Take some time to get to know Slovakia and be rewarded by ascending the alpine peaks of the Tatras Mountains. Enjoy a night stay at a mountain cottage and try to spot chamois and marmots. A large part of Slovak landscape is protected within nine national parks. Explore Slovakia’s most famous natural wonder, the karst regions of limestone canyons and caves. Taste sweet tokay in an authentic wine cellar, or savor a meal of halušky with bryndza cheese. Kneel beneath the tallest Gothic wooden altar in the world, or tour the Kremnica Mint. Creating coins since 1328, it’s the oldest continuously running manufacturer in the world. Historic mining towns, deep caverns, authentic folklore, and cultural life in Bratislava and Košice add to the distinct experiences in Slovakia.
You’re probably already familiar with the big-time European wine producers of France, Italy and Spain. But there are many more wines to discover in the rest of the continent – and they’re as drinkable as they are affordable. Get to know six lesser-known European wine regions that are just begging to be explored.
Get in the mood and lose track of time and space in one of Europe’s many music festivals.
Knights and world records in Central Europe!
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Music is at the heart of every country, city and person in Europe. But the type of music you’ll find during a trip to Europe can vary dramatically. From modern rock festivals to classic opera performances, you’re sure to see and hear a wide range of performances. Browse this gallery for a taste of some of Europe’s most interesting music scenes.