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Eagle chick survived thanks to understanding peoplePhoto

The white-tailed eagle is Slovakia’s biggest nesting bird of prey. Just 15 to 20 pairs of this beautiful predator nest in Slovakia, so every chick is extremely precious. Compiled by Spectator staff , 28. Aug 2016, at 7:15

Just 15 to 20 pairs of the white-tailed eagle nest in Slovakia

Containers in Tatras will be bear proof

One and a half million euro from the Environmental Fund was allocated for prevention. Compiled by Spectator staff , 27. Aug 2016, at 7:10

The brown bear is a protected animal all year round

Blog: Walking across Slovakia: Day 6

No tents, no sleeping rough, two teenagers and two adults, 900km, 4 rucksacks and some maps, a lot of maps: this is going to be fun. 27. Aug 2016, at 6:30

Deep insights into the past (Spectacular Slovakia - travel guide)Plus

Banská Štiavnica was one of the richest towns of the Kingdom of Hungary thanks to its mines. 26. Aug 2016, at 16:00

Mine dwarfs, permoníci, can be sometimes spotted in Slovak mines, the legend has it.

Shakespeare still resonates here

Also Slovakia commemorated the 400 anniversary of the playwright's death. Radka Minarechová , 26. Aug 2016, at 6:30

A bust of William Shakespeare which sits above the famous British playwright's grave at Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon, England.

People in Egypt might like Slovak short stories

A participant of the summer Slovak language school talks about his interest in Slovak literature, in the country itself, and the challenges of translating. Erik Rédli , 26. Aug 2016, at 6:30

Ayman Saad

Winners of sawing wood broke Slovak recordPhoto

The village of Baláže was entered into the Slovak Book of Records in a traditional competition - sawing wood. Compiled by Spectator staff , 25. Aug 2016, at 13:04

Seventeen pairs overall competed in sawing wood

Grӧssling still waits for reconstruction, as Petržalka swim centre opensPhoto

Historical pool complex Grӧssling has been closed since 1994, with a lawsuit still pending. Jana Liptáková , 25. Aug 2016, at 12:44

The poll in Grӧssling has been empty for about 22 years

Foreigners: Events around Slovakia

Tips for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between August 26 and September 4, including festivals, outdoor, night tours, classical music and more. Adriana Petková , 25. Aug 2016, at 12:29

Agent Fresco

Dolná Poruba witnesses biggest rainfall in past 1,000 years

This summer witnessed more rainfall than last year. Compiled by Spectator staff , 24. Aug 2016, at 23:34

Illustrative stock photo

Searching for ancestors in Slovakia (Spectacular Slovakia - travel guide)Plus

Searching for roots of the family tree is generally getting easier thanks to internet and digitised archives. Roman Cuprik , 24. Aug 2016, at 16:00

The family tree of the Mednyánszkys family, made by a Bratislava painter in the first half of the 18th century.

Foreigners: Events in Bratislava

Tips for performances, exhibitions and other events in the capital between August 26 and September 4, including classical music, concerts, market, festivals, trainings and more. Adriana Petková , 24. Aug 2016, at 15:05

Konshens from Jamaica

Silence and darkness? Some are ready to pay for it

The darkness is a scary, mysterious, calming place. It attracts people so much that some go there for a holiday. Lucia Krbatová , 24. Aug 2016, at 14:36

A robotic sailboat will try to cross the Atlantic

The boat will set off from Newfoundland in Canada towards Ireland. Compiled by Spectator staff , 24. Aug 2016, at 6:44

Kremnica festival to make people laugh again

The international festival of humour taking place in Kremnica by end of summer is unique in several ways. Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská , 23. Aug 2016, at 7:10

Past edition of Kremnica gags

Bratislava offers misting systems for cooling

So far two systems have been installed, more are planned. Compiled by Spectator staff , 23. Aug 2016, at 6:49

People enjoy the misting system at Hviezdoslavovo square.

War, heroism and history (Spectacular Slovakia - travel guide)Plus

Banská Bystrica will continue to be featured prominently in textbooks charting modern history because it served as the headquarters of the heroic but ultimately defeated Slovak National Uprising (SNP), one of the… 22. Aug 2016, at 19:20

The Museum of the Slovak National Uprising in Banská Bystrica.

The 5th most beautiful stamp comes from SlovakiaPhoto

Work created by Alfons Mucha succeeded in a prestigious international stamp competition. Compiled by Spectator staff , 22. Aug 2016, at 10:43

Slovakia has the 5th most beautiful stamp in the world.

Iconic national artworks wander outdoorsPhoto

It seems that in summer, everything aspires to leave the stifling air in the buildings – although air conditioning helps a lot – and spills out into the open air. Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská , 22. Aug 2016, at 7:05

Iconic works from National gallery exhibited oudoors

Blog: Walking across Slovakia: Day 5

No tents, no sleeping rough, two teenagers and two adults, 900km, 4 rucksacks and some maps, a lot of maps: this is going to be fun. 20. Aug 2016, at 6:30

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