Bratislava overview and attractions
What kind of city are you,
There is no simple and universal answer to that question, since this city on the river Danube and on the slopes of the Small Carpathian mountains one must get to know personally. It is a young and very dynamic city, but in spite of this - with a rich and attractive past. This city virtually breathes with creative working energy and cultural life. It has the face of a big European city, a centre of business, education, culture and international relations. Bratislava's ex-centric position does not hinder the Slovaks loving this city. It seems that there are no more capitals like this - situated on the border to three states, what is an advantage Bratislava always knew to exploit - and it will so in the future. Bratislava is Slovak and international at the same time and attractive not just to students and youngsters, but also to bankers, businessmen and foreign investors. This city becomes an information-crossroads and a communication hub between the East and the West. Those, who visited Bratislava at least once, take home some beautiful memories and the desire to return into the arms of this city sometime again.
10 things you can’t afford to miss in
- Visit to the
Primatial Palacewith its unique 17th century
collection of goblins
England– something you can find only here, in . Bratislava
St. Martin’s Cathedral. From 16th century until the beginning of 19th
century, the Habsburg emperors were crowned here. It is also the place
in which Franz Liszt conducted his first Coronation Mass in the 19th century.
rises above the city from 15th century. The Castle Bratislava Castle
offers a beautiful view of the river
Danube, the city and the Austrian territory.
, which is one of the most notable sights related to Devín Castle
the history of Slavic nations. Its history does not know any borders: on
a sunny day, you may even see a silhouette of
Main Squaresurrounded by several palaces and buildings built
in different centuries and diverse architectural styles. The
will Old City Hall
overwhelm you by its grandeur and the history of the Roland’s fountain will
- The Castle of Červený kameň (German: Rotenstein, English: Red Stone)
30 kmfrom . A stronghold, the fortification system of which Bratislava
is beyond compare, was designed by Albrecht Dürer himself and was owned by
the mightiest aristocratic clan of that time - tie Fuggers.
- Tasting fine Small Carpathian wine.
and its surroundings represent Bratislava
the most significant wine producer in the country. Slovak wines are not being
exported and so this is the only place where you can try them.
- The Mayer’s place – a traditional
Bratislavacafe, with a friendly interior,
where you can try the famous
rolls, or enjoy the Mayer’s cakes. Bratislava
- A small antique train, the Prešporáčik, can literally bring you back in time,
to the old city of
Pressburg(historical name of ) and take you Bratislava
to streets, which are often overlooked by tourists.
- Close to
Bratislava, it’s Vienna, one of the most beautiful capital cities
Europe. Only recently, the Twin City Liner catamaran line was opened on the
river Danube that can take you directly to the heart of
. A river cruise Vienna
Danubeis a breath-taking experience that will never fade away.