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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.

Visit a castle with 12-metre-long tunnel in the rockPhoto

Once important construction protecting the nearby border and road.Compiled by Spectator staff, 20. Oct 2018, at 9:30

Spectacular Slovakia #7: Twelve women in a pool and nobody says a wordAudio

American spa-goers took a trip to Trenčianske Teplice.Michaela Terenzani, 17. Oct 2018, at 18:13

Tomahawk found in Tatra mountain lakePhoto

Cleaning of Tatra mountains continues.Compiled by Spectator staff, 15. Oct 2018, at 14:31

Spectacular Slovakia #6: In Slovak spas, don’t worry when they call a doctorAudio

How to prepare for a visit to Slovak spas? Don Stoll and Pat Alexy Stoll have a lot of experiences to share.Michaela Terenzani, 10. Oct 2018, at 17:37

Spectacular views from Kremnické VrchyPhoto

No time for hiking? You can still enjoy the photos.Compiled by Spectator staff, 8. Oct 2018, at 13:59

Visit a tower that once protected Slovakia from Turkish attacksPhoto

Today, it serves as a tourist attraction in the heart of Slovakia.Compiled by Spectator staff, 4. Oct 2018, at 13:29

Spectacular sunset at Veľký KriváňPhoto

The highest peak of Malá Fatra offers 360-degree view.Compiled by Spectator staff, 3. Oct 2018, at 12:30

Copper and silver used to be transported by tunnel, today it is accessible to touristsPhoto

Remnants of the mining industry offer interesting spots worth visiting.Compiled by Spectator staff, 2. Oct 2018, at 13:20

New bridge will reunite both sides of a Great Moravian settlementPhoto

The site lies on either side of the Morava river which separates Slovakia and the Czech Republic.Compiled by Spectator staff, 27. Sep 2018, at 22:29

Spectacular Slovakia #4: In the footsteps of ŠtefánikAudio

Where is Brezová pod Bradlom and why should you visit it in 2018? Listen to our travel podcast to find out.Michaela Terenzani, 27. Sep 2018, at 6:30

The path through the treetops in the Bachledova valley gets a unique restaurantPhoto

The new restaurant is invisible from the tower at the head of the path.Compiled by Spectator staff, 24. Sep 2018, at 23:27

Visit the unique Turkish wells in KrupinaPhoto

The former stone quarry attracts tourists even today.Compiled by Spectator staff, 24. Sep 2018, at 14:05

The Precious Coburg manor house is undergoing reconstructionPhoto

There used to be a monastery and a castle on the site where the manor house stands today.Compiled by Spectator staff, 21. Sep 2018, at 6:42

Spectacular Slovakia #3: Unexpected hiking (Enjoy Bratislava's greenery)Audio

In Slovakia, you can hike in the capital city. Listen to the latest episode of our travel podcast to find out more.Michaela TerenzaniHannah Falchuk, 19. Sep 2018, at 18:06

Beauty of Tatra churches. Look at them inside and outsidePhoto

Cultural landmarks built in original style.Compiled by Spectator staff, 19. Sep 2018, at 13:51

New museum exhibits inter-war motorcyclesPhoto

The collection consists of original pieces.Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. Sep 2018, at 14:03

The national pilgrimage draws thousands to ŠaštínPhoto

The pilgrimage has been held regularly since 1732.Compiled by Spectator staff, 17. Sep 2018, at 14:13

New via ferrata route coming to the High Tatras

It should be accessible by the end of 2019.Compiled by Spectator staff, 15. Sep 2018, at 9:30

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Spectacular Slovakia #2: Running and sightseeing in BratislavaAudio

Where to go for a run in Bratislava? Anna Fay shares her tips with active travellers.Michaela TerenzaniAnna Fay, 12. Sep 2018, at 16:25

Valley in Liptov region hid soldiers and Jews in the pastPhoto

The significant valley from Slovak history has been unknown to many tourists.Compiled by Spectator staff, 12. Sep 2018, at 13:48