rss_titlehttps://spectator.sme.sk/rssrss_subtitlerss_contact_emailskForeigners: Events in BratislavaTips for performances and other events in the capital between February 24 and March 5, including concerts, workshops, paintball battle, trade show, exhibitions and more.Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:00:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20464663/foreigners-events-in-bratislava.htmlFamous books on totalitarianism popular in Slovakia tooInternet bookstores have recorded an increased interest in books exploring totalitarian regimes, including demanding theoretical works.Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:01:47 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20465111/famous-books-on-totalitarianism-popular-in-slovakia-too.htmlSlovak film won Crystal Bear at BerlinaleThe film Little Harbour that won the Generation Kplus section – beating movies from many other countries - is the work of (mostly) Slovak women.Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:08:30 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20463999/slovak-film-won-generation-kplus-section-at-berlinale.htmlThe street of national monumentsIn the past, the area between the modern-day Slavín monument and Palisády neighbourhood was composed of vast vineyards.Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:59:03 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20463586/the-street-of-national-monuments.htmlNew rooms accessible in Orava castleThe Oravský Castle was the most visited castle in 2016.Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:55:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20461510/new-rooms-accessible-in-orava-castle.htmlDiscovery made hard mining work more efficientGunpowder was used to blow up the rock for the first time in the Upper Bieber adit for the first time 390 years ago.Sat, 18 Feb 2017 07:55:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20461505/discovery-made-hard-mining-work-more-efficient.htmlBratislava Zoo will have new wolf breeding stationOne of most significant investments of the Bratislava Zoo in the year 2017 will be the building of a new wolf breeding station.Fri, 17 Feb 2017 07:50:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20461504/bratislava-zoo-will-have-new-wolf-breeding-station.htmlForeigners: Events around SlovakiaTips for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between February 17 and February 26, including a race on old wooden sleighs, an operetta premiere, a lot of jazz, classical and rock music, and more.Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:23:34 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20460912/foreigners-events-around-slovakia.htmlForeigners: Events in BratislavaTips for performances and other events in the capital between February 17 and 26, including party, chamber music festival, premiere of opera, wine evening, exhibitions and more.Wed, 15 Feb 2017 13:35:01 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20458729/foreigners-events-in-bratislava.htmlTreasures of Slovak baroque in PolandVisitors to the exhibition of Slovak baroque in Krakow, Poland, will not just be able to view famous works of art but will have a chance to study rare pieces hardly ever presented before.Tue, 14 Feb 2017 11:25:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20458186/treasures-of-slovak-baroque-in-poland.htmlOnce again „Prešporok“ resounds to the music of BartókOne of the most original and influential composers of the 20th century, Béla Bartók, has significant connections with the Slovak capital.Mon, 13 Feb 2017 14:13:05 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20458174/once-again-presporok-resounds-to-the-music-of-bartok.htmlDomica Cave open to publicDomica Cave in the district Rožňava opened for the public in the beginning of February as the first of six caves in the Košický region.Sun, 12 Feb 2017 07:05:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20454713/domica-cave-open-to-public.htmlOver 19,000 visitors to ice statues in High TatrasThe fifth unofficial Championship in ice carving took place at Hrebienok.Sat, 11 Feb 2017 06:55:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20454698/over-19000-visitors-to-ice-statues-in-high-tatras.htmlNew map shows industrial past of BratislavaThe first edition of the Slovak-English map of industrial monuments in Bratislava was sold out within two weeks.Fri, 10 Feb 2017 11:36:59 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20454499/new-map-shows-industrial-past-of-bratislava.htmlBratislava’s Old Town wants replicas of historical mail boxesNow it is searching for mail box designs.Thu, 09 Feb 2017 19:19:59 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20451297/bratislavas-old-town-wants-replicas-of-historical-mail-boxes.htmlForeigners: Events around SlovakiaTips for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between February 10 and February 19, including opera, many concerts, film music, a multi-genre festival, a snow festival, championship in male striptease and more.Thu, 09 Feb 2017 18:58:13 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20455654/foreigners-events-around-slovakia.htmlSnow camp under Lomnický PeakTourists can camp at an altitude of 1,751 metres above sea