These articles were published in the Spectacular Slovakia travel guide, published annually by The Slovak Spectator since 1996. The latest editions can be obtained from our online shop.


Welcome to the Spectacular Slovakia online content of Slovak history section listed below. To browse, you can also use the menu or search box on the left-hand side of the page.

> History highlights

> A crash course in Slovak history

> Famous birthplaces

> Ľudovít Štúr

> The first Slovak gymnasium

> Milan Rastislav Štefánik

> The Slovak Soviet Republic

> Far-eastern Slovakia: a potted history

> The Krompachy Uprising

> A turbulent priest

> WWII - The Slovak National Uprising

> WWII - The Russians are coming!

> WWII - The Battle of Dargov Pass

> WWII - The razed village of Kalište

> WWII - Ján Nálepka

> Slovakia's Jewish Heritage

> The events of 1968

> Rewriting history

These articles and related information were published in Spectacular Slovakia 2009, which you can obtain from our online shop.