Historic Architecture Amid Natural Wonders
The Slovak Republic packs an incredible number of cultural attractions into a relatively small region, in the heart of Europe. Travellers cab explore UNESCO World Heritage sites like Spiš Castle, nine National Parks, ski resorts and mysterious caves. Outdoor activities shine here, especially in the High Tatras where walking trails lead to glacier lakes and soaring peaks. The capital city, Bratislava, offers the intriguing blend of a Gothic old town with trendy cafes, vibrant nightlife and the Danube River, near the Austrian border.
Along with Austria and 12 other countries, the Slovak Republic is covered by the Danube EU macro-regional strategy. Objectives of the strategy include building prosperity, strengthening connections and protecting the environment, which enhances sustainable tourism in the Slovak Republic. Four fascinating cultural routes pass through the country, allowing travellers to experience highlights such as Jewish heritage, the life of Saint Martin, Romanesque architecture, myths and legends.
How to get there?
Bratislava Airport is the biggest in the country and the entry point for most travellers, along with Košice International Airport. Bus and car travel from neighbouring countries is easy, and direct train routes are available from the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Austria, Germany and Russia. Most major cities offer reliable public transport systems. Popular cycle trails weave throughout the country and beyond, including EuroVelo routes 6, 11 and 13.