Bratislava - Top 13 Attractions, Slovakia 2023
November 11th, 2022
Bratislava, the Slovak capital, has countless attractions within its borders and beyond. The city, located next to the Austrian border, is very popular - especially among Hungarian and Austrian tourists. Regardless of the season, in winter and summer, many people visit its museums, squares, and castles in the area, but even the Christmas market is very popular. 💡Today, Bratislava is the political, cultural and economic center of Slovakia. Many people do not know, but until 1919 it was called P
Háj Waterfalls (Hájske vodopády), Slovakia - Hiking route, GPS, details ...
October 26th, 2022
The Haj Waterfall is only a few minutes from the previously presented Zadielska gorge. The waterfall in Slovakia is located in the Gorge of Háj, part of the Slovak Karst National Park. Interestingly, it consists of not only one but 10 different waterfalls. The hiking trail leading through the forest is easy and kid-friendly. The length, size and names of the ten unique waterfalls vary. What they have in common is that they are located in a 6.5 km long valley between two Slovak villages: Haj and
Trencin Castle (Trenčiansky hrad) - Parking, opening hours, history...
October 17th, 2022
Looking at Trencin Castle (Trenčiansky hrad), one might think he is looking at a postcard. The fortress rises on the limestone cliff (Maria Hill) in the heart of the village of Trenčín, above the Vah valley. The white-walled castle with a wooden roof has recently been renovated. However, this is not a painting but the seat of Matthew III Csák. ?The castle is a symbol of the Vah region. Overview Trencin Castle Details Country Slovakia Location Vah valley Address
Orava Castle, Slovakia (Oravský hrad) - Opening hours, details ...
September 19th, 2022
Oravský hrad, or Orava Castle, played an essential role in the life of historical Hungary. It defended the country from the north and the trade route to Poland. Of course, this role has disappeared today, so let’s just visit him for his beauty. It is no coincidence that it is one of the most beautiful fortresses in Slovakia. The castle is located in the Orava region, next to the Orava River. The 13th-century medieval castle was built on a 112-meter-high rock face. The castle is the most promine
Štrbské Pleso, Tatras - Slovakia 2023
September 16th, 2022
The Tatras have many wonderful natural attractions, one of the pearls of which is Lake Štrbské Pleso. The special feature of the lake area is that there are plenty of leisure activities in winter and summer, and the landscape shows its new face every season. Strbské Pleso is more than a small pond in the Tatras. Its popularity is also because it is the second-largest lake in the mountain range, which has particularly clear water and has been visited by tourists for centuries. 💡The village als
Devin Castle (Devínsky hrad) - Parking, opening hours, prices ...
September 12th, 2022
Another gem in the line of Slovak castles is the Devínsky hrad near the Slovak-Austrian border. The castle, which can only be seen in ruins today, is visited every year by many from Austria, Hungary and, of course, Slovakia. Only 20 minutes from Bratislava, the former fortress offers a real one-day program for everyone. Although the Bratislava Castle was rebuilt, the Devin Castle was left out of the list of castles to be renovated and is still not in very good condition today. Nevertheless, the
Zadielska Gorge - Hiking, parking, map, rest areas ...
August 19th, 2022
One of the best attractions in the Slovak Karst National Park is the romantic Zadielska gorge (Zádielska tiesňava). Due to its size, the gorge is even called the Slovak Grand Canyon, where you will find an educational trail with the same name. The 3 km long valley is surrounded by 250 m high rock walls. The loop trail is comfortable and not difficult to finish. You can even go with children. Calculate 4 hours (9.2 km) for the program. You follow the comfortable, educational trail path bet
Kosice - Top 13 Attractions in 2023
August 12th, 2022
The second-largest city in Slovakia, the southeastern centre of the country, is Košice. The city along the Hornad River has a rich history and cultural heritage. It has many attractions, most in the historic city centre. Not far from Košice, you can discover several natural values. The Slovak name of the town with an area of 242,768 km² is Košice. Its population is almost 240,000; only Bratislava has bigger numbers. Overview Kosice Details Country Slovakia Location Eastern C
Smolenice Castle - Opening hours, parking, history...
August 8th, 2022
Smolenice Castle is located in the Little Carpathians, Slovakia, less than 1 hour from Bratislava. Considered the most romantic castle in the Slovak Highlands, the building was built in the 15th century above the agricultural village of Smolenice. You can only visit the castle on a guided tour. Afterwards, you can go to the English Garden or take a walk in the picturesque countryside surrounding the castle. ?Tip: There are several forts and castles in the area, the most famous of which is perh
Castle of Beckov - Parking, opening hours, history...
July 29th, 2022
Beckov Castle - alias Beckovský hrad - is one of the biggest castles in Slovakia. Beckov is only 1 hour from Bratislava and is also one of the most visited fortresses in the country. A real medieval ruin that triggers one’s treasure hunt. A visit to the former fortress is a must-see with children. The village of Beckov got its name from the castle. The old Hungarian name of the castle is "Bolondóc" (which means foolish), which according to the legend, comes from the fact that it was built by th
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