West Slovakia

Western Slovakia is one of the most visited regions in Slovakia, as it has a border with the Czech Republic, Hungary and Austria. The capital of Slovakia, Bratislava, with it’s picturesque historical city centre is also located in this part of Slovakia. The main natural attractions are the Small Carpathian Mountains and the Danube, Morava and Vah rivers. The other main tourist destinations are the city of Trnava (also called the Slovak Rome), Trencin (with Trencin Castle) and Nitra (the oldest city in Slovakia) as well as the picturesque Skalica, wine cities Modra, Pezinok, Sv. Jur and the world famous thermal city Piestany. It´s a region of Castles and Manors, with historical reenactments in Bratislava Castle, Devin Castle, the Red Stone Castle, Smolenice Castle, Cachtice, Beckov, Trencin and Bojnice Castles. The region along the Danube River offers thermal aquaparks and other water-based activities. This part of Slovakia has excellent gastronomy and produces internationally awarded wines.