Information & Facts
Slovak is the official language, which is closely related
to Czech. English and German are the most commonly spoken foreign
languages, although outside Bratislava, English is not widely
The unit of currency is the Euro (EUR), which is divided into
100 cents. The Euro replaced the koruna (SKK) as the official
currency on 1 January 2009. Travellers cheques are the safest way
to carry money and are accepted at all major banks and exchange
offices (dollars and pounds sterling give the best exchange rates).
Shops are increasingly accepting credit cards, but it is best to
check beforehand. ATMs are common.
Open daily in summer, from 10am to 5pm (Monday to
Friday), and until 6pm on weekends. Closed in winter
Local time is GMT +1 (GMT +2 from March to October).