Slovakia's Top 12 Spots
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Slovakia - TOP 12 places you need to see

HikeTheWorld

Top contributor HiketheWorld created this stunning aerial tour of the top spots in Slovakia, the Central European country which was once the eastern half of Czechoslovakia.  The video features bird's eye views of the following locations: Banská Štiavnica, Bojnice castle, Súľov Rocks, Orava Castle, Slovak Paradise, Bratislava Castle, St. Elisabeth Cathedral, Vlkolínec Village, the High Tatras, Spiš Castle, Devín Castle, and Čičmany Village. This video was a Drone Video of the Week nominee for May, 2019.

Spiš Castle
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Spiš Castle, Slovakia

Ivan Dovala

Spis Castle in the eastern portion of Slovakia is one of the largest and best known castle ruins in all of Europe. Built in the 13th century and then destroyed by a fire in the late 18th century, the castle is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage cultural site.  It's been used as the shooting location for numerou movies, including Dragonheart and the Last Legion.  Contributor Ivan Dovala flew a drone over Spis on a foggy morning and created this sensational bird's eye view.

Bratislava: Slovakia's Capital City
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Sunset over the Danube, Bratislava Slovakia - Dji Mavic Pro - Skydronauts.uk

SKYDRONAUTS

Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, is set along the Danube River near the borders with Austria and Hungary. The city, which dates to the 10th century, is surrounded by mountains, crisscrossed with forested hiking and cycling trails.  Contributor Skydronauts used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create an amazing video of this impressive Central European city, which became the capital of Slovakia when it separated from the Czechoslovakia in the early 1990's.  

Fall in the High Tatras
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Catching Autumn in the High Tatras

Eaglewood Films

The Tatras Mountains, the highest of the Carpathian range, form the border between Slovakia and Poland to its north.  The highest of the Tatras lies in Slovakia and reaches an altitude of 2.7k meters (8.7k ft).  In this video by contributor Eaglewood Films, you will soar above the pure beauty of the Slovakian mountain wilderness from the view of a drone, at the height of the Fall season. Watch it and you'll see why these mountains have become one of the hottest tourist destinations in Europe.

Plavecky Castle
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Plavecky Castle

Pavol Turčani

Plavecky Castle is a beautiful medieval castle in western Slovakia.  It lies in the town of Plavecké Podhradie, in the western part of the country, not far from the capital city Bratislava.  In this video, contributor Pavol Turcani flies over and around this spectacular castle, which was constructed in the 13th century.   The aerial view of the castle ruins, sitting on the forested hilltops of the Little Carpathian Mountains, is stunningly beautiful.  

Bojnice Castle
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Castle Bojnice / Slovakia

HikeTheWorld

Bojnice is one of the most famous castles in Slovakia, a country known for its castles.  Built in the 12th century at the town bearing the same name, it lies in the valley of the Nitra River in the central part of the country.  In the late 1800's and early 1900's, it was reconstructed to resemble a French Loire Valley Chateau.  ontributor Hiketheworld flew over Bjnice with a drone to create an amazing aerial view of this landmark, which also houses one of the country's most popular museums.

Slovakia's Carpathians
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Take Me to the Mountains of Slovakia

roman.malik

The Tatra Mountains occupy a portion of northern Slovakia and a somewhat smaller smaller part of neighboring Poland, acting as the border between the two.  They are part of the great Carpathian Mountain range which forms a great arc running through Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe.  In this video, contributor Roman Malik gives us an unforgettable aerial tour of this alpine zone, whose peaks are not as high as those of the Alps but which are nonetheless spectacular.  

Orava Castle
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Orava: Breathtaking Castle of Slovakia

Thecastlehunter

Orava Castle is a famous 13th century castle in northern Slovakia, near the border with Poland.  Originally a wood fortification built during the time of the Mongol invasions, it's been reconstructed to assume its present Neo-Gothic design.  Contributor Castlehunter used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create this epic aerial view of the castle, which was used to film a well known 1920's horor movie.  Orava appeared in the top 10 list of Slovakian castles in a recent ranking by Trip Advisor.    

