Things to do in Košice region – 53 places to visit around Košice

Veľký Sokol gorge, Slovak Paradise National Park, Košice region, Slovakia
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Košice is the most beautiful city in Slovakia, let’s see whether its surrounding is equally beautiful. Here I compiled a list of the places worth visiting in the whole Košice region. And once you visit all of them, you can continue further to the adjacent Prešov region.

Castles, Manor houses and other sights in Košice region

Even though Slovakia is not a country of castles or manor houses, there are few that worth a visit and you should include at least some of them onto your travel itinerary.

1. Spiš castle

Spiš castle is the largest castle complex in the central Europe and was recently topped by National Geographic Traveller along with other 10 European castles. It is also one of Slovakia UNESCO sights.

Spiš castle, Košice region, Slovakia
Spiš castle, Košice region, Slovakia

2. Spišská kapitula

Not far from Spiš castle you will find another UNESCO site, Spišská kapitula. This is, however, already a part of Prešov region and serves as the seat of the bishop of Spiš and the center of the diocese of Spiš. It is also called a small Vatican in Slovakia.

Spišská kapitula with Spiš castle in the background, Slovakia
Spišská kapitula with Spiš castle in the background, Slovakia

3. Betliar Manor House

Betliar is the most beautiful manor house in Košice region and probably in all of Slovakia. It has a large English park and is well furnished. Its history dates back to the 17th century.

Betliar manor house, Košice region, Slovakia
Betliar manor house, Košice region, Slovakia

4. Krásna hôrka castle ruins

Krásna hôrka was once without the doubt the most beautiful and best-preserved castle in Košice region, as well as one of the most beautiful castles in Slovakia. Now it is closed as it was severely damaged by fire few years ago. The fire of March 10, 2012 set by the gypsy kids playing nearby, destroyed almost the entire roof of the castle, the interior and a part of the historical exhibition. The castle is still closed and being reconstructed.

Krásna hôrka castle, Košice region, Slovakia
Krásna hôrka castle, Košice region, Slovakia

5. Andrassy Mausoleum

Not far from Krásna hôrka castle you can visit another great monument – Mausoleum of Andrassy family. It was built in the beginning of the 20th century as the final resting place of Count Dénes Andrássy and his wife Countess Franziska.

Franciska and Dénes Andrássy Mausoleum, Košice region, Slovakia
Franciska and Dénes Andrássy Mausoleum, Košice region, Slovakia by Julius

6. Turňa castle ruins

Turňa castle was once, in the 13th century, a huge and powerful castle. Now it is easily accessible tourist destination situated above the village Turňa nad Bodvou. From here you can get to other two great places in the Slovak Karst National Park – Zádiel gorge and Hájske waterfalls.

Turňa castle ruins, Košice region, Slovakia
Turňa castle ruins, Košice region, Slovakia

7. Slanec castle ruins

Slanec castle was once an important castle standing on the hill above the village Slanec. It is located only 25 kilometers from Košice city center and is therefore quite a popular tourist destination among the residents of Košice and the surroundings.

Plan your visit in good weather because the castle hill offers amazing views.

Dawn above Slanec castle ruins, Kosice region, Slovakia
Dawn above Slanec castle ruins, Kosice region, Slovakia by Julius

8. Church in Žehra

A small village of Žehra is perhaps the best-known village in the entire Spiš region (part of Košice region as well as Prešov region). Its main feature is the 13th-century church which has been inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage Site list back in 1993.

Žehra church, Košice region, Slovakia
Žehra church, Košice region, Slovakia by Maros

9. Žehra Hodkovce Chateau and park

Still in Žehra village but now in its other part – Žehra Hodkovce. Here you can find amazing Baroque – Classicist chateau from 17th century with large French park. Visitors can visit extensive French park with four mythological statues, a chapel from 1803, Csáky family cemetery and the remains of tiny romantic architecture. The chateau is otherwise a home to people with mental disability.

Hodkovce Chateau, Košice region, Slovakia
Hodkovce Chateau, Košice region, Slovakia by terraincognita.sk

10. Wooden churches – Ruská Bystrá, Inovce

There are lots of wooden churches in Slovakia. Although the majority of them can be found in Prešov region, there are few even in Košice region. Ruská Bystrá, and Inovce villages located on the very east part of Slovakia are only where you can see wooden churches in Košice region. One example can also be seen in the East Slovak Museum in Košice.

