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.
The Slovak National Museum - Museum Bojnice is offering a non-traditional castle tour at night accompanied by autumn-themed decorations and glowing pumpkins.
Carved, menacing pumpkins date back to the time of our ancestors. They called them jack o’lanterns and carved them every autumn. Through this tradition, they carried on the Celtic mythological belief that the souls of the departed come back to Earth on the last day of October, trying to gain control of all living things. Light – even in the form of coals glowing inside a carved pumpkin resembling a scary face – would serve as a protection against these returning souls.
During the concerts of the ARS NOVA Festival, which will be held at the House of Arts Košice and at Kasárne/Kulturpark from November 5-15, audiences will experience moments in which exquisite music fuses with emotions to offer a completely new contemporary music experience. As far as the dramatic composition of the concerts is concerned, the works of living composers from both European and non-European cultures will be featured, and the programmes will include the works of composers linked to Eastern Slovakia.
The annual “Župná
jeseň” series of cultural and social events will offer a wide variety of
tunes, flavours, smells, and experiences that are typical of the Bratislava Region. From September to December, you can look
forward to various wine harvest festivals, annual fairs, music festivals,
markets, and other interesting events.
The festival Visegrad Days is a representative anthology of art in the field of theatre, music and visual arts in the countries of the Visegrad group - the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia. We invite you to Košice to see its rich program.