The World Ball Hockey Federation will be returning to Nitra which will host the 2020 Men’s and Women’s Championships the week of June 20-27.
Nitra is one of the oldest town settlements in Slovakia. The Nitra Castle is the most visited monuments and the upper town is comprised of a harmonious group of particularly well-preserved historical buildings, the Franciscan Church, burgher houses and art gallery. A permanent exhibition at the Nitra Museum shows the history of the city, its surrounding areas and Slovakia. The Nitra State Gallery, the Gallery of the Young, and the Art Gallery present Slovakian works as well as temporary exhibitions by foreign artists. The cultural life in Nitra is very rich.
The areas around Nitra provide several interesting activities. A hiking path will take you to Zobor Peak (588 meters), from the top of which is a lovely view of this wine growing region. The region of Nitra attracts visitors by its protected natural riches and the national natural reserve at Zobor and the one at Lukpa are home to numerous species of animals and plants. The forest of chestnut trees in Jelenska Gastanica is particularly interesting to discover.
WBHF President, Domenic Di Gironimo, “the city of Nitra will be a wonderful home for the participants of the 2020 World Championships” he continued, “this will be a wonderful opportunity for Russia (Women’s) and the Czech Republic (Men’s) to defend the championships they won in 2018 in Russia.”