During the third reconstruction stage of the Northern Walls at Bratislava Castle, archaeologists unraveled a timber-framed wall from the 11th century, which is of extraordinary historical value. The discovery could be made accessible to the public as early as 2023.
The border town of Komárno, Nitra Region, served as a border fortification. Parts of the 12.5-kilometre fortification system are accessible to the public with a guide.
With a new chalet opened in the Štiavnica Mountains, tourists can climb to its peak, Sitno, stay overnight and enjoy the sunrise afterward. Sitno is one of the most visited attractions in the district of Banská Štiavnica.
The only Slovak alpine type mountain, whose highest peak is Veľký Choč, boasts of bottomless, wild canyons in its eastern part. Visiting valleys near Prosiec and Kvačany is a must for hikers.
It’s not just about the colour. The grade of a wine also matters. What do ‘akostné’ and ‘stolové’ mean?
Due to the pandemic, Slovaks are spending their summer in Slovakia. However, Bratislava is not their top option.
CE ZA AR 2020
As many as 21 architectural works have been shortlisted for the prestigious Slovak award in architecture, CE ZA AR, this year. Even though awards will be handed out in early October, you can take a look at the shortlisted architectural designs and buildings now.
We wanted to show people that they may have something special in smaller towns as well.„
Nam Van Nguyen decided to walk in his father’s shoes and open a Vietnamese bistro. It first attracted a local international community in Martin, but most customers are Slovaks nowadays. Which meals do Slovaks love the most?
Tyrone Chambers, a Black-American opera singer based in Germany, shares what it feels like to be an American living in Europe, watching the BLM movement from across the ocean.
Culture in short:
- People inhabited Spišské Vlachy, Košice Region, soon after the Migration Period, when the Western Roman Empire began to decline. A 4th-century coin depicting the emperor Constantius II is among the oldest findings.
- The historical Vienna tram, GANZ Eg 6, ran between Bratislava and Vienna in the years 1914-1945. As Bratislava public transport celebrates its 125th anniversary this year, Slovenská pošta decided to issue a special stamp with the tram on it.
The next Spectacular Slovakia Weekly: August 14, 2020.
7. Aug 2020 at 12:28 | Compiled by Spectator staff