The intriguing medieval old town with the hill-top castle – the pastel fairy-tale!
Walk through the inner city with narrow, winding streets and admire the architecture ranging from gothic to renaissance, baroque, rococo to neo-classic and empire. The Old Town Hall normally houses the Bratislava City Museum, the oldest in the city (1868).
The concrete jungle – the boldness of the communism experiment!
Petržalka housing estate is the biggest Communist-era concrete block housing complex in Central Europe, and it stretches on endlessly just across the river. The UFO road bridge connecting the Old Town with Petržalka is the 7th largest hanging bridge in the world and quite a popular spot on the riverbank, offering a panoramic view on the whole Bratislava at the bar & fine dining restaurant.
The Danube river, hilly old city parks and the vivid nightlife – this city wants you around!
It is said that Strauss composed the first melodies of his famous waltz An der schönen blauen Donau op. 314 / The Blue Danube in Bratislava in 1852. Cycling / walking /jogging paths, restaurants and bars, the Waterfront park, the Botanical garden – so many things to do along the river.
We really enjoy:
Old Market Hall a 15th-century bastion and the first covered market in the city that today offers choice of cheeses, vegetables, wine, chocolate, teas, and pastries. Great for lunch or mid-day coffee and snack while people-watching and breathing the city in.
Devín Castle A castle ruin built on a high rock towering above the confluence of the Danube and Morava rivers is one of the most important historical and archaeological localities in Central Europe. Moreover, it offers enchanting natural scenery with unrepeatable views.
Danubiana “The peninsula of art”, offering a unique symbiosis of works of art, modern architecture and nature, and one of the youngest museums of modern art in Europe.
Matej Krén Passage This unique design was installed in the Pálffy Palace to evoke an illusion of an endless space made from books. It has been praised by many world experts and a number of visualisations and photographs have been published in major fine arts journals throughout the world.