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Tourism and travel in Slovakia

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 Spectacular Slovakia travel guide.

A new educational complex is open in Slovak ParadisePhoto

Both children and adults can learn more about the insects that live in the area. Compiled by Spectator staff ,28. Jun 2017, at 13:51

Church tower in Levoča will be open to visitorsPhoto

The climb offers a view of the historical part of the city. Compiled by Spectator staff ,27. Jun 2017, at 14:26

Church of St James in Levoča (l)

Watermill Bohunice attracts tourists with its historyPhoto

The reconstructed mill is becoming more popular. Compiled by Spectator staff ,26. Jun 2017, at 13:28

Watermill in Bohunice

8,000 kilometres of Slovak nature in one videoVideo

Timelapse video of cameraman Majo Chudý shows beautiful spots of Slovakia. Compiled by Spectator staff ,25. Jun 2017, at 6:15

Spectacular Slovakia: Anti-Ottoman Bastion on filmVideo

Štiavnické Bane was the centre of the technical, cultural and religious education of the Austria-Hungary monarchy beginning in the 15th century. Compiled by Spectator staff ,23. Jun 2017, at 6:05

Family singletrack will soon be opened close to BardejovVideo

The project is expected to help increase the number of visitors to the upper Šariš region. Compiled by Spectator staff ,21. Jun 2017, at 22:32

Bardejovské Kúpele

Magio Beach revisits the Danube embankment for its 11th season

Sand, concerts, films, sports, games, virtual reality and more until September 321. Jun 2017, at 11:10

Magio beach

Fans of experimental archaeology will meet in Liptov this summerPhoto

An international summer school of experimental archaeology open to experts and amateurs will help build a thematic archeo-park to be opened next summer. Compiled by Spectator staff ,20. Jun 2017, at 11:29

Archeopark Liptovia, visualisation

Birdwatching in Bratislava

The capital offers birdwatching localities reachable by public transport Jana Liptáková ,19. Jun 2017, at 15:17

Birdwatching in Slovakia

Spectacular Slovakia: Benedictine monastery on filmVideo

From defending against the Ottoman Empire to collecting all the nuns during communism, find out more about the “Pearl of the Pohronie Region”. Compiled by Spectator staff ,17. Jun 2017, at 6:40

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Summer is here, and it is the greatest time to explore the beauty of Slovakia.16. Jun 2017, at 18:23

Špania dolina (Central Slovakia)

First time in Bratislava? This can help you find your way

The city is easy to navigate for English-speakers, but knowing a few key phrases in Slovak will help. Nina Francelová , Hannah Falchuk ,16. Jun 2017, at 11:10

Historical engines from the Peacemaker film roll againPhoto

Bratislava hosts the annual reunion of historical railway engines and vehicles.16. Jun 2017, at 6:50

The historical steam engine 475.196 dubbed Her Ladyship (r) with two other vintage engines when presented during the reunion in 2005.

Mlynická Dolina is one of Slovakia's favourite hiking destinationsPhoto

The hiking trail offers spectacular views of the High Tatra mountains. Compiled by Spectator staff ,14. Jun 2017, at 23:10

Computer model shows Liptov Castle in its heydayVideo

The Slovak region of Liptov has a unique feature: on Sestrč hill, almost a thousand metres above sea level, lies the castle with the highest altitude in Slovakia. Compiled by Spectator staff ,14. Jun 2017, at 0:07

The Liptov Castle in virtual reality.

The most accurate astronomical clock is in Slovakia

Astronomical data is designed specifically for the geographical location of Stará Bystrica. Compiled by Spectator staff ,13. Jun 2017, at 20:03

Restoration of UNESCO-World Heritage site in Banská Štiavnica nears completionPhoto

Restoration of Upper Church will be the final big phase of restoration of the unique baroque Calvary. Compiled by Spectator staff ,13. Jun 2017, at 0:08

The Calvary with the dominant Upper Church

Two June “coronation” festivals compete in Bratislava

The 300th anniversary of famous Austro-Hungarian empress, Maria Theresa, is celebrated throughout 2017, with most of the events taking place in June. Compiled by Spectator staff ,12. Jun 2017, at 15:43

Maria Theresa's coronation enactment in 2011.

Spectacular Slovakia: Budatín castle on a filmVideo

Learn about both the past and present of Budatín castle in video. Compiled by Spectator staff ,10. Jun 2017, at 6:45

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