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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.

Season in the Tatras is over. Closure of some trails started

There are still many trails to take in the winter.Compiled by Spectator staff, 1. Nov 2020, at 9:00

High Tatras

Nobody knew about it for centuries. The forest hid the remains of a middle-ages church

Pilgrimage spot was established near Vyšná Myšľa.Compiled by Spectator staff, 1. Nov 2020, at 8:34

An unusual winter is coming. What are ski resorts doing to prepare?

There are still no conditions given under which they will open the season.Nina Hrabovská Francelová, 30. Oct 2020, at 9:34

Skalnaté Pleso

People with vision and hearing difficulties can now observe Tatra nature, too

Pribylina museum will open a special path soon.Compiled by Spectator staff, 29. Oct 2020, at 18:58

Tulips Slovensko (Slovakia)

Banská Štiavnica: Words don't describe (from our archive)

The town above all other Slovak towns inscribed on the UNESCO list.27. Oct 2020, at 2:06

Banská Štiavnica

Old and new: Starhrad and Strečno

These stony siblings are steeped in history.Gabriela Psotková, Valéria Polovková26. Oct 2020, at 12:00


Mountain resorts Jasná and High Tatras temporarily closed

They could reopen on November 6 if the situation improves.Compiled by Spectator staff, 26. Oct 2020, at 11:27

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Trails and tribulations: the important work of Slovakia’s unpaid hiking route markers

But veteran trail marker says hikers need to pay attention to more than just signs.Nina Hrabovská Francelová, 23. Oct 2020, at 13:00

Stanislav Kučera

Volunteers collect 355 kilos of waste in the mountains

They picked up the rubbish in the Tatras and Pieniny.Compiled by Spectator staff, 22. Oct 2020, at 16:54


Slovaks filmed drone video of the month

They take you to the top 30 places in Slovakia.Compiled by Spectator staff, 21. Oct 2020, at 11:40


Špania Dolina: Cultural treasure

A hiker’s heaven and a show-case for folk architecture with well-preserved miners’ houses.Chris Togneri, 20. Oct 2020, at 1:53

Špania dolina
Spectacular Slovakia Podcast

The best concert I have ever heard was in Bratislava, says Dutch ambassador

Ambassador Henk Cor van der Kwast cycles with Slovakia's mayors and loves the Slovak capital for its rich music history.Peter Dlhopolec, 19. Oct 2020, at 10:22

Dutch Ambassador Henk Cor van der Kwast (left) plants tulips with Bratislava Mayor Matúš Vallo on October 21, 2020.

New educative path in the Low Tatras recalls its gold mining history

The mining settlement Magurka is the highest located settlement in Slovakia.Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. Oct 2020, at 9:30


Tip for a trip: Reconstructed castle Vígľaš

It used to be a favourite place of monarchs.Compiled by Spectator staff, 15. Oct 2020, at 18:07


New attraction in Gemer, glowing pliers as tribute to smiths

A new symbol of Hnúšťa’s history will soon have an honorary place.Marcela Ballová14. Oct 2020, at 12:03


Banská Bystrica: Capital in spirit (from our archive)

A beautiful old town, majestic mountains and a war museum.Chris Togneri, 13. Oct 2020, at 1:22

Banská Bystrica