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_emailskVolunteers clean Turniansky Castle for 16th timeThe castle is located 40 kilometres away from Košice.Thu, 21 Mar 2019 13:43:58 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22075975/volunteers-clean-turniansky-castle-for-16th-time.htmlSpectacular Slovakia #27: Time gets telescoped in eastern SlovakiaŠariš: There’s a lot of Slovakia east of Prešov and Košice.Thu, 21 Mar 2019 12:41:10 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22080664/saris-travel-slovakia-bardejov-presov-podcast.htmlNature created an unusual formation near the Poprad RiverA protected natural monument.Wed, 20 Mar 2019 14:43:27 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22075953/nature-created-an-unusual-formation-near-the-poprad-river.htmlForeigners: Top 10 events in BratislavaTips for the top 10 events in the capital between March 22 and March 31, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.Wed, 20 Mar 2019 10:41:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22077831/foreigners-top-10-events-in-bratislava.htmlTourism in the High Tatras flourished in 2018The biggest group of tourists are still Slovaks.Tue, 19 Mar 2019 14:09:26 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22075944/tourism-in-the-high-tatras-flourished-in-2018.htmlView the virtual reconstruction of Fiľakovo castle in all its sumptuousnessAfter hundreds of years, Fiľakovo castle is undergoing renovation.Mon, 18 Mar 2019 13:54:51 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22071820/view-the-virtual-reconstruction-of-filakovo-castle-in-all-its-sumptuousness.htmlThe secret and legendary volcano: Mount SitnoAn extinct stratovolcano, with a base of more than 50 km, was once the biggest in Europe.Mon, 18 Mar 2019 10:00:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22075698/sitno-slovakia-travel.htmlSpectacular Slovakia #26: It's not Middle-earth, it's SpišNorthern Slovakia is the land of valleys, rolling hills and medieval towns.Thu, 14 Mar 2019 14:12:18 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22074820/travel-slovakia-spis-tatras-gothic-levoca.htmlExperimental gallery shrinks visitors to fit in a hamster tankIn Spišská Nová Ves, kids and grownups can try how it feels to be a hamster or an ant.Thu, 14 Mar 2019 12:10:22 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22064984/experimental-gallery-shrinks-visitors-to-fit-in-a-hamster-tank.htmlForeigners: Top 10 events in BratislavaTips for the top 10 events in the capital between March 15 and March 24, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.Tue, 12 Mar 2019 14:35:47 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22072084/foreigners-top-10-events-in-bratislava.htmlWater from Terchová Tiesňavy is allegedly better than borovičkaStreams are slowly vanishing.Tue, 12 Mar 2019 14:00:03 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22071816/water-from-terchova-tiesnavy-is-allegedly-better-than-borovicka.htmlSeven years have passed since a fire closed Krásna Hôrka castle to the publicPart of the castle could be open to the public in 2021.Mon, 11 Mar 2019 14:04:46 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22071831/seven-years-have-passed-since-fire-closed-krasna-horka-castle-to-the-public.htmlSynagogue in Senec gets make-overSeveral discoveries have been made during the reconstruction.Sat, 09 Mar 2019 09:30:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22066191/synagogue-in-senec-gets-make-over.htmlSpectacular Slovakia #25: When drinking with locals in Orava, don’t try to keep upDave Rubin recommends visiting the northernmost region of Slovakia.Fri, 08 Mar 2019 09:18:43 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22069963/spectacular-slovakia-podcast-orava-travel-dave-rubin.htmlForeigners: Top 10 events in BratislavaTips for the top 10 events in the capital between March 8 and March 17, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.Thu, 07 Mar 2019 14:20:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22067682/foreigners-top-10-events-in-bratislava.htmlLost in Belianske Tatras? Information centre will helpNear the spot are castles, cave, hiking and cycling routes.Thu, 07 Mar 2019 13:24:30 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22066188/lost-in-belianske-tatras-information-centre-will-help.htmlWhere to eat best burger in BratislavaHere’s the list of 50 best burgers in Europe.Wed, 06 Mar 2019 13:56:34 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22066187/where-to-eat-best-burger-in-bratislava.htmlNew attraction for High Tatras – the Poliankovo digital galleryThe gallery, located in Tatranská Polianka, is unique in central Europe.Mon, 04 Mar 2019 13:55:47 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22066184/high-tatras-have-new-attraction-the-poliankovo-digital-gallery.htmlSlovak Bermuda Triangle: Tríbeč mountainsLocals believe in a supernatural power dwelling in the forests of the Tríbeč mountains. Many are said to have disappeared in the so-called Tríbeč triangle.Mon, 04 Mar 2019 09:00:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22063635/slovak-bermuda-triangle-tribec-mountains.htmlThese castle ruins of Dúbravica are near Banská Bystrica. Have you visited them yet?The history of the castle is not very well known.Sat, 02 Mar 2019 09:30:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22061006/castle-dubravica-visit-tourism.htmlGetting