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_emailskLong-neglected Renaissance house in Bratislava’s centre reveals its secretsThe National Trust is bringing the historical Rómer’s house back to life.Fri, 21 Sep 2018 14:00:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20919066/long-neglected-renaissance-house-in-bratislavas-centre-reveals-its-secrets.htmlRE-inventing modern theatreThis year's international theatre festival REvolves around the prefix “re”, playing with its meanings and connotations, while also commemorating the years in (Czecho-)Slovak history ending with 8.Fri, 21 Sep 2018 13:55:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20915876/re-inventing-the-modern-theatre.htmlThe Precious Coburg manor house is undergoing reconstructionThere used to be a monastery and a castle on the site where the manor house stands today.Fri, 21 Sep 2018 06:42:08 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20913977/the-precious-coburg-manor-house-is-undergoing-reconstruction.htmlWhat is it like to study at a foreign college? Students explain to high-schoolersSome Slovak students who study abroad already have work offers.Thu, 20 Sep 2018 16:05:19 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20918592/what-is-it-like-to-study-at-a-foreign-college-students-explain-to-high-schoolers.htmlBritish ambassador will award writer FeldekHis work makes British classical culture more visible, most notably through his translations of Shakespeare, the British ambassador said.Thu, 20 Sep 2018 12:55:39 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20918499/british-ambassador-will-award-writer-feldek.htmlSpectacular Slovakia #3: Unexpected hiking (Enjoy Bratislava's greenery)In Slovakia, you can hike in the capital city. Listen to the latest episode of our travel podcast to find out more.Wed, 19 Sep 2018 18:06:12 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20918043/spectacular-slovakia-3-unexpected-hiking-enjoy-bratislavas-greenery.htmlBeauty of Tatra churches. Look at them inside and outsideCultural landmarks built in original style.Wed, 19 Sep 2018 13:51:49 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20913963/beauty-of-tatra-churches-look-at-them-inside-and-outside.htmlNew museum exhibits inter-war motorcyclesThe collection consists of original pieces.Tue, 18 Sep 2018 14:03:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20913945/new-museum-exhibits-inter-war-motorcycles.htmlThe Interpreter to vie for OscarA Slovak movie, which won an award at a San Francisco festival, was chosen to represent the country in the US Film Academy contest. Both main actors have already had experience with this prize.Tue, 18 Sep 2018 09:15:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20914398/the-interpreter-to-vie-for-oscar.htmlMushroom picker finds precious helmets from late Bronze AgeThe discoveries have a value of €60,000.Tue, 18 Sep 2018 04:32:46 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20913941/mushroom-picker-finds-precious-helmets-from-late-bronze-age.htmlForeigners: Top 10 events in BratislavaTips for the top 10 events in the capital between September 21 and September 30, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.Mon, 17 Sep 2018 20:21:18 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20915615/foreigners-top-10-events-in-bratislava.htmlThe national pilgrimage draws thousands to ŠaštínThe pilgrimage has been held regularly since 1732.Mon, 17 Sep 2018 14:13:53 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20915853/the-national-pilgrimage-draws-thousands-to-sastin.htmlLeave your car at home - European Mobility Week has started.In keeping with this year's 'mix and move' slogan, discounted and free public transport is available in a variety of places.Mon, 17 Sep 2018 13:53:40 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20915778/leave-your-car-at-home-european-mobility-week-has-started.htmlNew via ferrata route coming to the High TatrasIt should be accessible by the end of 2019.Sat, 15 Sep 2018 09:30:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20910047/new-via-ferrata-route-coming-to-the-high-tatras.htmlRenaissance, baroque, and current anniversaries – Konvergencie 2018The festival of chamber music this time around offers a musical wander across Renaissance and Baroque Italy and England, and commemorates the establishment of Czechoslovakia, all while bringing a host of renowned musicians.Fri, 14 Sep 2018 21:11:27 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20914393/renaissance-baroque-and-current-anniversaries-that-are-konvergencie-2018.htmlWhere does the world (music) unite? In BratislavaThe September feast of world music strives to both bring global representatives of music to Bratislava - from Ghana to Israel - and to “showcase” Slovak gems.Fri, 14 Sep 2018 14:46:01 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20914022/where-does-the-world-music-unite-in-bratislava.htmlKempelen invented much more than just the Turk, a chess-playing automatonThe exhibition reveals the secret of the Turk and it was not the legless chess player hidden inside.Fri, 14 Sep 2018 11:21:12 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20913877/kempelen-invented-much-more-than-just-the-turk-a-chess-playing-automaton.htmlEminem in Prešov? Sorry, it’s hoaxMost people understood the prank and turned the discussion into a joke.Fri, 14 Sep 2018 06:27:06 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20913675/eminem-in-presov-sorry-its-hoax.htmlFamous Slovak wafer came about by accidentHoralky Wafers are popular for their peanut filling.Fri, 14 Sep 2018 05:53:43 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20910076/famous-slovak-wafer-came-about-by-accident.htmlSpectacular