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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.

People travel more in Slovakia, going for sightseeing tours

They are not interested in urban and congress destinations.Compiled by Spectator staff, 5. Aug 2020, at 11:23

Zemplínska Šírava

How to read a Slovak wine label

All you need to learn are a few simple terms.Matt Reynolds, 5. Aug 2020, at 10:22

Deep in the Liptov region: Prosiecka and Kvačianska dolina valleys

Visit one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in Slovakia.Gabriela Psotková, Valéria Polovková3. Aug 2020, at 11:50

Kvačianska dolina valley
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Tip for a trip: Komárno and its fortification system

In the era of Ottoman wars, Komárno became a border fortification.Compiled by Spectator staff, 1. Aug 2020, at 9:30

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A token of love in the centre, star-gazing in the east

Read this week’s overview of culture and travel stories from Slovakia.Compiled by Spectator staff, 31. Jul 2020, at 6:00

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Glass master Marek Vanko melts and experiments with glass in an historical glass furnace from the 9th century in the Archeopark in Hanušovce nad Topľou, Prešov Region, in late July 2020.

Slovak mountains are overcrowded. People are queuing to get to the top

If you are heading to the High Tatras, arm yourself with patience.Compiled by Spectator staff, 30. Jul 2020, at 17:27

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Slovak folklore making a comeback: Unique diversity survived

Slovakia boasts a rich and long-rooted tradition of folk costumes and various traditional architecture.Beata Balogová, 30. Jul 2020, at 12:03

The Vlkolínec village is on the UNESCO list.
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Štiavnica in love has its souvenir note and new souvenir coin

The coin with the motif of Štiavnica is the first coin in Slovakia combining 24-carat gold with hand-coloured painting.Compiled by Spectator staff, 29. Jul 2020, at 11:51

Short guide to Slovak grape varieties

You can find some expected and unexpected wines among the production of Slovak winemakers.Tom Philpott28. Jul 2020, at 13:45

Tokaj Wine Region

See the sky like our ancestors saw it in Poloniny

Visitors may lie down and watch the sky.Compiled by Spectator staff, 28. Jul 2020, at 11:56

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Mountain rescue service's new app allows tourists to call for help

The app also works in the Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary.Compiled by Spectator staff, 27. Jul 2020, at 11:43

Replica of sacrificial place was uncovered in Nižná Myšľa

Visitors of the archaeological locality can explore the life and rituals of people from the Bronze Age.Compiled by Spectator staff, 26. Jul 2020, at 9:30

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Tip for trip: New lookout tower at Devínska Kobyla

Its location offers views of Austria, the Czech Republic and Hungary.Compiled by Spectator staff, 25. Jul 2020, at 9:30

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Roundup: What’s so great about Slovakia, anyway?

An American tourist has the answer in this week’s overview of culture and travel stories from Slovakia.Compiled by Spectator staff, 24. Jul 2020, at 7:00

The 2020 Rainbow Pride, held in Bratislava each summer, will go online due to the pandemic.
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Explore places in Slovakia linked with codifier of the Slovak language

A mask with a moustache might make you feel like Štúr himself.Compiled by Spectator staff, 23. Jul 2020, at 18:05

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What happened to the wooden churches in Slovakia

Of more than 300 wooden churches, only 60 remain, mostly in eastern Slovakia. Check the complete list and an interactive map.23. Jul 2020, at 7:34

Wooden churches have made it to the UNESCO World Heritage List. This one, from the village of Mikulášová, is now located in the Bardejovské Kúpele open-air museum.
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Tourist train is back in Nitra streets

Nitra attracts tourists mainly for its rich history, beautiful castle area, Zobor hill, paths along the river, Sihoť Park and other beautiful places.Compiled by Spectator staff, 22. Jul 2020, at 11:45

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All beautiful places of Liptov region in one video

It invites tourists to pay a visit to the region.Compiled by Spectator staff, 21. Jul 2020, at 11:16

Liptovská Mara
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Boots, memories, and 1,000 dollars (from our archive)

American journalist writes about how not to confuse Slovakia and Slovenia as he arrives to the country to write the 2004 travel guide.Matt Reynolds, 21. Jul 2020, at 6:03

Bratislava in 2004