to know Bratislava better through beerBratislava is home to 16 breweries as well as the production of marmalade from beer.Fri, 01 Mar 2019 11:08:46 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22064631/getting-to-know-bratislava-better-through-beer.htmlWalk on frozen Štrbské PlesoLook at the lake from the High Tatras.Thu, 28 Feb 2019 13:59:32 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22060964/walking-across-strbske-pleso-high-tatras-winter.htmlSpectacular Slovakia #24: Hiking with little feetSlovakia is a good place for easy hiking with kids.Thu, 28 Feb 2019 07:51:19 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22063419/hiking-with-kids-slovakia-mountains-children-tips-for-trips.htmlThis is how the promenade at Zemplínska Šírava will lookThe promenade should be constructed by the end of 2019.Wed, 27 Feb 2019 13:25:46 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22061019/zemplinska-sirava-water-reservoir-in-slovakia-promenade.htmlForeigners: Top 10 events in BratislavaTips for the top 10 events in the capital between March 1 and March 10, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.Tue, 26 Feb 2019 19:25:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22061333/foreigners-top-10-events-in-bratislava.htmlWinter hiking in Malá Fatra offers spectacular experienceWhen the weather is nice, it is possible to see the Low Tatras from Chleb.Tue, 26 Feb 2019 18:59:42 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22060975/winter-hiking-mala-fatra-chleb.htmlLow water levels in Domaša reveal the remains of flooded housesThe resevoir is only 43 percent full.Mon, 25 Feb 2019 23:36:26 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22061624/domasa-water-dam-droughts-winter-flooded-houses.htmlRide on historical trams in the TatrasThe retro tram in Poprad is 50 years old.Mon, 25 Feb 2019 13:51:07 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22060958/ride-historical-trams-high-tatras-trojca.htmlSpectacular Slovakia #23: Visit the Nosferatu castle in OravaCare for a plate of halušky? Sheep cheese is an acquired taste, say Americans.Fri, 22 Feb 2019 09:31:53 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22059177/spectacular-slovakia-orava-castle-travel-tips-from-tourists.htmlScience magazine featured a sculpture from Bratislava on its title pageA Slovak photographer took the photo.Thu, 21 Feb 2019 13:49:28 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22052990/science-magazine-featured-sculpture-from-bratislava-on-its-title-page.html248 historical weapons disappeared from Trenčín MuseumIt is not clear how long the guns have been missing.Wed, 20 Feb 2019 14:02:03 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22052985/248-historical-weapons-disappered-from-trencin-museum.htmlEnjoy free tours in Slovak towns over the next few weeksSlovak towns will celebrate International Tourist Guide Day with free tours. In Bratislava, foreign language tours are also available.Tue, 19 Feb 2019 21:49:33 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22057221/enjoy-free-tours-in-slovak-towns-over-the-next-few-weeks.htmlForeigners: Top 10 events in BratislavaTips for the top 10 events in the capital between February 22 and March 3, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.Tue, 19 Feb 2019 18:30:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22056220/foreigners-top-10-events-in-bratislava.htmlIcefall prepared for lovers of adrenaline sports at SkalkaSkalka is well-known for its cross-country skiing compound.Tue, 19 Feb 2019 14:06:59 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22052979/icefall-prepared-for-lovers-of-adrenaline-sports-at-skalka.htmlFirst natural luge track in Slovakia is open nowIt is located in the spectacular countryside under the Tatras.Mon, 18 Feb 2019 14:10:10 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22048149/first-natural-luge-track-in-slovakia-is-open-now.htmlSpectacular Slovakia #22: Looking for a scenic day trip? Walk to Poland and the Czech RepublicWhat does a New Yorker appreciate about the remote region of Kysuce?Thu, 14 Feb 2019 15:47:15 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22052670/spectacular-slovakia-22-looking-for-a-scenic-day-trip-walk-to-poland-and-the-czech-republic.htmlLove experiment: Find your soulmate in Slovakia's Love BankThe Love Bank in Banská Štiavnica wants to help 100,000 single people find their everlasting love.Wed, 13 Feb 2019 22:14:40 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22052719/love-experiment-find-your-soulmate-in-slovakias-love-bank.htmlForeigners: Top 10 events in BratislavaTips for the top 10 events in the capital between February 15 and February 24, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.Tue, 12 Feb 2019 19:00:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22050332/foreigners-top-10-events-in-bratislava.htmlBat-counting in Zádielská GorgeFavourite spot for several species of bats to winter.Tue, 12 Feb 2019 13:38:56 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22048124/bat-counting-in-zadielska-gorge.htmlBest places to travel to in Europe in 2019? Bratislava is on the list!The capital of a neighbouring country was voted first.Mon, 11 Feb 2019 13:53:45 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22050209/best-places-to-travel-in-europe-in-2019-bratislava-is-on-the-list.html