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Do you hear clinking? Bats are aroundPhoto

Bats are closer to people than we realize. Compiled by Spectator staff ,17. Nov 2017, at 7:45

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Visit wine cellars

The tour around Small Carpathian cellars offers not only wine tasting, but also a rich additional programme. Compiled by Spectator staff ,16. Nov 2017, at 13:48

Wine cellar

Give poetry a chance....

The Ars Poetica 2017 festival offers foreign guests as well as local bards, with authors from the UK, Australia/Greece and Nigeria among them. Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská ,15. Nov 2017, at 20:49

Titilope Songua

Artificial snowmaking has been begun in several areas in SlovakiaPhoto

Several ski resorts have already started artificial snowmaking in mid-November although the real start of ski season is expected by mid-December. Compiled by Spectator staff ,15. Nov 2017, at 14:02

Snowmaking at Štrbské Pleso

Foreigners: Top 10 events in BratislavaVideo

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between November 17 and November 26, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year. Compiled by Spectator staff ,14. Nov 2017, at 17:48

Lúčnica

Liptovský Mikuláš voted Slovakia’s best town

The town in northern Slovakia, close to the Low Tatras, won the ninth edition of a competition in which the public votes for the best village or town. Compiled by Spectator staff ,14. Nov 2017, at 13:32

Liptovský Mikuláš, aerial view

Russian chess legend Karpov to attend Bratislava’s Xmas tournament

He promised to play a game against the winner of Bratislava’s chess tournament Compiled by Spectator staff ,13. Nov 2017, at 21:56

Russian chess legend Anatoly Karpov was the guest of the Jenewein Chess tournament in Bratislava in 2008.

New type of tulip from the Netherlands decorates Presidential PalacePhoto

The tulips are special because of their colour, but what colour is surprise that will be seen in the spring. Compiled by Spectator staff ,11. Nov 2017, at 7:10

Festival of contemporary music shows outstanding featsPhoto

The Melos-Étos festival of contemporary music brings musical pieces to Slovakia that you normally don’t hear or see. Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská ,10. Nov 2017, at 13:07

Pianist Magdaléna Bajuszová will play at Melos Étos.

Blatnický castle is changing and luring touristsPhoto

Thanks to workers, the pride of the Gaderská valley is vital again. Compiled by Spectator staff ,10. Nov 2017, at 7:20

Grammy nominee to play in Slovak jazz club

US-Colombian e-bassist and composer with a life story resembling a novel, known as Snow Owl, will give a gig in Slovakia. Compiled by Spectator staff ,10. Nov 2017, at 1:57

Snow Owl

St Martin’s festival to perk up Bratislava’s Old Town at weekend

The festival will offer the best of this year’s wines from the boroughs of Rača, Nové Mesto, Vajnory and Devín Compiled by Spectator staff ,9. Nov 2017, at 22:20

Tasting of wine during previous St Martin's Days

Pub quiz: Take your friends, order drinks and put your heads togetherPhoto

English pub quizzes found in Bratislava too. Nina Francelová ,9. Nov 2017, at 9:35

Bratislava has starred in several films playing Vienna, Sarajevo or New York

A tour will show which parts of Bratislava have served as film locations9. Nov 2017, at 7:06

The scene from the film Wilsonov in which Bratislava, the then-Wilsonov prepares for signing an agreement about joining the city with the USA.

In Belianske Tatry ski resort new chairlift is testedPhoto

A new four-chair ski lift will hopefully help increase the number of visitors. Compiled by Spectator staff ,8. Nov 2017, at 12:05

Strachan Ski Centrum prepares a new ski lift.

Grammy laureate will perform at Slovak clubsPhoto

The tour, part of the autumn edition of the One Day Jazz Festival starting on November 8, brings US musician to five venues in four Slovak cities. Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská ,8. Nov 2017, at 12:00

Ronald Brunner Jr.

Foreigners: Top 10 events in BratislavaVideo

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between November 10 and November 19, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year. Compiled by Spectator staff ,7. Nov 2017, at 22:40

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8 Tips for IFF BratislavaPhoto

A variety of interesting and award-winning films await audiences at the International Film Festival Bratislava, including these insider tips from organisers. Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská ,7. Nov 2017, at 13:50

From the Profile section - Denis Côté.

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