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Slovakia, formerly a part of Czechoslovakia, became an independent
republic on January 1st, 1993.
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Countries neighbouring Slovakia are: Czech
Republic, Poland, Ukraine, Hungary and Austria.
The Carpathian Mountains stretch into the west of Slovakia. As
much of Slovakia's population lives in rural areas, the countryside should also be visited
if you have the time to get out of Bratislava.
Weather in Slovakia
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Flying to Slovakia
There are few direct international flights into Slovakia from the
West, although you can change planes in Prague (Czech Republic)
and then fly on to Bratislava.
Alternative routes are to fly into Vienna (Austria)
and then take a short bus ride to Bratislava; or fly into Krakow (Poland)
- if your destination is the Tatras mountains, or Northern Slovakia.
Driving in Slovakia
Like Hungary, you need to drive with your
headlights on at all times of the day, or risk getting a fine.
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Central Slovakia, with its rugged landscape and breathtaking scenery,
is probably the most beautiful part of Slovakia. It also has some of the most interesting
towns in the country, such as Kremnica
and Banska Bystrica.
There is surprisingly a lot to do and see in Eastern Slovakia, which
has many wonderful towns, such as Bardejov and Levoca. There are a few
surprises too - for example the Andy Warhol Museum in the village of Medzilaborce, the
open air museum in the Dukla Pass, and the spectacular Slovensky Raj.
There's more to Western Slovakia than just the capital, Bratislava. Trencin and Nitra are beautiful towns, and Bojnice is an excellent day
out. There are also a lot of castles to explore in the area, and then there's the wine
growing region near Modra.
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Some of the most popular destinations in Slovakia
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Also known as Kaschau in German and Kassa in Hungarian,
Koice is in the eastern part of the Slovakia; on the Hornád River, near the
southern border with Hungary.
City of Kosice:
Slovakia's second largest city lies in the valley of the river Hornád in the Koice
basin, encircled by the spurs of the Cierna Hora mountains to the north and the Volovské
vrchy hills to the west.
Founded in 1241, Koice has been held at times by the Austrians, Hungarians, Turks,
The Gothic cathedral of St Elizabeth dates from the 14th-15th century.
Slovakia's second city has plenty to offer the traveller, with many fine restaurants, bars
and lots of tourist attractions.
Brief travel information for visitors to Kosice.
Located about 6km south of the Koice city centre, Kosice International Airport is
the second largest airport in Slovakia. Bus no. 23 runs between the airport and downtown.
Accommodation in Kosice
Tourism in Slovakia:
Tourism in Slovakia has grown since the end of Communist rule. In the early 1990s more
than half a million tourists a year were visiting Slovakia for its well restored
historical cities and numerous mountain ski resorts.
Only 110km from Bratislava (on a good motorway), Trencin is a must
visit if you've booked yourself on a cheap flight to Slovakia for a long weekend.
The castle and the historical centre of Trencin are reasons enough to
make the short trip away from Bratislava.
The Slovak people are extremely proud of their culture and of their traditions, which are
kept alive today through food, music, poems, dance and song.
Vlado presents his mouth-watering Slovakian dishes.
Presented in six parts, the 20th century account is the largest.
There is a rich folk tradition in Slovakia, historically influenced by foreign rulers and
the minorities from Slovakia's neighbouring countries.
This online Slovakian course is split into three different sections: Vocabulary, Verbs and
Phrases. In the Vocabulary Section, Slovakian words link to an audio file, so that you are
able to hear exactly how every word should be pronounced.
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