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Slovakia

Slovakia

Etymology

“Slovak” is derived from the name of the Slavic tribe who settled in modern Slovakia during the 6th century, filling the void left by the westward-migrating Germanic tribes, and who have remained primary inhabitants ever since. The Slovak name is based on the name of the general branch of European peoples known as the Slavs. Self-appointed name. [worldology]

Places to Meet People

Places to Meet People

Bratislava Singles Meetup – I plan to organise cultural and sports events with cooperation of other members for singles. I am open to your ideas and suggestions, so just send me an e-mail.Do not forget to register to have space for sitting. [meetup]

Bratislava Yoga Meditation Relaxation Meetup – Heartfulness meditation offers a simple, practical way to learn heart-based meditation and relaxation techniques. In a few minutes, you will learn how to truly relax and feel the lightness and joy of your true nature!! [meetup]

IoT Bratislava – IoT Bratislava is an informal community of professionals discovering and promoting solutions and technologies from the world of Internet of Things in the CEE region.  [meetup]

Slovakia Investors – We are sharing our knowledge and investing strategies inside this group. We are keen to learn from you or to guide you, find new partnerships, discuss opportunities or simply talk about things which we can’t fully discuss with our friends, colleagues or relatives. Beginners friendly. [meetup]

How to Find a Date

How to Find a Date

Free Dating in Slovakia – Are you single and looking for love in Slovakia? Join the following Slovakia singles and MANY MORE searching for free dating in Slovakia on our site right now. Datingnmore offers absoutely free Slovakia dating, as well as many other singles all over the world. [dating n more]

Free Online Dating in Slovakia – Have you tried all the traditional ways to find someone special in Slovakia? Are you tired of the Slovakia bar & club scene, coming home to an empty house, lonely tables-for-one at those romantic Slovakia restaurants, disastrous blind dates set up by your matchmaking friends, Slovakia local singles groups, singles events and meetings with no results?? [connecting singles]

Walking Tours

Walking Tours

Authentic Slovakia – Off-the-beaten track experiences in the capital of Slovakia. Take a ride on a retro Skoda car or take a bike. Individual approach in small groups guaranteed. This is Bratislava with no censorship. [authentic slovakia]

Be Free Tours – A charming Old Town breathing with coronation history mixed with abandoned remnants of a Socialist past. Today Bratislava remains an intriguing contrast. Our twice-daily 2.5hr Free Walking Tour entertains throughout as we delve into Slovakia’s culture, traditions, history and future while exploring Bratislava’s major sights. [be free tours]

Best Slovakia Tours – Best Slovakia Tours, s.r.o., a Slovak Incoming Tour operator and Travel agency is a family-owned company established in 2007 based in Bratislava, Slovakia. From a one-man company we grew up to a team of professional licensed tour guides, driver-guides and above all – the passionate travelers & story tellers. [best slovakia tours]

Free Things to Do

Free Things to Do

Cruise on traditional flatboat on Dunajec from Cerveny klastor in Pieniny mountains – Pieniny Dunajec traditional goral raftFrom 1st May to 30th October An area with a rich historical and folk artistic heritage, as well as a distinctive folklore and architecture, it is also exceptional in its memorable scenery, rocky ridges, unspoilt scenery and repose. Pieniny are an ideal destination for anglers and kayakers alike, and a paradise for cyclists. But we have something else in mind: folk rafting in the rapids of the Dunajec river on traditional wooden rafts! [slovakia]

Demanovska Cave of Liberty – Deomanovska Cave of LibertyLocated in Low Tatras in Demanovska valley, only a couple of minutes by car from Liptovsky Mikulas, Demanovska Cave of Liberty might just be the most beautiful underground place in Slovakia. You can park the car right below the entrance, the only downside here is the parking lot price :(… The tour lasts for about 1 – 1.5 hour and takes you through magnificent halls and domes, viewing rich flowstone fillings, flowstone water lilies, eccentric stalactites, mighty flowstone waterfalls and columns, sphaerolithical stalactites and many other forms of stalactites and stalagmites that are totally captivating. [slovakia]

Hike from Strbske pleso to Skok waterfalls in High Tatras – Strbske pleso is a gateway to many favorite tours in High Tatras. Park your car there and hike away! It’s a neat short tour up to the waterfalls (3 hours there and back on yellow marked path) and the views are worth it. Fresh air of High Tatras is known to be curative. If you feel strong, walk up along the waterfalls and look at them from above! You’ll find mesmerizing mountain lakes at the top. [slovakia]

