Travel

Regularly updated information on travelling in Slovakia, including tips on the newest attractions and the traditional must-see sights. More information about travel in Slovakia can be found in our travel guides Spectacular Slovakia.

Must-visit from Bratislava: Pajštún Castle

When the weather is nice, it is possible to see Austria.Compiled by Spectator staff, 30. May 2020, at 9:45

Pajštún Castle
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Roundup: Čaputová’s honey bees and hiking tips for the last weekend of May

Read this week’s overview of culture and travel stories from Slovakia.Compiled by Spectator staff, 29. May 2020, at 8:03

President Zuzana Čaputová
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Why are there so many castles in Slovakia?

The story of Slovakia’s castles with a map, dozens of pictures and a list of top 10 castles.Roman Cuprik, 28. May 2020, at 17:00

Romantic Bojnice Castle is one of Slovakia’s favourite tourist destinations.
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Cycling to Uhlisko: Climate change brings new views

A short bike trip from Trstená with a taste of the Orava dam and Tatras.Compiled by Spectator staff, 28. May 2020, at 13:44

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Veľký Choč: Hike to heaven

A magical place with one of the best views in Slovakia.Compiled by Spectator staff, 26. May 2020, at 21:36

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Slovakia's mountain chalets opening after the coronavirus

Many do not offer lodgings yet and not all fulfil hygienic conditions.Compiled by Spectator staff, 26. May 2020, at 14:12

Chalet under Kľačianska Magura, Malá Fatra

Coolest in Bratislava: Devín Castle

Observe the confluence of the quiet and slow Morava and the swift and wild Danube or wander around places similar to the Grand Canyon.Gabriela Psotková, Valéria Polovková25. May 2020, at 12:05

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A favourite hike in the Veľká Fatra mountains – rocky Ostrá

The final parts of the hike is accompanied by "stairs“ to make rocky terrain more solid and chains that help with climbing.Compiled by Spectator staff, 24. May 2020, at 9:30

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Fearless fox is an inseperable part of Rainer’s chalet

Tourists share their food with it.Compiled by Spectator staff, 23. May 2020, at 9:25

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Roundup: Federico Fellini’s Oscar-winning film hits Bratislava’s streets

Read this week’s overview of culture and travel stories from Slovakia.Compiled by Spectator staff, 22. May 2020, at 6:30

Italian film director Federico Fellini won four Oscars in the Best Foreign Language Film category during his career. One of the awarded films is called '8 1/2' - filmed in 1963, awarded in 1964.
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These waterfalls lure masses of tourists to the Tatras

Falls most massive in spring after snowmelt or intense rains.Compiled by Spectator staff, 21. May 2020, at 13:12

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Scale ladders and waterfalls in Liptov's popular Prosiecka valley

It is possible to do a roundtrip, starting in Prosiecka Dolina and ending in Kvačianska Dolina.Compiled by Spectator staff, 19. May 2020, at 22:10

Prosiecka Dolina valley
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Wooden rafts on Dunajec River are back on the water

Tourists return to the popular attraction.Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. May 2020, at 13:11

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Walk in the treetops open, Bachledka welcomes visitors

Food and drinks can be purchased in the resort and eaten outside.Compiled by Spectator staff, 17. May 2020, at 9:20

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Speleologists discovered a cave that may belong among the deepest non-karst caves in Slovakia

They currently have a depth of 40 metres, but this is not the final measurement as speleologists will keep on researching the formation.Compiled by Spectator staff, 16. May 2020, at 9:30

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Roundup: Devín Castle will reopen over the weekend

Read this week’s overview of culture and travel stories from Slovakia.Compiled by Spectator staff, 15. May 2020, at 12:05

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On the list: the delights and drawbacks of UNESCO inscription

Insightful information about UNESCO sites in Slovakia and the stories they tell.Howard Swains14. May 2020, at 14:00

Spiš Castle
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Where traces of Bratislava's Slav and Celtic settlements remain

Pálffy Palace provides an overview of the city's many architectural phases.Compiled by Spectator staff, 14. May 2020, at 7:40

Pálffy Palace

Orava Castle and forest railway open for summer season

Visitors can explore the castle with an audioguide; there is a bonus prepared for visitors.Compiled by Spectator staff, 12. May 2020, at 20:13

Orava Castle

Ferrata at Skalka is closed. Falcon found a nesting place there

Visitors would disturb the animals.Compiled by Spectator staff, 12. May 2020, at 13:25

Ferrata at Skalka