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More than skiing Discover Košice Region with Košice Region Travel Guide . “It might be dangerous, but all these icefalls and ice flowers are unbelievable,” said Juraj Mezö about the winter hike on the Prielom Hornádu route in Slovenský raj (Slovak Paradise). 17 Sep 2014 Spectacular Slovakia
Propeler returns to Danube in Bratislava Around Slovakia Locked THE LEGENDARY Propeler boat, which for decades connected the two banks of the Danube River in Bratislava, returned to its original route in late August 2014. 15 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Man who stole car with woman and child inside charged Around Slovakia Locked BRATISLAVA police, in cooperation with their southern-Slovak counterparts, handled a curious case in mid August: an inhabitant of the capital stole a car that was idling in front of a shopping mall in Bratislava’s Dolné Hony borough. However, a woman and a small boy were both inside the car. 15 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Beskyd Rallye brings out vintage car buffs Around Slovakia Locked THE ANNUAL meeting of historical vehicles, Beskyd Rallye, takes part in the northern region of Slovakia, starting just over the border in the Czech Republic. The cars arrived in Velké Rovné, Slovakia, from where they continued to Kysucké Nové Mesto, Krásno nad Kysucou, Čadca and Turzovka, only to end up again in the Czech part of the Beskydy mountain range, which is shared by both countries and which gave the automotive event its name. 15 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Sophisticated skull surgery in Košice restores man’s functions Around Slovakia Locked A UNIQUE titanium implant produced with 3D printer technology was used by Košice doctors and scientists for the second time to reconstruct a portion of the skull of a patient. 15 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Nitra man sets motorbike record Around Slovakia Locked YOUNG motorbike rider Tomáš Paulíček set the first Slovak record for the distance at which he rode a motorbike on its front wheel. 15 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Getting cultured in Košice Discover Košice Region with Košice Region Travel Guide . Olympic host cities and European Capital of Culture (ECoC) cities have a similar goal: to build a foundation and create a legacy that outlasts the events themselves. While an Olympic host city concentrates on athletes and venues, an ECoC concentrates on artists and venues. Košice’s designation as the 2013 ECoC accelerated the creation of a lasting cultural infrastructure to nurture art, and its projects add another layer to the city’s already rich cultural offerings. 10 Sep 2014 Spectacular Slovakia
Legendary train Slovenská strela turns 78 Around Slovakia THE LEGENDARY train Slovenská strela (Slovak Missile, in reference to its speed), which connects Bratislava and Prague, celebrated its 78th anniversary. On July 13, 1936, the train appeared on the tracks for the first time and transported passengers between the two cities in 4 hours and 52 minutes. 8 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Trenčín Castle’s Big Bastion reopened this summer Around Slovakia AFTER being closed to the public for 10 years, the reconstructed Big Bastion of Trenčín Castle, in the western-Slovak city of Trenčín, was opened to the public at the end of July 2014. The observatory bastion is part of Zápoľský Palace in the castle complex, and is accessible from the stables. 8 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Soldiers volunteer at Mlynárce military cemetery Around Slovakia THE 100TH anniversary of World War I was commemorated at the end of July in numerous countries, and in the Slovak city of Nitra, the event was marked with a memorial ceremony attended by city and Defence Ministry representatives at the military cemetery in Mlynárce, where the deceased soldiers are buried. 8 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Butcher Manderla commissioned Bratislava’s first high-rise in 1930s Around Slovakia BUTCHER and entrepreneur Rudolf Manderla ordered the construction of the first modern high-rise in Bratislava, the business and residential building named after him, in 1933-1935. 8 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
More than 60 vintage Trabants displayed in Košice and Čaňa Around Slovakia AT THE end of July, more than 60 Trabants were gathered in Košice and nearby Čaňa at the 13th national reunion of enthusiasts of the legendary car. On July 26, the cars were presented to visitors of Košice Zoo at the so-called Trabi Safari, and in the afternoon they were paraded in front of Košice’s Aupark shopping centre. 8 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Adventure is out there Discover Košice Region with Košice Region Travel Guide . While legend has it that swallows are the messengers of spring, hot air balloons herald the beginning of summer in the Košice region. Every year in June, the skyline in Košice is packed with balloons piloted by teams from all across Europe. 3 Sep 2014 Spectacular Slovakia
Smolenice commemorates 100th anniversary of parachute patent Around Slovakia THE 100TH anniversary of the issuing of a US patent to Slovak Štefan Banič for his invention of the parachute was commemorated on August 16 in his hometown of Smolenice (Trnava Region, western Slovakia). 1 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Bizarre vessels competed on Vindšachta Lake Around Slovakia THIS SUMMER saw the traditional festival of bizarre vessels, called Utopenec (loosely translated as Drowned One; also the name of a local pickled sausage), change venues from Počúvadlo Lake near Banská Štiavnica to Vindšachta Lake in Štiavnické Bane (both in Banská Bystrica Region). 1 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
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