Little Carpathian Wine Tour – WIne tasting ModraThe intellectuals of Slovak nation are devoted wine lovers. Many take a wine tour every year during the season. We are inviting you for wine tasting tours in exquisite places of the Small Carpathian region, offering an extraordinary experience of wine tasting with a piece of history. [slovakia]

Relax in thermal SPA after skiing in mountains – AquaparkSlovakia possesses many kilometers of wonderful slopes, local ones and in large skiparks. Jasna in Low Tatras is the most popular ski resort with modern lifts, cable cars, perfectly done slopes and best natural conditions for skiing and snowboarding. After your day of snowy fun, dip your body into a warm bubbly pool or hot sauna. [slovakia]

Spis Castle – This magnificent 900 years old ruin is one of the biggest castles in Europe! It is beautifully placed in the countryside on travertine rock. From there, the landscape stretches away so unspoilt. Magical place, perfect to transport you back in time. The castle is legitimately listed in the UNESCO Heritage List, among the most important monuments in the world. [slovakia]

Sucha Bela hike in Slovak Paradise National Park – Sucha Bela hikeSlovak Paradise is a magical forested piece of land in the east of Slovakia, full of ravines, gorges, chasms, meadows and waterfalls. Devoted local hikers enjoy refreshing walks through the narrow canyons and up the waterfalls, often with the help of wooden bridges, high ladders and iron chains. The elevations are not high, but the adventure factor is. But no worries, the walks are very enjoyable and not that demanding as it may seem! [slovakia]

Tour around Bratislava in Prešporáčik – Presporacik tour in BratislavaApril – October Want to get to know our lovely capital in an original, no-hassle way? Take the Old Town Tour by Presporacik – Oldtimer! This 30 or 60 minutes tour offers you a return to the rich history and grandeur of the heart of old Bratislava. Explore the most beautiful parts of Bratislava: the Town Hall, St. Martin’s Cathedral, the Little Blue Church, Bratislava Castle. [slovakia]

Village of folk architecture – Skanzen Pribylina Folk VillageSkanzens, as we call the open-air museum-villages, are scattered all over Slovakia and are definitely a must-see. They showcase Slovakia’s folk history, architecture and basic life of past centuries, high class and low class. The museums include examples of traditional buildings and furnishings, schools, churches, craftmens’ workshops, manor houses, hundreds and hundreds years old – some even from the 11th century. [slovakia]

Vychodna Folk Festival – Vychodna Folk FestivalVychodna, a village below the High Tatras about 20 kilometres east of Liptovsky Mikulas, is the place to be the first weekend in July (every year). The oldest and greatest folklore music and dance festival in Slovakia held since 1953 is the top show of hugely diverse folklore traditions of Slovakia. [slovakia]

Festivals

Festivals

Coronation Ceremonies – These elaborate three-day long ceremonies are a throwback to Bratislava’s more than three centuries as Greater Hungary’s capital, when 11 Hapsburg monarchs received their crowns within the city’s Dome of St Martin. Although the Hapsburgs no longer rule the land, their majestic era lives on during this September coronation re-enactment complete with horseback riding processions, shooting demonstrations, folk festivities, and actors taking the king’s oath on the very spot where the monarchs first ascended their thrones. [iexplore]

International Festival of Ghosts and Monsters – The 12th century Romantic Bojnice Castle provides the perfect setting for this annual ghosts and monsters festival which attracts over 50,000 visitors between April and May each year. Audience participation is strongly encouraged during this monster-filled festival which is centered around a different story, characters, and ideas every year. Visitors can also encounter alien invasions, witches, vampires, tragic romances, and stalls loaded with food and refreshments.  [iexplore]

Junifest – The constant flow of suds may be the biggest attraction for many people at this 10-day long Bratislava beer festival, but drinking is not the only enjoyable attraction offered here. More than 300 musical performances are on this June festival’s bill each year alongside games, food, and raffle ticket draws for wonderful prizes. [iexplore]

Košice Music Spring Festival – The biggest music festival in the Slovak Republic’s second biggest city also happens to be among the country’s oldest music festival. Both the Czech and Slovak philharmonic orchestras make beautiful music during this week-long May classical music festival which was first held in 1956. The festival also attracts chamber orchestras, opera performers, and other talented classical musicians. [iexplore]

Salamander Days – This early September weekend festival is the biggest event in the Slovak Republic’s most attractive mining town, Banská Štiavnica. Both the festival and its closing Salamander Procession are named after the wooden lizard the chief shepherd holds in his hand while telling stories about the origin of the mines. Mine-dwelling dwarfs called bergmans follow the chief shepherd while bearing mining flags to the sounds of mining music. This festival is a tribute to the Slovak Republic’s many miners, oilmen, and ironworkers. [iexplore]