Wooden church, Košice region, Slovakia
Wooden church in Kosice – East Slovak Museum, Košice region, Slovakia

11. Štítnik water castle and old church

The history of a medieval town of Štítnik dates back to the 13th century. Here you can see several awesome monuments – old water castle and Gothic Evangelical Church from the 14th century, and few more.

Gothic Evangelical Church Stitnik, Košice region, Slovakia
Gothic Evangelical Church Stitnik, Košice region, Slovakia

12. Chateau in Trebišov

Newly reconstructed Chateau in Trebišov from the 18th century now houses Homeland Museum. It offers lots of great expositions with specialization in the history of agriculture and Tokay viticulture in eastern Slovakia. Museum is opened every day except Saturdays.

Trebisov chateau, Kosice region, Slovakia
Chateau in Trebišov, Košice region, Slovakia by Julius

13. Mausoleum of The Andrássy Family in Trebišov

Chateau in Trebišov boasts nice park which is home to another site that you simply must see once in this town. Mausoleum of The Andrássy Family is one of the most beautiful monuments in the eastern Slovakia.

Mausoleum of The Andrássy Family in Trebišov, Kosice region, Slovakia
Mausoleum of The Andrássy Family in Trebišov, Košice region, Slovakia by Julius

14. Markušovce Chateau

If you still want to see some of the most beautiful chateaux in Slovakia, then you should also visit Markušovce Chateau. It was built in the 17th century and now houses a museum. Chateau is opened every day from 08:00 – 16:00 except Mondays and Saturdays.

Markušovce Chateau, Košice region, Slovakia
Markušovce Chateau, Košice region, Slovakia by Julius

15. National parks in Košice region

Košice region is home to two national parks – Slovak Paradise National Park and Slovak Karst National Park. However, additional parks, such as High Tatras National Park, Low Tatras National Park, National Park Muránska Planina as well as Poloniny National Park are in a short distance from the region.

Slovak Paradise National Park

Slovak Paradise National Park is the crown jewel in the Košice region. It is full of gorges and canyons, streams, rivers and waterfalls, deep forests and boasts rich fauna and flora. Brown bear and wolf are just a few of the animals that call this place home.

I have already written an article about Slovak Paradise National Park and its best places to visit. Let’s remind some of them:

16. Suchá Belá gorge

A tour through Suchá Belá gorge is one of the most popular tours in this national park. It is also the first tour that every first-time visitor to the Slovak Paradise needs to pass. It starts in Podlesok.

Suchá Belá gorge, Slovak Paradise National Park, Košice region, Slovakia
Suchá Belá gorge, Slovak Paradise National Park, Košice region, Slovakia

17. Veľký Sokol gorge

Veľký Sokol is the wildest as well as the longest gorge that is publicly accessible in the Slovak Paradise National Park. It also starts in Podlesok, but the tour is much longer than the one through Suchá Belá gorge.

Veľký Sokol gorge, Slovak Paradise National Park, Košice region, Slovakia
Veľký Sokol gorge, Slovak Paradise National Park, Košice region, Slovakia

18. Piecky gorge

Piecky is another breathtaking gorge in Slovak Paradise National Park. You can start a tour in Píla-Piecky, where you can also leave your car. And from here follow a yellow hiking trail. A tour is not that demanding but you need proper waterproof hiking boots here as the trail leads right through the stream and you’ll have to step into the water several times during your way.

Piecky gorge, Slovak Paradise National Park, Kosice region, Slovakia
Piecky gorge, Slovak Paradise National Park, Kosice region, Slovakia

19. Prielom Hornádu canyon

Easy but long hike (16 kilometers) takes you through the Hornád river canyon, known here as Prielom Hornádu. Ladders, bridges and chains are here to help you overcome some of its most difficult parts.

Prielom Hornádu, Slovak Paradise National Park, Košice region, Slovakia
Prielom Hornádu, Slovak Paradise National Park, Košice region, Slovakia

20. Zejmarská gorge

Zejmarská gorge is the only gorge in the southern part of Slovak Paradise National Park and it is also the shortest one. It starts in Mlynky – Biele Vody village and ends after 4 kilometers in Geravy. It’s really easy and nice hike suitable also for kids.

Zejmarská gorge, Slovak Paradise National Park, Košice region, Slovakia
Zejmarská gorge, Slovak Paradise National Park, Košice region, Slovakia

21. Dedinky

Dedinky is a main resort in the Slovak Paradise offering lots of accommodation, swimming, skiing and hiking opportunities. It used to have also a chair lift to Geravy peak but unfortunately it is now closed due to being in bad condition.