Mala Fatra National Park
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Malá Fatra from above | Slovakia

HikeTheWorld

In this video, contributor HikeTheWorld takes us on a winter aerial tour of Mala Fatra National Park in western Slovakia.  Watch it to experience flying over the snow-covered park in the Mala Fatra Mountains, part of the Western Carpathian mountain range.  This is a fairy tale like alpine wonderland which lies just a short distance from the Slovakian capital city of Bratislava.  The park was created in 1988, before Slovakia separated from what had been Czechoslovakia.

Košice: Slovakia's Second City
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Košice, Slovakia from Above: DJI Mavic Pro

DRONE PILOT SVK

Košice is the second largest city in Slovakia, and the largest in its eastern region.  In terms of cultural importance, it is on a part with Bratislava, the country's capital, which lies at the opposite (western) end of of the country.  Kosice is situated on the Hornad River, which runs through into neighboring Hungary.  Contributor Drone Pilot SVK used a DJI Mavic Drone to aerially film this well preserved medieval city, which currently has a population of about 250,000.

Lietava Castle
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Lietava Castle

Pavol Turčani

Contributor Pavol Turcani used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create this marvelous aerial videos of one of the most well known castle ruins in Slovakia.  Lietava Castle is located in a mountainous area in the northern part of the country.  It was built in the 13th century, a golden age for castle building in Central Europe.  The castle fell into disrepair and its ownership fragmented in the 17th century, following which it was abandoned.  It's now owned by a non-profit organization.

Beckov Castle
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The Mysterious Fortress of Beckov

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Beckov Castle is one of the most important castles in Slovakia.  It's in the Nové Mesto nad Váhom District in the western part of the country.  Like many famous Slovakian castles, it was built in the 14th century.  It was reconstructed as a Renaissance fortress in the 16th century, and fell into disuse in the 17th century.  In this video, contributor Guydrory gives us a marvelous bird's eye views of the castle, which was named as one of the top Slovak castles in a recent survey by Trip Advisor.  

Strecno Castle
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Morning walk || Strecno castle

Luke´s Studios

Prepare to be amazed by the aerial views of the Strečno castle ruins in northern Slovakia.  The spectacular structure sits atop a steep hill in the Žilina District, not far from the area where Slovakia comes together with the Czech Republic and Poland.  Built in the 14th century, the castle has been in a ruined state since the late 17th century.  In this video, you'll get an epic bird's eye view of the mist-enshrouded castle by contributor and drone pilot Luke's Studio.   

Trenčín Region: Vršatské Podhradie
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Vršatské Podhradie

Pavol Turčani

Contributor Pavol Turčani gives us this aerial view of a spectacularly beautiful area of western Slovakia.  It's near the village of Vršatské Podhradie, in the Trenčín Region.  It's in the White Carpathian mountain range, which run across the Czech-Slovak border and are part of the larger Carpathian range.  While the peaks are not especially high (the highest are around 1k meters (3.3k ft.), they feature spectacular rock formations, which are captured in abundance in the video.  

The Tatra's in Winter
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Winter in High Tatras, Slovakia

HikeTheWorld

The Carpathian Mountains take different names in different countries.  In Slovakia, they are known as the Tatras.  The highest sub-chain is the High Tatras, which are located in the north central part of the country.  These mountains are home to the highest peaks in the entire Carpathian range, which extend for 1.7k km (about 1k mi.) across Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe. In this video, HikeTheWorld gives us a spectacular drone's eye view of the High Tatras in the winter.   

FPV Surfing in the Tatra's
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THE FPV LIFESTYLE

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You will see the Tatras Mountains of Slovakia from an entirely different perspective in this remarkable video by contributor Matusknapfpv.  He mounted a GoPro camera to a flying wing and a racing drone and flew first person view (FPV) over some of the most spectacular mountains, ridges, and valleys of the Orava region in the northern part of the country.  Enjoy these FPV views from his aircraft flying over some of the most stunning mountain scenery in Europe.  

