Culture & lifestyle

Historic train rode during the Night of Museums and Galleries

Railway enthusiasts offered tourists a ride on the historical train between Zvolen and Banská Bystrica in May 21. Compiled by Spectator staff , 29. May 2016, at 7:45

Historic train - the Night of Museums and Galleries 2016.

Water castle in Hronsek waits for re-opening

Stanislav Rajnoha, a businessman from Banská Bystrica, needed 12 years of arranging, 14 years of work and about €5 million from his pocket to reconstruct the water castle in Hronsek. Compiled by Spectator staff , 28. May 2016, at 9:46

Water castle in Hronsek.

Lido may return to BratislavaPhoto

While developers plan to build a new city centre with a park and beach, activists call for saving water-sport traditions. Peter Adamovsky , 27. May 2016, at 13:45

The area of the former Lido awaits re-development.

Slovak drama movie screened in New York

Festival Panorama Europe in New York every year offers a selection of the most outstanding European movies of various genres, and this year it included the drama Čistič (The Cleaner) of Slovak director Peter Bebjak. Compiled by Spectator staff , 27. May 2016, at 6:53

Director Peter Bebjak.

Foreigners: Events around Slovakia

Tips for performances, exhibitions and other events in the Slovak regions between May 27 and June 5, including food festival, classical music, outdoor events, dance, opera and concert, exchange and more. Adriana Petková , 26. May 2016, at 18:01

15th year of exchange meeting of collectors of items with brewery motifs, illustrative stock photo.

Eva Nová, Colours of Sand to fight for European Film Award

Two Slovak films have been selected to compete for the “European Oscar”: Eva Nová was nominated as feature film and Colours of Sand as documentary, both by the Slovak Film and Television Academy (SFTA). Compiled by Spectator staff , 25. May 2016, at 23:41

Eva Nová

Less classical classics in SNDPhoto

FIDELIO, the only opera written by Beethoven, does not belong among the “musts” of opera houses but it is an interesting part of repertories of most of them. To the Slovak National Theatre (SND), it returns after… Zuzana Vilikovská , 25. May 2016, at 18:05

Floretan and Leonore(aka Fidelio) - Jan vaculík and Maida Hundeling

Foreigners: Events in Bratislava

Tips for performances, exhibitions and other events in the capital between May 27 and June 5, including a Slovak folklore, premieres and derniere, concerts, party, classical and rock music, design, discussion,… Adriana Petková , 25. May 2016, at 16:50

Lohengrin by Richard Wagner (derniere) in SND

New Drama 2016 has its winners

The festival called Nová drama/New Drama is not just a selection of theatre pieces premiered in Slovakia in 2015; but also a competition that saw its winners announced. Compiled by Spectator staff , 25. May 2016, at 14:25

Members of the Skrat theatre (L-R) Ľubo Burgr, Milan Chalmovský and Vlado Zboroň receive Grand Prix for the best staging of New Drama 2016

Unorthodox chess sets from Slovakia turn heads in Brussels

Makerstown is the first event of its kind, bringing together businesses and European policymakers. Compiled by Spectator staff , 25. May 2016, at 6:17

Illustrative stock photo

The Night of Museums and Galleries 2016 drew thousands of visitorsPhoto

The 12th year of the popular Night of Museums and Galleries opened the doors of institutions around Slovakia until midnight and drew many visitors. Compiled by Spectator staff , 23. May 2016, at 14:59

In Banská Bystrica, a historicla train wa spart of the event.

A greeting of stylised smiths

THE FIRST smiths appeared in Slovakia sometime in the 12th or 13th century, and some of the last could be found around the mid-20th century. Branislav Chovan 23. May 2016, at 10:32

Stylised blacksmiths show their craft.

Slovak native painter affected Coelho in Prague

Paulo Coelho, a legendary writer, flew to Prague to celebrate life during the feast of St. Joseph, which he has been doing for years, and with a desire to meet the mysterious painter of his past, Slovak native Ivan… Compiled by Spectator staff , 22. May 2016, at 7:41


Popular summer-house in Markušovce open again

Spiš Museum recalled the 65th anniversary of its foundation in mid-May with the opening of the Dardanely summer-house of the mansion in Markušovce. Compiled by Spectator staff , 21. May 2016, at 9:36

Summer-house Dardanely in Markušovce.

Director Juraj Herz muses on life and death

Born in Slovakia, then working in Czechoslovakia and Germany, Herz recently published his memoir Autopsy. The Sme daily addressed Herz in connection with his book, which he recently presented in Bratislava. Eva Andrejčáková , 20. May 2016, at 15:24

Juraj Herz

Foreigners: Events around Slovakia

Tips for performances, exhibitions and other events in the Slovak regions between May 20 and 29, including parties, concerts and vintage cars, summer festival, folklore course, historical re-enactment, a restaurant… Michal Hlúbik 19. May 2016, at 13:13

Previous edition of Rotenstein festival at Červený Kameň Castle

Tricklandia project opens in High Tatras

Tricklandia, a project in Starý Smokovec in the High Tatras, combines an amusement park with a family-type art gallery. Compiled by Spectator staff , 19. May 2016, at 0:10


Non-traditional restaurants to be open across Slovakia

The Restaurant Day taking place on May 21 will offer various activities for visitors, including dishes cooked by refugees and desserts served by live books. Compiled by Spectator staff , 18. May 2016, at 14:07

People queing for the vegan bakings of Kallion Herkut on the second Restaurant Day on August 21, 2011 in Helsinki Finland.

Foreigners: Events in Bratislava

Tips for performances, exhibitions and other events in the capital between May 20 and 29, including a museum night, concerts, party, classical and folk music, jazz night, design, sculpture works, festivals and more. Michal Hlúbik 18. May 2016, at 12:51

Musica Aeterna organises the Days of Early Music 2016.

Eurokontext offers all varied genres and perceptions

For the third year, but for the first time as only an operatic and dance festival, Eurokontext brings European performing art to Bratislava. Zuzana Vilikovská , 18. May 2016, at 9:15

The Makropulos Affair (SND) will be also performed at the Eurokontext festival.

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