Explore the city through augmented reality in an invisible hotel. See captivating street art by renowned artists. Witness the mesmerizing multimedia floating fountain that brings your own artwork to life. In Košice, proudly a UNESCO Creative City, your creative potential is unlimited.
Slovakia‘s second-largest city in the eastern part of the country is where imagination thrives. Visit Košice in the autumn to enjoy the vibrant Art & Tech Days festival. It’s a haven for creatives: innovative entrepreneurs, forward-thinking futurists, visionary designers, and curious researchers. Here they share bold approaches, cutting-edge discoveries, and current technology, art, and design trends. Join them for inspiring talks, engaging workshops, and a rich variety of audio-visual displays and interactive installations.
Amazing White Night
Ready to immerse yourself in nightlife teeming with art? Note your calendar for October and prepare to be blown away by the Nuit Blanche/White Night festival, its dazzling spirit and multimedia floating fountain in City Park. Watch fascinating short films projected onto a water curtain, then design your own artwork on the website. It uses cutting-edge AI technology to synchronize the flow of water with your favorite music.
A run that will leave you breathless
Don’t be surprised if you come across a naked bronze runner while exploring the streets — it’s a nod to the city’s history as home of the world’s third-oldest marathon. It has welcomed hundreds of elite distance runners since 1924. The route winds through the Old Town, so you can admire the palaces and burghers’ houses that accompany Slovakia’s largest sacred building: St Elizabeth’s Cathedral, built in 1508.
OMG! at the Invisible Hotel
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to experience the city without leaving your bed? Look no further than the Invisible Hotel! This extraordinary place features five artistically designed rooms, each with a unique story, captivating visuals, and a different address. Spend a night in the room lined with prints of ducats, depicting Košice’s famous gold treasure. Immerse yourself in a live city panorama through augmented reality in the Media Art Room. Or would you rather try the room that effortlessly brings the audacious Open Mural Gallery (OMG) from the streets to your doorstep? A selection of tickets provided by the hotel will enhance your insider’s experience of the city.
Meet the movie stars and chatty locals
For a vibrant mix of multimedia exhibitions and epic music concerts throughout the year, head to the Kunsthalle Košice. Every year in June, it hosts a well-known Art Film Festival, which attracts cinema lovers and movie stars from around the world. For a more mainstream night out, go to Tabačka Kulturfabrik. Located in a former tobacco factory, you can enjoy carefully selected music along with delicious cocktails and cuisine.
There’s even more to make your stay in Košice unforgettable. Find more and start planning!
Košice Art & Tech Days
Every autumn, Košice hosts Art & Tech Days, an exciting festival combining media art, technology, and digital culture. The intensive 7-day program and list of speakers promise more than inspiring debates and workshops – it offers a change of perspective.
Get your UNESCO Creative City adventure off to a great start at the modern Infopoint Centre in the historic Town Hall on the Main street. Explore its multimedia room, pick up handy city maps and buy original art souvenirs.
White Night Festival, Košice
The White Night Festival in October turns night into day as the city’s streets are filled with people and contemporary art. Take a magical stroll through Košice and marvel at the visually stunning installations, concerts, theatre, dance, literature, and live performances.
Did you know that Košice hosts the oldest marathon in Europe and the third oldest in the world? Join the elite distance runners from all over the world and experience the Old Town.
Explore the possibilities of the floating multimedia fountain in the City Park. Create your own artwork on the website and watch as the AI synchronizes the water flow to your favorite music.
Open Mural Gallery (OMG), Košice
Košice is home to an epic Open Mural Gallery (OMG) featuring a remarkable collection of 30 murals created by acclaimed artists from around the world. Hop on a shared bike or scooter and enjoy it for free whenever you like.
Invisible Hotel, Košice
Have you heard of the Invisible Hotel? Local artists have designed its five rooms, and each offers a different perspective on Košice. In the Media Art Room, you can immerse yourself in a live panorama of the city through augmented reality.
St Elizabeth's Cathedral, Košice
In Košice, even St Elizabeth’s Cathedral is filled with creativity. Inside this 500-year-old Gothic beauty, you will find a unique double spiral staircase (one of just five of its kind in Europe) and a metal altar cast from weapons used in the First World War to commemorate the victims of that conflict.
If you want to meet a film star, you must visit the Kunsthalle Košice, which hosts the prestigious Art Film Festival every June. There is a lively mix of multimedia exhibitions and epic music concerts throughout the year.
Tabačka Kulturfabrik, Košice
Like to meet the locals? Do it in style – with a tasty cocktail and street art behind your back at the Tabačka Kulturfabrik.