Muránska planina National Park is one of the youngest national parks in Slovakia. The core area measures 21,318 ha and the protective belt 21,698 ha. It includes 14 smaller protected territories. The headquarters are located in Revúca.
Flora in the National Park is notable for its biodiversity and species richness and includes 35 endemic and sub-endemic species, for example, Daphne arbuscula. Forests cover about 90% of the area.
The national park is located somewhat in the middle of Slovakia. The easiest way to reach the park is to go by car. The drive from Bratislava is approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes. The distance is similar from Kraków in Poland.
When to visit
The park is most popular during the warmer seasons. Hiking can be difficult during winter in the cold weather and you should be properly prepared if visiting during this season.
Map of Muránska Planina National Park
Image gallery of Muránska Planina National Park
Sights in Muránska Planina National Park
Some national parks contain more than just natural wonders. This list shows you some of the sights that are located in the national park. This includes museums, cathedrals, bridges, dams and much more.
Wildlife in Muránska Planina National Park
These sections shows you some of the characteristic wildlife to the national park.
Mushroom hunting in Muránska Planina National Park
Slovakia is a popular country for mushroom hunting and there are plenty of forests to roam hunting for mushrooms. National parks are often more restricted than other areas and you should therefore speak to local authorities about the specific rules regarding the areas you are looking at.
Camping rules in Muránska Planina National Park
Wild camping is generally prohibited in Slovakia and you are therefore not allowed to pitch a tent in the wilderness. You should stick to designated camping areas or other areas recommended by the local park authorities. Camping is tolerated in specific areas of the country but you should always check with the landowner before camping.
Bears in Muránska Planina National Park
Few bears in the park
This national park has bears and you need to take the necessary precautions. It is however unlikely that you will come across a bear.