The Small Carpathian town of Modra and its surroundings link directly to the last years of Ľudovít Štúr, the major Slovak national consciousness-awakening figure. After the suppression of the revolution in 1848, while still under police surveillance, he took care of orphaned children here after the death of his brother Karol. During one of his long solitary strolls in the forests he shot and wounded his own leg on 22 December 1855. The tragic accident ended in his death on 12 January 1856. All these events and Štúr’s stay in Modra are commemorated in the building of the former Evangelical parsonage, the Schnell House, the Emresz House and the memorial sites in the Holombecká Valley and the Šnaudy area, and finally by his grave in the local cemetery.
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