level.Thu, 09 Feb 2017 06:50:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20454690/snow-camp-under-lomnicky-peak.htmlForeigners: Events in BratislavaTips for performances and other events in the capital between February 10 and 19, including party, chamber music festival, fair, stand-up comedy, quiz night, weekend of cynology, exhibitions and more.Wed, 08 Feb 2017 14:17:49 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20452207/foreigners-events-in-bratislava.htmlEvil in threesAll mediaeval towns saw a similar story: during their path to independence and autonomy, they clashed with the implacable stance of their lords. The town of Kežmaork, lying in the Spiš region, thus clashed with István II. Thököly, owner of the Kežmarok Castle.Tue, 07 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20452588/evil-in-threes.htmlBratislava gets smart benchesOne smart bench is at Primaciálne námestie and the second one at Kramáre.Tue, 07 Feb 2017 07:01:41 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20451304/bratislava-gets-smart-benches.htmlSlovak films to be screened at Berlinale, Rotterdam IFFIt seems that Slovak (or Slovak coproduction) films are much in demand now: after it has been announced that the Czech-Slovak film Masaryk will be shown at Berlinale 2017, two more Slovak movies are slated for foreign festival screenings.Mon, 06 Feb 2017 12:20:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20447262/slovak-films-to-be-screened-at-berlinale-rotterdam-iff.htmlBratislava belongs to Top 10 cities for freelancersThe capital of Slovakia is the eighth best city for freelancers to live in.Sun, 05 Feb 2017 07:15:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20450453/bratislava-belongs-to-top-10-cities-for-freelancers.htmlSandrik factory history presented in museumTeeth implants and helmets for the Bulgarian army belong to portfolio of production plant Sandrik in Dolné Hámre.Sat, 04 Feb 2017 07:05:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20450448/sandrik-factory-history-presented-in-museum.htmlWinter expelled several water birdsOrnithologists counted less water birds in January compared to the last few years.Fri, 03 Feb 2017 06:35:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20449799/winter-expelled-several-water-birds.htmlForeigners: Events around SlovakiaTips for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between February 3 and February 12, including an ice-hockey match, concerts, theatre, a gastronomy festival, a film screening, an ice cathedral in the mountains, and more.Thu, 02 Feb 2017 20:02:26 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20449866/foreigners-events-around-slovakia.htmlForeigners: Events in BratislavaTips for performances and other events in the capital between February 3 and 12, including party, concerts, swing evening, screening, recitation, vegan dinner, exhibitions and more.Wed, 01 Feb 2017 15:52:48 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20446029/foreigners-events-in-bratislava.htmlBlog: A dream come trueBratislava's Poetry Slam returns with a second editionTue, 31 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20445071/blog-a-dream-come-true.htmlWhat if Zuzana Hlávková really had become a ballet dancer?A photography student portrays people who speak out and bring positive changes to society, among them whistleblower Zuzana Hlávková and poet and activist Mirka Ábelová.Tue, 31 Jan 2017 15:51:13 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20447372/what-if-zuzana-hlavkova-really-had-become-a-ballet-dancer.htmlNational gallery offers free admission, ancient and modern exhibitionsIt seems that the proverb saying that quality is more crucial than quantity is true also for the Slovak National Gallery.Tue, 31 Jan 2017 14:05:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20447167/national-gallery-offers-free-admission-ancient-and-modern-exhibitions.htmlDoyen of Lúčnica folk troupe turns 90Lúčnica is a successful Slovak folklore ensemble that performs both at home and abroad, cooperating with various artists and performers and has been evolving through the decades into its current modern form.Mon, 30 Jan 2017 16:15:36 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20446650/doyen-of-lucnica-folk-troupe-turns-90.htmlCrystal Wing awards for 2016 went to 12 Slovak celebritiesTwelve Slovaks received the annual award for their feats in the year 2016, while two more celebrities got a lifelong contribution award in the 20th year of Crystal Wings.Mon, 30 Jan 2017 14:15:36 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20446307/crystal-wing-awards-for-2016-went-to-12-slovak-celebrities.htmlSlovak archaeologists examined Maya pyramids in GuatemalaScientists from the Archaeological Institute in Nitra examined remains of Mayan civilization in the rain forest of Guatemala.Sun, 29 Jan 2017 07:05:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20441084/slovak-archaeologists-examined-maya-pyramids-in-guatemala.htmlSlovakia has 15,000 kilometres of marked hiking routesA tourist in Slovakia can hike on 15,000 kilometres worth of marked hiking routes.Sat, 28 Jan 2017 06:00:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20441082/slovakia-has-15000-kilometres-of-marked-hiking-routes.htmlHow we spoke in