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.

Train takes tourists up to the castle of the bloody countess

Čachtice castle is trying to prepare a programme for every weekend.Compiled by Spectator staff, 11. Aug 2020, at 11:27


Visitors break a 1980 record in the Tatras

The statistics were affected by the weather and the coronavirus pandemic.Compiled by Spectator staff, 10. Aug 2020, at 18:31

The chalet near Popradské Pleso lake.

Discover Hrádok, the second biggest climbing area in Slovakia after the Tatras

It's a great place to prepare for climbing in the Tatras.Compiled by Spectator staff, 10. Aug 2020, at 11:45


Tip for a trip: A pasture with a magnificent view

Kráľova Hoľa is the highest hill in the eastern part of the Low TatrasCompiled by Spectator staff, 8. Aug 2020, at 8:00

A view from Kráľova Hoľa towards the Tatras.
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Vietnamese cuisine in Martin, Vienna tram on a stamp

Culture and travel stories from Slovakia in one place.Compiled by Spectator staff, 7. Aug 2020, at 12:28

The third reconstruction stage of Bratislava Castle leads to a rare archaeological discovery on Aug 6, 2020.

Dobšinská Ice Cave celebrates 150 years since discovery

Renewed educational path as a gift.Compiled by Spectator staff, 7. Aug 2020, at 9:35


Sightseeing tour more popular when travelling in Slovakia

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

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


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


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