Gay Guide Slovakia

The age of consent is generally 15 years, homosexuality is not illegal. In 2004, the Foreign Minister demanded a guarantee that neither registered partnerships nor gay and lesbian marriages of other EU countries had to be recognised in Slovakia. Nevertheless, there are anti-discrimination laws in Slovakia and, since 2013, there also is a law that allows to punish perpertrators more severely if someone becomes a victim of a hate crime based on sexual orientation. In 2014, Parliament passed a constitutional amendment prohibiting gay marriage and defining marriage exclusively between men and women. Public opinion on gay issues has changed positively in recent years. The gay scene is developing slowly but steadily, especially in the capital Bratislava. The city also offers a fantastically restored old town and an impressive castle high above the Danube. Bratislava also hosts the annual Dúhový Pride Parade - in its first year, 2010, it had to be cancelled due to counter-demonstrations and violent attacks. Slovakia is a mountainous country with many deep valleys, medieval towns and thermal springs. The High Tatras offer not only great landscapes but also excellent opportunities for skiers and mountaineers.

Cities in Slovakia

Látky

Location: Central Europe
Initials: SVK
International country code: 421 (omit 0 from area code)
International access code: 00
Language: Slovakian
Population: 5,410,000
Capital: Bratislava
Religions: 62% Roman Catholic
Climate: Moderate climate. Summers are cool, winters cold. The best time is from May-Sept.

Top Hotels

Villa Westerberge

The Villa Westerberge is picturesquely located in a spacious park on the outskirts of the medieval town of Aschersleben in the Harz foreland. Built in 1906 in the Wilhelminian style, our house was extensively reconstructed in 1995 according to the old building plans... more

Marktgasse Hotel

In the Heart of Zurich’s picturesque historic center

The traditional townhouse has been home to hospitality and gastronomy establishments since the 15th century... more

Moselhotel Weinhaus Simon

The Moselhotel Weinhaus Simon is located in a quiet location in Wintrich on the Moselle. From there you have the best connections to the bike paths and many hiking trails through the vineyards... more