The second-largest city in Slovakia, Košice, has been on my must-see list for quite a while, yet this blog-post is not going to be as comprehensive as the other articles about Slovakia on this website.
It will be a kind of extension to my sabbatical site and to the previously published part 5 (Slovak Paradise).
Though just about half the size of the capital Bratislava, Košice is the undisputed nucleus of Eastern Slovakia. The city is very close to the Hungarian border (twenty kilometers in the …
Slovakia, February 2020
Winter fades gradually into spring, the days get longer and I am once more in my second home Slovakia.
This time I visited the Slovak Paradise and Košice (see part 6) in eastern Slovakia.
The Slovak Paradise (Slovenský raj) is a jagged limestone plateau without a dominating mountain ridge.
The national park, with its northern edge around ten kilometers southwards of Poprad-Tatry, stretches over a total area of around two hundred square kilometers – small in comparison with the Low …
Slovakia, December 2019
My Christmas vacation was a welcome opportunity to spend a couple of days in Slovakia to visit my friends in Bratislava.
But I also wanted to make a few short hiking tours in the Fatra mountains in Central Slovakia, provided that the weather conditions would allow this.
I stayed in Banská Bystrica, a medium-sized city with around 80.000 inhabitants, throughout the whole Christmas holidays.
The most important city of Central Slovakia has a noteworthy history of copper-, silver- and gold-mining. German mining …