The city of Bratislava

The hidden jewel of central Europe!

A fairy-tale hill-top castle with a charming old town breathing history!

Walk through the inner city with narrow, winding streets and admire the architecture ranging from gothic through renaissance, baroque, rococo to neo-classic and empire. Visit some of the numerous museums and galleries, enjoy artisan food and beverages all around town.

Red roofs, green gardens and forest-like city parks: Bratislava wants you around!

Bratislava combines all the advantages of being a capital city with a genuine laidback small-town atmosphere. You can start your day with a walk through the Forest Park, visit the newly renovated National Gallery later, enjoy a classical concert at the Philharmonic that same evening and end up fishing or night swimming in a lake just fifteen minutes away. Try one of the panoramic viewpoints to check out all the possibilities!

Enjoy relaxing daydreams and romantic nightlife along the Danube River!

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, Waterfront park, the Botanical garden – so many things to do along the river. With the Old Town on one side and Petržalka on the other – the largest Communist-era concrete block housing complex in Central Europe.

We really enjoy:

Old Market Hall
A 15th-century bastion and the first covered market in the city. Today, it follows this tradition with a regular food market on Saturdays. Great for lunch, coffee and snack while people-watching and breathing the city in.

Devín Castle
A castle ruin on a high rock towering above the confluence of the Danube and Morava rivers. With origins in the Palaeolithic, it was finally destroyed during the Napoleonic wars in 1809. Observe the enchanting panorama from the Upper Castle!

“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.


A city beach concept located on the Danube waterfront. Sports and leisure with the focus on sustainability.

Cycling along the river
Take a bicycle along the Danube bike route to the largest water sports park on the Danube.

UFO Observation Deck
One of the iconic symbols of Bratislava, the SNP Bridge commemorates the Slovak National Uprising of 1945. Discover the city´s magic at the height of 95 meters, with a line of sight up to 100 km.

And we most certainly enjoy:

A local bistro chain with delicious breakfast options. The best hot chocolate in town!

i Nonni cremeria, gelatiera/bar
Great place for a coffee break with tasty sweet bites and the best  ice cream in town!

Bratislava Flagship Restaurant
Slovak traditional cuisine and local beer in quite a unique setting.

100 pív
Craft Beer Bars. Good stuff!

Home-made cakes, wisely selected typical Slovak sweets like our mums and grandmas bake – one is never enough!

Rous bistro
Chef Martin Kunáš cooks here from local ingredients and pairs each dish with ecologically grown wine from the Central European region. Oh, and did we mention the coffee?

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