BratislavaGermanist Jozef Tancer wrote a book, Untangled Tongues, about the phenomenon of multilingualism in historical Bratislava.Fri, 27 Jan 2017 07:59:26 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20442217/how-we-spoke-in-bratislava.htmlForeigners: Events around SlovakiaTips for for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between January 27 and February 5, including concerts, opera dernieres, an architecture exhibition, and more.Thu, 26 Jan 2017 17:08:07 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20443683/foreigners-events-around-slovakia.htmlDocumentary by young Roma records testimonies of their EldersChildren from Slovakia and the Czech city of Brno make a documentary mapping the Roma Holocaust and communist times in their community.Wed, 25 Jan 2017 23:46:49 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20443005/documentary-by-young-roma-records-testimonies-of-their-elders.htmlForeigners: Events in BratislavaTips for performances and other events in the capital between January 29 and February 5, including parties, concert, classical music, film festival, bazaar, screening, recitation, exhibitions and more.Wed, 25 Jan 2017 14:14:13 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20439984/foreigners-events-in-bratislava.htmlCzech-Slovak movie Masaryk at Berlinale 2017The new co-production film to be screened in Slovakia beginning in March has been selected for the Berlinale main programme – from among 6,000 other movies.Wed, 25 Jan 2017 12:16:03 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20442390/czech-slovak-movie-masaryk-at-berlinale-2017.htmlThe world championship welcomed 74 teams of dogs74 racers from seven countries met in the Orava village museum for the World Cup WSA and Grand Prix Zuberec 2017.Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:07:19 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20441085/the-world-championship-welcomed-74-teams-of-dogs.htmlBratislava now teaches fashionA recently opened school helps build links between fashion and business.Tue, 24 Jan 2017 06:30:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20437541/bratislava-now-teaches-fashion.htmlSlovaks and Austrians meet at a ball in BratislavaSlovaks make up a significant portion of the population in Austrian villages near the border.Mon, 23 Jan 2017 22:21:38 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20440717/slovaks-and-austrians-meet-at-a-ball-in-bratislava.htmlThe mystery of too serious card playersWhen and where this fascinating photo was made is a mystery - the only lead the image of three card players fascinated by a bottle of wine reveals is its publisher.Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:25:18 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20440229/the-mystery-of-too-serious-card-players.htmlCable car to Lomnický štít is 75-year-oldCable car workers commemorate cable car anniversary with stories, guided tours, and events.Sun, 22 Jan 2017 07:15:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20436770/cable-car-to-lomnicky-stit-is-75-year-old.htmlIcefall at SpišThe waterfall Šikľavá rock located near Spišská Nová Ves changes during the winter to an icefall.Sat, 21 Jan 2017 07:40:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20436628/icefall-at-spis.htmlMarket at Žilinská saved, at least for next four yearsThe Old Town would like to obtain the plot on which the market stands.Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:12:44 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20437873/market-at-zilinska-saved-at-least-for-next-four-years.htmlForeigners: Events around SlovakiaTips for for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between January 20 and January 29, including various concerts, parties, modern dance performances, opera and more.Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:32:03 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20437793/foreigners-events-around-slovakia.htmlTourists to get information also in English at city transportTo help the ever more tourists that come to Bratislava, names of crucial stops – e.g. terminal stops or those in and around city centre – will be announced in two languages.Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:37:35 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20437481/tourists-to-get-information-also-in-english-at-city-transport-stops.htmlAlmost 120,000 kids got a letter from Ježiško this yearThe eighteenth year of Christmas mail became the second most successful in the history of Christmas mail.Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:30:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20436619/almost-120000-kids-got-a-letter-from-jezisko-this-year.htmlForeigners: Events in BratislavaTips for performances and other events in the capital between January 20 and 29, including party, concert, film festival, bazaar, exhibitions and more.Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:05:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20435335/foreigners-events-in-bratislava.htmlSlovak composer Godár: Grants are killing artist’s self-esteemIt is a mistake if musicians and filmmakers do not make things they believe in, says one of the most significant Slovak composers.Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:11:47 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20434979/slovak-composer-godar-grants-are-killing-artists-self-esteem.htmlTime capsule placed in Handlová churchA time capsule was made during reconstruction of the tower of Saint Katarína’s Church, the oldest historical-cultural monument in Handlová, central Slovakia.Sun, 15 Jan 2017 09:35:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20431660/time-capsule-placed-in-handlova-church.htmlPoll: Slovaks‘ New Year ResolutionsSlovaks Want to Be Healthier and Have More Family Time in 2017.Sat, 14 Jan 2017 09:25:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20431631/poll-slovaks-new-year-resolutions.htmlSlovakia is the best country for book loversSlovakia has the biggest number of libraries per citizen, according to University of New York research.Thu, 12 Jan 2017 22:49:45 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20431873/slovakia-is-the-best-country-for-book-lovers.htmlForeigners: Events around SlovakiaTips for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between January 13 and January 22, including a planetarium visit, an Indian evening, a lot of classical, rock and folk music, exhibitions and more.Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:40:06 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20432039/foreigners-events-around-slovakia.htmlSnow Nativity in High TatrasNear Rainer’s Cottage in the High Tatras stands a Nativity scene made from snow.Thu, 12 Jan 2017 12:20:32 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20431613/snow-nativity-in-high-tatras.htmlNavigation on Danube suspended due to ice floesNavigation halted on the evening of January 11 from Bratislava to the Hungarian border.Wed, 11 Jan 2017 23:15:22 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20431261/navigation-on-danube-suspended-due-to-ice-floes.htmlForeigners: Events in BratislavaTips for performances and other events in the capital between January 13 and 22, including concerts, classical music, dance, competition, quiz, exhibition and more.Wed, 11 Jan 2017 15:20:19 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20429062/foreigners-events-in-bratislava.htmlFree Sunday admission to Slovak museums continues in 2017The big national cultural institutions operated by the Culture Ministry will be open to the public for free every first Sunday in the month.Tue, 10 Jan 2017 11:35:21 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20429228/free-sunday-admission-to-slovak-museums-continues-in-2017.htmlOLO takes care of dumped Christmas trees in BratislavaThe waste disposal company will generate electricity from the trees at its incineration plant.Tue, 10 Jan 2017 01:06:07 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20428987/olo-takes-care-of-dumped-christmas-trees-in-bratislava.htmlForeigners: Events around SlovakiaTips for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between January 6 and January 15, including New Year’s concerts, a disco party, modern dance performance, workshop, exhibitions, and more.Thu, 05 Jan 2017 15:43:47 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20426224/foreigners-events-around-slovakia.htmlArctic winter will arrive to Slovakia on EpiphanyOn the Epiphany – January 6 – the first arctic day of this winter season is expected by meteorologists.Thu, 05 Jan 2017 13:47:24 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20426062/hydrometeorological-institute-arctic-winter-will-arrive-to-slovakia-on-epiphany.htmlEpiphany, or Three Kings’ Day is one of the oldest Christian holidaysChristians all over the world, have commemorated the holiday of the Apparition of Lord – Three Kings’ Day, since the 3rd century. Thus, it is one of the oldest Christian holidays in Slovakia.Wed, 04 Jan 2017 22:55:41 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20425690/epiphany-or-three-kings-day-is-one-of-oldest-christian-holidays.htmlForeigners: Events in BratislavaTips for performances and other events in the capital between January 6 and 15, including concerts, classical music, ballet, meditation, course of Slovak language and more.Wed, 04 Jan 2017 20:49:31 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20423777/foreigners-events-in-bratislava.htmlFrozen Bratislava: New Year wraps city in an icy mantleBratislava looked like a kingdom of ice in the first days of 2017, thanks to special weather conditions, freezing fog. Take a look at some well-known tourist spots as well as hidden corners, frosted white.Mon, 02 Jan 2017 22:26:27 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20423822/frozen-bratislava-new-year-wraps-city-in-an-icy-mantle.htmlBratislava’s annual New Year’s Eve run again internationalThe 28th edition of the traditional end-of-year run across Bratislava’s bridges attracted a record number of runners.Mon, 02 Jan 2017 11:10:54 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20423296/bratislavas-annual-new-years-eve-run-again-international.htmlPoll: People love Christmas, hate commercialisation and stressAlmost all Slovaks celebrate Christmas; but almost half of them do mind the commercialisation and stress connected with the holiday.Fri, 30 Dec 2016 12:41:41 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20421880/poll-people-love-christmas-hate-commercialisation-and-stress.html2016 