Concept

Zuberec

Summary
Zuberec (Bölényfalu) is a village in northern Slovakia and a popular tourist center at the foothills of the Western Tatras. Zuberec features numerous accommodation facilities, restaurants, museum and a tourist information office. The village is the place of several cultural and sporting events including Podroháčske folklórne slávnosti (folk festival), Goralský klobúčik (alpine skiing), Oravaman (triathlon) and WSA Eurocup Zuberec (dogsled racing). Name Zuberec is called Zuberzec in Polish and Bölényfalu in Hungarian. It is named after the European bison (Zubor), an animal that used to be abundant in the region at the time of the foundation of the village. History Zuberec was founded in 1593, when the village was known as Zwberczyc, by shepherds and farmers under Vlach colonization law Lex Antiqua Valachorum. It was subordinate, like the surrounding villages, to the Orava Castle. The village ceased to exist because of the Bocskay uprising, but it was later re-
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