One of the things wheelchair accessible Slovakia is famous for is its mountain areas. Those mountain areas are all part of the Beskids and the Carpathians. The highest mountain in Slovakia is the Gerlachovský štít with an altitude of 2,655 meters. Besides that, there are many historic towns in the country. Furthermore, Spišský Hrad is located in the east of the country. This is one of the largest castle ruins in Europe. Lastly, the country is also known for its wines and spas.
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What to see
Surrounded by many other Central European countries you could understand that Slovakia is easily overlooked. However, the country has many beautiful cities and nature, where every traveler would be happy to spend their holiday.
The capital Bratislava is an excellent destination, despite the negative connotations that some Eastern European capitals sometimes get. Bratislava is the cultural center of the country and is one of the most beautiful cities in Slovakia. It is especially the multicultural aspect that is very special here. Bratislava is a city where Slovaks, Hungarians, Germans, Czechs, and Jews live together. You can get lost in the narrow streets of the historic center. Chances are you will end up at Bratislava Castle, one of the main sights of the city. The white castle stands on the hilly banks of the Danube in the center of the city.
Slovakia has a temperate climate. During the winter months, temperatures fluctuate around zero degrees Celcius. During the summer months, the average temperature is around 20 degrees Celcius.
Slovak is the official language in Slovakia. Additionally, Hungarian, Romani, and Ukrainian are spoken. Recently, English is starting to be used more. Besides that, German is also an option. German and English are mostly spoken by the youth and in tourist places. The older generation generally speaks some German, although they do not always enjoy it. The youth learns English at school, nowadays. However, the language barrier is still high.
In Slovakia, you pay with the euro (EUR), just like in many other European countries. To find out more about tipping habits in Europe, read this blog post.
The landscape of Slovakia has a very intricate structure. In the west, on the border of Czech Moravia and Slovakia, you find the White Carpathians and the Little Carpathians, two relatively low mountains. The High Tatras is the highest mountain range in the country. It is located in the north of the country and extends into Poland. The Low Tatras mountain range is located in central Slovakia and the highest peak is the Dumbier, 2045 meters high. In the south, on the border with Hungary, there is a limestone area with many stalactite caves, the Slovak Karst. Around the same area, you find the so-called Slovak Paradise, with many caves, waterfalls, and limestone rocks. On the border with Poland, the Pieniny Mountains are situated, which is a water sports area. In the east of Slovakia, near the Ukrainian border, the Vihorlat mountain range consists of volcanic rocks. About 40% of the total area in Slovakia is covered by forest and only 20% of the land is cultivated.