Dedinky, Slovak Paradise National Park, Košice region, Slovakia
Dedinky, Slovak Paradise National Park, Košice region, Slovakia

22. Stratená village

If you would like to get lost in the Slovak Paradise National Park, then Stratená village would be one of your places. You will fall in love with this unique small village at your very first visit. There is 1,1 kilometers long Stratenský kaňon gorge leading to Dobšinská Ice Cave which is easily accessible with no level differences.

Stratená, Slovak Paradise National Park, Košice region, Slovakia
Stratená, Slovak Paradise National Park, Košice region, Slovakia

Slovak Karst National Park

Slovak Karst National Park is a home to more than 1000 caves and abysses. It lies very close to Košice city and is, therefore, a popular summer as well as winter destination.

23. Zádiel gorge

The most popular hiking place in the Slovak Karst National Park is none other than Zádiel gorge. During the hot summers, it still provides pleasant temperatures. Its narrowest part is no more than 10 meters wide.

Zadielska gorge, Slovak Karst National Park, Košice region, Slovakia
Zadielska gorge, Slovak Karst National Park, Košice region, Slovakia

24. Hájske waterfalls

Another great place during the hot summer days is Hájske waterfalls. Easily accessible by a car, waterfalls are great for the families with young children. They are also worth visiting during the winter when they are frozen.

Hajske waterfalls, Košice region, Slovakia
Hajske waterfalls, Košice region, Slovakia

25. Jasov village and surroundings

Jasov village is rightly proud of several natural as well as historical places. You will find here very nice Jasov cave, ponds, forests with hiking trails all around, old cemetery and Jasov monastery with the old and huge tree in its garden.

Jasov Monastery, Košice region, Slovakia
Jasov Monastery, Košice region, Slovakia

26. Hrhov waterfall

The highest waterfall in the Slovak Karst National Park is located in the village Hrhov. This attraction, for which you do not have to climb somewhere up to the hill is a human-made waterfall but it is still very nice and worth a visit.

Hrhov waterfall, Košice region, Slovakia
Hrhov waterfall, Košice region, Slovakia by almacentrum.eu

Mountains in Košice region

27. Stolica

Stolica (1476 m) is the highest mountain in Košice region. It forms the eastern border of the national park Muránska planina. It’s not that easy to get to the top, but there are several hiking trails leading from the villages situated below the mountain.

Cigánka peak above Muráň village, Slovakia
Cigánka peak above Muráň village, Slovakia (I do not have a picture of Stolica so far)

28. Jánošíková bašta

Jánošíková bašta offers one of the most beautiful views that can be found very close to Košice. You can get there by following the red hiking trail from Košice – Alpinka leading to Kysak. It is also accessible by bike however it takes an hour to get on top of the hill.

Jánošíková bašta, Košice region, Slovakia
Jánošíková bašta, Košice region, Slovakia

29. Sivec mountain in Ružín

Ružín is a water reservoir surrounded by wonderful mountains and forests. It is a place where lots of Kosice residents have their cottages and spend their weekends. The most famous mountain here is Sivec (781m), which offers great views of the whole area.

Ružín water reservoir with Sivec mountain on the right, Things to do Košice region, Slovakia
Ružín water reservoir with Sivec mountain on the right, Things to do Košice region, Slovakia

30. Kojšovská hoľa peak

Only about 25 kilometers from Košice you can find a popular winter and summer holiday resort called Kojšovská hoľa (1246 m). It offers excellent conditions for skiing as well as hiking activities. In good weather, you can even see High Tatras mountains from the peak.

A view from Kojšovská hoľa peak (1246 m), Košice region, Slovakia
A view from Kojšovská hoľa peak (1246 m), Košice region, Slovakia by Majo

31. Bradlo peak in Slanské Hills

This is not very popular place among tourists so far but it is equally beautiful as other natural places in Košice region. Easy hike takes you to Bradlo peak (840 m) which offers amazing views of Košice city with the High Tatras mountains in the background (in good weather only).

It’s not that easy to find this place from where you can enjoy such a great view as it is not marked, but you will need to hike around for a while.

Unique picture of Košice with the High Tatras mountains in the background with the names of the most important peaks, Slovakia
A unique picture of Košice city in Slovakia with the High Tatras mountains in the background / for more information click on the picture above

32. Skárošská vyhliadka (Skároš lookout) in Slanské Hills

Slanské vrchy mountains offer lots of great views and one of the best can also be found in Skárošská vyhliadka lookout. Here you will have the opportunity to see the rolling hills in Hungary up to the High Tatras on the other side of Slovakia (in good weather conditions).

