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Sights in Bratislava – Bunker BS-3 “Paseka”

Slightly before the second world war, Czechoslovakia built several fortifications along its borders. As you may know, one of these borders ran very near Bratislava at the time. Some of the more fortified parts were along the Slovak-Austrian border, a… Continue reading →

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Sights in Bratislava – Bunker BS-2 “Mulda”

While in Bratislava, we have done our best to learn about the local history. One aspect of that history is the world wars of the 20th century as well as the Iron Curtain. We have visited a few of the pre-WWII… Continue reading →

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Exploring Slovakia – Beckov, Trenčiansky kraj

There are few places in Europe that can offer such magnificent castle ruins as the small village of Beckov. This small place is indeed worth a visit, even though it’s slightly off the beaten track. The village is in the… Continue reading →

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Remembering the Old Times – SIAF in Sliač 2013

There were not many trips during our time living in Slovakia where Susann did not join me. However, there are always exceptions to the rule and today I write about one of the most interesting ones. This particular trip took… Continue reading →

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Exploring Slovakia – Zvolen, Banskobystrický kraj

Driving into the town of Zvolen reminds a bit of arriving in the capital Bratislava – what will catch your eye is the castle. This small town with around 43.000 inhabitants (12th in Slovakia) has a surprisingly rich history. It… Continue reading →

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5 anledningar att gilla Bratislava!

Slovakiens sköna huvudstad på Donaus strand är ett av Europas mest underskattade resmål, tycker vi. Kanske är vi lite partiska eftersom vi bott där, men vi anser att alla borde åka till denna centraleuropeiska pärla åtminstone en gång. Här listar… Continue reading →

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Exploring Slovakia – Donovaly, Banskobystrický kraj

Are you looking for somewhere to spend a day outdoors while enjoying the nature? There are several places to do so in Slovakia, but one area stands out – the Tatras. The mountain range in central Slovakia is famous for… Continue reading →

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Sights in Bratislava – Most Apollo

Most Apollo is one of three bridges that connect the center of Bratislava with the neighborhood of Petržalka on the other side of the Danube river. The other two bridges are Most SNP or the UFO Bridge, Starý Most or the Old Bridge. Most… Continue reading →

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Remembering the Old Times – Štúrovo and Esztergom 2014

One of the things we liked about living in Slovakia was the possibility to go abroad easily. One of the easiest ways was just to cross the border somewhere near Bratislava. Trains and buses to Vienna, Budapest, and Prague were… Continue reading →

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Sights in Bratislava – Obchodná

Obchodná or Obchodná ulica is one of the main pedestrian streets in Bratislava. If you visit the city, you will probably find yourself on this street at some point. The street is on the edge of the old core of… Continue reading →

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Sights in Bratislava – Námestie Ľudovíta Štúra

If you ever visit Bratislava or Slovakia, you will most certainly come across the name Ľudovít Štúr. All countries have their national heroes, and this is one of the most important people in Slovak history. You pronounce the name like this [ˈʎudoviːt ˈʃtuːr]. Sources… Continue reading →

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Sights in Bratislava – Sad Janka Kráľa

Did you know that the oldest public park in central Europe is in Bratislava? You find it just across the Danube river in the neighborhood of Petržalka. Sad Janka Kráľa or Janko Kráľ Park has its origins since long before the Slovak Republic… Continue reading →

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