That makes the city the only one capital in the world that borders two independent countries.
Moreover, Austrian capital Vienna is distant only 60 km!
No trip to Slovakia would be complete without a visit to the wonderful mountains of High Tatras with peaks over 2500 m and glacier lakes that have been formed thousands of years ago.
Other spectacular places are undoubtedly Slovak Paradise with its wild canyons, Low Tatras with lush alpine meadows and beautiful valleys in Little Fatra and Pieniny.
Most spectacular caves can be found in the national parks of Low Tatras, Slovak Paradise and Slovak Karst. Ochtinska Aragonite Cave is the only one aragonite cave located in Europe and a huge 34 m high sinter column in Krasnohorska cave is even listed in the Guinness Book of Records.
Romans, Celts and also famous Ludwig van Beethoven visited spa town of Piešťany to enjoy the healing effects of town’s thermal water. The entire town centre is also included in the List of UNESCO World Heritage sites.Old medieval town of Levoča is a home of the highest wooden altar in the world. According to U City Guides, Slovakia belongs to the top 3 countries with most beautiful women in the world.They even argue that the country can be especially proud of the grace the Slovak blondes were born with.Many of the national holidays in Slovakia are based on the Christian faith and these holidays occur based on the lunar cycle.Because of this, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs releases a list of national holidays and their dates each year.