Europe Magazine January 2018

SLOVAKIA

CENTRAL EUROPE

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WHERE TO GO IN SLOVAKIA THINGS YOU SHOULD NOT MISS WHILE VISITING

1. Hike to Skok waterfalls in the High Tatras 2. Visit Spis Castle 3. Cruise on a traditional flatboat on the Dunajec 4. Walk the Sucha Bela in Slovak Paradise National Park 5. Tour Bratislava in Prešporáčik 6. See the Demanovska Cave of Liberty 7. Attend the Vychodna Folk Festival. Vychodna, a village below the High Tatras about 20 kilometres east of Liptovsky Mikulas, is the place to be the first weekend in July! This annual event is the oldest and greatest folkloric music and dance festival in Slovakia; the first was held since 1953. A range of international performers also present folk traditions their countries. Workshops, games, and parties for dance and crafts great fun for visitors. This is really the top folk event in the world! 8. Village of Folk Achitecture. Skanzens, as we call the open-air museum-villages, are scattered all over Slovakia and are definitely a must-see. We especially recommend Pribylina, Vlkolinec (a UNESCO site) and Cicmany. 9. Relax in a thermal spa after skiing in the mountains Jasna, in the Low Tatras, is the most popular ski resort. It features modern lifts, cable cars, perfectly groomed slopes and the best natural conditions for skiing and

snowboarding. After your day of snowy fun, dip your body into a warm, bubbly pool or a hot sauna. 10. Little Carpathian Wine Tour. Slovakia is fertile land perfect for producing wine, and has for thousands of years. Not to be missed is the Red-Stone Castle (Cerveny kamen), where the historical lifestyle of the nobility is preserved, and you can visit the largest wine cellar in Central Europe.

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