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Highlights in Slovakia
- Ski resorts of the High Tatras
- Hiking and mountain biking
- UNESCO World Heritage Spiš Castle
- Demänová Cave of Liberty
- Brimser Nockerl with bacon and cheese
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Apartments in Slovakia
Slovakia has not only a fantastic landscape, but also some interesting city centres, where you can find many comfortable holiday apartments. In rural areas, a vacation rental close to the hiking trails and ski centres is highly recommended in order to fully enjoy the unique natural landscape.Holiday accommodation with extra service
Whether vacation rental or apartment, in Slovakia the landlords are always anxious to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Therefore, take advantage of the additional services offered by some landlords, such as bicycle or ski rental, an included breakfast or the possibility to be picked up at the station.
Holidays in Slovakia
Location and orientation
Slovakia is a republic located in Central Europe bordering Austria, Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Ukraine. The capital of the inland state is Bratislava. In the west, the Danube lowlands dominate the landscape. Central Slovakia, on the other hand, has the Slovak Ore Mountains to offer, which are the largest mountains in the country.
Travelers and Activities
In Slovakia winter sports have an important importance. For the practice of your favourite sport there are 36 modern ski centres in the mountains, of which the High Tatras is the most important ski region in the country. Tatranská Lomnica, Starý Smokovec and trbské Pleso offer the best conditions for skiing.Beautiful landscapes for hiking and cycling
In recent years Slovakia has increasingly worked on the development of signposted cycle paths, so that you can practically travel the whole country by bicycle. Due to the many mountainous landscapes, however, you will always have to overcome some differences in altitude, which creates the desired challenge for mountain bikers. The Carpathians are particularly suitable for hiking, where untouched nature and breathtaking views are guaranteed.
One of the greatest actor legends in the country is Jozef Kroner, who won an Oscar in 1966 for the leading role in the film "Das Geschäft in der Hauptstraße".
Top 3 travel tips
Take a trip to Spiš Castle, located in Žehra, east of Spiské Podhradie. This building, whose outer walls cover an area of 41,426 square metres, is the second largest castle complex in Central Europe after Prague Castle. The place where the ruins of the hilltop castle are located today was inhabited as early as the Neolithic Age. The fortress itself was built in the 12th century and went down in history when it withstood the Mongol invasion.2. Visit caves
Slovakia has a total of 13 caves for prospective and interested speleologists to visit. One of them is the Demänová Cave of Liberty in the Low Tatras not far from Demänovská Dolina. Here you can see many stalactite formations in pink, red and yellow colouring as well as sinter water lilies. Bone finds testify furthermore to the former inhabitants, the cave-bears and the bat-types "big mouse-ear" and "small horseshoe-nose".3. Try traditional dishes
The mountain cuisine in Slovakia is hearty and strongly seasoned. Meat, potatoes and cabbage are often used for the kitchen creations. Dairy products such as sour cream, cheese and brimsen are also typical ingredients for Slovak dishes. You must taste the sauerkraut soup "Kapustnica" or the tasty Brimser dumplings made from potato dough and served with sheep's cheese and fried bacon.
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