Ľudovít Štúr was the leader of the Slovak national revival in the 19th century, the author of the Slovak language standard eventually leading to the contemporary Slovak literary language. Štúr was an organizer of the Slovak volunteer campaigns during the 1848 Revolution, he was also politician, poet, journalist, publisher, teacher, philosopher, linguist and member of the Hungarian Parliament.
The National Park of Slovenský kras in southern Slovakia is the largest karstic area in Central Europe (440 square kilometres) with the densest concentration of underground forms. There is 1100 caves and abysses, which are inscribed in the UNESCO Heritage List. Zádielska tiesňava is 300-400 metres deep valley, in some places only 10 metres wide. Very romantic.