Spectator.sme.sk - The Slovak Spectatorhttps://spectator.sme.sk/rssSlovakia's English-language newspaper covering politics, business, culture, sport and opinion -- with real time news updates.rss_contact_emailskDolce Vitaj brings Italian culture to BratislavaThe 2018 edition of the festival will focus on Italian design and the city of Naples through film, music, and gastronomy.Mon, 18 Jun 2018 12:20:31 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20851040/dolce-vitaj-brings-italian-culture-to-bratislava.htmlCultural events you should not miss during your visit in BratislavaFor anyone looking to spend their summer in Bratislava, there is a great time to be had.Mon, 18 Jun 2018 06:00:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20848619/cultural-events-you-should-not-miss-during-your-visit-in-bratislava.htmlBratislava Organ Festival celebrates extravagance, minimalism and repetitivenessApart from “classical” recitals, the festival will also include unusual fusions and combinations.Sat, 16 Jun 2018 17:54:57 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20851043/bratislava-organ-festival-celebrates-extravagance-minimalism-and-repetitiveness.htmlWhat makes the Pohoda festival ecological?Pohoda is Europe’s most environmentally friendly festival.Sat, 16 Jun 2018 09:30:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20846520/what-makes-pohoda-festival-ecological.htmlRevitalised industrial building offers work, entertainment and housingMlynica is an excellent example of successful conversion of unused industrial building.Fri, 15 Jun 2018 15:25:47 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20850731/revitalised-industrial-building-offers-work-entertainment-and-housing.htmlPro Musica Nostra combines top music, performers and tourist destinationsThe first year of the festival in the Žilina Region hails the 100th anniversary of Czechoslovakia and revives classical music – thanks to renowned musicians – at historical sites.Thu, 14 Jun 2018 23:43:10 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20850143/pro-musica-nostra-combines-top-music-performers-and-tourist-destinations.htmlHow do you feel about your city?Project gathering the feelings of citizens helps define the areas people like to go to and the perceived no-go zones.Thu, 14 Jun 2018 15:10:56 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20848966/how-do-you-feel-about-your-city.htmlBook Review: Legend of the Linden celebrates Slovakia’s enduranceZuzana Palovic and Gabriela Bereghazyova explore the historical significance of the Linden tree and why it remains a national symbol of Slovakia.Thu, 14 Jun 2018 09:40:08 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20849101/book-review-linden-legend.htmlPonds near Trnava are perfect for relaxation, watching birds and water animalsPonds are located in the protected area of a precious ecosystem.Wed, 13 Jun 2018 13:31:22 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20846514/ponds-near-trnava-are-perfect-for-relaxation-watching-birds-and-water-animals.htmlForeigners: Top 10 events in BratislavaTips for the top 10 events in the capital between June 15 and June 24, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.Tue, 12 Jun 2018 21:00:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20846746/foreigners-top-10-events-in-bratislava.htmlWhat to expect from the one-day summer jazz festThe jubilee 10th edition offers a US-Czech-Slovak cooperation in the capital – moved indoors, a series of concerts outside Bratislava, and a grand gala marking the 100th anniversary of Czechoslovakia.Tue, 12 Jun 2018 18:50:42 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20848375/summer-jazz-fest-celebrates-us-musicians-czechoslovak-anniversary-and-more.htmlLego exhibition takes place in Modrý Kameň castleThe oldest Lego blocks and the first building sets exhibited.Tue, 12 Jun 2018 13:54:27 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20846516/lego-exhibition-takes-place-in-modry-kamen-castle.htmlVisiting Liptovský Hrádok? Borrow a bike for freeTown policemen come up with an innovative and ecological idea.Mon, 11 Jun 2018 14:50:29 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20846508/visiting-liptovsky-hradok-borrow-a-bike-for-free.htmlPrecious Romanesque church reveals secretA discovered ossuary showed the importance of the town in the former Hungarian empire.Mon, 11 Jun 2018 09:20:54 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20846691/precious-romanesque-church-reveals-secret.htmlCollector Eugen Bárkány did not distinguish between high and low artThe Jewish Community Museum pays a tribute to its initiator.Sun, 10 Jun 2018 08:30:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20847637/collector-eugen-barkany-did-not-distinguish-between-high-and-low-art.htmlSpring “redikaňä” opens shepherd season under RozsutecOrganizers want to keep shepherding traditions alive.Sun, 10 Jun 2018 08:00:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20842916/spring-redikana-opens-shepherd-season-under-rozsutec.htmlThousands of protected irises colour meadows violetThere are also other precious plants in the locality.Sat, 09 Jun 2018 07:55:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20842912/thousands-of-protected-irises-colour-meadows-violet.htmlFamous polyglot gets an adrenaline rush learning new languagesRichard Simcott has studied over 50 languages so far and will learn Afrikaans and Zulu this year.Fri, 08 Jun 2018 10:00:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20844551/famous-polyglot-adrenaline-rush.htmlMuseum SNP 3D prints skeleton of cave lionThe biggest piece, a skull, took 110 hours of continuous printing.Fri, 08 Jun 2018 07:50:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20842899/museum-snp-3d-prints-skeleton-of-cave-lion.htmlOpen-air pools launch summer season in BratislavaRosnička, Delfín, Lamač, Tehelné Pole as well as Zlaté Piesky are already in operationThu, 07 Jun 2018 20:22:18 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20844063/open-air-pools-launch-summer-season-in-bratislava.htmlPremiere