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_emailskWorld’s best honey is Slovak“Liquid gold” from Slovak apiary cleaned out awards at the Apimondia contest in Istanbul.Sun, 22 Oct 2017 06:20:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20676692/worlds-best-honey-is-slovak.htmlOldest document of State archive in Košice renovatedThe property deed was in bad shape after 533 years.Sat, 21 Oct 2017 06:10:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20676687/oldest-document-of-state-archive-in-kosice-renovated.htmlSuccessful White Night leaves Bratislava for the regionAfter the capital, three places in the Bratislava Region – Stupava, Senec and Budmerice - will get to see one piece from the festival of modern visual art that attracted hundreds of thousands.Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:42:29 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20677008/successful-white-night-leaves-bratislava-for-the-region.htmlFirst natural cemetery opens in ZvolenThe aim of the project is to create a place where respect for the deceased and respect for nature interconnect.Fri, 20 Oct 2017 06:05:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20676685/first-natural-cemetery-opens-in-zvolen.htmlForeigners: Top 10 events in BratislavaTips for the top 10 events in the capital between October 20 and October 29, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.Thu, 19 Oct 2017 20:59:06 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20674096/foreigners-top-10-events-in-bratislava.htmlSlovak Street will be opened under Stará Ľubovňa CastlePart of it will be a traditional granary.Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:08:57 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20676220/slovak-street-will-be-opened-under-stara-lubovna-castle.htmlFestival brings operas and concerts to Banská BystricaThe Operalia Banská Bystrica 2017 festival which has changed its date and also moved indoors will be opened by the local State Opera and its Traviata, conducted by Lorenzo Tazzieri.Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:58:29 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20675772/festival-brings-operas-and-concerts-to-banska-bystrica.htmlRefurbishment of Trnavské Mýto has startedThe facelift of the underpass crossing should be completed by summer. Fate of nearby Istropolis still not knownWed, 18 Oct 2017 17:51:25 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20675620/refurbishment-of-trnavske-myto-has-started.html7-kilometre tourist route completed in LeviceThe town in western Slovakia ended a project connecting two education paths, offering a route full of sites of interest.Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:16:24 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20675437/7-kilometre-tourist-route-completed-in-levice.htmlNew Tatra attraction causes traffic collapseOn weekends, the path in the tree-tops causes kilometre-long traffic jams.Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:17:24 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20674626/new-tatra-attraction-causes-traffic-collapse.htmlAn outrageous conspiracyIn the Franciscan Square of Bratislava stands a tall Marian column, erected in 1675 at the order of Emperor Leopold I. Marian columns, or plague columns, were built in thanksgiving to the Virgin Mary for averting or ending some kind of disaster, often the plague.Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:00:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20670977/an-outrageous-conspiracy.htmlDozens of kites filled the sky above NitraA sunny day lured Nitrans to fly their kites of all colours and shapesMon, 16 Oct 2017 23:22:11 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20673831/dozens-of-kites-filled-the-sky-above-nitra.htmlCastle Winery Pezinok offers wines despite castle reconstructionPezinok Castle is being reconstructed, but its winery is still in operation.Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:27:30 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20673675/castle-winery-pezinok-offers-wines-despite-castle-reconstruction.htmlGermans in Slovakia preserve their cultureThe German minority is aging, and despite efforts, not many young descendants affiliate themselves with their origins.Mon, 16 Oct 2017 06:30:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20661067/germans-preserve-their-culture.htmlTOP 5 of the Bratislava Jazz Days 2017The traditional feast of jazz music that has also evolved into the weekend to meet among Bratislava locals and visitors has already announced a full programme for the weekend of October 20-22 in the Bratislava Incheba complex.Mon, 16 Oct 2017 06:20:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20670951/top-10-of-the-bratislava-jazz-days-2017.htmlSlovakia also has Cities of the ReformationThe idea of the Community of Protestant Churches in Europe to emphasise to the impacts of the Reformation.Sun, 15 Oct 2017 09:30:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20665592/slovakia-also-has-cities-of-the-reformation.htmlHundreds of coins found near LučivnáA jug with coins from the 17th and 18th centuries was buried on a ridge above some caves.Sun, 15 Oct 2017 06:35:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20671070/hundreds-of-coins-found-near-lucivna.htmlPrecious blueprint forms returned to museumEvery blueprint form is original, making them precious.Sat, 14 Oct 2017 06:35:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20671131/precious-blueprint-forms-returned-to-museum.htmlBratislavské Rožky is more than a tasteful pastryThe civic association named after a local specialty does the utmost for Bratislava citizens to like their cityFri, 13 Oct 2017 15:01:56 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20671786/bratislavske-rozky-is-more-than-a-tasteful-pastry.htmlJára Cimrman at Visegrad Days in KošiceThe festival connecting four Visegrad Countries strives to be a representative anthology of Slovak, Czech, Polish and Hungarian theatre, music and visual art. One of the theatre pieces offered is a performance of traditional Czech humour in the English