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Slovakia has the world's highest number of castles and chateaux per capita.

It also contains more than 6000 caves and more than 1300 mineral springs.

There is MUCH more to discover about Slovakia. Read on!

Slovakia Nostalgia: Vintage Photos, Ads, and Postcards





Synagogue, Kosice, Slovakia

Synagogue, Kosice, Slovakia

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1867 - Dural monarch of Austria-Hungary formed after Hapsburg Emperor, Franz Josef, compromised with Hungarian nobles, Slovakia became part of the kingdom webimage/ countrys/ europe/ slovakia/ sktimeln.htm
1918 - Hapsburg ruled empire collapsed; Czechs and Slovaks came together, created Czechoslovakia webimage/ countrys/ europe/ slovakia/ sktimeln.htm
1919 - February 4-5 – Pressburg (Bratislava) becomes capital of Slovakia.
February 5, 1919
1939 - Germany occupied Czechoslovakia, German "protectorate" established; Slovak became a nominally independence state under Nazi Germany with Josef Tiso as prime minister webimage/ countrys/ europe/ slovakia/ sktimeln.htm
1944 - Slovak National Uprising occurred with 60,000 Slovak troops and 18,000 partisans rose up against the Nazis webimage/ countrys/ europe/ slovakia/ sktimeln.htm
1945 - Soviet army liberated Slovakia, restored to prewar status; rejoined Czechoslovakian state webimage/ countrys/ europe/ slovakia/ sktimeln.htm
1948 - Communist party took power, Slovakia subjected to a centralized Czech-dominated government again, antagonism between the two republics developed webimage/ countrys/ europe/ slovakia/ sktimeln.htm
1992 - Slovakia's government declared its independence from Czechoslovakia webimage/ countrys/ europe/ slovakia/ sktimeln.htm
2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Slovakia:

Start your journey in the capital city of Bratislava. Explore the charming Old Town with its cobbled streets, historic buildings, and the iconic Bratislava Castle.

Visit the impressive St. Martin's Cathedral, where Hungarian kings were crowned.

Don't miss the unique "UFO Bridge" (Most SNP), offering panoramic views of the city from its observation deck.

Take a leisurely stroll along the Danube River promenade and enjoy the vibrant cafe culture.

High Tatras:

If you're a nature enthusiast, head to the High Tatras, a stunning mountain range that offers excellent hiking and skiing opportunities.

Hike to the breathtaking Popradské Pleso, a glacial mountain lake, or take a cable car to Lomnický štít, one of the highest peaks in the Tatras.

In the winter, the High Tatras become a popular destination for skiing and snowboarding.

Slovak Paradise National Park:

Known for its intricate system of gorges, waterfalls, and hiking trails, Slovak Paradise is a ... Read MORE...

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