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Slovakia at a Glance

Beautiful and mysterious Slovakia has steep northern mountains and flat, beautiful countryside in the south. Enjoy food, outdoor activities and history while visiting this friendly spot.

Slovakia's mountains and villages are a hiker's paradise. Travel along winding mountain paths covered in wildflowers. Experience alpine vistas and then hike lower to come across ancient villages nestled in the windless corner of the mountain. Discover the mouldering ruins of a castle, a church or someone's humble abode. Hope on your bike to cover more ground and enjoy bucolic farmland.

The city of Bratislava has lots to offer too. Get lost in its sprawling old town and enjoy a cafe lunch or tea surrounded by chatting locals. At night, explore the city's waterfront and enjoy a trendy dinner in sight of the water. Go on a brandy tasting tour and learn about the variations in regional beverages. Stop in at museums and learn about local art and culture. Slovakia is ready to be explored.

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Popular Places
  • Bratislava Bratislava
  • Tatra National Park Tatra National Park
Getting There
Major Airports
  • Major Airport M. R. Štefánik Airport

Passport / Visa Requirements

American, Canadian and European Union citizens do not need a visa to enter Slovakia if they intend to stay there for less than three months. All travelers must carry a valid passport which could be subject to inspection at any time. American citizens can use the U.S State Department website to learn more about traveling in Slovakia.

Need to Know

Severe Weather: The mountainous north gets more snow and is colder than the south. In the south, winters generally are mild and rainy without too much snow. Occasional windstorms knock trees over and may cause difficulty to travelers. 

Safety Concerns Watch out for pickpockets and leave valuables out of sight or in a hotel safe. Don't leave items on the seats in your car and avoid leaving things in cars over night.

Health Concerns Slovakia has clean drinking water and good public health.

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