Describing Bánk in short is a really difficult task, because the locals think life there is very good. Furthermore, in their opinion two kinds of people exist, those who live in Bánk, and those who woul like to live there. If you visit our village and keep the speed limit (40km/h) you can see the locals waving, smiling, and enjoying life in Bánk.
Bánk has a lake, like many surrounding towns, but unlike those, this lake has always been there.
According to a written record regarding the lake from 1820, ’’There is a remarkably beautiful lake near the village, which is called ’The eye of the sea’ by the locals. The inhabitants of that time believed this lake had an underground connection to the sea, because its exact depth has never been measured, and it never flooded, not even during heavy rains, nor has it dried during droughts. The tarn, wieved from above, seems like a beautiful jewel at the entrance of Cserhát. Winters are usually really cold, perfect for ice skating or sitting by the stove. During the very hot summers, we dive in the cool lake. Bánk is mainly about relaxing, and it’s mainly built for that purpose.
The town has pensions, a wellness hotel, village lodging, and a good pub. Our village has three major sights: the slovakian house, the Lutheran church, and the mayor’s bycicle.
The symbols of our town are a swimsuit, slippers, a towel around a shoulder, roasted delicacies, a good meal cooked in cauldron, and the hiss of an opening beer can.
Welcome to Bánk, welcome home!