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Wandering while also offering charity

THE DONORS’ hiking event Karpatská vandrovka is unique in Slovakia. The 50 kilometre hike along the main ridge of the Volovské vrchy mountains is focused on collecting money.

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská, 30. Aug 2015, at 7:35
Mediateque at the Orava Castle

Slovak grandfather receives birthday wishes from all over the world

A PICTURE of a Slovak man who is turning 100-years-old has received more than 3,500 wishes in several languages after his grandson Peter Holík published his photo on social networks.  

Compiled by Spectator staff, 27. Aug 2015, at 21:56
Campbell Soups by Warhol

Police find lost Andy Warhol picture

THE DIRECTOR of the Andy Warhol Museum of Modern Art in Medzilaborce, Valika Maďarová, faced calls for her resignation after the museum lost a picture from Warhol’s famous Campbell’s Soup Can series. However the…

Compiled by Spectator staff, 27. Aug 2015, at 21:54

Craftsmen show their skills, for the 25th time

CRAFTSMEN skilled in all imaginable as well as unimaginable Slovak traditional crafts will gather from all over Slovakia to demonstrate their skills and sell products in Bratislava during the Craftsmen Days festival…

Compiled by Spectator staff, 27. Aug 2015, at 13:37
Exhibition on Titanic comes to bratislava

Slovak man's story part of Titanic exhibition in Bratislava

THE GLOBAL exhibition displaying the legendary ship Titanic as well as the time when it was built can be seen in Bratislava’s Incheba complex until the beginning of December. Comprising 17 rooms and almost 3,000…

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská, 27. Aug 2015, at 0:00
Past edition of the ÚĽUV Craftsmen Days in Bratislava

Countrywide events

Tips for events in Slovakia, including a lot of open-air events. cycling, charity events, two organ festivals, a theatre and a film festival, a botanical exhibition, a weekend of traditional crafts, folklore-ethno…

Zuzana Vilikovská, 26. Aug 2015, at 12:55
Minting the local currency, the "Letavy groš" coin

Letavy camp attracted 300 European artists

IN MID August, the art camp Letavy, organised for the 30th time, welcomed about 300 artists – both amateurs and professionals – from 14 European countries. 

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská, 26. Aug 2015, at 7:36
Spiš Castle is impressive from the air as well as from the ground.

Spiš Castle among top 500 ultimate bucket list destinations

THE SPIŠ Castle, situated in northern Slovakia, was listed among the 500 best places to see on the planet which should be part of the bucket list for every type of traveller created by Lonely Planet’s globetrotting…

Compiled by Spectator staff, 25. Aug 2015, at 13:39
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“From Bratislava with Love” invites foreigners

THE BYE-BYE Summer party takes place on the last Friday in August, with the theme of this InterNations event being “James Bond”. Thus, visitors are encouraged to arrive dressed in Hollywood style, like a secret…

Compiled by Spectator staff, 25. Aug 2015, at 6:42

Slovaks refurbish in summer; demand for paint rises 25 percent

SUMMER months are traditionally a time for refurbishing homes in Slovakia – as confirmed by a paint company, which shows an increase in demand for paint of around 25 percent when compared to this year’s average…

Compiled by Spectator staff, 25. Aug 2015, at 6:25
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Rare young black stork rescued in Tatras is doing well

THE YOUNG black stork rescued near the town of Svit (Prešov Region) in early July is doing well and, after going through a recovery programme, it has been placed in a nest of another pair of black storks who have…

Compiled by Spectator staff, 24. Aug 2015, at 13:55
Auschwitz, illustrative stock photo

Memorial march culminates with international seminar exploring Holocaust

THE VRBA-WETZLER memorial march that follows in the footsteps of the famous Auschwitz refugees who informed the world about the Jewish genocide during World War II will end in Žilina, where experts on holocaust…

Compiled by Spectator staff, 24. Aug 2015, at 12:35
A view from Sitno peak, Štiavnické vrchy

Discover natural wonders by foot

IMAGINE a wild meadow. Do you see all the colours and the countless flowers, each of them unique?

24. Aug 2015, at 5:30
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Bratislava Airport set traps for ground squirrels as bird strike prevention

ENVIRONMENTALISTS have set 130 traps at Bratislava’s M.R. Štefánik Airport (BTS) in an effort to capture European ground squirrels as part of wildlife hazard management measures.

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská, 23. Aug 2015, at 7:44
Yoga at Skalnaté Pleso

Tourists do Yoga exercises at Skalnaté Pleso in High Tatras

VISITORS of the Skalnaté Pleso mountain lake in High Tatras can enjoy a less traditional routine than mere hiking – every Tuesday a professional trainer offers open-air Yoga lessons.

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská, 21. Aug 2015, at 7:21
Stolpersteine put in plac ein Bratislava

More “Stolpersteine” have been placed into pavements in Banská Bystrica, Bratislava

THE INTERNATIONAL “Stolperstein” (Stumbling Block) project featuring the placing of commemorative stones into pavements before erstwhile homes of victims of Nazi persecution came to Banská Bystrica for the fourth…

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská, 20. Aug 2015, at 8:12
BOBA Jazz Band will perform at the Golden Age Festival
Updated 20. Aug 2015, AT 19:15

Countrywide events

Tips for events in Slovakia between August 21 and 30, including a lot of ethno/world music, jazz,  a cruise to the Gabčíkovo dam, exclusive car race; country, opera and rock music festivals, vintage cars rally, beer…

Zuzana Vilikovská, 19. Aug 2015, at 15:16
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Almost 40 percent of children born out of wedlock

MORE than 55,000 children were born in Slovakia over the past 12 months with 40 percent being born out of wedlock, according to a Report on Health of the Slovak population.

Compiled by Spectator staff, 19. Aug 2015, at 6:48
The Sojka hotel is located in the Liptov region of northern Slovakia.

Hotel Sojka lures tourists from Benelux

TOURISM in Slovakia is not developing in a good direction according to Belgian Gerdi Vanfleteren who opened his Sojka hotel in Liptov region in 2004.

Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. Aug 2015, at 6:30

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