Vlkolinec in Ruzomberok – Slovakia

Slovakia is a country in Central Europe that has a wide variety of tourist spots for every type of traveler. Museums, castle ruins, breathtaking landscapes and historical monuments are only some of the sights that are worth a visit.

While there are plenty of museums around the country, none of these quite compares to Vlkolinec in Ruzomberok – Slovakia.


Vlkolinec in Ruzomberok – Slovakia is located in the northern regions of the country, particularly within the region of Liptov.

Getting There

Flying is easiest via the international airport located in the country’s capital city of Bratislava. From here, you can take a bus to get to Vlkolinec in Ruzomberok – Slovakia.

If you will be coming from other parts of the country, there are also trains that travel across Slovakia.

On the other hand, if you would like to have a bit of comfort for your travel to Vlkolinec, you can take a car hire service and drive towards your destination.

What to See and Do

Vlkolinec in Ruzomberok – Slovakia is a small town, with only a few inhabitants living here to date. It is a charming little town that has some of the most well-preserved historical structures in the country.

The traditional houses here and the village itself remains virtually untouched by any type of modern advancements so much so that the village has no tap water and only relies on a well situated in the middle of the village.

The traditional log houses are lined in two separate rows and walking around the village is like walking back in time – where the locals lived in simplicity. It is considered as an “open-air” museum, with much of its original structures still intact.

For more information about the historic village, there is an indoor museum that you can visit as well.

Brief History

Vlkolinec in Ruzomberok – Slovakia was once a separate village until it became part of Ruzomberok in the year 1882.

It is believed that the name of the village is a derivative of the Slovak word “vlk” which roughly translates to ‘wolf.”

In the year 1993, it was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The village has the traditional look of a Central European village, with its log houses that consists of 2 to 3 bedrooms. Wooden sculptures welcome visitors and the 18th century belfry as well as the chapel of Baroque architectural design is still intact.


To visit the indoor museum at Vlkolinec in Ruzomberok – Slovakia, there is an entry fee of about 2 Euros per adult and 1 Euro for kids and senior citizens.

Other Information

The museum is open from Tuesday to Friday, from 9 in the morning up to 3 in the afternoon. Saturdays and Sundays, it is open until 4 in the afternoon. Schedules and prices however may change without prior notice so it is best to check first prior to your visit to ensure that you will be accommodated.