Here you can get from Skároš village (where you can get by bus), or from Slanská Huta village. But the easiest way is from Hungarian side where you can get by car to Lászlótanya. For more info see the map.

Skárošská vyhliadka lookout, Kosice region, Slovakia
Skárošská vyhliadka lookout, Kosice region, Slovakia by Julius

33. Veľký Milíč peak in Slanské Hills

And once you are in Skárošská vyhliadka, you cannot leave this wonderful piece of the region without visiting Veľký Milíč peak. Only about 700 meters from the peak is a new-built watchtower (already on the Hungarian side) which offers breathtaking views of Hungarian and Slovakian countryside featured with amazing mountains and wonderful Füzér castle.

Lászlótanya is again best starting point. See a map with Veľký Milíč peak and a watchtower here: https://mapy.cz/s/12ImW

A view from Velky Milic watchtower (already in Hungary), Kosice region, Slovakia
A view from Velky Milic watchtower (already in Hungary), Kosice region, Slovakia by Julius

34. Sľubica mountain

If you would like to enjoy one of the best views in all of Slovakia, then you must climb up to the Sľubica mountain (1129 m). From here you’ll be able to see amazing Spiš castle with the giant High Tatras mountains in the background.

Slubica mountain, Košice region, Slovakia
Slubica mountain, Kosice region, Slovakia

Lakes and water reservoirs in Košice region

35. Vinné lake

The wonderful natural scenery around the lake makes Vinné lake one of the most beautiful places in Košice region. In summer, there are good conditions for swimming and boating. In autumn, you can try fishing and in winter ice skating, cross country skiing or hiking.

Vinné lake, Košice region, Slovakia
Vinné lake, Košice region, Slovakia by P.matel

36. Morské Oko lake

Morské Oko lake is situated in the protected area of the Eastern Carpathians and it is a national nature reserve with protected flora and fauna. It is the largest volcanic lake in Slovakia with an area of 13 ha. Its maximum depth is 26 meters. The best view of this lake and its surrounding hills and valleys can be enjoyed from Sninský kameň.

Morské Oko lake as seen from Malý Sninský kameň, Košice region, Slovakia
Morské Oko lake as seen from Malý Sninský kameň, Košice region, Slovakia by Milan Bališin

37. Izra lake

Immersed in beautiful nature and only 30 km from Košice, Izra lake is another great place where you can spend hot summer days. Untouched nature around is a paradise for mushroom lovers, hikers or cyclists, photographers and all those who love the quietness and unspoiled nature.

It’s situated on the borders with Hungary, so if you are coming here by bike or by car, you should also explore villages and towns in this country.

Izra lake, Košice region, Slovakia
Izra lake, Košice region, Slovakia by Julius

38. Zemplínska Šírava

Also called the Slovak Sea, Zemplínska Šírava is the 2nd largest water reservoir in Slovakia. It is a popular tourist destination with seven recreation resorts. While the most popular resort here is Kamenec featured with discos, shops, pools and great nightlife, the eastern part of lake is a protected area.

Zemplínska Šírava, Košice region, Slovakia
Zemplínska Šírava, Košice region, Slovakia by Julius

39. Ružín water reservoir

Ružín is a dam surrounded by magnificent mountains of which the most interesting is already mentioned mountain Sivec (781 m), which offers a beautiful view of the whole dam, Volovské hills, and the High Tatras. The surrounding nature, forest, and water provide very good conditions for summer tourism and sports.

Ružín water reservoir, Košice region, Slovakia
Ružín water reservoir, Košice region, Slovakia by Ing.Mgr.Jozef Kotulič

Caves in Košice region

There are thousands of caves in Slovakia and majority of them can be found in Košice region. Below is a list of those that are publicly accessible.

40. Domica cave

Domica cave was once a pride of Slovakia. It was definitely its most beautiful cave. However in the past few years, it is missing its most important feature – water. You should also visit its Hungarian part – Baradla cave, which is only 2 kilometers away so that you can compare these two caves. I am sure you will find a difference! 🙂

Domica Cave, Košice region, Slovakia
Domica Cave, Košice region, Slovakia by Jojo

41. Jasov cave

Jasov Cave was opened to the public already in 1846. The cave is part of the natural heritage of the Slovak Republic. As one of the most important caves it was declared a national natural monument by the Ministry of Environment of Slovakia in 1996.

