Stará Ľubovňa and surroundings

Vyšné Ružbachy

Not far from Podolínec is situated the village of Vyšné Ružbachy, which was founded after 1303 under the German law. The name of the village comes from the German word rausche, i.e. raush and bach i.e. stream. The place was well known for century for its healing springs near which they founded the spas. In 1549 it was described by the scholastic man of letter Juraj Wernher. The spa was very popular with Polish nobility in the 18th and 19th centuries and that is why in 1882 they became property of the Polish nobleman Andrej Zamoyski. His son Ján Zamoyski with his wife Isabela de Bourbon changed the village to a modern thermal spa resort.

The best known building is the restaurant named White House built on the tufaceus ground. It has the alliance coat-of-arm of the families Zamoya and Bourbon. In the past there used to organize international sculptorers´ symposia in the travertine quarry since 1965 and several remarkable works have been preserved from this time.

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