Michalovce is a city of 36,000 people (2021) in Eastern Slovakia on the shore of Lake Sirava, and immediately adjacent to the border with Ukraine. Michalovce is mostly recognized for its adjacent lakes and volcanic mountains.

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Michalovce is approximately 360 km east of the capital, Bratislava.

The railway station is relatively far from down town, the destinations are Košice, Humenné and Michaľany.

The distance from the centre to the station and the relative distance of the city's main lines makes the bus much more convenient and faster to reach the city. Numerous buses leave the bus station in Košice, which is next to the train station, for Michalovce.

For Ukraine, the bus between Košice and Uzhhorod are stopping in Michalovce.

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Map of Michalovce

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  • 3 Senné Ponds National Nature Reserve (Národná prírodná rezervácia Senianske rybníky). Between the villages of Senné, Iňačovce, Blatné Remety and Blatná Polianka lies the main important bird conservation area of Slovakia. Only the northernmost pond in the complex is a nature reserve, the strictest level of conservation in Slovakia, but all of the ponds and their surroundings constitute a special protection zone. A green-marked trails surround the ponds, along with explanatory panels on the main species of birds.  
    • 4 Bird observation tower.
    • 5 Bird observation tower.
    • 6 Bird observation tower.
  • 7 Manor house of Senné. The manor is being renovated, as of Jan 2024. It is the starting point of a marked trail.

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  • 1 Zemplínska Šírava. Recreational zone north of the lake with the same name.    
  • 2 Vinianske jazero (Vinian lake).  

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Zemplínska Šírava basin.

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