Jasov Cave, Košice region, Slovakia
Jasov Cave, Košice region, Slovakia

42. Dobšinská ice cave

Dobšinská ice cave is one of the first caves in the world that was electrically illuminated. However, it is not its main feature! Being one of the most important caves in the world, it has been inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage Site List since 2000.

Dobšinská ice cave, Košice region, Slovakia
Dobšinská ice cave, Košice region, Slovakia by CxOxS

43. Ochtinská Aragonite cave

There are just a few aragonite caves in the world and one of them can be found in Slovakia. Ochtinská Aragonite cave is situated in the beautiful mountains known here as Slovenské Rudohorie (Slovak Ore mountains).

Ochtinská Aragonite cave, Košice region, Slovakia
Ochtinská Aragonite cave, Košice region, Slovakia

44. Gombasecká cave

Gombasecká cave lies within Slovak Karst National Park and along with other Slovak caves such as Domica cave, Gombasecká cave, Ochtinská Aragonite cave and Dobšinská ice cave it is a part of UNESCO World Natural Heritage. If you have a car and wake up early in the morning it is possible to visit all these caves in one day.

Gombasecká Cave, Košice region, Slovakia
Gombasecká Cave, Košice region, Slovakia by Julius

45. Krásnohorská cave

Where is the highest stalagmite in the world? Well… it’s not in Slovakia any more but until recently it was inside Krásnohorská cave (until higher stalagmite was found elsewhere). This cave is different than the other mentioned above. Prior your visit, you will need to call the cave’s management to agree on the guided tour.

Krásnohorská cave, Košice region, Slovakia
Krásnohorská cave, Košice region, Slovakia by Robert Vystrčil

46. Silická ľadnica

Silická ľadnica is the lowest situated ice cave in the world. For its beauty and uniqueness, it was declared a national natural monument. The entrance portal of the cave is open to the public. Entry to the deeper parts of the cave, however, is forbidden and dangerous.

Silická ľadnica, Košice region, Slovakia
Silická ľadnica, Košice region, Slovakia by Julius

To explore other caves in Slovakia, read this article: Visit Slovakia and its amazing caves!

Other attractions in Košice region

47. ZOO Spišská Nová Ves

The smallest and youngest ZOO in Slovakia is the one that is located in the city of Spišská Nová Ves. It is one of only four ZOOs in Slovakia and if you need some break from tours around nearby Slovak Paradise National Park this can be really funny and relaxing experience.

Black panther, Zoo Spisska Nova Ves, Kosice region, Slovakia
Black panther, Zoo Spisska Nova Ves, Kosice region, Slovakia by Julius

48. Herľany Geyser

Geyser in Herľany village is a cold geyser which is a European rarity. Similar geysers can be found only in Iceland. It was discovered in 1870 when the management of the spa in Herľany decided to find some additional sources of mineral water. It was activated artificially by the 404.5 meters deep borehole. The eruption is every 32 to 36 hours.

Geyser in Herľany, Košice region, Slovakia
Geyser in Herľany, Košice region, Slovakia by Martinoza

49. Tokaj Observation tower

Thanks to a program of the Swiss-Slovak Cooperation, the world-renowned wine-growing region of Tokaj has its new attraction – Tokaj Observation tower. It was built in the shape of the wooden barrel and was opened to the public in 2015. If you want to see a beauty of the Tokaj vineyards, then you should climb up to this 12 meters high tower.

A view from Tokaj watchtower, Kosice region, Slovakia
A view from Tokaj watchtower, Košice region, Slovakia by Julius

50. Čerešenka watchtower

There are several watch towers in and around Košice that offer amazing views of the surrounding countryside. Čerešenka watchtower is situated between two villages – Chrástne and Čižatice and is very easily accessible by car (you can leave a car just 300 meters from the tower). But you can get here by bike as well. It is very quiet and beautiful place!

Čerešenka watch tower, Košice region, Slovakia
Čerešenka watch tower, Košice region, Slovakia

51. Dargov Pass

Dargov Pass came into the history in late December 1944 and January 1945 when more than 22,000 Soviet soldiers were killed here during the 7-week long battle. In their honor, a monument was built here.

World War II Memorial in Dargov, Košice region, Slovakia
World War II Memorial in Dargov, Košice region, Slovakia by Pierre Bona

52. Rock mushroom in Markusovce

This rocky mushroom in Markušovce, known here as Markušovský hríb is the most beautiful rocky monument of such shape in Slovakia. You can find it not far from the village of Markušovce.

