The oldest of our protected areas, the National Park of Tatras
(TANAP) in the north of Slovakia, was founded in 1949. It covers the
high-mountain area of the Tatras and it is the unique protected area of
flora and fauna among the tallest European high mountains situated north of the Alps.
The National Park of Slovenský raj situated in the eastern part of Slovakia contains one of the biggest ice caves in Europe and an attractive landscape of karstic plateaux, gorges, waterfalls and caves. The monuments that testify the oldest history of the region and the country are also here.
The National Park of Pieniny (PIENAP) is the smallest of
the Slovak National Parks, but as far as its beauty concerns, it is in
no way less beautiful. It is the second oldest Park in Slovakia. It
stretches on the border withPoland; the river Dunajec passes through it. It is possible to hire a raft and admire the wonderful scenery of the Park navigating down the river.
Cultural, social, sport and entertainment activities that mark the historical anniversaries of the town. A colourful whirl of fun and dancing, singing and music. Events for all ages. A bull will be roasted in the historic town park, and the medieval atmosphere will be enhanced by fencing performances.
This year, the celebration of Blaufränkisch will take place
on May 27-28 in Rača, a district of
Bratislava. Winemakers from the Rača Wine-Growing Association invite
you to the Red Pressroom (Červená lisovňa) of the German Cultural Centre
(Nemecký kultúry dom).
Slovakia’s largest historical
and knighthood festival ROTENSTEIN will take place
on May 28-29. It will feature an extensive historical programme and a
large number of horse riders in historical costumes. If you’re a fan of knights
and historical tournaments, don’t miss out on this festival.