Despite its small size, Slovakia is a nation filled with bustling cities and unspoilt scenery. The Carpathian mountain range undulates through the country and the National Park of High Tatras is home to its tallest mountain peak: Gerlachovský štít, as well as an exceptional array of flora, fauna and rare species including eagles and bears. Bratislava is one of the world’s youngest capital cities, a modern metropolis with thriving shopping facilities and nightlife. In the east, Slovenský Raj National Park is scattered with spectacular waterfalls, breathtaking gorges and one of Europe’s biggest ice caves. Slovakia has over 100 castles, each with carefully manicured gardens. A former boundary fort, the medieval Spišský hrad Castle stands proudly on limestone rock and houses expertly preserved findings from the Stone Age. Experience ultimate relaxation in the globally renowned spa town of Piešťany, which contains an abundance of natural resources including medicinal geothermal water, sulphuric mud and hot mineral springs.