Weekend: Bratislava felt like an exotic destination in the Wild East. It’s a little Vienna now

Start your long weekend with our travel and culture stories.

Dan Stoll in the Tatras. Dan Stoll in the Tatras. (Source: Courtesy of D.S.)

OPINION

Bratislava was like being inside of a black and white scifi movie from the 1950s


The contributions foreign artists offer to society are often overlooked, but their impact is undeniable. The contributions foreign artists offer to society are often overlooked, but their impact is undeniable. (Source: Pexels)

PODCAST

The contributions of foreign artists offer to society are often overlooked, but their impact is undeniable

SkryťRemove ad
Article continues after video advertisement
SkryťRemove ad
Article continues after video advertisement

A scene from the musical Water (and Blood) Over Water. A scene from the musical Water (and Blood) Over Water. (Source: New Scene Theatre)

BRATISLAVA

What’s on in the capital until January 15


A Germanic prince, whose tomb was found in 2005 in Poprad, grew up in the Spiš region, but spent most of his short life in the Mediterranean region. A Germanic prince, whose tomb was found in 2005 in Poprad, grew up in the Spiš region, but spent most of his short life in the Mediterranean region. (Source: TASR/Oliver Ondráš)

DISPLAY

A delayed Poprad exhibition dedicated to a prince’s tomb is inching closer


Calvary in Horná Roveň. Calvary in Horná Roveň. (Source: TASR)

MONUMENT

Now protected, a neglected calvary in central Slovakia awaiting restoration


Slovakia has more than 10,000 kilometres of marked trails. Slovakia has more than 10,000 kilometres of marked trails. (Source: Jitka Parobeková)

HIKING

Marking of hiking trails listed as Slovak intangible heritage


An observation tower in Trenčín. An observation tower in Trenčín. (Source: Peter Martinák)

TOWER

Trenčín tower built on the Beer King’s land


A Night Sky Vista from Sardinia A Night Sky Vista from Sardinia (Source: Tomáš Slovinský)

2022

Dutch farm, night sky, and gay love: The stories you want to read again


That’s it for this week. Enjoy your long weekend. - Peter

Do you have any tips? You can reach Peter at peter.dlhopolec@spectator.sk

Top stories

News digest: LGBT+ people's biggest fears revealed

Two cases of measles in Bratislava, meteorologists issue temperature warnings. Learn more in today's digest.


7 h
Tourists above Štrbské Pleso.

J&T everywhere you look. What does the finance group own in Štrbské Pleso?

Influence of financiers in the popular Tatra resort is noticeable at every step.


7. feb
University students.

News digest: What foreign students don't like about Slovak universities

Slovakia's first climate bill, popular tourist resort occupied by financial group, and top footballer to join Paris St. Germain.


7. feb
SkryťClose ad