Autumn is in full swing and nature plays with a palette of all colors. Choose some of the places, the photos of which will shine on your profile like a beautiful autumn picture. We have 10 tips for trips where you can fully enjoy the magic of autumn.


Štrbské pleso

Who does not know one of the biggest pride of Slovakia? Štrbské pleso is photogenic all year round, but autumn is simply autumn. It can create an atmosphere that no other season can. It is a lake of glacial origin in the High Tatras, and if you haven't stopped there, it's as if you weren't even in the Tatras. It occupies an area of almost 20 hectares and sometimes reaches a depth of 20 meters. In the past, the lake was used for entertainment and boating, and later, when fish were introduced here in 1860, also for fishing. In the winter months, ice was mined here for Budapest restaurants, butchers from Poprad and Kežmarok, or the imperial court in Vienna. The ice was transported by train, and the last shipment was in 1902. Today, a tourist center has been built around the lake, including a ski center and several wonderful hotels. You can get here by Tatra tram and start here on one of the many beautiful Tatra hikes. (Photo: IG @davemariancik)



    Tajchy in Banská Štiavnica

    They are admired by domestic as well as foreign visitors. Sixty interconnected water reservoirs are also included in the UNESCO list together with the city. In the 18th century, it was the most perfect water management project in all of Europe. This is a fascinating work of miners who built them to pump water from the mines and also use them to generate energy to move the mining machines. Tajchy thus replaced horse and human power and saved mining in this location. Amazing is not only the work itself and its story but also the nature in which it is set. There are 24 of them left and today they are mainly used for recreation. In summer you can swim or boat in them, in winter you can skate and in autumn you can admire their melancholic mood created by the surrounding forests. They are ideal for romantic walks where you can fully enjoy the magic of autumn. (Photo: IG @vaga_slovakia)




      Súľov rocks

      The interesting white rocks, which look like needles, attract you with their uniqueness from afar. Let yourself be tempted and come directly to them. This is part of the Súľovské vrchy and you can find them about 10 kilometers south of Bytča. They look more like a set of towers and pillars than ordinary rocks and therefore stand out in photos. It is a complete fairy tale if they are colored by the autumn leaves of trees from the surrounding forests. In a small area, you will see many geomorphological shapes such as needles, cones, and windows, and one of the most famous formations is the Gothic gate. Here you will also discover an Indian, a dinosaur, an owl, or an organ. The highest peak is Žibrid (868 m above sea level). There are also several caves and the ruins of Súľovský Castle. Apart from the Tatras, this is the largest concentration of rock formations in our territory, and in our conditions, it is a truly unique phenomenon. In addition, you can discover rare fauna and flora here, while this trip will not take you much time - the whole circuit takes a maximum of 2 hours. If you haven't been here yet, you should do it, and autumn is a wonderful opportunity to make your experience truly beautiful. (Foto: IG @tomaskorybarik)

        Monastery Katarínka

        If you love a magical or even scary atmosphere, we have a tip for you, which will shine brightly in the autumn photo. We are talking about the ruins of the ancient Church and the Monastery of St. Catherine of Alexandria. They are located in western Slovakia in the forests of the Small Carpathians, 20 km from Trnava, near the village of Dechtice. Monastery of St. Catherine, which belonged to the Franciscan order, was founded in 1618 on the site of an ancient Gothic chapel with a cemetery hidden deep in the woods, where, according to legend, St. Catherine appeared to the young count and hermit Ján Apponyi. Since then, it has been the most important pilgrimage site of the Ostrihom Archdiocese. In the 17th century, it was damaged several times by Turkish incursions, but it was always repaired and continued to function. But what the troops did not do, King Joseph II did and in 1786 the monastery, along with many other objects, was abolished by royal decree. Thus, the building began to slowly deteriorate; today it is only a ruin. Everyone who visits here is enchanted by its majesty and beauty, but also by the mystical atmosphere that the old stones radiate into the surrounding wasteland. (Photo:


          Gorges of the Slovak Paradise

          The gorges and straits make Slovak Paradise what it is, and it is precisely because of them that tourists come here. Whether you choose Kláštorská ravine, Kyseľ, Piecky, Sokolia dolina, Stratenská dolina, or Breach of river Hornád, you will not regret it. The breathtaking national park, which looks exactly as nature created it millions of years ago, is one of Slovakia's natural phenomena. Ladders, risers, bridges, and ropes are waiting for you everywhere, thanks to which the terrain and elevations can be conquered. This is exactly what lovers of the unusual and adrenaline love! But do not forget to be careful, especially if you decide to take pictures during the hike, because the gorges carved by the rivers are really deep and steep. However, autumn here creates such scenery that it would be a sin not to photograph them.