Čachtice Castle
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Čachtický Castle

Pavol Turčani

Contributor Pavol Turčani created this stunning drone video of one of the most well known castles in Slovakia, a country known for its castles. Čachtice Castle is situated near a town of the same name in the Trenčín Region, in the northwestern corner of the country.  The 13th century castle derives its fame in part from its association with a Hungarian noblewoman named Elizabeth Báthory, who was accused of murdering dozens (perhaps hundreds) of people in the castle around the turn of the 16th century.

Winter in the Little Carpathians
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Frozen Kingdom

HikeTheWorld

The 'Little Carpathians' are an approximately 100km long section of the Western Carpathian Mountains, covering the northern half of Slovakia and giving the country its majestic mountainous landscape.  Over 40% of Slovakia is densely covered by fairytale-like forests, and when covered with a fresh blanket of pure, white snow, the scene is breathtaking.  HikeTheWorld was a Drone Video of the Week nominee for this stunning aerial video of this magical slice of Central Europe.

Košice Region: Krásna Hôrka Castle
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Slovakia's Krásna Hôrka Castle by DJI Mavic Pro

DRONE PILOT SVK

Drone Pilot SVK used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create this aerial tour of a famous Slovakian castle which was devastated by a fire in 2012.  Krásna Hôrka Castle is built on a hilltop in the Košice Region, which occupies the southeastern part of the country.  Built by Hungarian noblemen in the 13th century by Hungarian noblemen, it was considered one of the best preserved castles in the country.  In 2012, the castle was devastated by a fire and is currently being rebuilt.  

Orava Castle
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Orava Castle

Tomáš Golej

Contributor Tomáš Golej did a phenomenal using natural lighting to create this beautiful drone video of one of the most famous castles in Slovakia.  Orava Castle is a 13th century landmark near the town of Oravský Podzámok in the northern part of this Central European country.  Situated in the Western Carpathian Mountains (which go by different name depending on the country), the castle was built on the site of a fort used to contain the first Mongolian invasion of what was then Hungary in the mid-13th century.  

Western Carpathians: Little Fatra
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Little Fatra in Winter - Slovakia

HikeTheWorld

Malá Fatra is a mountain range in north central Slovakia, part of the Western Carpathian Mountains (which go by different names in different countries).  Their highest peak, Veľký Kriváň, has an altitude of about 1.7k meters (just over 5.6k ft.). Who better to show off the gorgeous mountains in the dead of winter than HikeTheWorld? In this video, they do a marvelous job of capturing the beauty of this winter alpine scene from a bird's eye perspective.  

Tematin Castle
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Tematín Castle

Pavol Turčani

Check out this marvelous drone video of Slovakia's Tematín Castle, compliments of contributor Pavol Turčani.  Using a DJI Mavic Pro, he brings out the beauty of this semi-ruined structure in the western region of the country.  Like many of Slovakia's castles, it was built in the 13th century, at a time when most of modern-day Slovakia was part of the Kingdom of Hungary.  Tematín Castle fell into its current state after it was beseiged during an uprising against Habsburg power in the early 18th century.

Bratislava Region: Červený Kameň
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Castle Červený Kameň

Pavol Turčani

Červený Kameň is a castle in the western part of Slovakia.  Originally constructed in the 13th century, it lies near the village of Častá in the Bratislava Region, which covers the westernmost portion of this Central European country.  The castle is in the foothills of the Little Carpathian Mountains, a subchain of the greater Carpathian range.  The original structure was built as part of the defensive system of the Kingdom of Hungary to protect itself from further Mongol invasions.  

Fall in Slovakia's Mountains
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Autumn landscape

etrax

Like much of Central Europe, vast areas of Slovakia become a sea of beautiful Fall colors during the Autumn months.  The Carpathian Mountains and their various subranges and foothills, which cover much of the, are relatively low altitude peaks.  Their tree coverage is heavily of the deciduous (leaf-bearing) variety, unlike the pine-covered areas of the higher reaches of the Alps to the west.  In this drone video by etrax, you'll get a bird's eye view of this gorgeous fall landscape.  

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Oponický hrad

Pavol Turčani