Bratislava Local Customs

  • Local Customs
    by Linse
  • Local Customs
    by alectrevor
  • Behaviors
    by easterntrekker

Most Viewed Local Customs in Bratislava

  • 1. Cuisine and Beverages

    On my trips to Slovakia I always tried some of the local beers. One of my favourite Slovak beers is the lager of Zlaty Bazant (Golden Pheasant). The brewery was founded in 1967 in Hurbanovo, and is...

    more
  • 2. Behaviors

    Hi, since I came here I noticed people from abroad like me may actually get confused by the Slovak language cause they say "Ano" to say Yes and "Nie" to say No. So sometimes they are replying to you...

    more
  • 3. Culture and Regular Events

    Bratislava Music Celebrations :) sounds stupid but in Slovak it is Bratislavske hudobne slavnosti and it is worth to see. There are many great musicians and good music every year in the end of...

    more
  • 4. Exhibition of old cars

    I was happy to stay in Bratislava during weekend days, so it was possible to see a thing, that happens not every day. It was an Saturday exhibition of old cars...

    more
  • 5. Local currency: Euro

    Slovakia joined the European Union (EU) on the 1st of May 2004 and on the 1st of January 2009 Slovakia even became a member of the Eurozone. This means that...

    more
  • 6. Shoes Off

    Removing shoes when entering a house or flat is really common even though it is not compulsory for foreigners. My Slovak colleagues do this even in the office...

    more
  • 7. Covered Fountains

    This is really more a query about what may or may not be a local custom I love fountains and inevitably they feature prominently in all my travel photos. From...

    more
  • 8. Christmas in Bratislava

    I visited Bratislava in the second week of December and Christmas festivities were well under way. There are markets in all the main squares in the Old Town as...

    more
  • 9. Painted Windows

    I had seen pictures of this building on several V T pages but had absolutely no idea of where it was in the city. It was a really pleasant surprise to come...

    more
  • 10. Korunovaèné Slávnosti - Coronation Celebration

    Our visit coincided with the Korunovaèné Slávnosti, a festival celebrating the coronation of Matthias 2. We heard this before we saw it. When we were looking...

    more
  • 11. Monuments & Statues

    While in Bratislava, we took the timeto see the monuments and statues.We were fortunate to meet up with a VT'er who explained them to us, andwhy they were...

    more
  • 12. Lots of churches

    There are a number of churches in Bratislava for its 430,000 inhabitants. The majority of the people are Roman Catholic, but I'm not sure how many actually fill...

    more
  • 13. Language

    Like all Slavic languages, Slovak is difficult the the native english speaker and don't expect to pick up the language easliy as you would in say... France or...

    more
  • 14. Language

    A local told me that most of the young people in Bratislava are bilingual, and will learn to speak English, German, Polish, French, Russian, or some other...

    more
  • 15. Weddings

    I visited the city on a Saturday, and it seemed everywhere I turned, there was a wedding. A local told me that on Saturdays, especially at the Primate's Palace,...

    more
  • 16. Off with his head

    This fellow has seen better days. Must have been a big cheese in the day, afterall he garnered a choice location on the exterior of the cathedral (St. Martin's)...

    more
  • 17. Duck and Cover! It's the nuns.

    The nuns in Bratislava, we saw many, still wear the traditional garb. In the U.S. it is now uncommon to see a nun all decked out in robes, habits and rosaries....

    more
  • 18. Barge in on a wedding

    Saturday afternoons in Bratislava are the times for weddings--hey just like in the U.S. It seemed that every church that I ducked into was hosting a wedding....

    more
  • 19. Who Can Rid Me of St. George

    Is there a city in Europe that does not pay homage to St. George? What kind of strange cult is this. Dragons are being slayed all over Europe by good St....

    more
  • 20. Times are still hard in Slovakia

    Bratislava is probably on the verge of becoming a more attractive tourist destination. It will probably see more investment and economic activity now that it...

    more
  • 21. Bratislava Charter

    Bratislava charter document isn't just for deposit of the town :) it is a prove of the historical important of this place. Bratislava itself developed from the...

    more
  • 22. Landing for Witches

    Our famous writer of Bratislava stories - her name is Maria Durickova - wrote at least three books about stories of our nice city. I love the most the story why...

    more
  • 23. Currency

    Slovakia’s currency is Crown – Sk. In November 2003, 1 euro was worth between 41 and 43 Sk. If you arrive by train there are 2 exchange offices at the station,...

    more
  • 24. Language

    If you're not familiar to Slovak don't worry, i'm sure won't have any problem finding your way around. Most youngster talk English pretty well and are very...

    more
  • 25. Christmas Markets

    I visited Bratislava by the end of November so city centre was already holding Christmas decorations and lights. In the Main Square - Hlavné Námestie - there...

    more
  • Bratislava Hotels

    98 Hotels in Bratislava

    4 Reviews

  • Ask a Question

    Got a question about Bratislava? Get an answer from our Location locals and frequent travelers

Instant Answers: Bratislava

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

67 travelers online now

Comments

Bratislava Local Customs

Reviews and photos of Bratislava local customs posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Bratislava sightseeing.

View all Bratislava hotels