top stories: Is kissing with Slovaks really a challenge?Foreigners in Slovakia do not always have it easy. And Slovak people may not be as poor as they claim. Peter Sagan and Donald Trump also feature among The Slovak Spectator’s most popular stories in 2016.Fri, 30 Dec 2016 07:00:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20420581/2016-top-stories-is-kissing-with-slovaks-really-a-challenge.htmlForeigners: Events in BratislavaTips for performances and other events in the capital between December 30 and January 8, including concerts, party, swing evening, classical music, market, meditation, exhibitions and more.Thu, 29 Dec 2016 11:00:08 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20419531/foreigners-events-in-bratislava.htmlUPDATED: Foreigners: Events around SlovakiaTips for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between December 30 and January 8, including New Year’s concerts, parties, exhibitions, etc.Thu, 29 Dec 2016 01:17:26 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20420921/foreigners-events-around-slovakia.htmlWaving old year farewell, welcoming 2017Unlike the three days of Christmas, of which especially the first two are more low-key and family occasions, New Year’s Eve means going out, socialising and enjoying memorable parties.Thu, 29 Dec 2016 00:55:54 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20420929/waving-old-year-farewell-welcoming-2017.html“Facebook” is the most searched wordAmong the jumpers are ice hockey championship or Marian Kotleba.Wed, 28 Dec 2016 12:36:08 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20420407/facebook-is-the-most-searched-word.htmlAmateur pyrotechnics prohibited in Bratislava, also on New Year’s EveWhile it is possible to buy amateur pyrotechnics, people using them risk a fine in the capital.Wed, 28 Dec 2016 12:26:16 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20420353/use-of-amateur-pyrotechnics-prohibited-in-bratislava-also-on-new-years-eve.htmlSilvester in Bratislava will be smartThis year the New Year’s Eve festivities will be centralised on Hviezdoslavovo Square.Wed, 28 Dec 2016 12:07:56 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20420215/silvester-in-bratislava-will-be-smart.htmlOutdoor swimmers braved the ice-cold Váh on St. Stephen's DayThe traditional swim took place in water of 2.5 degrees Celcius.Tue, 27 Dec 2016 13:21:29 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20419492/outdoor-swimmers-braved-the-ice-cold-vah-on-st-stephens-day.htmlSlovak wartime state in modern artIn the current wave of extremist moods throughout Europe, as well as the radicalisation of politics in Slovakia, the exhibition at Kunsthalle Bratislava is presenting the works of contemporary artists inspired by the wartime Slovak State, which shows that history may repeat itself.Tue, 27 Dec 2016 06:25:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20417765/slovak-wartime-state-in-modern-art.htmlSkiers’ KremnicaHiking trails in High Tatras could tell tales on how advantageous it was in the past to lie close to main railway lines; thanks to this fact, they thrived and got rich thanks to regular and abundant visits by moneyed clients from Budapest or Vienna.Mon, 26 Dec 2016 06:55:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20417762/skiers-kremnica.htmlThese are the most popular names in Slovakia for babiesThe most popular names for babies in 2016 are Ema and Jakub, same as last year.Sun, 25 Dec 2016 08:10:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20416450/these-are-the-most-popular-names-in-slovakia-for-babies.htmlFalcons overwinter in BratislavaThe presence of falcons in the cities means that winter is coming.Sat, 24 Dec 2016 08:55:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20416423/falcons-overwinter-in-bratislava.htmlBratislava is the most affordable Christmas destinationAn online travel agency compared 90 cities around the world and set the 2016 Christmas Price IndexThu, 22 Dec 2016 22:58:19 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20417503/bratislava-is-the-most-affordable-christmas-destination.htmlForeigners: Events around SlovakiaTips for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between December 23 and January 1, including Christmas and New Year’s concerts, parties, a festive zoo, exhibitions, and more.Thu, 22 Dec 2016 16:42:20 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20417479/foreigners-around-slovakia.htmlBratislava offers plenty of places for skatingOpen skating rinks are in Old Town; it is also possible to skate in ice stadiums.Thu, 22 Dec 2016 15:08:18 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20416561/bratislava-offers-plenty-of-places-for-skating.htmlChristmas carols from Slovakia sounded in BethlehemGet in the mood of Christmas in Slovakia with Christmas carols in English that the Technik Choir sang in Bethlehem.Thu, 22 Dec 2016 15:08:04 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20417237/christmas-carols-from-slovakia-sounded-in-bethlehem.htmlSagan is exceptional – even on a postage stamp2016 brought a special postage stamp to Slovakia: Instead of a historical personality, it features an athletic star, Peter Sagan.Thu, 22 Dec 2016 01:05:48 