The Mountain Rescue Service (HZS) launched an app – in Slovak - that allows tourists to call for help with one button and share their location with rescuers. Tourists can check the weather forecast and warnings in mountains anywhere in Slovakia.
Red or white? Pick the right wine for you from our detailed guide on Slovak wine. Moreover, discover all the best vineyards and wine manufacturers in Slovakia.
20,000 notes were released and are obtainable, just like the coin, from the bank only. The coin combines 24-carat gold with hand-coloured painting.
The best place to observe the night sky free of light pollution in Slovakia is in the east, at Poloniny National Park. However, it is not recommended to come during a full moon.
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I see the folk costume at its utmost as a work of art, which in traditional culture bears similar importance to architecture, a song, or a tale.„
The best way to learn more about Slovakia’s folklore heritage is to pay a visit to traditional villages such as Osturňa and open-air museums, like the one in Martin. Moreover, Slovakia boasts of several folk festivals.
Nina Poláková (34) started to work as a soloist in the Ballet of the Slovak National Theatre during her studies. Since then, she has worked her way up to the role of prima ballerina in the Vienna State Ballet.
Rugby player Charles Cimetière refused to give up on his passion in Slovakia. He joined the rugby club, Slovan Bratislava, in 2009. He founded his own RKB club a few years later.
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31. Jul 2020 at 6:00 | Compiled by Spectator staff