Markušovský hríb, Košice region, Slovakia
Markušovský hríb, Košice region, Slovakia by Jikookij

53. Šikľavá skala

Beautiful waterfall at Šikľavá skala rock creates huge ice-falls in winter. It is definitely a place that you cannot miss on your visit to Košice region when coming in winter. The rock is situated between Matejovce and Chrasť nad Hornádom villages.

Šikľavá skala, Markušovce, Košice region, Slovakia
Šikľavá skala, Markušovce, Košice region, Slovakia by aktuality.sk

Your tip?

I am sure I have forgotten to include all amazing places from Košice region onto this list. If you know about any that should be included please let me know below in the comments.

Moving around Košice region

By car

Even though the bus and train connections are quite good in Slovakia, I would recommend you to use a car or at least motorbike. The majority of the mentioned places are away from the main roads and it can take hours to get to them by public transport.

But be careful! If you have never been driving in Sicily before, you can be quite surprised here. It’s not the same, but it is very similar and unique in Europe. The speed limit in the city is 50km/h, out of the city 90 km/h. But if you follow it, the drivers behind you will be really nervous and while passing you they will be staring at you like on the dumbest person in the world.

When you stop at the crosswalk to let the pedestrians cross the street, pedestrians will be showing you that they are not going yet and that you can continue in your way. So you should really consider these facts before coming here by car. 🙂

By Car in Kosice region, Slovakia
By Car in Kosice region, Slovakia

By bike

Cycling is very popular in Slovakia and Kosice region is not an exception. There are lots of cycling routes all around the region, but you can even use a majority of the hiking trails. The region is very mountainous, therefore being in a good form is a must!

You can explore much more places by bike than on foot and you can discover even more hidden and more remote places than you would when traveling by car. But be careful when planning your trip. I would recommend you not to use any roads when cycling, rather choose hiking trails or dirt roads and walkways. Sometimes it can be really dangerous to use roads as the drivers are aggressive and neglectful and they ignore cyclists.

By bike in Kosice region, Slovakia
By bike in Kosice region, Slovakia

By train

Train connections are quite good in Slovakia. There is one state company (slovakrail.sk) and few private running on the same railways but only between main cities (regiojet.cz and le.cz). Thanks to the private railways you can e.g. get from Prague to Kosice just for 9,-EUR, which is a really amazing price.

Old children railway in Kosice, Slovakia
Old children railway in Kosice, Slovakia

By bus

Even bus connections are quite good. They are running to perhaps all the villages (even those most remote ones), however during weekends, they are usually very limited on some lines.

Probably the best and only search engine for train or bus connections in Slovakia is cp.atlas.sk (in Slovak only).

Pictures were taken by me if not stated differently.

Julius

I am someone who left his open-spaced cubicle after spending there 8 years of his life. Someone who started to live more outside! :) I am in travel blogging since 2010 and with Traveltipy I am going to conquer the world :)

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7 Responses

  1. M says:

    “Even though Slovakia is not a country of castles or manor houses”…but it totally is. They are literally everywhere. Many in ruins only but still.

    • Julius says:

      I would say, this is the country of castles: http://www.traveltipy.com/top-chateaux-and-castles-in-the-czech-republic/ Slovakia is a country of mountains, forests and wonderful nature!

      • M says:

        I know that Czech republic has many beautiful castles etc. that are actually taken care of and renovated and invested into…but i mean it more in the sense, that in the very little country that Slovakia is, there is a lot of castles and manor houses in proportion to how big (small) is the land area and how many inhabitants live in Slovakia. I don’t mean it in the sense that Slovakia is the no.1 country to go for castle hopping (unless you like ruins, like me…they have their own charm that the castles which are not falling apart just do not) but we can’t say that castles etc. are not everywhere. Heck, i even have manor house right under my window:). Ad mountains…big chunk of western and southern Slovakia are totally flat but there still are manor houses and castles even there. Well, the point is, i am talking about quantity while you mean it more in a “quality” kinda way, i suppose.

  2. Olajide Steve Olatunbosun says:

    Thank you for taking me round Slovenka without leaving my table top

  3. Dedinky looks fabulous. Would love to camp there at some point. Also the shot of the tiger you got should be submitted to some kind of photo competition.

    Good stuff.

    • Julius Szabo says:

      Good choice Chris! Dedinky is my favorite place in the Slovak Paradise National park. We spent a night there in the camping last year and it was really very nice. Waking up with such a great view of the lake and hills is something you should definitely try! There were few visitors from Germany, Netherlands, France and Czech Republic as well. I enjoyed quite nice time here even before, when I was a child. 🙂

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