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 …
Slovakia, October 2019
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Kriváň , October 1
Predné Solisko, October 2
Rysy, October 3
Skalnaté pleso, October 4
With a break of about one month, I returned to Slovakia for hiking in the High Tatras (Vysoké Tatry) and to visit my friends in Bratislava.
Here you can find part 2 (and general information about hiking in the Tatras you will find in part 1).
My hiking-journey started in Poprad in north-eastern Slovakia, as it did in August.
Slovakia, August 2019
Here you can find part 1 (Ascent to Slavkovský štít and Veľká Svišťovka).
I hiked still in the central part of the High Tatras and departed from the train station in Poprad early in the morning by using the inexpensive meter-gauge railway connection (Tatranské Elektrické Železnice).
Východná Vysoká, August 15
Ascending Východná Vysoká (not to be confused with Vysoká which is also a mountain in the High Tatras) was by far the most demanding tour during my week in the …