Culture & lifestyle

Luxembourg vs. Slovakia: Where is it easier to go zero-waste?

Tips for a zero-waste Christmas by Slovak owner of an online zero-waste shop.Nina Hrabovská Francelová, 12. Dec 2019, at 22:46

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Historical graphics shows how Bratislava looked 170 years ago

The Danube was still an unrestrained river and the horse-drawn railway was a novelty.Jana Liptáková, 12. Dec 2019, at 17:40

Michalská Street than and today.
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Children used to breakfast on beer and bread in Bratislava

Find out more untold stories about Bratislava in the latest episode.Anna FayPeter Dlhopolec, 12. Dec 2019, at 15:47

The last gas light in Bratislava was put out with a bamboo pipeline in 1965 at Školská Street. Listen to more interesting facts about the capital in the latest Spectacular Slovakia episode
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Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between December 13 and December 22, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.Compiled by Spectator staff, 11. Dec 2019, at 12:29

Christmas at Old Market Hall
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A decision to stay in Slovakia changed these foreigners' lives

A Kazakh, Nepali, and Ukrainian will recount their stories at the Lumière cinema.Compiled by Spectator staff, 10. Dec 2019, at 21:43

A shot from the film Stranger in Paradise, which will be screened on December 11 at a Bratislava cinema
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Post office has Christmas stamp showing traditional Slovak craft

Slovak craftsmen used to be renowned around the world.Compiled by Spectator staff, 9. Dec 2019, at 22:45

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Bratislava is getting its first municipal orchard

The orchard in Petržalka will be officially opened next spring.Compiled by Spectator staff, 9. Dec 2019, at 18:58

The first community orchard in Bratislava is growing in Petržalka.
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Asian bistros, Putin tees, and English books. Welcome to Miletička

The fruit and vegetable open-air Bratislava market hides much more.Peter Dlhopolec, 5. Dec 2019, at 15:12

People queue up for sauerkraut at Miletička ahead of Christmas on December 21, 2017
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A painter shows visitors the magic of Slovak winter

Vladimír Kompánek was not allowed to paint under communism.Jana Alexová4. Dec 2019, at 13:15

Vladimí Kompánek's winter-themed paintings are exhibited at the City Gallery of Bratislava (GMB) until the end of February 2020
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Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between December 6 and December 15, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.Compiled by Spectator staff, 3. Dec 2019, at 19:35

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Slovak translator: The English are still afraid of Slovak literature

Translator Júlia Sherwood talks about the challenges of introducing English translations of Slovak literature to the book market.Monika Moravčíková3. Dec 2019, at 6:35

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Five places where to experience alternative Christmas markets in Bratislava

Find out where to go for original design, urban markets and vegan delicacies.Soňa Otajovičová2. Dec 2019, at 22:55

Take a look at the new façade and lighting of the Presidential Palace

The Christmas illuminations of the palace will be more subtle.2. Dec 2019, at 18:26

The new facade of the Presidential Palace
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Bratislava will finally receive Velvet Revolution memorial

The memorial was designed to serve as a stage for rallies in case of need.Jana Liptáková, 29. Nov 2019, at 15:35

Visualisation of the Memorial of Democratic Revolution 1989.
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What does Kendrick Lamar share with Schöne Náci?

Learn 10 unusual facts about Bratislava in this week’s podcast.Anna FayPeter Dlhopolec, 28. Nov 2019, at 10:29

People may come across the statue of Schöne Náci near the Main Square in Bratislava
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Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between November 29 and December 8, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.Compiled by Spectator staff, 27. Nov 2019, at 12:46

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Christmas markets in Bratislava are in full swing

This year they are more eco-friendly with a greater presence of patrolling policemen.Compiled by Spectator staff, 26. Nov 2019, at 17:14

The Christmas market on the Main Square.
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The NYT dubs Bratislava central Europe’s capital of cool

The international daily draws attention to creative locals and their businesses.Compiled by Spectator staff, 26. Nov 2019, at 7:58

The New York Times dubs Bratislava as the region's capital of cool in its travel article

Foreigners: Top 10 December events around Slovakia

Christmas in the Slovak countryside and an exhibition on the Slovak ice-hockey are just two of top 10 events worth visiting in December.Compiled by Spectator staff, 25. Nov 2019, at 21:33

People takes part in the New Year's Eve Run in Bratislava on December 31, 2018. The event returns to the capital for the 31st time this year
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Money collected at Christmas Bazaar will go to charity

As many as 40 countries presented themselves at the traditional event held during the previous weekend.Compiled by Spectator staff, 25. Nov 2019, at 12:48

The Christmas Bazaar in Old Market Hall.
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