Slovakia

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Travel Info

Travel info

Tourism

More than 1.6 million people visited Slovakia in 2006, and the most attractive destinations are the capital of Bratislava and the HighTatras. Most visitors come from the Czech Republic, Poland and Germany

Visas

Nationals of EU countries do not require a visa.

For more information visit http://www.mzv.sk/

Major cities

Bratislava, Košice, Prešov, Nitra, Žilina, Banská Bystrica

Top tourist attractions

  • High Tatras
  • Bojinice Castle
  • Saint Martin’s Concathedral
  • Domica Cave
  • Jasovska Cave
  • Banska Stiavnica
  • Bardejov
  • Spis Castle

Activities

Tourism in Slovakia offers natural landscapes, mountains, caves, medieval castles and towns, folk architecture, spas and ski resorts.

Relief

The mid and the North of the country is mountainous (Carpathian curve), lowlands (important agricultural areas) are typical of the South and the East. The highest point is Gerlach Peak (2655 m), the lowest point is the Bodrog river (95 m).

Climate

Moderate climatic zone, with changing four seasons, average temperature in winter -2°C (the coldest month January, the coldest area High Tatras), in summer 21°C (the warmest months July and August, the warmest area Danubian Lowland). In some mountain ranges the snow remains on average 130 days per year.

Taxes

Standard Rate 20% (since Jan 2011). Reduced Rate 10%.

Public holidays

  • 1 January - Day of the establishment of the Slovak Republic
  • 6 January - Epiphany (The Three Magi)
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • 1 May - Labour Day
  • 8 May - Day of victory over fascism
  • 5 July - St. Cyril and Methodius Day
  • 29 August - Slovak National Uprising anniversary
  • 1 September - Day of the Constitution of the Slovak Republic
  • 15 September - Lady of Sorrows Day / Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 1 November - All Saints` Day
  • 17 November - Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day
  • 24 December - Christmas Eve
  • 25 December - Christmas Day
  • 26 December - St. Stephen`s Day

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Source: www.wikipedia.org