The world of fairy tales and films in Slovakia

WORLD OF FAIRY TALES AND FILMS IN SLOVAKIA - Explore several movie locations of the most famous movies and TV series filmed in Slovakia. Uncover Slovak’s breathtaking natural beauty and rich historical and cultural heritage led by an expert guide. Make use of the plentiful photo opportuinities as you see Slovakia's stunning landscapes and historic buildings that are magnets for production companies, and now tourists are following in their wake. 

 

ST. MARTIN'S CATHEDRAL

Cathedral lent its face to New York's Cathedral in the blockbuster Peacemaker, the first film from Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks Studios starring George Clooney and Nicole Kidman. Hviezdoslavove Námestie/Square with the American Embassy and ornate Slovak National Theatre appeared as the war-damaged Vienna where the climax of the car chase was staged.

 

SPIŠ CASTLE

Dragonheart's scene where Bowen gets encouragement from the spirit of King Arthur was shot at the Spišský Hrad/Spiš castle. Another location can be found in the Slovak Paradise National Forest where the medieval village set was built near the historic town of Levoča. The clifftop atop which Draco's fiery breath helps Bowen roast the alfresco feast is one of the paradise's most famous landmarks Tomášovský výhľad.

 

HIGHT TATRAS

Marco Polo TV series was filmed in Slovakia in 2015. About 500-member crew filmed in the Silesian house at the High Tatras, later they moved to shot scenes in Slovak Paradise National Forest and spectacular Súľovské Skaly/Sulov Rocks in Bytča.

 

BOJNICE

The castle featured as the residence of the Black Queen as well as of the mighty Draken in the fantasy story. The palace is situated in central Slovakia, nestled above the city of Prievidza. The Bojnice castle was listed among the TOP 25 most beautiful European castles. 

 

DEVÍN

The historical fantasy film Kull the Conqueror (1997) with Kevin Sorbo, who is best known for his leading role in the television series Hercules, was filmed at the castle Devín and Červený Kameň, before moving northeast to High Tatras mountains. The mighty fortress Devín towering above the confluence of the rivers Morava and Danube, is one of the most impressive archeological sights in Slovakia. The territory was populated by Celts in the 1st century BC. 

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