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Here you will find all possible and impossible tasks that await you.

If you can't figure it out, tap on the hint according to the colors:

​Task No. 1.:

You are standing near the grounds of the former Mining Academy. It was founded in 1762 by Mária Theresia as the first university of its kind in the world and brought together the top science and technology of the time. The botanical garden you are in surrounds the Academy buildings. In the middle of this garden you will find a giant, surrounded by other giants, each of its own kind.

What is the name of the giant who stands proudly among them? And how many giants actually surround him?

Task No. 3.:

Continue further up to Klopačka. This building originally served as a special bell tower - a communication tool between miners. It was built in the 17th century. The knocker had an important role in mining operations and was used to announce work shifts and accidents in mines and nearby workshops. Today, Klopačka is a tourist attraction, in its interesting premises you can find a tea room that offers visitors a pleasant sitting with a wide range of teas and coffees.

You will find a wooden shield in front of the Klopačka building, there you will find another clue.

Task No. 7.:

When you get out of the Botanical Garden, you will definitely notice the building of the State Gymnasium. Across from it you can see the local bistro Ďumbier. They have a great burger and a sourdough, I'm probably hungry... Well, let's get to the point - Ginger has another name, can you remember which one? The most popular precious metal also begins with the same letter. Interesting info - the radioactive gas radon is collected in mined mines.

Now look at the periodic table of elements - how many protons do they have? And "how far" are these elements from each other? This is how you get the code, it should open the treasure chest, do you see it here somewhere?

Task No. 5.:

Head down the road to the church. You may have heard that there are several wonders in Štiavnica. One of them is here, right in front of you.

Every year it snows here on Petr and Pavlo, sometimes more, sometimes less. How is it possible?

Task No. 9.:

On Square St. Trinity, at the entrance to the Jozef Kollár gallery there is a painting with a hidden message. At first glance, it looks like an ordinary scene of miners on their way to work, but if you use something from the backpack, the image will reveal a hidden clue to the treasure.

Do you see something strange in this picture that doesn't belong there?

Task No. 11.:

The Mining Museum in Banská Štiavnica, one of the oldest mining museums in the world, offers visitors a unique insight into the rich history of mining in this region. The museum's exhibits capture the development of mining technologies, ore processing methods, and provide a deep insight into the cultural and social life of the mining community in various historical periods. In the basement of the Kammerhof there is an exhibition of old artifacts from ancient times. One of the exhibits is an old mining fokoš with engraved symbols.

Which of these symbols do we know from the Far East? How many are there?

Task No. 13.:

Continue along the path next to the walls. When you reach the intersection near the Július Binder galleries, head up. Keep going, the Cherubín tunnel will show you the right way until you reach the linden circle. These lime trees are really old. During the anti-Turkish wars, a shooting range for home defense was set up here, you can see used targets with holes after shooting in the citadel of the Old Castle. Later in the 20th century, it was popular with locals as a venue for ballroom dancing to live music.

How many of these majestic trees are there? What are they called in Latin?

Task No. 2.:

Opposite the Hotel Grand Matej there is an alley, at the end of this alley you will find a well. It is said that a crocodile lives in this well, which swam here all the way from the Belianske tajch. Such a well-traveled reptile certainly knows something about treasure.

Try to pull him out somehow.

Task No. 4.:

Continue to the Old Castle - you can't miss it. It once served as a monastery, and was later rebuilt into a fortress during the Turkish threat. Today it serves as a landmark, a museum, and a favorite place for many traditional events. Its walls are an example of Gothic and Baroque architecture. In the castle there are several expositions of the Mining Museum and the chapel of St. Michael.

Can you find out more about this castle? In what century was it built? Will you still need a letter, as the German colonizers of the time would call it here?

Task No. 6.:

Continue along the road towards Trojičné námestie. Along the way, you will see the Jul Binder Gallery, located in a baroque burgher's house from the 17th century. It presents the contemporary visual work of Slovak and Czech artists. You can see the local evangelical lyceum just a little further down. This lyceum has famous graduates, e.g. such Sándor Petőfi.

Do you also know of a well-known Slovak who may have gone to school here? Among other things, he was also a botanist, with a fondness for roses. What was his name? What year did he die?

Task No. 8.:

You will find yourself again at Trojično námestí. You are standing in front of Limpacher's palace. This is the last surviving Renaissance palace of Count Lienpacher, in its original state. Its premises house a bar, the virtual reality museum Journey through Time and the Hall of Mirror Illusions. Above the entrance to the palace you will see the coat of arms of his family, on which various animals are frolicking.

One of them is legendary. On which side?

Task No. 10.:

In the garden behind the old Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, there is a stone statue of an angel. If you carefully examine the statue, you will find that it is not quite ordinary. Look in your backpack, maybe you'll find something that fits her properly.

Try placing it there, the correct position will reveal another clue.

Task No. 12.:

A huge old oak tree grows near the Old Castle. Its roots cannot be overlooked. When you look at them more closely, you will notice how they are overgrown with walls.

How many bricks did the roots uproot? A What letter do they remind you of?

Task No. 14.:

Go up the wooden stairs to the former synagogue. Admire the beautiful view of the city, the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and Calvary. Silver and gold mining in Banská Štiavnica dates back to the 12th century and peaked in the 16th and 17th centuries, when Banská Štiavnica was the largest mining center in Hungary. It was necessary to employ thousands of miners for the mining of precious metals in Banská Štiavnica. Most of them worked in deep shafts and tunnels, where they searched for and mined ores. Many of them came from German-speaking regions. These people were also very pious.

Look around - how many churches do you see in front of you? And how do you say church in their language?

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