Ľudovít Štúr and modern Slovakia

Ľudovít Štúr was an exceptional personality in the Slovak national history. He became an initiator and a driving force of the birth of the modern Slovak nation in the mid 19th century. He had chosen the awakening of the national, political and spiritual life of the Slovaks and their step forward towards national independence as his mission. Prior to that, however, there was a need to rescue the nation and achieve its recognition within Hungary and the Habsburg monarchy. The standard language was a strong evidence of the national independence of the Slovaks. In his linguistic works Štúr had justified and elaborated it.

Ľudovít Štúr Museum in Modra is located in the centre of the town of Modra in the house, where Ľudovít Štúr died. This building houses the main exhibition called Ľudovít Štúr and modern Slovakia that gives its visitors an overview of the life and works of Ľudovít Štúr with respect to the historical context. Testimonials from Ľudovít Štúr's contemporaries present him from the personal angle, while the current views of experts are not omitted, either. Ľudovít Štúr's commemorative room marks the last years of his life in Modra and the circumstances surrounding his tragic death.