Situated in eastern Slovakia, Košice is the second biggest city in the country and is located near the Hungarian border. As a 2013 European Capital of Culture, it’s a city with a healthy array of attractions, and is a popular destination for leisure travellers seeking an intriguing alternative European city break. There are ample business opportunities too - heavy industry and engineering remain pillars of the Košice economy, whilst there's also a strong focus on software and technology. Košice has hotels to cater to all needs, including those of business travellers looking for professional service and high-quality amenities.
What can I see in Košice?
Just a 10-minute drive from the airport is Košice city centre, with its pedestrianised Main Street. Here you can take in several of the town’s historical points of interest, including the stunning Gothic-style St Elisabeth’s Cathedral. There are also a number of shopping centres here, as well as many of Košice’s best hotels and restaurants. Walking around the city centre and marvelling at the historic sites, or taking a bus to enjoy the picturesque Anicka district, are great ways to become acquainted with Košice.
What kind of business facilities are available to me in Košice?
The TeleDom Conference Centre offers meeting spaces and business education services, in a modern setting. The centre is additionally a popular place for professional development courses. Heavy industry, especially steel production, is a large employer in the city. Slovakia's largest employer, United States Steel Košice, is based here, whilst T-Systems Slovakia, AT&T and IBM are among the other key national and global companies based in Košice.
When staying in a hotel in Košice, where else should I be sure to visit?
With even a little free time, you’ll be able to explore the compact and charming city centre. This is also where many of the best Košice hotels are located. As well as the cathedral, there’s the famous ‘Singing Fountain’, producing a calm ambience and attractive spectacle. The East Slovak Museum is one of the city’s largest, and the Slovak Technical Museum is great for learning more about Košice’s industrial heritage. Be sure to taste Tokaji wine, native to the surrounding Slovakian/Hungarian region. You'll find a range of unique sweet varieties that are best enjoyed with the local cuisine or purchased as a special gift.