Thanks to its position, Ružomberok has unique qualities. It is surrounded by the mountains of the Great Fatra, the Low Tatras and the Choč Mountains. All these mountains are within easy reach directly from the centre of the town, and a part of the Great Fatra even extends into the historical town area of Ružomberok. The exceptional character of the natural riches is also shown in the fact that almost the entire town surroundings lie on the territory of national parks or protected landscape areas. Waterfalls, rivers, springs, swamps, moors, natural monuments, rocky cliffs, fauna, flora, caves, views, all of that and a lot more can be found directly in the town or nearby.