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_emailskForeigners: Top 10 events in BratislavaTips for the top 10 events in the capital between March 23 and April 1, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.Tue, 20 Mar 2018 21:40:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20784690/foreigners-top-10-events-in-bratislava.htmlStatue of Maria Theresa deemed unsuitable for Bratislava city centreThe sculpture has been temporarily moved to the promenade in River Park.Tue, 20 Mar 2018 01:48:21 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20784775/statue-of-maria-theresa-deemed-unsuitable-for-bratislava-city-centre.htmlAquaCity Poprad is a grand centre of wellnessRelaxation awaits in our 13 outdoor and indoor pools. The principles of fire and water will lead you through the world. Thai massage will help you gain self-confidence.Mon, 19 Mar 2018 06:00:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20776275/aquacity-poprad-is-a-grand-centre-of-wellness.htmlEvents in Hotel Devin - Exclusive premises and modern equipment in the centre of BratislavaHotel Devín is a popular venue for business meetings, family celebrations and informal get-togethers. Our professional management and transformative space makes any reception, celebration, banquet, or conference simply unforgettable.Mon, 19 Mar 2018 06:00:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20775711/events-in-hotel-devin-exclusive-premises-and-modern-equipment-in-the-centre-of-bratislava.htmlSlovak musicians go AmericanTwo Slovak musical projects have not just gone to US recording studios but also joined forces with American musicians.Mon, 19 Mar 2018 05:45:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20782933/slovak-musicians-go-american.htmlSlovak physicists make the most significant contribution to the topic of light pollution, scientists saidThe city of Tuscon in Arizona is interested in Slovak solution.Sun, 18 Mar 2018 07:10:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20782234/slovak-physicists-make-the-most-significant-contribution-to-the-topic-of-light-pollution-scientists-said.htmlGreat inventor and thinker finally has a statue in BratislavaThe statue of Johann Wolfgang Kempelen has already inspired the creation of an urban legendSat, 17 Mar 2018 08:44:07 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20782889/great-inventor-and-thinker-finally-has-a-statue-in-bratislava.htmlTown of Rimavská Sobota had never built stone wallsThe question is why, the town had a permission from king.Sat, 17 Mar 2018 07:10:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20782233/town-of-rimavska-sobota-had-never-built-stone-walls.htmlFilm festival accommodates foreigners in SlovakiaFebiofest, the International Festival of Film Clubs (MFFK) is offering most films with English subtitles (labelled AT) this year, as well as making master-classes, discussions and other accompanying events available to English-speakers.Fri, 16 Mar 2018 06:52:53 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20782265/film-festival-accommodates-foreigners-in-slovakia.htmlDo you want a tree named after you?The Slovak National Gallery is revitalising an old orchard and is raising needed funds via a crowdfunding project.Thu, 15 Mar 2018 22:45:12 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20781299/do-you-want-a-tree-named-after-you.htmlSlovaks are less happy than CzechsThe happiest people live in Scandinavia.Thu, 15 Mar 2018 22:05:23 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20781496/slovaks-are-less-happy-than-czechs.htmlPeople still trying to save the ruins of Slanec CastleMost recently, a stairway was repaired in the castle situated close to Košice.Thu, 15 Mar 2018 14:01:30 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20781503/people-still-trying-to-save-the-ruins-of-slanec-castle.htmlDo you know what Slovakia and Slovenia have in common?Confusing Slovakia and Slovenia is a mistake that occurs even in top politics.Wed, 14 Mar 2018 19:54:09 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20781291/do-you-know-what-slovakia-and-slovenia-have-in-common.htmlCroatian in Slovakia: Foreigners have a business advantageSeven years ago, Marija Hrvatic was a business service centre employee living in a strange, new city - Bratislava. Now, she’s made a business of helping foreigners.Wed, 14 Mar 2018 14:00:40 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20780842/croatian-entrepreneur-internationals-foreigner.htmlTourists ignore bans in the Tatras, including drones and balloonsA check discovered dozens of violations in the Tatra national park in a single day.Wed, 14 Mar 2018 13:38:21 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20780877/tourists-ignore-bans-in-the-tatras-including-drones-and-balloons.htmlForeigners: Top 10 events in BratislavaTips for the top 10 events in the capital between March 16 and March 25, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.Tue, 13 Mar 2018 21:50:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20779420/foreigners-top-10-events-in-bratislava.htmlThe “grand ballet” of epic proportions visits BratislavaA spectacular version of the classical ballet Esmeralda to be staged in the Slovak National Theatre, in cooperation with the Bolshoi Theatre, has involved more than 200 performers, theatre-makers and backstage workers to mark the 200th anniversary of choreographer Marius Petipa.Tue, 13 Mar 2018 15:29:20 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20780157/the-grand-ballet-of-epic-proportions-visits-bratislava.htmlA new lookout tower offers spectacular viewsIt takes hikers 40 minutes to reach it from under the Strečno Castle.Mon, 12 Mar 2018 14:03:24 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20779266/a-new-lookout-tower-for-slovakia-offering-spectacular-views.htmlBiofarma Bratislava: The perfect place to celebrate nature and authentic Slovak traditionsClose to Bratislava lies a popular farm that grants reprieve from the city bustle through delicious food and traditional crafts.Mon, 12 Mar 2018 06:00:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20775665/biofarma-bratislava-the-perfect-place-to-celebrate-nature-and-authentic-slovak-traditions.htmlJewish cemetery in Bátovce being renewedA remainder of the Jewish community in Slovakia is located in Bátovce, one of many cemeteries that lays testament to the community that once thrived in Slovakia.Sun, 11 Mar 2018 