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Spectacular Slovakia: Culture and travel tips

Inspiration for outings, interesting weekend reads in a weekly overview of news about culture and travel in Slovakia. Compiled by Peter Dlhopolec, published every Friday. Sign up for Spectacular Slovakia newsletter

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Tourists walk along the road in Tatranská Lomnica in the High Tatras on Saturday, November 19, 2022.
A Slovak who trains NBA players, walk in the Little Carpathians, and Bratislava events. 25. Nov 2022, at 12:33
Kráľová Hoľa in the Low Tatras on March 7, 2022.
Drink mulled wine on a Bratislava beach, get your skis ready. 18. Nov 2022, at 16:09
Volunteers sell poppies to people on the streets of eight Slovak regional capitals on Armistice Day, November 11.
Bratislava will symbolically close its Austrian border. 11. Nov 2022, at 19:15
People watch Bratislava's Christmas tree being erected on the Main Square on November 2, 2022.
From travel stories to the new definition of love and foreigners' experiences with the immigration system. 4. Nov 2022, at 10:59
Chopok.
Hiking trails in the Tatras will soon close, but you can still relax in Liptov. 28. Oct 2022, at 15:27
Autumn in the Kamzík green area in Bratislava on October 18, 2022.
Artists react to the murder of two young LGBT+ people, a partial solar eclipse, and jazz takes over Bratislava. 21. Oct 2022, at 10:33
The Orava reservoir in the autumn.
Explore events in Bratislava. The late Slovak sculptor Maria Bartuszová exhibits in London. 14. Oct 2022, at 11:52
Slovak photographer Marek Hajkovský’s picture of the snow-covered ruins of Lednica Castle is featured in a Daily Mail story. His photo came 41st in the Open Built Environment category of the Epson International Pano Awards 2022, which is seen as the largest contest for panoramic photography in the world.
Atypical Warhol paintings, Bratislava events, hiking tip, and preparations for winter. 7. Oct 2022, at 13:53
The restored gilded statue of Archangel Michael can be viewed by the public in the courtyard of the Old Town Hall in Bratislava until October 2 when the sculpture will be placed on the top of the Michalská Veža tower again. The statue of Archangel Michael fighting the dragon was removed from the tower for its general reconstruction last year.
Asian Day will be held in Bratislava on Saturday. Tips for biking adventures in northern Slovakia. 30. Sep 2022, at 15:33
Volunteers replace dilapidated benches in the Nitra amphitheatre with new ones during the Volunteering Week, which ran from September 16-22, 2022.
Another dose of top 10 Bratislava events. Search for meteorite pieces. 23. Sep 2022, at 9:20
Cirque du Soleil's Corteo performance in Bratislava on September 15, 2022.
What’s going on in Bratislava, a new Slovak documentary hits cinemas. 16. Sep 2022, at 12:49
Radvanský Jarmok, a traditional fair of crafts and folk music, takes places in Banská Bystrica this weekend.
Traditional fairs and grape harvest events take place over the weekend. 9. Sep 2022, at 10:16
Women wear Slovak traditional costumes, "kroje", on September 1, 2022, in Banská Bystrica to celebrate the history and fashion of Slovak traditional costumes.
Check out top 10 Bratislava events. 2. Sep 2022, at 14:02
A Pavol Remiáš exhibition in Prievidza, western Slovakia, honours  miners. The outdoor display runs until the end of September.
Plenty of events will take place in Bratislava and in other regions on the last August weekend. 26. Aug 2022, at 13:24
Lake Kuchajda in Bratislava.
A steam train ride, Pride Košice and other tips for this weekend. 19. Aug 2022, at 11:55
August 12 is World Elephant Day. In the picture, you can see Maja and Gula in the zoo in Bojnice.
Are you ready for a weekend ride? 12. Aug 2022, at 9:41
An open-air display on Hviezdoslavovo Square in Bratislava celebrates Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee and 70 years of service to the people of the Commnonwealth.
Cheers to the weekend. 5. Aug 2022, at 11:17
Umbrellas are installed up in the air and above the main road in Trstené pri Hornáde near Košice.
Get your own bucket list before you start exploring the Košice Region. 29. Jul 2022, at 10:18
The Suchá Belá gorge in Slovak Paradise National Park, eastern Slovakia, lacks water. Yet, it is still a great adventure to set out on. In the picture, a hiker climbs a ladder at Misové Waterfalls.
A film, book, and events and places to go to and enjoy on your days off. 22. Jul 2022, at 14:03
Photo: An elongated cloud was seen in the Poprad area on July 13, 2022.
Explore Slovakia and listen to a 1980's summer tune that will make you groove. 15. Jul 2022, at 9:09
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