Seven Europcar locations serve the Slovak Republic: Including one in Bratislava city and one in M. R. Štefánik (Bratislava) Airport; facilities in Košice and Košice International Airport; Poprad-Tatry Airport; and locations in Nitra and Nové Zámky. All of which enable Europcar to be readily on-hand to meet and exceed all of your car hire requirements. Our vast fleet of safe, modern and reliable vehicles is ideal for use with any size party or budget, and helpful options such as express pick-up, easy 3-step online booking, child seats, satellite navigation and additional driver cover are always available, so that whatever challenges you encounter during your visit to Slovakia, getting around at your own pace will never be a problem.
Amongst the untamed wilderness and dense forests of the Slovak Republic, visitors can discover probably the most fortified nation in Europe. Dramatic bastions and ancient castles can be found at the top of nearly every hill and mountain. These medieval reminders of the region's long past help the locals to keep their culture, folklore and traditions alive. Among the castles that cover the land are: Bratislava Castle towering over the nation's capital; Bojnice Castle, featured in many movies and visited by over 200,000 people every year; Spiš Castle, the largest fortress in Europe; and the ruins of Čachtice Castle, where 16th century serial killer Countess Elizabeth Báthory resided and was later imprisoned. Naturally formed caves in the country are popular draws as well, but even with 13 open to the public, and more being discovered every year, the Demänovská Ice Cave remains popular, its stunning frozen waterfalls an attraction since 1299.
The City of Bratislava - Home to around 500,000 people, the Slovak Republic's capital city is found deep within a thick forest and is known for its medieval towers and castles, while Stare Mesto, the Old Town, makes visitors feel like they have travelled back in time a few hundred years, thanks to the ancient baroque architecture, cobbled streets and colourful festivals. The Old Town also boasts excellent restaurants, and possibly more cafés per head than anywhere else in Europe. Exploring the rest of the city will reveal a 16th century church, 19th century hall or 15th century castle around almost every corner, including St Martin's Cathedral, the Grassalkovich Palace and the Old Town Hall, to name just a few. In addition, lovers of the arts will appreciate the Slovak National Theatre. Bratislava Castle, an important strategic site that has been fortified since the Bronze Age, towers 280 feet above the Danube while Devin Castle occupies its own strategic place above the Morava. Bratislava also includes 110 square miles of various parks and lakes within the city limits, thick with oak and hornbeam trees and teeming with European badgers, roe deer, red foxes and wild boar. The city is also well-known for its entertaining and noisy nightlife, with frequent and busy bars, clubs and pubs all over, where the food and drink is often comparably cheaper than in Western Europe.