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The High Tatras hide the most spectacular outhouse

Mountaineer Ľubomír Mäkký shares tips for easy hikes in the majestic Slovak mountains on this week's episode.16. Oct 2019, at 20:37

The best known bus stop in Slovakia's High Tatras is placed near Chata pod Rysmi(Hut below Rysy)
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Spectacular Slovakia: Where to find handsome Slovak men

Slovak folk songs may guide you to the right places.9. Oct 2019, at 19:24

A folk group performs at the Spiš Fair in eastern Slovakia
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His paintings were sold for lots of money, but Benka dreamed of career in music

Martin Benka became Slovakia’s national treasure for his artistic craft.3. Oct 2019, at 16:46

People attend the Martin Benka exhibition at the SOGA auction company in Bratislava on September 10, 2019

Dedoles will plant trees in the Tatras to tackle climate change

Concerns over the protection of national parks and climate change prompt more initiatives and citizens to help nature in Slovakia.2. Oct 2019, at 15:04

Volunteers take part in the Father Forest Plants a Forest project in 2018 to plant a new forest near Modra, western Slovakia
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People in the Hont Region pulled a bull up on a tower

“Why?” you may ask. Find out in the Spectacular Slovakia episode.26. Sep 2019, at 17:48

The "Hontianska paráda" folklore festival takes place every August in Hrušov in the Hont Region
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Slovaks boast of halušky, but what are the Welsh proud of?

Cardiff-born Mike Valek will compare Wales to Slovakia this week.19. Sep 2019, at 14:07

What do Cardiff and Bratislava have in common? Visitors can find castles in both. But what else?
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Gemer: The poorest but spectacular region remains undiscovered

Explore the region with US graduate Hannah Falchuk. She spent one year in Revúca, one of the region's centres.12. Sep 2019, at 14:13

Cyclists ride through the Great Plain (Veľká lúka) in the Muránska planina national park, central Slovakia. Tourists can rent an e-bike in the village of Muráň, which lies in the national park.

History class: The SNP explained in under 30 minutes

J. Thomson breaks down the Slovak National Uprising for foreigners.29. Aug 2019, at 1:04

The German army parade in Banská Bystrica after the SNP Uprising failed in October 1944.

Wildlife viewing: birds, bats, bears, and other animal

Slovaks are discovering the beauty of watching animals in their natural habitat.27. Aug 2019, at 14:48

Devínske jazero and Východoslovenská nížina are some of the most popular spots for birdwatching.

Activities adrenaline junkies can enjoy in Slovakia

Become a race car driver at Slovakia Ring and jump off a chimney in Pezinok.23. Aug 2019, at 9:00

Adrenaline junkies can try skywalking up at the UFO Tower in Bratislava.

Sit down places in Bratislava for breakfast

Peter & Anna also exchange views on US and Slovak breakfast.22. Aug 2019, at 13:00

Bratislava offers some splendid breakfast cafés and restaurants. Find out more in the Spectacular Slovakia podcast.

Slovakia's castles have changed from sights to culture hubs

Ľubovňa Castle, in the north-east of Slovakia, has risen to become one of the most visited castles. But others across the country do not fall behind.13. Aug 2019, at 11:40

Spiš Castle.

What (not) to expect from rail travel in Slovakia

If a train traveller has to, for some reason, buy a ticket on a train, they cannot pay by credit card, and they will be charged an extra fee.7. Aug 2019, at 18:15

This week's Spectacular Slovakia episode is all about rail travel in Slovakia with James Thomson.

These dazzling views from Slovakia's hills will take your breath away

From Paradajs to the Fatras and Tatras: Here's where to set off for a hike6. Aug 2019, at 9:56

Veľký Rozsutec

Piešťany: A bike-friendly town famous for its spas and wafers

Mike Valek features on this week’s Spectacular Slovakia to talk about his second home.1. Aug 2019, at 13:32

Piešťany is the only Slovak town with an island.

The places in Slovakia that will entangle your mind

The upside-down house and lands of visual tricks in the High Tatras have become popular sights.30. Jul 2019, at 7:17

Getting enchanted by a witch is just one of many trick-art attractions at the Tricklandia gallery in Starý Smokovec in the High Tatras region.

Jedáleň: The remnant of socialism that people rightly go back to

The self-service canteen offering affordable meals is one of a few socialist things to rediscover.24. Jul 2019, at 21:55

Gastro u Jakuba is the jedáleň near the Old Market, but there are more scattered across Bratislava.
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Smurfs, Neanderthals, or scientists? Top tips for kids in Slovakia

Holidaying in Slovakia opens up new worlds for children.22. Jul 2019, at 21:48


Gun violence, failing judiciary, human rights resonated at Pohoda 2019

Several artists and politicians, like The 1975 and President Zuzana Čaputová, used the Pohoda Festival stage to draw attention to sociopolitical challenges.19. Jul 2019, at 14:54

Pohoda Festival takes place in Trenčín every July.

Which of Bratislava's galleries is the best?

This week’s Spectacular Slovakia episode will be about visits to the best art galleries in Bratislava.18. Jul 2019, at 19:02

To get to Danubiana, outside Bratislava, tourists must get on the bus at the stop behind the Slovak National Theatre new building.