Slovaks love football and ice hockey, which you can see live on screens in bars across the Republic. You can go to ice hockey games in stadiums from September to April (hcslovan.sk, in Bratislava); tickets cost between €13 and €50 and can be bought from the arena on match days. There’s plenty of hiking, skiing, snowboarding and rafting in the High Tatras (tatry.sk) and caving in the Slovak Karst in east Slovakia (ssj.sk). Walking is a popular national pastime, and if there wasn’t so much woodland, the woods would be full on Saturday afternoons.

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10 great winter destinations in Eastern Europe

10 great winter destinations in Eastern Europe

Forget the plummeting temperatures and long dark nights, winter is a hugely rewarding season in which to visit Eastern Europe. Frozen rivers, frosty branches an…

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Bratislava: it's high time you discovered Slovakia’s capital

Bratislava: it's high time you discovered Slovakia’s capital

“Little Big City” proclaims the sign on the side of Bratislava’s trams. It’s certainly right about the first, Slovakia’s capital is dinky compared wit…

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Amazing images of Slovakia

Amazing images of Slovakia

Slovakia borders with Poland, the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary and Ukraine. It's home to a diverse population scattered across mountains, lakes, forests an…

04 Aug 2014 • Lottie Gross insert_drive_file Article
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