of Tosca opened the Eurokontext 2018 festivalApart from the hosting National Theatre, the Košice one will offer its crème de la crème of opera/ballet, as will the theatres from Prague/Frankfurt, St Petersburg, Ostrava, Krakow, and Budapest.Thu, 07 Jun 2018 13:53:10 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20844550/premiere-of-tosca-opened-the-eurokontext-2018-festival.htmlChildren’s railway offers events – some also for adultsApart from several events in June meant for children from Košice and its vicinity, a tour (to UNESCO sites) around Gothic Spiš can attract adults as well.Wed, 06 Jun 2018 14:07:17 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20843694/childrens-railway-offers-events-some-also-for-adults.htmlThe perks and downsides of being a parent in SlovakiaHaving more children in Slovakia means a greater risk of poverty.Wed, 06 Jun 2018 11:25:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20842767/the-perks-and-downsides-of-being-a-parent-in-slovakia.htmlBratislava will celebrate Hungarian culture with a week-long festivalThe traditional week offers exhibitions, theatre, music, ballet, gastronomy, a Visegrad Four symposium, and more.Tue, 05 Jun 2018 21:17:48 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20843152/bratislava-will-celebrate-hungarian-culture-with-a-week-long-festival.htmlForeigners: Top 10 events in BratislavaTips for the top 10 events in the capital between June 8 and June 17, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.Tue, 05 Jun 2018 20:59:13 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20842643/foreigners-top-10-events-in-bratislava.htmlMiro Žbirka records new album at same studio as BeatlesThe Slovak/English singer released the single Dievča/Darling in both languages, in anticipation of his new double album.Tue, 05 Jun 2018 18:40:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20837747/miro-zbirka-records-new-album-at-same-studio-as-beatles.htmlTourists will not be able to visit the manor house in Dolná KrupáThe recent events at the Dolná Krupá manor house were the last for two years; this autumn, its renovation will close its doors except for the possibility of outdoor events.Tue, 05 Jun 2018 14:03:21 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20842757/manor-house-in-dolna-krupa-to-be-closed-until-autumn-2020.htmlTown of Holíč to repair historical windmillThe cross border project called Ausblick mit Weiblick aims to restore the building and exhibit the history of mills and their importance.Mon, 04 Jun 2018 14:01:35 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20841658/town-of-holic-to-repair-historical-windmill.htmlCulinary experience in Hotel DevinTreat your senses to an exquisite gastronomic experienceMon, 04 Jun 2018 06:00:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20830498/culinary-experience-in-hotel-devin.htmlDinosaur imprint fossils discovered in TatrasEven though the fossils are only imprints and not actual bones, they still revealed mistakes in previous theories.Sat, 02 Jun 2018 07:10:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20838239/dinosaur-imprint-fossils-discovered-in-tatras.htmlWant to fly a Boeing?Visitors can try to save the plane or land a Boeing 737 at the world’s most dangerous airportsFri, 01 Jun 2018 13:35:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20834290/want-to-fly-a-boeing.htmlOnly original Slovak turtle endangeredOnly a few hundred animals of the European pond turtle are left.Fri, 01 Jun 2018 07:05:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20838233/only-original-slovak-turtle-endangered.htmlThe Solstice on the Danube offers a June full of eventsThe programme’s third year brings Danube Day, swimming in the Danube, cruises on the Danube and more.Fri, 01 Jun 2018 06:36:43 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20838677/the-solstice-on-the-danube-offers-a-june-full-of-events.htmlThree hikes perfect for Slovak ParadiseA light hike, spectacular gorge and ice cave. Slovenský Raj has much to offer.Thu, 31 May 2018 15:09:42 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20838703/three-hikes-perfect-for-slovak-paradise.htmlParks and gardens will reveal their secrets againPeople can visit 23 parks and gardens in Bratislava during the Weekend of Open Parks and Gardens.Thu, 31 May 2018 07:00:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20838590/parks-and-gardens-will-reveal-their-secrets-again.htmlForeigners: Top 10 events in BratislavaTips for the top 10 events in the capital between June 1 and June 10, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.Wed, 30 May 2018 22:00:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20836225/foreigners-top-10-events-in-bratislava.htmlNationalism connected to sugarIlona Németh’s exhibition on the sugar industry in Slovakia reminds us that we lost a crucial battle.Wed, 30 May 2018 19:05:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20837294/nationalism-connected-to-sugar.htmlFirst “cycling depot” opened in VeľatyThe unofficial entrance to the Tokaj wine-growing area in southeastern Slovakia has the first charging station for e-bikes in Zemplín, as well as e-bike rental and charger for e-mobiles.Wed, 30 May 2018 14:09:48 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20838154/first-cycling-depot-opened-in-velaty.htmlForeigners: Top 10 events around Slovakia in JuneThe selection of events not to miss in various regions around Slovakia next month, from folklore to sports to musical culture.Wed, 30 May 2018 06:45:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20836801/foreigners-top-10-events-around-slovakia-in-june.htmlMead and rosary lure visitors to Dolná KrupáThe biggest attractions of the June 2 Open Day include the rose mead made to pay tribute to Countess Mária Henrieta Choteková. What else can visitors expect?Tue, 29 May 2018 14:01:08 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20837251/mead-and-rosary-lure-visitors-to-dolna-krupa.html