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Bratislava gets a new public space and park

Zaha Hadid incorporated the area’s only remaining memorial to the industrial age of Bratislava into the project.

Culture & lifestyle

Foreigners: Top 10 events in BratislavaVideo

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between August 18 and August 27, as well as regular services in different languages, training for foreigners in English and highlights of the year.

Culture & lifestyle

Have you ever climbed a via ferrata?Photo

In central Slovakia, there is one also suitable for beginners. Here are some of the views it offers.


Agrokomplex opens its gatesPhoto

This year’s exhibition has more discussions with experts and a family programme.

Culture & lifestyle

Foreigners: Events around SlovakiaPhoto

Tips for performances and other events in Slovak regions between August 18 and 27, including an air show, a multi-genre urban festival, a clown show, a festival of teamsters, a golf tournament, and a lot of music.

Culture & lifestyle

Blog: 5 things you should do on your visit to the north of SlovakiaPhoto

Here is a list of tips by an experienced tour guide - including things you have probably not tried before.


People of Pezinok fighting against landfill again

Dispute over controversial Pezinok waste dump, which started 18 years ago, continues.


Crisis ends in Danko’s defeat

Education minister steps down following Fico’s call, Danko not ruling out he might leave politics.

Culture & lifestyle

Šumiac breaks sweat record: first sauna to be revived

The sauna built in Šumiac by miller Michal Demo after returning from Russian captivity was the first one not just in Slovakia but in the entire former Czechoslovakia. Now it can be saved and re-used.

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A roof from a building in Bratislava-Rača, during storm on August 10.

Western Slovakia shocked by violent storms Photo

After past similar events in other regions, now western Slovakia, mostly the Bratislava and Trnava regions, were hit by a storm and whirlwind amounting to a cyclone on the evening of August 10.

Regional authority stops money for school that warned against fascists

Though there is no obvious link between the criticism and the decision to scrap the subsidy, there are some indications.

Marian Kotleba

Poprad mayor caught drunk-driving

The mayor of the eastern-Slovak city could lose his job.

Jozef Švagerko

Ryanair launches new transfer flights

Passengers an travel from Bratislava to four new destinations.

FinMin changes mortgage support for young people

Amendment would reduce paperwork involved in providing state assistance.

Finance Minister Peter Kažimír

Bratislava growing high Photo

High-rise buildings sprouting up in Bratislava

Visualisation of the future skyline of Bratislava

The rainbow flag flew over the US Embassy in Bratislava in 2016.

Things that make us different also make us stronger

On August 19, a rainbow flag will fly over the US Embassy in Bratislava to represent the firm commitment of the United States to defending the human rights of LGBTI people, writes Ambassador Sterling.

Blog: Moving beyond “moderate innovator”

Peter Kolesár sees all the shortcomings of the current situation in Slovakia, but he remains optimistic about the innovation potential of the country and its future development.

Peter Kolesár (l) and Ernest de Laminne de Bex of CIDIC (r)

The season to be silly

Andrej Danko says he has had enough of the coalition agreement. The question of the week is: why?

Andrej Danko arrives to coalition council on August 8.

Organisers say that 2,000 people attended Rainbow Pride in Bratislava.

Embassies support Rainbow Pride

Such events celebrate the contributions to society by LGBTI persons and affirm respect for everyone.

No Slovak injured in Barcelona

President Andrej Kiska and Prime Minister Robert Fico offered condolences to victims' families and the country.

Slovak cabinet postpones ratification of Istanbul Convention

Justice minister is calling for more conversations on the topic.

Lucia Žitňanská

A view from Sitno peak, Štiavnické vrchy

Best hiking trails in Slovakia (Spectacular Slovakia - travel guide) Plus

This regularly updated feature on hiking in Slovakia provides tips on "hidden" routes and top hiking trips.

Bratislava marks birthday of its unique character

Schӧner Náci has a life-size statue in the city centre.

The sculpture of Schӧner Náci

Push your limits and grow

The Duke of Edinburgh Award helps young Slovaks achieve their goals and develop.

Summer camp for Slovak footballers

The aim is not only to train the youth in sporting skills but also teach them to become decent and intelligent people.

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Eight Tatra peaks in 27 hours

The man from Košice ended up before his goal due to health problems.

Richard Zvolánek