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Overview

Located in the heart of Europe, Slovakia is a little country that deserves to be known in many respects.

The national railway company of Slovakia is known as Railways of the Slovak Republic or Železnice Slovenskej republiky (ŽSR). Major cities in Slovakia are connected by trains with daily connections. Trains are the best choice for travelling as they are more comfortable and less expensive, especially for long trips. Bratislava, the capital city of Slovakia, is the transportation hub. Intercity trains serve cities and regions like Bratislava, Žilina, The High Tatras and Košice. There is an international train connection to Slovakia from Vienna, the capital city of Austria. International trains also link Slovakia to Hungary and Poland.

Cityscape

There is more than the capital, Bratislava, to visit in Slovakia. Travel by train and reach other important cities of the country such as Žilina or Košice. You will find typical architecture, old historic city centers, and different churches, from the Gothic style period to the Secession one.

Landscape

Crossing the country by train, you will discover beautiful landscapes made up with rivers, mountains, valleys and picturesque countryside. The four fifth of Slovakia is covered by mountains. Climb to Štrbské Pleso, the highest station of the country (1,320 metres) and enjoy the amazing scenery. Spiš Castle, one of the biggest castles in Central Europe, is waiting for you.

Take Home

On the top of your souvenirs list, buy some crystal glass or ceramic objects. If you like music, find a fujara. It will not need a lot of space in your suitcase. Back home, you will then explain to your friends that this folk flute is on the Unesco list. Decorated folk hatchet (valaška) is another option.

Eat & Drink

As Slovakia is a little country, its gastronomy is influenced by its neighbours. Anyway, if you like cheese, try the traditional Bryndza. The zemiaková placka (sort of pancake with potato, filled with meat or paprika) is delightful.

New Perspective

Take the OS 7781 train to go to Dobšinská, and explore the Unesco World Heritage listed Ice Cave. Wow visiting this incredible but freezing wonder of nature.


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    Lucerne to Berlin |
    "Absolutely beautiful countryside through the window of the train. Switzerland and Germany in winter is amazing. "

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    "The train departed on time and arrived on time. The conductor was polite and multilingual. The only issue was that someone was sitting in my allocated seat but that did not bother me as there were other seats available that had the same comfort level. "

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    Paris Nord-London St Pancras |
    "Would thoroughly recommend travelling by train from Paris to London. Train was easy to access, comfortable and affordable. The weather conditions delayed departure time however that was unavoidable. First class carriage was very comfortable and the breakfast served was an unexpected delight. Will certainly repeat this experience in the future. "

  • Paris to London First Time |
    "Wonderful experience-highly recommended! "

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    Easy  |
    "Comfortable train, easy booking, check in and boarding process. Travel with rail Europe every time I am in Europe. "

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    Great trip |
    "Excellent service although all the tickets booked through Raileurope we received the worst seats available. Either no windows (the panel seats) and/or facing backwards. W booked early and though we would get better seats. Rest of service was excellent. "

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    Way To Travel |
    "Excellent service although all the tickets booked through Raileurope we received the worst seats available. Either no windows (the panel seats) and/or facing backwards. W booked early and though we would get better seats. Rest of service was excellent. "

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    Train from Rome to Geneva |
    "The train was very comfortable. People were very helpful and the announcements at stations very good. Thanks you "

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    Convenient |
    "Convenient, prompt and relaxing trip. "

  • Great Train Trip |
    "The journey by train was fantastic very comfy and no hassles easy to see the country side and very convenient way to travel between cities. Would definitely travel by train again when in Europe. "

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