its left side is a sculpture that represents an oath on a battle flag and on the right is the symbolism of peace and victory. At the top of the staircase, there is a dominant – a pillar whose top is decorated with a five-pointed star. At the bottom, there are reliefs that depict: the pledge of the pledge, the help of the wounded, the laying of the wreath, and the scene above the grave. There is a cemetery on both sides of the memorial.
Currently, more than 1350 heroes are resting here. This place was intended to fight deliberately, the surrounding landscape is at your fingertips. If you want to enjoy this view, just walk from Rachmaninov Square in Liptovsky Mikulas to the left, to Kpt. Sticker and after crossing the railway crossing, the Heroes’ Road will take you directly to the complex.
Embark on the attractions of Háj-Nicovô Forest Park:
- Educational Trail MILITARY HISTORY documents the struggles for Liptovský Mikuláš during World War II. It leads to the monument-protected Pietný area with a memorial and the largest war cemetery of Czechoslovak soldiers in former Czechoslovakia. It is built in places where the second hardest fighting took place in Slovakia.
- On the top of the OKRÚHLICA crashed US combat aircraft Liberator December 2, 1944. It directed from Italy to Poland, when after the intervention of Považská Bystrica, collapsed over Liptovský Mikuláš. Today, the story of American pilots is reminiscent of a bulletproof vest of one of them at the Janko King Museum.
- Educational trail NATURE AND LANDSCAPE AROUND US with a playground is focused on nature conservation and interest in the locality Háj-Nicovô, which since 1996 has been classified as a protected area of 7.6 ha.
- HÁJA Peak (748 m above sea level) is one of the most beautiful and easily accessible points of Liptov. It offers panoramic views of the unique Tatra Mountains.
- Running OXYGEN ROUTES, bearing the names the Olympians from Liptovsky Mikulas are complemented by elements for exercise (under construction).
- Regional Cycling route passes near the forest park Háj-Nicovô. It is heading from Liptovsky Mikulas to Ziarska valley, with a turning to the Hája peak and a possibility to relax in the cyclopotrask. It builds on other cycling routes under the Western Tatras.