Slovakia #2: Running and sightseeing in BratislavaWhere to go for a run in Bratislava? Anna Fay shares her tips with active travellers.Wed, 12 Sep 2018 16:25:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20912514/spectacular-slovakia-2-running-and-sightseeing-in-bratislava.htmlValley in Liptov region hid soldiers and Jews in the pastThe significant valley from Slovak history has been unknown to many tourists.Wed, 12 Sep 2018 13:48:40 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20910104/valley-in-liptov-region-hid-soldiers-and-jews-in-the-past.htmlForeigners: Top 10 events in BratislavaTips for the top 10 events in the capital between September 14 and September 23, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.Tue, 11 Sep 2018 20:40:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20910018/foreigners-top-10-events-in-bratislava.htmlLook at the beauty of the mountain lake chaletIt belongs among the most popular Tatra destinations.Tue, 11 Sep 2018 13:27:22 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20910126/look-at-the-beauty-of-the-mountain-lake-chalet.htmlVandals lever out the statue of a Napoleonic soldier in Bratislava’s centreThe statute has been taken for repair.Tue, 11 Sep 2018 11:13:04 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20910843/vandals-lever-out-the-statue-of-a-napoleonic-soldier-in-bratislavas-centre.htmlVavrinec, the stork with a walkie-talkie, is in AsiaThe stork is following his migration route to Africa.Mon, 10 Sep 2018 14:10:43 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20910063/vavrinec-the-stork-with-a-walkie-talkie-is-in-asia.htmlFolk costume Day in central Slovakia draws thousandsSeveral Slovak folk ensembles took part in the three-hour programme.Mon, 10 Sep 2018 13:36:50 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20910409/folk-costume-day-in-central-slovakia-draws-thousands.htmlBlog: Slovak film maker gained a critical lens overseasZuzana Limova’s documentary ‘Before I Met You’ examines the state of maternity wards in Slovakia.Sat, 08 Sep 2018 10:00:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20907157/blog-slovak-film-maker-gained-a-critical-lens-overseas.htmlDo you know where to find a spectacular manor house?Many people visit only a nearby castle, missing all the beauties of the surrounding villages.Sat, 08 Sep 2018 09:30:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20904030/do-you-know-where-to-find-a-spectacular-manor-house.htmlA time of grape harvesting festivitiesLet’s taste the local specialty, burčiak, a slightly fermented grape juice at vinobranie.Fri, 07 Sep 2018 10:59:44 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20908561/a-time-of-grape-harvesting-festivities.htmlPicnic to open renewed park in Bratislava’s Old TownLanderer’s Park now has less asphalt and more greenery.Thu, 06 Sep 2018 23:48:37 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20908374/picnic-to-open-renewed-park-in-bratislavas-old-town.htmlMore than one third of Slovaks have never taken a holiday by the seaMost Slovaks prefer to relax by the water during their holiday.Thu, 06 Sep 2018 23:30:59 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20908334/more-than-one-third-of-slovaks-have-never-taken-a-holiday-by-the-sea.htmlBid farewell to the summer with a visit to a craterAs the summer heat starts to wain take a trip to the countryside and visit one of the top 3 thermal pools in Slovakia.Thu, 06 Sep 2018 23:24:49 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20903970/bid-farewell-to-the-summer-with-a-visit-to-a-crater.htmlWhite water centre not just for professionalsVisitors can enjoy kayaking, rafting and as well as surfing near BratislavaThu, 06 Sep 2018 10:40:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20907625/white-water-centre-not-just-for-professionals.htmlSpectacular Slovakia #1: Bratislava vs. ViennaListen to the first episode of our travel podcast, with tips on how to make the best of your trip to Bratislava.Thu, 06 Sep 2018 08:48:13 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20907636/spectacular-slovakia-1-bratislava-vs-vienna.htmlABC television named two photos from Slovakia out of five best photosPerseid meteor shower caught the eye of many photographers.Wed, 05 Sep 2018 14:09:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20904027/abc-television-named-two-photos-from-slovakia-out-of-five-best-photos.htmlForeigners: Top 10 events in BratislavaTips for the top 10 events in the capital between September 7 and September 16, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.Tue, 04 Sep 2018 21:35:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20904922/foreigners-top-10-events-in-bratislava.htmlSpiš Jerusalem underwent reconstructionoldest Slovak Calvary is located nearby Spiš castle.Tue, 04 Sep 2018 14:42:12 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20904004/spis-jerusalem-underwent-reconstruction.htmlSky above Sliač full of aircraftThe air show featured the latest aviation technology of the Slovak Air Forces.Tue, 04 Sep 2018 06:02:04 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20905852/sky-above-sliac-full-of-aircraft.htmlArchaeological site reveals life in the Bronze AgeAn open-air museum is opening near site.Mon, 03 Sep 2018 13:52:46 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20904013/archaeological-site-reveals-life-in-the-bronze-age.htmlNew educative path, oxygen routes and time stairs in Liptov regionThe location of the biggest military cemetery offers an interesting spot for tourists.Sat, 01 Sep 2018 09:30:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20900989/new-educative-path-oxygen-routes-and-time-stairs-in-liptov-region.html