The village of Hontianske Nemce is situated in the picturesque valley of
river Štiavnica. It is located in the District of Banská Bystrica, only
about 10 km from the town of Krupina. Surrounded by variety of local mountains
(Slovenské stredohorie, Krupinská planina, Štiavnické vrchy), this village
spreads across some 30,8 km2 and has got only 1495 inhabitants.
Good geographical location of this village has been renowned since
the Primeval Age. Numerous archaeological findings including bowls, jars,
hair accessories and various tools were found in the area and they date
from the early Bronze Age. Mr. Andrej Kmeť, the local archaeologist, has
found several tombs which are still the matter of research and attract
many young historians and archaeologist. The earliest written reference
of Hontianske Nemce dates from 1246 when the village was known as "NYMPTY".
The village has always had an important transport position and was a crucial
local travel point in the past.
Jarig Bakker, 27 May 2002