As the reformation movement expanded across Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries, the Catholic Habsburg empire, which included Slovakia, began to oppress Protestants. Although reluctantly, Emperor Leopold I eventually allowed them to build their churches under strict conditions scribbled in Article 25 and 26.
Listen to the episode:
Protestant Scandinavians are believed to have helped build the articular Lutheran churches in Slovakia. Although there are only a few today, Sunday church service, weddings and baptisms are still held in these churches.
Listen to Spectacular Slovakia podcast via:
The Spectacular Slovakia travel podcast is the latest addition to our range of travel-related products. This programme is part of The Slovak Spectator subscription, and our readers receive it every Thursday morning as part of their subscription.