On the border between Western and Eastern European culture.
The first half of this English-Slovak travel guide is in English.
Melding its Hungarian heritage, its friendly cultural spirit, and hip, youthful, “can-do” attitude, Košice and its surroundings exude boldness, excitement, and potential. The city of Košice, the second largest in Slovakia, was named the 2013 European Capital of Culture, and the surrounding region is just as worthy of an award.
Follow our team of travel-obsessed writers as we tip-toe through the Middle Ages at spectacular Spiš, the starlette of Slovak castles. We’ll tell you everything you need to know about the region’s famous Tokaj wine, which was declared “the king of wines and the wine of kings” by Louis XIV. Read on to find out where you can soak in gobsmacking views in the High Tatras, discover an entirely new world in the region’s snaking string of caves and gobble up the area’s finest gastronomy.
This pocket-sized, English-Slovak travel guide contains:
13 travel feature stories (topics such as gothic architecture, mining, adrenaline-filled activities and wine)
a suggested four-day itinerary
TOP 10 of the region
a pull-out map
a detailed list of upcoming events
the Slovak-language part (it features different photos than the English one)
Let this guide be your key to the most ravishingly beautiful secrets of the Košice Region, characterised by grand cathedrals, wild natural formations and UNESCO sites galore.
The first half of the travel guide is written in English. Contrary to the second half in the Slovak language, which talks about the mining tradition in the region, the English part features detailed information on the communist past of the region and the monuments that represent it. Other themes and descriptions of sights are identical in both parts, but the English-language content has been adapted for foreign readers. The travel guide features different photographs in each part which gives a more diverse representation of the region.