TOP 6 HIKES IN SLOVAK PARADISE!

It doesn´t eclipse the vertiginous heights of Tatra´s peaks nor the alluring mountain ranges and deep forested valleys of the Low Tatras or Mala Fatra.  Such wild rivers as Dunajec (Pieniny National Park) do not run through it and its area cannot be compared to that of an average city in central Europe. Regardless, once…

WELCOME TO THE CASTLE COUNTRY! – TOP 20 CASTLES IN SLOVAKIA

Various tourist guidebooks and promotional materials claim that Slovakia has the most castles per capita worldwide. This may come as a shock considering the size of the country. Regardless, the purpose of this article is not to examine the truth behind this claim and the amount of castles presented here is far from final. What is…

Let’s listen to Fujara!

Slovakia has not only made the list of UNESCO sights that are of an immovable nature, but has also several inscriptions on the list of intangible UNESCO heritage. That of course only underlines the great cultural diversity and heritage of this small country. And one of those inscriptions is the Fujara. An instrument with magical…

SLOVAK PARADISE – NATURE´S VERTICAL KINGDOM

Directly opposite the majestic Tatras lays a national park which, at a glance, does not have the same breathtaking, skyscraping peaks nor the heights which leave you lightheaded, but don´t let this discourage you. The beauty of this park lies in its mysterious woods, deep gorges and wild streams and rivers. Without a doubt, a natural…

Top 13 medieval towns in Slovakia every history buff should visit!

  Catastrophe for the Kingdom of Hungary followed when in 1526 the Turks defeated King Louis Jagellon at the battle of Moháč. Many towns on the territory of modern-day Hungary, Croatia and Serbia were totally destroyed, villages plundered, precious monuments devastated. It meant a tough end especially for many precious medieval monuments and buildings. One part…

Making Halusky? Charming Barbora has a recipe. Just watch it!

Another part of Slovak culture! This time something from our cuisine. And a very lovely and charming way to show it 🙂   Do you recall sitting in a restaurant in Bratislava or somewhere in the mountains eating delicious Slovak traditional food called halušky? Thinking about repeating this gastronomic experience? So here is the way to make…

Everything is about the folk here! Top 14 folk places to visit!

Previously, we showed you the most unique places of Slovakia. But, the country has many different faces and one of them is strongly connected to the wide variety of traditions that were divided by vast valleys and dark forests in the past. So let us open this sweet surprise and show you the 14 top…

Japan chose Vlkolínec / Japonci si vybrali Vlkolínec

Among the 30 most beautiful villages and small towns to visit in Europe, the Japanese Tourist Operators Association (JATA) chose Vlkolínec in Slovakia. This strongly deserved rank will only help to spread the fame of this beautiful UNESCO village worldwide. And you will have a pleasure to explore it in an upcoming Expedition Slovakia´s article:…

Bratislava Forest Park on the 9th place! (SK+)

Bratislava Forest Park places 9th as part of The Telegraph´s “Best Forest Holidays” ranking! British newspaper The Telegraph published an article entitled Best Forest Holidays and we are very proud to state that Bratislava Forest Park found its place on the list among an amazing company of parks from Peru, Malaysia or Australia! Bratislavský mestký…

21 most remarkable historical landmarks of Slovakia!

In all kinds of promotional material intended to lure tourists to Slovakia you will find words like “natural beauty”, “awesome national parks”, “great hikes”, “amazing trails”, “wonderful environment” etc. Of course, what they say is true. Slovakia is indeed a natural jewel and (forgive us Czech, Polish, Ukrainian and Hungarian fellow neighbours) boasts a great natural beauty that…