Spis (German: Zips) is in a historic region in north-east Slovakia near the Polish border. A small portion of it is on the Polish side.
Spisske Podhradie (Kirchdrauf) with its nearby: Spissky Hrad (German: Zipser Burg), Spisska Kapitula (German: Zipser Kapitel) and the Gothic Church at Zehra (German: Schigra) - all of which are Unesco world heritage.
Slovak is the national language of Slovakia and it is partially intellegible with Polish, Czech and Ukrainian. The Spis region has notable presence of minorities: Gypsies, Rusyn-Ukrainians, Germans and Gorals. These usually concentrate in their own separate villages where they keep their languages and traditions alife.