Best time to visit Slovakia

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Hiking in the Tatra Mountains

May–October (best in July–October) • activity

A great way to discover Slovakia's beauty and avoid crowds

Boating in Domica Cave

February–December (best in June–August) • activity

Try romantic boating on the underground river in Slovakia

Goose & Duck Feast in Slovenský Grob

late August–December • event

Try some incredibly juicy and crispy meat dishes at the famous autumn festivities

Wildflower Bloom in the High Tatras

June–September • nature

A corner of paradise for hikers and photographers

Wood Rafting on Dunajec River

May–October • activity

Experience traditional Slovak rafting and enjoy the beautiful nature around you

Dobšinská Ice Cave

mid-May–September (except Mondays) • nature

Explore this hidden underground ice paradise while visiting Slovakia

Medieval Knights Show at the Devín Castle

May–September (1st Sunday of the month) • event

Take a trip to the Medieval ages in one of Slovakia's most famous castles

Climbing Gerlachovský Štít

July–mid-August | mid-September–October • activity

The highest peak of the Carpathian Mountain Range witnessed turbulent times—it was named after Emperor Franz Joseph I and after Joseph Stalin

Spiš Castle

April–October • activity

Slovakia's national heritage amazes with its majesty and pomposity

Boating on Štrbské Pleso

June–September • activity

Enjoy boating on the second largest glacial lake in Slovakia!

Wine Season

September–December • event

Discover the best wine events and festivals during the wine season in Slovakia

Fishing Season

mid-April–December • activity

Spend relaxing hours while fishing in a peaceful and quiet atmosphere

Skydiving and Paragliding

April–October • activity

The Slovakian skies welcome adrenaline seekers

Bear Watching

late June–late October • nature

Slovakia boasts quite a few bears living in the wild. Don't hesitate to go on a bear watching tour

Rock Climbing

mid-June–October • activity

Enjoy the best rock climbing spots in Slovakia during your vacation


April–October • nature

Enjoy one of the best bird watching destinations in all of Europe


Bratislava Music Tram

July–August (Saturdays) • activity

An unusual way of sightseeing in Bratislava

Bratislava Christmas Market (Vianočné Trhy)

November 20–December 22, 2018 • event

Immerse yourself in a magic world where everything is sweet and charming

Ice Hockey Games

September 09 2018–February 13 2019 • event

Check out some local hockey games in Bratislava

Košice Peace Marathon

October 07, 2018 • activity

Are you ready to partake in the second oldest marathon in the world?

Festival of Light (Festival Svetla)

March 16–17, 2018 (cancelled) • event

A time when night becomes day and the city is filled with light and a magic atmosphere

Bratislava Jazz Days

October 19–21, 2018 • event

Visit one of the most famous jazz festivals in Europe

Christmas Tram in Bratislava

December • activity

Take a ride on a charming Christmas tram and feel the real Christmas spirit

Pohoda Festival

July 11–13, 2019 • event

The most famous music and art festival in Slovakia

Fašiangy Carnival in Čičmany Village

March 05–06, 2019 • event

The best occasion to visit the colourful open-air museum of Čičmany village

Gypsy Fest | World Roma Festival

July 26–28, 2018 • event

Visit the largest Gypsy Festival in the country

White Night Festival (Biela Noc)

September 29, 2018 | October 06, 2018 • event

Enjoy contemporary art during The White Night Festival in Slovakia

Easter (Veľká Noc)

April 19–22, 2019 • event

This is the time for traditions, an elated atmosphere, and a lot of amusement in Slovakia

Coronation Celebration Festival

June 28–30, 2019 • event

Witness the historical coronation ceremony in Bratislava

Ice Climbing

December–March • activity

The most exciting but at the same time the riskiest winter sport requires excellent climbing skills and good physical shape

Skiing and Snowboarding

December–April • activity

The Tatras Mountains offer marvelous views, great air, and reasonable prices

Slovak Food Festival

May 25–27, 2018 • event

Enjoy the traditional taste of Slovakia during this delicious occasion in Bratislava