Bratislava Castle has stood for centuries in Slovakia's capital city.

Slovakia Travel Guide

Slovakia is a small, charming country situated on the romantic Danube River. The quaint Central European country is often featured in river cruises. But it deserves to be more than just part of a package deal.

Bratislava, the capital city, is the main draw. It’s a cute city with medieval and baroque architecture. Atop the hill, the Bratislava Castle still stands tall from when it was part of the Kingdom of Hungary. Bratislava, like the rest of Slovakia, has a large mix of historical and cultural influences. So it feels both familiar and unique at the same time. It is also where I had the best croissant of my life. Sorry France!

Basic information

Language: Slovak is the official language of Slovakia.

Currency: The official currency is the Euro (EUR). 1 USD is equal to about 0.95 EUR.

Plugs: The plugs in Slovakia are type C and E, the standard voltage is 230 V, and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. I recommend using a universal adapter and a converter for hairdryers and other hot products.

Safety: Slovakia is a very safe country.


The best time to visit

Bratislava is a quaint Slovakian city with charming streets.

May is the perfect time to visit Slovakia. The weather is mild, and it’s just before peak tourist season. But the country is still a hidden gem, so don’t worry too much about crowds in summer.

You can also come during winter for that festive holiday spirit. Slovakia, like other countries in Central Europe, loves Christmas. There will be plenty of decorations and Christmas markets to enjoy. It is, after all, the most wonderful time of the year.