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The ongoing struggle between illegal and legal graffiti continues

With more than 1,26 million subscribers to his YouTube channel, Doke is one of the most famous artists and YouTubers in Slovakia.

29 9 2023 at 18:22 | Culture & lifestyle
Cooling off in the Družba fountain will no longer be against the law

But don't get carried away: bathing in the popular fountain remains prohibited.

29 9 2023 at 18:03 | Culture & lifestyle
News digest: Unveiling Bratislava's secret courtyards with an Instagram adventurer

A Spectator writer scales the heights, White Night in Bratislava (plus other events), and voters from abroad have already made their choices.

29 9 2023 at 17:51 | News
Going underground in the picturesque mining village of Špania Dolina

A restored tunnel connects one of the most beautiful Slovak villages with an abandoned settlement in the hills.

29 9 2023 at 13:50 | Travel
Invasive bird and mammal species pose challenges to Slovakia's native wildlife

Slovakia is grappling with the presence of two invasive bird species, the rapidly spreading ruddy duck and the Egyptian goose.

29 9 2023 at 13:26 | News
Her crying baby led this mother to a new hobby. People love her for it

Not all of the courtyards are open to the public, but Lucia Lišková always finds a way to get in.

29 9 2023 at 12:39 | Culture & lifestyle
Weekend: It's the best time to visit Košice. The oldest marathon in Europe turns 100

Also, a festival for every geeky person and a night full of science. Here's what to do during the weekend of September 29-October 1.

29 9 2023 at 12:03 | Culture & lifestyle
Top 10 events in Bratislava for foreigners

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between September 28 and October 8, plus temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

29 9 2023 at 0:00 | Culture & lifestyle
How I narrowly missed summiting Rysy in the High Tatras

Spending a night with kerosene lamps in a mountain hut has its own magic.

29 9 2023 at 0:00 | Travel
News digest: Shootings and explosion in one of Bratislava boroughs

Plenty of events to enjoy in Bratislava during the weekend, two lovely alpacas, and interview with Slovakia's deputy foreign minister Peter Mišík.

28 9 2023 at 21:50 | News