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20416817/sagan-is-exceptional-even-on-a-postage-stamp.htmlRoma Spirit 2016 awards handed outThe Roma Spirit awards were given – for the eighth time – to people who help fight prejudice and ignore barriers connected with ethnicity, religion or social status.Thu, 22 Dec 2016 00:28:26 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20416816/roma-spirit-2016-awards-handed-out.htmlCity transport schedule changes from FridayDuring the whole Christmas season, the schedule for city transport in Bratislava will be changed; other Slovak cities tend to change it, too.Thu, 22 Dec 2016 00:04:41 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20416792/city-transport-schedule-changes-from-friday.htmlForeigners: Events in BratislavaTips for performances and other events in the capital between December 23 and January 1, including concerts, swing evening, classical music, ballet performance, exhibitions and more.Wed, 21 Dec 2016 23:50:59 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20416183/foreigners-events-in-bratislava.htmlDid you write to Ježiško?The postal address 999 99 Ježiško (Baby Jesus) worked also this year.Wed, 21 Dec 2016 14:53:38 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20416406/did-you-write-to-jezisko.htmlSlovaks spend Christmas mostly at homePeople would like to have a non-traditional Christmas, but often do not go anywhere.Wed, 21 Dec 2016 13:55:13 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20416210/slovaks-spend-christmas-mostly-at-home.htmlNedbalka celebrates fourth anniversary, starts new appThere are a host of museums and galleries in the Slovak capital, and one of the most prominent private ones is Nedbalka in the historical centre.Tue, 20 Dec 2016 12:02:57 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20415205/nedbalka-celebrates-fourth-anniversary-starts-new-app.htmlWalking across Slovakia: Day 36No tents, no sleeping rough, two teenagers and two adults, 900km, 4 rucksacks and some maps, a lot of maps: this is going to be fun.Tue, 20 Dec 2016 06:30:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20414827/walking-across-slovakia-day-36.htmlThree days of ChristmasThis Christmas card dates, with all probability, to the 1930s. Although the writing it contains is in Slovak, the architecture of the village buildings shows that the artist who made this painting was probably Czech.Mon, 19 Dec 2016 06:20:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20412349/three-days-of-christmas.htmlNew Nordic walking tracks in Slovenský rajFour touristic circuits designated for Nordic walkers from four to 12.6 kilometres have been added up in Spiš and Slovenský raj surroundings.Sun, 18 Dec 2016 08:50:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20411456/new-nordic-walking-tracks-in-slovensky-raj.htmlWalking across Slovakia: Day 35No tents, no sleeping rough, two teenagers and two adults, 900km, 4 rucksacks and some maps, a lot of maps: this is going to be fun.Sat, 17 Dec 2016 09:00:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20407398/walking-across-slovakia-day-35.htmlSlovak movie wins award in BulgariaAward from Bulgarian movie festival goes to Slovakia.Sat, 17 Dec 2016 08:40:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20411453/slovak-movie-wins-award-in-bulgaria.htmlForeigners: Events in SlovakiaTips for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between December 16 and 30, including a lot of Christmas concerts, a winter fairy tale at a castle, modern dance and an attempt at the mass ice-skating record.Fri, 16 Dec 2016 09:32:15 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20411569/foreigners-events-in-slovakia.htmlMemorial for Pavol DemitraLegendary Slovak hockey player Pavol Demitra has his own memorial in Trenčín. In the shape of a hockey stick, it is located in front of the ice rink named after him.Fri, 16 Dec 2016 08:20:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20411438/memorial-for-pavol-demitra.htmlCultural events wind up the Slovak presidencySlovakia's presidency over the Council of the European Union in the second half of 2016, has brought with it a host of political, economic, security and cultural events, offering more international prominence to the country.Fri, 16 Dec 2016 06:50:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20411407/cultural-events-wind-up-the-slovak-presidency.htmlBratislava unveils altered second phase of Petržalka tram lineNew variant of the project already works with some comments from the public.Fri, 16 Dec 2016 02:03:28 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20411131/bratislava-unveils-altered-second-phase-of-petrzalka-tram-line.htmlForeigners: Events in BratislavaTips for performances and other events in the capital between December 16 and 25, including parties, concerts, classical music, Christmas markets, ballet, exhibitions and more.Wed, 14 Dec 2016 20:10:35 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20406556/foreigners-events-in-bratislava.htmlWalking across Slovakia: Day 34No tents, no sleeping rough, two teenagers and two adults, 900km, 4 rucksacks and some maps, a lot of maps: this is going to be fun.Wed, 14 Dec 2016 06:30:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20407386/walking-across-slovakia-day-34.html