Slovakia Travel Overview
Official language: Slovak
Currency: Euro (exchange rates)
Continent: Eastern Europe
Slovakia – between night clubs and castle ruins
Discover the mountains of the High Tatras – either on foot in summer or with technical equipment in winter.
According to Countryaah, Slovakia is located in Central Europe. It borders the Czech Republic and Poland in the north, Ukraine in the east, Hungary in the south and Austria in the west.
You can of course enter Slovakia with your car. There are international airports in the cities: Bratislava, Poprad, Sliač and in Košice. The TwinCityLiner – a high-speed ferry – has recently become available to them on the Danube between Vienna and Bratislava, which runs several times a day. Of course, you can also travel to Slovakia by train.
Slovakia is an old country, so you can visit many historical buildings in all major cities. The nightlife in Bratislava has been attracting night owls in recent years. From Vienna you can reach the city in just under 50 minutes.
Alternative name: Slovak Republic
Official language: Slovak
Euro (100 cents)
ISO 4217 code
EUR / 978
Geo coordinates: N 48 ° 40 ‘8.5 ” E 19 ° 41’ 56.5″
Highest mountain: Gerlachovka (2,655 m)
Total area: 48,845 km²
Mainland: 48,800 km²
National border: 1,355 km
Dependency: Czechoslovakia until 1993
UN member since: 1993
Other political affiliation: European Union since 2004
Export goods: Machines, textiles, shoes
BSP: $ 49,389,700,000
GDP: $ 52,783,000,000
GDP purchasing power parity: $ 95.8 billion
Economic growth: 5.3%
GDP share of agriculture: 3.7%
GDP share of industry: 28.2%
GDP share of services: 69.1%
Inflation rate: 2.2%
State budget revenue: $ 4294967295
State budget expenditure: $ 4294967295
National debt: 38.7%
Export: $ 35.710 billion
Import: $ 37.16 billion
Foreign debt: $ 30,080,000,000
Gold and currency reserves: $ 15,040,000,000
Electricity consumption: 25,100 million KWh
Gas reserves: 15,010 million m³
Gas production: 142 million m³
Gas consumption: 6,900 million m³
Oil reserves: 5 million m³
Oil production: 4,400 million m³
Oil consumption: 75,000 million m³
Cultivation area: 31.86%
Bovine: 591,000 pieces
Pigs: 1,662,000 pieces
Sheep: 306,000 pieces
Residents in cities: 3,140,800
Average age: 35.8 years
0-14 years: 16.7%
15-64 years: 71.3%
> 65 years: 12%
Population growth: 0.15%
Birth rate: 10.65 / 1,000 residents
Death rate: 9.45 / 1,000 residents
Migration: 0.3 / 1,000 residents
Ratio men / women: 0.94
Fertility: 1.33 children / woman
Infant mortality: 7.26 ‰
Life expectancy men: 70.76 years
Life expectancy women: 78.89 years
Country codes and abbreviations
ISO 3166 Alpha 2: SK
ISO 3166 Alpha 3: SVK
ISO 3166 numeric: 703
Top Level Domain: sk
IOC country code: SVK
UN / LOCODE: SK
Telephone connections: 1,865,000
Cell Phones: 4,220,000
Internet users: 2,510,000
Railway lines: 3,662 km
Paved roads: 38,108 km
of which expressways: 352 km
Merchant fleet (ships over 1,000 GRT): 43
Number of doctors: 20,920
Daily food intake: 3.160 kcal / resident
Last sovereign since: 1993
Main religious group: Christians
Prison inmates: 8,600
Armed forces (troop strength): 20,000
Main battle tank: 270
Defense Spending: $ 592,000,000
Arriving by plane
The Slovak Republic is served by Czech Airlines (OK), Hemus Air (DU), Aeroflot (SU), Air Ukraine (6U), Austrian Arrows (OS) and Tunis Air (TU).
Arrival by car
Car: border crossings to the Czech Republic, Ukraine, Poland, Hungary and Austria (Berg – Bratislava and Vienna – Bratislava).
A motorway leads from Bratislava via Brno to Prague.
New is a continuous motorway connection (A6 and east motorway A4) from Vienna via Pressburg to Bratislava. The A 6 leads from the Bruckneudorf junction near Bruck an der Leitha (connection A 4) to the Kittsee border crossing. This new connection is not only suitable for motorists traveling to Bratislava, but also for those who continue to drive to the High Tatras holiday region via the D 1 (Bratislava – Trencin – Presov).
Drivers in Austria who are heading towards the Slovak Republic and who switch from the A 1 western motorway to the A 4 eastern motorway can bypass Vienna south on the Vienna outer ring expressway S 1. Long-
Distance bus: Flixbus (Internet: www.flixbus.de) travels via the Czech Republic to the Slovak Republic and Eurolines (Internet: www.eurolines.com) travels from Germany, Austria and Switzerland to the Slovak Republic.
Arriving by train
Good connections to the Slovak Republic via Vienna. It only takes about an hour to get from Vienna to Bratislava, with four trains running every day. There are several direct connections to Bratislava from Berlin. There are also connections between Bratislava and Warsaw, Budapest, Bucharest, Kiev and Prague.
Nightjet – night trains (Internet: www.oebb.at/de/angebote-ermaessigungen/nightjet) run from Austria to the Slovak Republic.
Information can be obtained from the general agencies of the railways of the Slovak Republic, addresses: Thulestrasse 42, D-13189 Berlin (Tel: (030) 47 30 57 02. Fax: (030) 478 74 72. E-Mail: [email protected] -online.de ; Internet: www.zsr.sk) and Parkring 12, A-1010 Vienna (Tel: (01) 512 89 74. Fax: (01) 512 89 74 75.). The representation in Vienna is also responsible for Switzerland.
Note on arriving by train
InterRail passes are valid (for details see Germany), IC and EC are subject to a surcharge.
Arrival by ship
The Danube connects Bratislava, Vienna and Budapest or Slovakia with Austria and Hungary and via the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal, the North Sea with the Black Sea.
Various shipping companies call at Bratislava as part of river cruises on the Danube (Internet: www.danube-river.org).
The main routes are:
Bratislava – Vienna – Bratislava,
Bratislava – Gabcikovo,
Bratislava – Hainburg – Bratislava and
Vienna – Bratislava – Budapest.
The Rhine-Mohan-Danube Canal and the Gabcikovo Dam connect the North Sea and the Black Sea. Bratislava lies in the middle of this long waterway.