Slovakia is one of the last of Central Europe's secrets to be discovered by travelers, and having joined the European Union in 2004, is now in a better position than ever to show what it has to offer. Impressively situated on the Danube, the capital, Bratislava, boasts stunningly restored baroque, rococo, and art nouveau buildings. Beyond the capital visitors will find a country packed with architectural gems, the renowned wooden churches of the Presov region, imposing fortresses, romantic castles, and medieval ruins--all within easy reach thanks to an excellent transportation system. Features include: *History and culture *Detailed coverage of Bratislava *Slovakia's art and architectural heritage, from restored buildings in Bratislava to historic castles, elegant chateaux, medieval towns and preserved folk villages *Hiking, skiing, cycling, whitewater rafting, wine tasting, and more
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PART TWO THE GUIDE
Chapter S Tmava Region
Trencin Region 1
Banska Bystrica Region
18th century admission adult/child Airport Banska Bystrica Banska Stiavnica Bardejov Baroque beautiful beer Bojnice Bratislava building built buses cafe castle ruins cave chata cultural Czech Czechoslovakia Danube Dolina Donovaly Europe Fatra festival ft Hotel German Getting Gothic Habsburgs High Tatras hiking hills Hlavna Hungarian Hungary information centre Kezmarok Komarno Kosice Kremnica lake Levoca Liptov Liptovsky Mikulas located Low Tatras Modra mountain Museum Namestie SNP National Park Nitra Old Town Open daily Open Mon-Fri Open Mon-Thu open Tue-Sun Palace pension Pezinok Piesfany pool Poprad Presov railway region Renaissance restaurant River rooms route Roznava Rusyn Ruzomberok Sat-Sun sauna situated slopes Slovak National Slovak National Uprising Slovakia Slovenska Small Carpathian Spis station thermal ticket Tokaj tour Tourist information tower trail Trencin Trnava Tue-Fri ulica Vienna village visitors wine wooden churches Zilina Zvolen