East Slovakia

In the Eastern section of Slovakia, the most attractive location is Spiš and it’s surroundings with the historical cities Levoča, Kežmarok, Spišská Sobota, Spišská Kapitula and the nearby  Spiš Castle which has the largest Castle area in Central Europe (UNESCO).  The region of Spis is dominated by the High Tatra Mountains, including the highest Peak in the Carpathians,  Gerlachovský Peak (2655 m), and Lomnický peak with a cable car and astronomic observatory. The second largest Slovak city Košice, with St. Elisabeth a beautiful gothic cathedral, is situated in this area. In the mountains of Slovak kras natural caves listed in the UNESCO world heritage can be found, e.g. Domica, Ochtiná and others and also the picturesque Castle Krásna Hôrka and the romantic aristocratic manor Betliar. To the south of Kosice it is worth to visit the unique wine region of Tokay with its special wines. To the north, in the regions of Šariš and Zemplín can be found the thermal city Bardejov,  lots of wooden churches and the Poloniny Nature Reserve (UNESCO).  For modern art lovers there is also a museum and gallery of Andy Warhol, who was born in this region.