language.Fri, 13 Oct 2017 07:05:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20670933/jara-cimrman-at-visegrad-days-in-kosice.htmlThis is the best Slovak architecture2017 awards for architecture given.Fri, 13 Oct 2017 06:55:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20671089/this-is-the-best-slovak-architecture.htmlSmolenice attracts visitors with mead and ghostsA romantic castle nestles in the peaks above the village on the foothills of Small Carpathians mountainsThu, 12 Oct 2017 22:09:11 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20671164/smolenice-attracts-visitors-with-mead-and-ghosts.htmlLúčnica will perform at UN Day celebrationsThe folklore ensemble is currently touring North and Latin America.Thu, 12 Oct 2017 14:02:48 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20670847/lucnica-will-perform-at-un-day-celebrations.htmlBratislava now has sports ground like those in New York or LondonJama in Petržalka offers something for each family memberThu, 12 Oct 2017 07:45:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20669356/bratislava-now-has-sports-ground-like-those-in-new-york-or-london.htmlPolitical documentary explores the phenomenon of MečiarMečiar, the new film by young Slovak director Tereza Nvotová was launched on October 11.Thu, 12 Oct 2017 00:01:56 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20670330/political-documentary-of-tereza-nvotova-explores-the-phenomenon-of-meciar.htmlNovelties lure skiers to Jasná resortNew ski slopes and improved snowmaking are among the biggest novelties in the Jasná ski resort in the Low Tatras.Wed, 11 Oct 2017 14:28:06 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20669944/novelties-lure-skiers-to-jasna-resort.htmlGothic Art of Spiš and Liptov on visit to BratislavaThe current exhibition at the national gallery focuses on an unknown master of art from the Middle Ages, who is known only by the style of his work. The exhibition needed detective work to trace down and piece together parts of his art that no longer are togetherWed, 11 Oct 2017 06:35:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20668414/gothic-art-of-spis-and-liptov-on-visit-to-bratislava.htmlForeigners: Top 10 events in BratislavaTips for the top 10 events in the capital between October 13 and October 22, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.Tue, 10 Oct 2017 22:36:14 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20668714/foreigners-top-10-events-in-bratislava.htmlBring your own package? A new kind of shopping comes to Slovakia tooZero-waste shopping is not an easy undertaking in Slovakia, but shops following the idea have recently emerged and are slowly gaining popularity.Tue, 10 Oct 2017 19:33:18 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20669182/bring-your-own-package-a-new-kind-of-shopping-comes-to-slovakia-too.htmlThe Čierny Váh power plant was drained and filled with waterA time-lapse video shows this process.Tue, 10 Oct 2017 15:32:16 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20669216/the-cierny-vah-power-plant-was-drained-and-filled-with-water.htmlOne World explores the latest events, political as well as socialThe film festival organised by a non-profit organisation focusing on foreign aid for those in need, explores the most current trends, phenomena and events through the eyes of Slovak and foreign film-makers, in Bratislava, Košice, and later in year-long regional screenings.Tue, 10 Oct 2017 07:15:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20668537/one-world-explores-the-latest-events-political-as-well-as-social.htmlSlovak performance presented at NY-based festivalThe intimate absurd étude of the studio based in the Theatre Institute was part of the pilot year of the Rehearsal for Truth festival in New York City.Mon, 09 Oct 2017 19:10:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20668528/slovak-performance-presented-at-ny-based-festival.htmlBratislava White Night both enchanted and annoyed peopleAmong the hits were the artificial Moon, and the installation in Freedom Square/ Námestie Slobody.Mon, 09 Oct 2017 16:20:31 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20668342/bratislava-white-night-both-enchanted-and-annoyed-people.htmlArchaeologists discover iron treasure hidden in ovenAn earthen-ware pot survived more than 1,100 years unbroken, hidden inside an oven.Sun, 08 Oct 2017 20:10:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20666921/archaeologists-discover-iron-treasure-hidden-in-oven.htmlUnexpected precious manuscript found in BetliarA drawer accidently opened after 70 years, revealing precious contents.Sun, 08 Oct 2017 07:55:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20666910/unexpected-precious-manuscript-found-in-betliar.htmlWaste container resists bearsBears did not manage to break into the special container.Sat, 07 Oct 2017 07:45:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20666164/waste-container-resists-bears.htmlBratislava hosts festival of small breweriesBratislava’s October Fest will take place on Friday and SaturdayThu, 05 Oct 2017 23:06:41 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20665821/bratislava-hosts-festival-of-small-breweries.htmlConcerts and adoption of pipes to save precious organThe reconstruction may cost at least €300,000.Thu, 05 Oct 2017 14:23:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20665503/concerts-and-adoption-of-pipes-to-save-precious-organ.htmlČiara is Slovakia's nominee for 2018 Academy Awards raceThe thriller about a smuggler on the Slovak-Ukrainian border which has been successful since its premiere, and won an award at Karlovy Vary will vie for the Oscars next year.Wed, 04 Oct 2017 22:41:46 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20664988/ciara-is-slovakias-nominee-for-2018-academy-awards-race.htmlThere are already 10 bike chargers in central SlovakiaAfter the E-bike project’s first season to build up a network for bicycle chargers, some have already been placed in central Slovakia.Wed, 04 Oct 2017 13:46:02 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20664635/there-are-already-10-bike-chargers-in-central-slovakia.html