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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.

The beauty of a Tatra valleyPhoto

The majority of tourists visit the mountain lake and waterfall in the Velická Valley.Compiled by Spectator staff, 17. Aug 2018, at 1:12

Water tow at Oravská dam changes from utopia to reality

Adrenaline lovers have a new attraction.Compiled by Spectator staff, 16. Aug 2018, at 13:59

Illustrative Stock Photo

Tradition of horse wagon carriage has survived half a centuryPhoto

Carriages beautifully decorated this year as well.Compiled by Spectator staff, 15. Aug 2018, at 13:06

Rysy: a peak full of hikers in the High Tatras.Photo

The peak is visited from both the Polish and Slovak sides.Compiled by Spectator staff, 14. Aug 2018, at 13:48

Top 3 things to see in Špania DolinaPhoto

Špania Dolina is among the most visited places in the region.Compiled by Spectator staff, 11. Aug 2018, at 9:30

Birthplace of Slovak Robin Hood opens to the publicPhoto

Visitors of Terchová may leave with unique souvenirs.Compiled by Spectator staff, 9. Aug 2018, at 23:18

Bratislava looks different from a kayakPhoto

The oldest water sports club in Slovakia organises a kayak school for the public.Jana Liptáková, 9. Aug 2018, at 13:20

The Dunajčík canoe club has been running a kayak school for the third year.

Do you know where to find a natural freezer in Slovakia?Photo

Mercury Lake and Bloody Well are located nearby.Compiled by Spectator staff, 8. Aug 2018, at 13:33

Looking for adventure? Explore the Zejmarská gorgePhoto

Zejmarská gorge is a popular sight in the south part of Slovak paradise.Compiled by Spectator staff, 8. Aug 2018, at 0:24

Are you ready to experience the healing power of bees?

Apihouse in Bratislava’s Kačín offers bee therapy.Compiled by Spectator staff, 7. Aug 2018, at 20:20

The bee therapy house Apidomček

Green Tree on Kráľova Hoľa has transformed from song to realityPhoto

Symbolic tree does not hinder environmentalists.Compiled by Spectator staff, 7. Aug 2018, at 12:39

Strom zelený (green tree)

Garden under the Old Castle in Banská Štiavnica will be renovated

The garden will offer a place for barbecues and other leisure activities.Compiled by Spectator staff, 6. Aug 2018, at 13:20

The Old Castle in Banská Štiavnica

New cycling routes to appear in the Tatras surroundings

Project has the aim of building cycling, running, hiking and educative routes.Compiled by Spectator staff, 4. Aug 2018, at 9:30

Illustrative Stock Photo

Three-centuries-old temple lures touristsPhoto

Built without using a single nail.Compiled by Spectator staff, 1. Aug 2018, at 13:27

New island will be created at Oravská dam

This island is reserved for birds rather than tourists.Compiled by Spectator staff, 31. Jul 2018, at 13:28

Slanický Ostrov

Tower of Katarínka is accessible every day during summer holidayPhoto

Katarínka used to house a Franciscan Monastery.Compiled by Spectator staff, 30. Jul 2018, at 13:46

There will be a sauna near Spišský Hrhov- for freePhoto

It will be built in the traditional Scandinavian way.Compiled by Spectator staff, 28. Jul 2018, at 9:30

Bratislava extends free WiFi in the city centre

The service also offers smart information about Bratislava.Compiled by Spectator staff, 26. Jul 2018, at 22:44

Users can connect to free WiFi along the Danube Embankment.

Where can you find a Dubai-like toboggan in Slovakia?

The biggest toboggan in Europe lies under the Tatras.Compiled by Spectator staff, 25. Jul 2018, at 14:20

Do you want to see a cable car from 1949?

Cable car exhibited in the square of Liptovský Mikuláš attracts visitors to museum in newly opened exhibition.Compiled by Spectator staff, 24. Jul 2018, at 15:38