Tips for the weekend
Has Košice captured your interest? Have you decided to spend a weekend but are not sure how to plan it? Here are a few ideas on how to plan your visit so that you see as much as possible and have most fun. Be inspired by the programme prepared for you by the Košice Visitor Centre.
A FAMILY WEEKEND IN THE SUMMER
Day one: After arriving in Košice and checking-in, there is no point losing time. Head straight to the city centre for a city walk. For children with families we recommend The most beautiful jewels of Košice. Have your dinner at one of the restaurants. Then you can have an ice-cream cup on a café terrace and wander the main street till sunset.
Day two: After a rich breakfast, we recommend a ride by Children’s railway from Čermeľ to Alpinka, the Tarzania high rope park and a train ride back. Stop for lunch in the nearby restaurant Baránok, which is on the way. Then go to Kavečany and walk around the Košice Castle, where you can climb up to the Vyhliadková veža (Watchtower). Do not miss a visit to the ZOO while in Kavečany, and don’t forget to bring carrots and apples – the local small goats are always hungry. Travel back in time and experience the presence of extraordinary creatures from the past in the great DinoPark ZOO, which is located in the ZOO area. Finish your day by an adrenaline toboggan ride, jumping on a trampoline and an excellent dinner. If you have bigger children, you can take them to the cinema.
Day three: We recommend starting by visiting the historical prison Miklušova väznica (Mikluš Prison) and the executor’s house Katov byt (Executioner’s Flat). Before lunch, you will still have time for the Slovak Technical Museum – the Chamber of electric charge. Afternoon is the time for doing sports. Come to lake Jazero and try waterskiing.
A SPECIAL TIP: Stay one more day and set out for a trip to the surroundings of Košice. Children might enjoy the tour Mansions and UNESCO caves of the Gemer, or the Pieniny national park.
FAMILY WEEKEND IN THE WINTER
When visiting with your family during winter – replace the second day with a trip to the surroundings of Košice “Mansions and UNESCO caves of the Gemer”, and spend the afternoon of the third day in the Botanical Gardens of P. J. Šafárik University, at the Zoo or planetarium.
AN ACTIVE WEEKEND
Day one: Arrival in Košice, a city walk “The most beautiful jewels of Košice”, and climbing the tower of St. Elisabeth’s Cathedral, a concert / sports match in STEEL ARENA in the evening and a spa.
Day two: A trip to the Mansions and UNESCO caves of the Gemer in its adrenaline version – entry to the Krásnohorská cave in speleologist’s equipment. An evening spent as recommended in A great night out.
Day three: Skiing / tennis / swimming in the indoor swimming pool in the morning, lunch in a great restaurant, waterskiing / hot air balloon flight above Košice / parachuting in the afternoon.
PACKAGE-TOUR WEEKEND / WEEKEND
Day one: Arrival in Košice, check-in and transfer to the Košice Visitor Centre, where the city walk “Old Town Walk” begins. A dinner in one of the top restaurants, a concert of the State Philharmonic Orchestra / a performance in the State Theatre. We recommend wine or the special cocktail drink Košice Gold after the performance.
Day two: A morning walk in Bankov or a visit to the Botanical Gardens, an afternoon trip to the Tokaj region – a unique wine cellars abd vineyards. Return back to Košice in the evening and relax in the spa with a massage.
Day three: Morning thematic city walk “The Jewish Košice” or “The Sacral Sights of Košice”, a culinary lunch, a coffee or dessert in a café. An afternoon visit to the Slovak Technical Museum, the East Slovak Gallery and the Vojtech Löffler Museum.
SPECIAL TIP: Stay one more day and set out on a trip to the surroundings of Košice. UNESCO Heritage of the Spiš, or UNESCO Wooden Churches are ideal tips.