Right at the heart of Europe and with a history intertwined with
that of its neighbours, Slovakia has proudly preserved its own
language and distinct cultural traditions so colorful over the
country. It was part of Czechoslovakia until the "velvet divorce"
in January 1993. Whether you are coming for business purposes or
just looking for interesting destination for your next holiday our
magnificient mountains, plains and rivers - almost untouched
nature, world known spa centres, historical towns and remarkable
cultural events make Slovakia a country worth the visit.
Slovakia's advantageous position is clear at first glance. It is a
natural crossroads leading from West to East and from North to
South. Slovakia is readily accessible, and the West European
motorway system stretches from Austria to Bratislava. The motorway
link between Bratislava and Prague is also valuable. Bratislava,
Vienna and Budapest are suitable points of entry by plane.
Slovakia's position makes it an ideal destination in an itinerary
that includes its neighbours, and a visit to Slovakia can thus
become an excellent way of getting to know the whole region of
Bratislava - "The little big city".
Bratislava is not just the political, but is also the cultural and
sporting capital of Slovakia. With fewer than half a million people
living in Bratislava, to be honest you can not expect q big-city
'glamour but Bratislava could definitely be considered as the
Europe's most relaxed, hospitable an hearty. The old-town charm,
sophisticated restaurants, traditional pubs, good music ranging
from jazz to opera, stylish people, and a human scale. As a visitor
you will not spend half your day trekking in and out of underground
stations or getting from the airport into town. When you are taking
a walk through the renovated old town with its typical pubs, cafes
and restaurants, you can be quite sure you will meet some friends.
This is "Bratislava - the little big city".
Owing to its historically multi-ethnic character, the city's
cultural scene is a product of various influences: German, Slovak,
Hungarian, and Jewish, among others. Bratislava boasts numerous
theatres, museums, galleries, concert halls, cinemas, film clubs,
and foreign cultural institutions.
All this, and Europe's greatest river as a backdrop. What more
could you want?
Košice - discover fascinating Eastern part of Slovakia
Košice is a city with an eventful and illustrious past and
multicultural and colourful present. Košice has always been known
for an extraordinary mixture of cultures and dialects that
contribute to its beautiful uniqueness. 'I've never left the town,
yet I've lived in seven different states,' many Košice inhabitants
would say. Indeed, over the years, the city has been a part of the
Austro-Hungarian Empire, the Slovak Republic of Councils, the first
Czechoslovak Republic, the World War II Slovak State, Hungary,
Czechoslovakia and has finally, at present, become a modern
independent Slovakia. It is this cosmopolitan nature that makes
Košice an ideal setting for several international events.
Sample leisure activities :
•A guided visit of Košice city would include the most attractive
The National Theatre designed by Adolf Lang, often considered one
of the most gifted European architects of the 19th century. The
theatre is considered to be one of the most beautiful theatre
buildings in Europe. St. Elizabeth Cathedral - the largest
cathedral in Slovakia and one of the most inspiring Gothic churches
in Central Europe. The Singing Fountain is a place of relaxation
and refreshment for all generations of people who love to stop by
and enjoy the soothing music while watching jets of water dance in
the air (during the summer months). Immaculata is a dramatic
sculptural memorial commemorating the hard times of plague, famine
and war built in the early 18th century. East-Slovak Museum with
world famous Gold collection, one of the largest finds of gold
coins in the world.
•Private cultural evening in Opera or Slovak Philharmony
•Tokai wine tasting, visit of a wine cellar dugged in volcanic rock
•Slovak jazz evening
•Folkloric show with Slovak dance workshop/dance school
•Slovak cuisine workshop - cooking lessons
•Day trip to High Tatras with diner in wonderful historical town
•KHL league match tickets or Teambuilding Ice hockey training or
match in hockey jerseys with the names of famous Slovak NHL players
( or KHL)