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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.

Cemetery with a remarkable creative conceptPhoto

The shapes of tombstones were prescribed until 1997 Jana Liptáková ,23. Feb 2018, at 14:22

Vrakuňa Cemetery in Bratislava

Demänovská Cave is no longer the most visited in SlovakiaPhoto

Belianska Cave in the High Tatras received 8,500 more visitors than the "Slovak gem" this year. Compiled by Spectator staff ,21. Feb 2018, at 21:17

Belianksa Cave in High Tatras

“Art train” to connect Bratislava and ViennaPhoto

The project recalling the legendary “tram” connecting the two capitals lying closest to one another in Europe, allows the Slovak and Austrian art scenes to join forces aboard trains. Compiled by Spectator staff ,20. Feb 2018, at 23:07

The T.R.A.M gallery/train.

Nová Cvernovka begins full operation in former schoolPhoto

The creative community not only successfully moved to a new place but advanced to a new, higher level Jana Liptáková ,15. Feb 2018, at 7:38

The biggest event for the public this year will again be the 1 May – Day of Opened Studios festival.

New Bratislava bus line brings Kamzík closer

The bus runs during weekends and holidays Compiled by Spectator staff ,14. Feb 2018, at 17:30

First travellers on the Nr 144 bus

The Danube Limes proposed for UNESCO heritage listVideo

Among almost a hundred monuments dating back to the northern borders of the Roman Empire – including those from Slovakia – those in Rusovce have a good chance entering the UNESCO heritage group. Compiled by Spectator staff ,13. Feb 2018, at 13:50

Ancient Roman monuments in Gerultata, Rusovce (Bratislava)
The Accidental Hotelier

Blog: I’m obsessed with review scores!

What confuses me to no end is that guests will come, have a great time, write that “everything was wonderful, just like home,” and then give us a score of 8.5 out of 10.Thom Kolton12. Feb 2018, at 13:58

The penzión may be elegant, but the key to success is good customer service.

Have you seen the icefall in eastern Slovakia yet?Photo

The icefall belongs to the most beautiful, natural phenomena of winter. Compiled by Spectator staff ,7. Feb 2018, at 19:54

Šikľavá Skala icefall

New ski slope will be built in Low TatrasPhoto

Jasná, the popular ski resort where World Championship races in Alpine Skiing have taken place, will add a new slope to its already expansive network of trails. Compiled by Spectator staff ,6. Feb 2018, at 20:39

Jasná, December 2017.

Where is my bus?

The updated Hopin taxi app offers new services for public transport users in Bratislava. Compiled by Spectator staff ,5. Feb 2018, at 22:18

Updated Hopin app

Belgian hotelier: Slovakia is still unknown to Belgian and Dutch tourists

A Belgian hotelier operating in Slovakia helps spread the word about the country as a tourist destination. Compiled by Spectator staff ,5. Feb 2018, at 14:06

The Sojka Hotel in Liptov region

Vanishing SlovakiaPhoto

Photographer Alan Hyža worked six years to take pictures of places with a materialised history of Slovakia Jana Liptáková ,1. Feb 2018, at 16:07

The “inverted pyramid” becomes a national cultural monument. Have you seen it yet?Photo

The building is unique with its architectural style and belongs among the symbols of Slovakia’s capital. Compiled by Spectator staff ,1. Feb 2018, at 14:12

The radio pyramid during White Night in 2017.

Oversized statues of eight Hungarian kings attract visitors to ČečejovcePhoto

One of the tourist attractions of the eastern-Slovak village is an alley lined with larger-than-life Hungarian emperors. Compiled by Spectator staff ,30. Jan 2018, at 23:08

The Alley of Kings in Čečejovce

Nitra to replace tourist train

The blue and white Nitriansky Expres has run since 2006. Compiled by Spectator staff ,29. Jan 2018, at 20:51

Nitriansky expres

Rustic Folklore hut offers accommodation near Bojnice CastlePhoto

The unique Slovak project lures tourists to a rustic hut with a thatched roof, close to the famous Bojnice Castle. Compiled by Spectator staff ,29. Jan 2018, at 16:57

Chyža near Bojncie Castle

Foreigners: Top 10 events around Slovakia in FebruaryVideo

The selection of events not to miss in various regions of Slovakia next month, from gastronomy to sports to musical culture. Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská ,28. Jan 2018, at 12:08

Bagpipers' Canrival (Gajdošské fašiangy) in Malá Lehota

Orava to have its first European bison

The reservation at Topoľčianky has also sent some bison to Hungary. Compiled by Spectator staff ,25. Jan 2018, at 23:34

European bison - illustrative stock photo

Trenčín Castle expects fewer tourists

Planned reconstruction as part of the biggest investment into cultural monuments in the region in past decades. Compiled by Spectator staff ,25. Jan 2018, at 13:59

Trenčín Castle

Interactive Hungarian-Slovak map will show localities for bird-watchingVideo

From Cégerská Skala, the entire Slaná River canyon panorama in Slovak Karst will be visible. Compiled by Spectator staff ,24. Jan 2018, at 13:28

The Domica Cave

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