17:30:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20778038/jewish-cemetery-in-batovce-being-renewed.htmlUnique bank of love in SlovakiaThe bank of love caught the attention of the BBC.Sun, 11 Mar 2018 08:10:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20778020/unique-bank-of-love-in-slovakia.htmlOpen-air folk museum in Orava sounds of dog barkingDog sled racing has occurred regularly there since 2004.Sat, 10 Mar 2018 14:31:29 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20778033/open-air-folk-museum-in-orava-sounds-of-dog-barking.htmlThe city’s memory is not only about kings but also ordinary peopleComprehensive memory website contains unique images of the bombing of Bratislava and glass negatives from the last years of the Austro-Hungarian EmpireFri, 09 Mar 2018 10:21:19 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20777037/the-citys-memory-is-not-only-about-kings-but-also-ordinary-people.htmlSlovak artists react to the current situation in society with their workThe Friday protest march will be followed by an exhibition.Fri, 09 Mar 2018 00:54:40 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20776869/slovak-artists-react-to-the-current-situation-in-society-with-their-artwork.htmlYoung Slovak martyr will be beatifiedAnna Kolesárová was shot down by a Russian soldier during World War II but her sacrifice is still honoured today.Thu, 08 Mar 2018 00:09:16 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20776109/young-slovak-martyr-will-be-beatified.htmlNationalism and other extremisms enter public space“Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them.” Karl PopperWed, 07 Mar 2018 13:00:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20775186/nationalism-and-other-extremisms-enter-public-space.htmlHistorical Habán mill in Sobotište will be renovatedThanks to the Czech-Slovak cross-border programme, the western-Slovak Habán/Hutterite mill, dating back to the 16th century, will be renovatedTue, 06 Mar 2018 22:32:12 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20775302/historical-haban-mill-in-sobotiste-will-be-renovated.htmlForeigners: Top 10 events in BratislavaTips for the top 10 events in the capital between March 9 and March 18, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.Tue, 06 Mar 2018 21:05:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20773844/foreigners-top-10-events-in-bratislava.htmlReconstruction of Bratislava Castle enters final phaseThe castle and its surroundings are getting the Baroque look they had during the rule of Empress Maria Theresa.Mon, 05 Mar 2018 21:29:49 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20772734/reconstruction-of-bratislava-castle-enters-final-phase.htmlSWEAT, TEARS AND UTTER JOY – JUST A FEW SNIPPETS FROM THE premiere OF THE BALLET BEYOND SINOn 17 and 18 November 2017, the première of the season took place at the SND Ballet. The première also marked the first staging of the title by the internationally acclaimed choreographer, Boris Eifman, in Slovakia and Central Europe. Music direction bears the signature of the Slovak conductor, Branislav Kostka.Mon, 05 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20772334/sweat-tears-and-utter-joy-just-a-few-snippets-from-the-premiere-of-the-ballet-beyond-sin.htmlAn almost forgotten architect who changed the face of BratislavaFriedrich Weinwurm, the most important architect of the Slovak avant-garde, exhibited in the Slovak National GallerySun, 04 Mar 2018 09:33:15 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20773119/an-almost-forgotten-architect-who-changed-the-face-of-bratislava.htmlSlovak Star Wars fan film wowsThe Star Wars fan film stands above the ordinary fan film.Sun, 04 Mar 2018 07:35:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20769418/slovak-star-wars-fan-film-wows.htmlSlovak students win international physics competitionThe young women shone among attendees from 15 different countries.Sat, 03 Mar 2018 06:30:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20769412/slovak-students-win-international-physics-competition.htmlSlovak Philharmonic streaming celebrates 10 yearsThe Slovak Philharmonic was the first music institution in the country to launch live streams, starting February 22, 2008.Fri, 02 Mar 2018 16:23:35 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20770927/slovak-philharmonic-streaming-celebrates-10-years.htmlBratislava holds concert to commemorate murdered journalist Ján Kuciak on SundayProminent Slovak musicians will perform at the concert organised by the open-air festival Pohoda.Fri, 02 Mar 2018 06:17:56 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20771821/bratislava-holds-concert-to-commemorate-murdered-journalist-jan-kuciak.htmlForeigners: Top 10 events around Slovakia in MarchThe selection of events not to miss in various regions of Slovakia next month, from gastronomy to sports to musical culture.Thu, 01 Mar 2018 17:58:52 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20769206/foreigners-top-10-events-around-slovakia-in-march.htmlMaria Theresa may again have a monument in BratislavaA reduced copy of the former equestrian statue of Maria Theresa should be installed in front of the Hotel Carlton.Thu, 01 Mar 2018 07:05:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20770057/maria-theresa-may-again-have-a-monument-in-bratislava.htmlThe life of a foreigner in Slovakia can be a reason to laughIranian living in Bratislava founded a group of foreigners performing stand-up comedy in English, for locals and foreigners living in the city.Wed, 28 Feb 2018 20:50:59 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20770994/the-life-of-a-foreigner-in-slovakia-can-be-a-reason-to-laugh.htmlVisegrad Four countries, including Slovakia, presented at literature fair in BrusselsAt the book fair in Brussels, Slovakia was presented among the V4 countries, with one theatre play in French, as well as a selection of national literature translated into English.Wed, 28 Feb 2018 17:54:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20770923/visegrad-four-countries-including-slovakia-presented-at-literature-fair-in-brussels.htmlNostalgic train rides to UNESCO sites expand, outside region as wellLast year’s success with nostalgic train rides following the UNESCO heritage sites in eastern Slovakia has made organisers repeat this cycle, while expanding it outside the Košice Region.Wed, 28 Feb 2018 13:33:49 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20770672/nostalgic-train-rides-to-unesco-sites-expand-outside-region-as-well.html