Slovakia - A summer day in Košice

Slovakia - A summer day in Košice

After the Geyser let down a little, let's try another highlight of eastern Slovakia.

Košice, with its approximately 240,000 inhabitants, is considered by many to be the most beautiful city in the country. Between 1994 and 1999, the old town was lovingly restored under Mayor Rudolf Schuster, later President of Slovakia. Furthermore, Košice was European Capital of Culture in 2013, together with Marseille.

And we have to say: those who attest to the city's beauty are right! With summer temperatures, there was a real street café flair in the alleys.

As early as 1347, Kashov, as Košice is also called, was declared a royal free city. In 1411, the town was granted the exclusive right to produce barchent (half-linen); other products of this kind were prohibited by law. The Košice furriers founded the first craft guild in what is now Slovakia. There was even a law regulating immigration.

At the end of the 15th century, Košice was the third largest city in Hungary. Yes, the Hungarians really ruled here for a long time! Unfortunately, the city experienced an economic decline in the 16th century due to wars and invasions. First came the Turks, then the Habsburgs. Then the leader of the Hungarian rebels had his headquarters in the city. In 1657 a faculty was founded, which was raised to the status of Royal Academy of Law in 1777. From the end of 1938 to the beginning of 1945, Kashov belonged to fascist Hungary.

That's all in a nutshell about the historical hick-hack.

We stroll through the city, get a lot of information at the tourist information, visit the cathedral and later climb the church tower to get a good overview. One of the museums that was at the top of my wish list was unfortunately closed because of a fashion show. We were not allowed to walk the red carpet in our Traveller outfit, well, we can live with that.

After a leisurely lunch and finally trdelník with vanilla cream again, we are happy, knackered and at the same time thrilled by the beauty and above all the cosiness of the city!

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Merci for "travelling with us

These weeks we are travelling through Iran. It's possible that we won't be writing posts or that they will be delayed. We first have to see whether we have enough internet or reception and whether it is suitable for us to publish from the country. And whether we will even manage to write down all the fantastic impressions in time.

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