Slovakia Travel Facts

The Basics

Country: Slovakia

Where is it: Slovakia is located in central Europe, south of Poland.

Why do people go here: Lots of museums, lots of castles and lots of hiking.

What are the main entry points: Trains from Hungary, Austria and the Czech Republic to Bratislava are common

Currency used: Slovak koruna

Country Code for Phones: 421

Area codes for Major Cities: Bratislava 7

Religion: Roman Catholic 60.3%, atheist 9.7%, Protestant 8.4%, Orthodox 4.1%, other 17.5%

Population: 5.4 million

Ethnic Breakdown: 85.8% Slovak, 9.5% Hungarian, 1.9% Roma, 2.8% other minority groups

Government: Parliamentary Democracy

Languages: Slovak (official), Hungarian

Travel Information

Major Cities: Bratislava

Attractions: Castles, Alpine Mountains, Countryside

Accommodation: Slovakia Hostels, Slovakia Hotels

Tourism Office locations and links: Slovak Tourist Club Jun�ck� 6 83280 Bratislaval; //www.sacr.sk/ //www.tatry.sk/

Off-the-Beaten-Path: Cerveny Kamen castle, Maninska tiesnava

Health Issues: No vaccines are required to visit Slovakia

Tips for Visiting

When to go: May and June are best due to warmer temps, open tourist attractions and less crowding

Common Phrases: Yes = Ano, No = Nie, Please = Prosim, Thank you = Dakujem

Specific Events/Holidays: Founding of the Republic, 3 September (301)

Getting Around: If you must take a bus, save money by traveling on the weekend. Otherwise, the cheaper train is your best option for getting around the country

Good to know: If taking a train from Prague to Budapest, Eurail does not cover Slovakia (or Prague), no matter what people may tell you. Buy a ticket.

Cheapest airport to fly into: The cheapest airport to fly into Slovakia is the M. R. Štefánik Airport.

Need more information?: Check out the Slovakia travel guide for more on what to see, where to stay, and how to get there.

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patricia23
19 April 2010

You should visit the Devin castle located a few miles west of Bratislava, this castle was one part of the Roman border in the first century A.D.It is one of the most important historic monuments in Slovakia.