Sled Dog World Championships Sprint – Each February, the Slovak Republic mountain village of Donovaly hosts one of Europe’s most competitive dogsled races. While some of the world’s best dog-sledders mush across the Starohorské Vrchy, the Low Tatras, and the Veľká Fatra mountains, attendees can enjoy attractions, refreshments, and live country music nearly 3,150 feet above sea level. [iexplore]

Východná Folklore Festival – Dozens of traditional folk festivals are held in the Slovak Republic each year, but none can rival the size of this lively celebration in the picturesque village of Východná beneath the Krivao Mountains. This festival, held over three days during the first weekend of July every year since 1953, now attracts up to 1,500 performers and 70,000 spectators on an annual basis. Folk dancing, singing, and crafts are the festival’s main attractions. Many Východná residents even welcome festival attendees into their own homes during the festival. [iexplore]

Public Transit

Public Transit

Bus – The national bus carrier in Slovakia, SAD, operates an extensive and efficient network of routes which cover all of the country. Buses are quicker than trains and run much more frequently, making them the transport of choice within Slovakia. However, the fares are usually a bit more expensive than a train ticket and the buses don’t have air-conditioning. [hotel travel]

Car – Slovakia is a fairly easy country to drive around. The country’s size and relatively quiet roads make travelling a pleasant affair. Roads are well-maintained and often follow old routes through villages and small towns. This creates a slow but visually enjoyable drive. If you plan to tour the hinterlands of Slovakia, a car is essential. [hotel travel]

Rail – Slovakia’s state-run railway system, the Zeleznice Slovenskej Republiky, provides the only train service in the country. The service is erratic and only goes to major cities such as Bratislava, Kosice, Poprad, Presov and Banska Bystrica. The fastest trains are the InterCity trains and the ones marked with an ‘R’. Slow but reliable electric trains operate between Poprad and the resort towns in the High Tatras. [hotel travel]

River – The Danube River is used primarily to transport people in and out of Slovakia, so there isn’t much of an infrastructure for travelling within the country. [hotel travel]

Taxi – Most of the taxis in Slovakian cities are inexpensive and easy to hail in the streets. They offer the best way to get home after a night out in the wine bars. In general, Slovakian taxi drivers are considered to be polite and honest. [hotel travel]

Professional Groups & Events

Professional Groups & Events

Bratislava Agile Community – Some of the topics we plan to cover are Agile teaming, Agile for operations, Agile leadership, Agile strategy, Agile project management, DevOps, Scrum, SAFe, Agile transformation and lots more. [meetup]

Bratislava WordPress Community – A local meetup group in Bratislava to discuss all things WordPress! [meetup]

Bratislava Xamarin Mobile Dev Meetup – The goal is to join developers who have the passion for the most popular cross-platform framework Xamarin. We meet every month where the experts share the iOS, Android or Windows tips and tricks and help others to solve their Xamarin issues. [meetup]

Docker Bratislava – Meet other developers and ops engineers using Docker. Docker is an open platform for developers and sysadmins to build, ship, and run distributed applications. Consisting of Docker Engine, a portable, lightweight runtime and packaging tool, and Docker Hub, a cloud service for sharing applications and automating workflows, Docker enables apps to be quickly assembled from components and eliminates the friction between development, QA, and production environments. [meetup]

Slovakia Salesforce Developer Group – The goal of Slovakia Salesforce DG is to build a community of enthusiastic Salesforce developers and create a space where they can share their knowledge and experience. [meetup]

Language Exchange

Language Exchange

Bratislava English Meetup – This is a group for anyone interested in improving and practicing their English language skills, and also for those whose English is good and who wants to make new international friends… [meetup]

Bratislava Expat Meetup – If you are an English speaking expat working and living in Bratislava or other location in Slovakia, Slovak returning home from international assignment or just somehow related to expat community in Bratislava/Slovakia you are all very welcome. Singles, couples, with or without children….it doesn’t matter.Join our group, meet new friends, find all pros and cons of living and working in Slovakia and most importantly – have some fun! [meetup]

Bratislava German Meetup – Lets enjoy speaking German and improve it without stress. No matter if you are beginner or advanced. You will have opportunity to practise German in natural conversation on topics that you like or are you interested in like travelling, hobby, movies, job, music, food……All German native speakers are more than welcomed too. [meetup]

Bratislava International Friends Meetup – There’s something awesome about hanging around internationals from around the world! This is a social group for internationals and expats from the world over, in Bratislava. Whether you’re a traveler, a working professional or a student – meet other internationals over drinks, coffee, events, dinners and more! [meetup]

LGBT Groups

LGBT Groups

Resources

Resources

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