Compare prices for travel and stay
Just 1 click - try the multi search engine for the cheapest travel and stay, the engine search in more than 700 different sites for the cheapest offers.
Get travel inspiration in video from the destination, we looked up some good travel videos from YouTube.
As the largest city in Slovakia, Bratislava offers a visitor many advantages if they find their journey of life is leading them there. It’s a unique city as a capital because it borders both Austria and Hungary, the only national capital to border two independent nations. The Danube flows through town, offering visitors a chance to interact with nature.
A charming, cozy Old Town offers the chance to find some excellent hidden gems. Best of all, some of the best art spaces in all of Eastern Europe can be found within Bratislava’s city limits. Are you planning on a visit to this charming, beautiful city in the near future? If your journey is taking you here, then here are a few recommendations to help you enjoy your stay.
What Is That Towering Over the City?
You can’t go anywhere in Bratislava without feeling like someone is watching you. Once you figure out that it’s Bratislava Castle that is towering above you on the hill by the Danube and the Old Town, then you won’t feel so nervous any more! The castle itself is almost a complete reproduction because an 1811 fire left the original in ruins for more than a century. There’s a history museum on the grounds and make sure to enjoy the views of the city from the castle’s ramparts.
After seeing an overview of the city, it’s also a good idea to observe the inner workings of it as well. There’s no better place to do so than in the main square, where there always seems to be some form of a live performance going on. The fountain in the square dates back to 1572 – it was built to be a tool to put out the fires which were common in cities during this era.
A final stop at Bratislava Forest Park will complete the tour around this city. You can’t miss where the park is because of the TV mast that towers over the park, which you can actually climb to enjoy the viewing platform and restaurant on top. Make sure to take the cable car unless you want to take the 20 minute hike up the hill to the park entrance.
What Is That Smell That Is Floating Through the Air?
For a lively venue that features Slovak cuisine with some good English-style breakfasts, make sure to find yourself at Cafe Verne. There are a number of Czech beers that are on tap at this cafe and the no-frills menu is still quite satisfying. You’ll find that it is often busy, but you won’t mind the wait thanks to the atmosphere.
There’s also nothing corny about the Corny Cafe, which features coffee from around the world and a number of tasty cakes and soups to enjoy. If you want a quiche with your international coffee, you can pick that up as well. Take the time to relax out on the terrace and enjoy the views of the city as you relax with your treat!
What does Bratislava plan to offer you? Every journey is unique, but these stops can definitely provide you with a wonderful time during your stay here. If you’re ready to get away for a holiday or a weekend getaway, Bratislava is the place for you to be!
Best attractions in Bratislava
The seat of the Slovak National Theater is found in Bratislava, houses in two buildings, and have been open to the public since 2007. With a riverfront location, three ensembles are based out of the facilities. Ballet, opera, and dramatic events are held on a regular basis.
In 1961, the Slovak National Museum was founded and its headquarters are also on the riverfront, in the Old Town of Bratislava. The National History Museum is there as well, complementing the City Museum that has been in operation since 1868. The National Gallery offers two displays in Bratislava as well.
There are several famous sights to find while exploring Old Town, but the best may be the statue of Man at Work or the paparazzi statue. Trains run through the Old Town if you prefer to ride instead of walking to see what is offered.
The streets and squares of the Old Town are also lined with shopping opportunities, but there are 7 major shopping centers to explore. Avion Shopping Park is the largest of its type in Slovakia.
Bratislava is a city that offers something for everyone to enjoy. With an extensive system of parks and gardens, shows and racing events, plus a trail through history to follow, a stay here is truly a remarkable experience.
Travel to Bratislava, Slovakia
Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Bratislava and Slovakia.
Here you can search and compare prices for travel and holiday trips. On the site you also find travel deals as well as general travel information, guides, “good to know” and facts about the city. You will also find updated current weather and weather forecasts for the city.
Sightseeing and Tours
Get a local guide for a personal city tour or find inspiration at our partner program with attractions and citytours.
Jump The Queue - Save time and money, book tours in advance.
Where to stay ?
Hotel or Apartment ? Which are the best hotels ? and where do I find the best offers ? Find inspiration on where to stay in a selection of the highest rated and recommended hotels and apartments. The hotel ratings are updated by TrustYou customer reviews.
Map and distances
Have a look at Google map if you need to know where you go and need to calculate distances or get a route description.
When you are visiting the city, make use of the local tourist information where you can get free and professional assistance in planning what to see and do during your vacation. At the tourist information you can also get a wide range of brochures and maps of the city and the region for free.
In the following section you can find more local information about the city.
Bratislava Tourist Information Office
814 99 Bratislava
T: +421 2/544 194 10
Rent your transport
Vacation by "own" transport is easy to arrange and in many cases it can turn out to be the cheapest solution.
Rent a car
Search best prices on renting a car at our partner engine that will do a search among both international and local car rental services, search among all larger rental companies
Good to know
Below you can find links to things that is good to know during your vacation.
Weather and forecast
Here you can see the actual weather and the weather forecast for the coming days.
Below you can see some bonus information about the destination and you can see and rate the destination in the section visitors ratings
Visitor City ratings
Below you can see other visitors ratings and comments on the city, and you can rate the city yourself. You are welcome to add places of interest or good or bad experiences from your visit.
Submit your review
Social media links
We are on social media and you are welcome to have a look and join the discussion at some of our travel related sites
Top 10 popular hashtags on our sites:
#travel #cheaptravel #flight #hotels #travelblog #guide #hotelsearch #apartments #cheaphotels #flightsearch
More popular hashtags are:
#slovakia #visitslovakia #bratislava #ibratislava #visitbratislava #touristinformation #sights #bestsights #sightseeing #vacation