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Spectacular Slovakia Podcast

Spectacular Slovakia with almost 60,000 plays in 2019

Listen back to the 10 most listened to Spectacular Slovakia episodes.Peter Dlhopolec, 2. Jan 2020, at 13:39

Artificial snow is being made at the ski resort Vrátna Malá Fatra-Paseky, central Slovakia, on December 2, 2019.

How much weight do Slovaks and Czechs gain on average in Christmas time?

Both Slovaks as well Czech make New Year’s resolutions, but they do not fulfil them.Compiled by Spectator staff, 31. Dec 2019, at 9:00

Christmas table is traditionally rich in Slovakia as well as the Czech Republic.

Bratislava will welcome the New Year with a firework show

Other big cities either did not plan fireworks or scrapped them.Compiled by Spectator staff, 30. Dec 2019, at 13:51

New Year's Eve celebration in Bratislava

Top 10 January events around Slovakia

Climb up Minčol and set out on a trip to Antarctica.Compiled by Spectator staff, 30. Dec 2019, at 11:39

The Minčol peak in the Malá Fatra mountains, central Slovakia.

NASA chooses image from Zuberec for Christmas Eve photo

What stars shine in Earth's northern hemisphere during winter?Compiled by Spectator staff, 27. Dec 2019, at 14:00

NASA chooses photo from Zuberec as the photo of the day.
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Slovak Christmas - traditional and new

A chain around the table legs and waiting for a golden pig. Some old Christmas traditions survive to this day and others have disappeared.Nina Hrabovská Francelová, 24. Dec 2019, at 6:00


Fish was a must on Christmas Eve in Bratislava

A Pressburger speciality was wärmlich – alcoholic drink served with waffles.Jana Liptáková, 19. Dec 2019, at 18:43

A historical Chsristmas postcard from Bratislava
Spectacular Slovakia Podcast

Slovak girls kept seeking the right man also at Christmas

Spectacular Slovakia will take listeners on a Slovak Christmas tour.Peter Dlhopolec, 19. Dec 2019, at 16:32

A Christmas market in Zvolen, central Slovakia, on December 13, 2019

Gay artist exposes Slovaks to homosexuality and gender equality

Anna Daučíková's exhibition at the SNG ends in March 2020.Jana Alexová19. Dec 2019, at 11:52

Slovak artist Anna Daučíková displays her work in the Slovak National Gallery in Bratislava until late March 2020

Foreigners: Top 15 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 15 events in the capital between December 20 and January 6, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. Dec 2019, at 14:06

Illustrative stock photo

Mastering English is not necessary to enjoy English-language comedy

Student theatre ActofKAA brings Don’t Dress for DinnerJana Liptáková, 17. Dec 2019, at 10:26

ActofKAA troupe

Slovakia has another UNESCO entry - tinkery

Tinkers discovered and developed easy technology-based on hand-folding, tying and braiding of wires without welding.Compiled by Spectator staff, 16. Dec 2019, at 13:57


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

Nika Antalová

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.
Spectacular Slovakia Podcast

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

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

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

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

FDC Christmas

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