          (Photo: Enrico Baroni, @roaminpix,





            Smolenice Castle Park

            The fairytale Smolenice Castle near Trnava is surrounded by a beautiful, extensive castle park, which enhances its magical atmosphere even more. It was created around 1895 for the needs of the castle residents to rest, but also for the games of the children of the Pálffy family. When designing the park, garden architects were inspired by Scottish and English royal parks. This park is a valuable and unique example of masterful preparation and creation of a park landscape in a typical Small Carpathian environment, and it is one of the few parks that has never been fenced, so it naturally passes into the forest. It is in the autumn that it bursts with colors, and you will not regret going here, because you will fill your album with photos of perfect autumn nature, behind which the towers of the beautifully renovated castle will stick out.

            (Photo: IG @baskagarajova)


              A village in the Belianske Tatras right on the Polish border will enchant you with its interesting architecture. Osturna is almost nine kilometers long, the Osturniansky stream flows through it, and from the hill above it, there is one of the most beautiful views of the Tatras. It is also interesting that you will find up to 157 listed wooden houses in it. In this way, a living open-air museum has been preserved, which was naturally created and maintained by the hands of residents. The character of the housing is a reflection of the location of the village, which was not at all easy to live in. Log houses perched on a stone foundation that balances the unevenness of the terrain are unique. Distinctive ornamentally decorated shutters are also typical. The village is always magical, but in autumn, when the surrounding mountains cast strange shadows and the light is somehow more muted, it is magical. If you have a trip through the Belianske Tatras, be sure to stop here for a photo of the iconic view. (Photo: SLOVAKIA TRAVEL, Martin Šopinec)



                Manín Strait

                As the name suggests, it is very tight in the Manín Strait. It is a narrow space between two rocky formations in the Strážovské vrchy mountains in the Trenčín region. The narrow trough between Veľký and Malý Manín is subject to protection and you will find here rare lime-loving fauna and flora. Simply and in Slovak said - it is very beautiful here! Limestone rocks are an attraction admired by tourists, cyclists, and climbers. Here you will find an educational trail that takes about four hours to walk at a slower pace. Strait is also an ideal trip for families with children because it is a relatively easy hike and the route is very well-marked. The Manín gorge is the narrowest canyon in Slovakia, the width of some walls is barely enough for a bus to pass through. The walls that surround the narrow valley are 400 meters high. Due to the sharp rock cliffs, this section is risky, because avalanches fall here in the winter, which often cut off the surrounding villages from the rest of the world. However, now in autumn, the trip is still safe. The gorge is decorated with fallen leaves and you just have to see it!

                (Photo: IG @marcela_dolgova)





                  If you know Malá Fatra mountains, you surely know well that hills Osnica, Stoh, and Veľký Rozsutec form a kind of trefoil or, if you like, an imaginary Malá Fatra triangle. However, Osnica remains in the shadow of the remaining two hills, and not so many tourists go to it. At the same time, it is a beautiful and not very demanding tourism. You can hike from Štefanová all year round, and the ascent to the top of Osnice (1,363 m above sea level) will reward you with a wonderful view. Next, you will see the dominating Veľký Rozsutec and Stoh. If the visibility is good, you can also see the Low and Western Tatras or Choč in the Liptov region and Babia Hora in the Orava region. If you go hiking in the early foggy morning, you may get a view as if you are floating above the clouds. It's wow! (Photo: IG @slovakwild)


                    Janko Kráľ Park

                    The oldest public park in Central Europe is Janko Kráľ Park in Bratislava, which you can find on the Petržalka side of the Danube, right next to the Aupark shopping center. It is a favorite place of Bratislava residents for walks and walking dogs near the city center. The park attracts attention with the planting of foreign trees - you can find here, for example, an exotic type of double-lobed ginkgo! However, the biggest uniques are the two-hundred-year-old maple-leaf plane trees, which create a magnificent atmosphere here. Also interesting is the garden gazebo, which was originally the tower of the Franciscan church and is a popular meeting place and a specific landmark of the park. The signs of the zodiac, whose statues are spread throughout the park, also serve as landmarks. In the middle of the orchard, there is a statue of Janko Kráľ, which is the intersection of paths that lead through the entire park. In autumn, when the leaves of the trees change colors and finally cover the entire park, you can experience beautiful moments here, for example, even with a camera in hand. (Photo: IG @kovacikroman)