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Introducing Central Slovakia

The rolling hills and lolling, forested mountains of central Slovakia are home to the shepherding tradition that defines Slovak culture. This is where the nation's own Robin Hood, Juraj Jánošík, once roamed. Limited train routes means a car is helpful for exploring here. Look roadside for farmers selling local sheep's cheese before you lose yourself in a picturesque valley. Some of the nation's most fabled castles also beckon and, further south, there's the ancient mining town of Banska Štiavnica.