Bratislava Travel Guide

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Bratislava Highlights

  • Pro
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     Beautiful place, safe and not as touristy as Prague or Riga 

  • Con
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     If you spend too much time here you are bound to get bored. 

  • In a nutshell
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     Only an hour from Vienna, but it's a different world 

Bratislava Things to Do

  • Bronze Statues

    Everyone should feel like celebrity and famous one when walking nearby paparazzi. I am not sure if the statue has any real story. Anyway, it is just in the street, and not so far from restaurant, so even if it is paparazzi, he is quite visible :) The author was Radko Macuha. I guess statue is not so old, probably from the end of 20th century.

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  • Churches

    For over a quarter of a millennia, or nearly 300 years, this was the place of coronation for long line of Hungarian kings. It's probably the most distinctive of Bratislava's churches, and its prominent place in the city means that it is no surprise to learn that it is also the city's cathedral. St. Martins was originally constructed in the 15th...

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  • Bratislava Castle

    Bratislava Castle (Slovak: Bratislavský hrad) is main landmark in city. By its design it is very simple, unique and some how it is very familiar. During my travelings trough Europe I saw similar fortifications and historical sights. It looks to me as combination of Spielberg of Brno, Kalemegdan from Belgrade and Petrovaradin fortress. I visit...

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Bratislava Restaurants

  • Café Mayer

    They have the best cakes and you can sit outside on the square enjoying it. We went there every day, so I´m glad we were only in Bratislava 5 days :-) Yummy :-)

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  • Tried traditional food

    After some walking I turned to one restaurant not so far from town hall square. It had many clients, but they looked local, so I decided it is a reasonable and good place. Actually it was true. I ordered Slovak national food, names as Bryndzove haluski, also Bazant beer (I think this one is the most popular in Slovakia). For all I payed about 11...

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  • Some pizza for first evening

    Pizzeria Bella Napoli was located just nearby my hotel. As I met friend, we imidiatelly put my baggage to room and went out for some food and drink. We have found pizzeria just nearby. It is simple, good pizzeria with some places outside as well. I ordered a medium pizza with ham and 0,5L Slovakian beer (can't remember the name). It was around 7...

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Bratislava Nightlife

  • walk around at nigth

    walk around the old town is a nice experience, the streets are narrow and the view of the castel is a surprise for your eyes

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  • Erotic Club Nymfa Bratislava Erotic...

    Try also very familiar Erotic Club Nymfa its also Brothel in Bratislava with nicefully girls which understand you in many languages and serve you Topless.. Check it here: via mobile : http://m.wix.com/nymfa9/nymfaDescription, directions & many others With "witch" gallery is here: on web page as follow.

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  • Aligator Rock pub

    Very nice place to go when there's live music on. This place is right in the centre next to another really nice bar called the Corrida de toros.

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Bratislava Transportation

  • By Train

    The main rail station is called Hlavna Stanica , the other large station is Petrzacka. If you arrive at Petrzacka and need to go to Main station take bus 80 to near river then bus 93. Buy ticket before boarding , about 90 cents. Trains from Hlavana Stanica go to Vienna ,Brno, Prague ,Budapest, Trnava, Piestany, Trencin, Poprad,Kosice etc. If you...

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  • By Bus

    Bratislava Airport is the largest airport in Slovakia and the seat of the company Danube Wings, but Ryanair holds the main capacity. There are also aircompanies Aeroflot for Moscow, CSA for Prague, Sun dOr for Tel Aviv and LOT for Warsaw. From the airport there is the bus 61 that goes to the Hlavne Station, and at Trnavska myto you can take a tram...

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  • MHD/Public Transport

    Devin still belongs to Bratislava city, so you can use public transportation to get to Devin castle and village. If you walk to Novi most (Novi bridge) in the of old town, two buses run here- number 28 and 29. Number 29 tops just nearby the castle, and number 28 has a stop in a village itself. If you walk from that village to castle, it is...

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Bratislava Shopping

  • Mall

    There are a lot of different shops here and a nice big supermarket. It is just by Danoube and there´s a lot of nice cafes where you can sit and eat or drink,

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  • Shopping in the Old Town- Staré Mesto

    In many souvenier shops in Bratislava you can see the same sales items like in Vienna, so if you have forgotten to buy something in Austria, here you get a second chance.

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  • Big and modern.

    This isn't actually a shop, but a shopping centre. The then Mrs_p (now ex) took me along there for a look at the shops (not really my thing) but there did seem to be a very good selection including a number of places well-known in the UK as well as some more local retailers.As well as the shopping outlets, there is a gym, poll hall, cinema and...

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Bratislava Local Customs

  • 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 nowadays owned by Heineken. Another popular Slovak beer is Saris. The brewery was established in 1964 in Velky Saris and taken over by SAB Miller in...

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  • 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 September and the beginning of October.

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  • 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 Ano and it means it is YES okay. :D

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Bratislava Warnings and Dangers

  • Typical Central European City

    Although there might be some dodgier areas about the city, the old town felt very safe and relaxed. The train station, though, while not particularly threatening, was a real mess, with drunks peeing openly into the street (and mothers letting their kids do the same). It's not a good introduction to a city that is otherwise pleasant, well kept and...

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  • Watch your step!

    Much of Bratislava's Old Town is cobbled, and that in itself means you need to proceed with a bit more caution than you might otherwise.Pavements (sidewalks) in the area around the Old Town are not always in good condition. Keep your eyes open for dropped or lifted slabs, holes, the remains of street furniture sticking up and other such trip...

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  • Bar Rip Off's

    Hey Guys,An Aussie student, just wanna say,make sure you know how much you drink costs before you order. Most places are good (slovak pub, bar across from charlies) but other bars, the bar tenders will take what you give them and walk off, it may not be much but it adds up. in just over two drinks in BAROK CIRCUS i paid sk100 (euro3) too much. Its...

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Bratislava Tourist Traps

  • Make your money last

    Since the onset of stag party culture, and the introduction of the Euro, some old town bars have raised prices to silly levels.The Irish bar, and mexican next to it are two examples of this.We paid around 1 Euro in many bars, even some nightclubs were only 1.50 Euro.On the main square, 3 Euro was common place.Avoid this rip off

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  • Tourist vehicles

    The tourist vehicles in Bratislava looked more like a tourist trap to me. One can see such (trains) while going to the Bratislava Castle uphill (you really don't need a vehicle to take you up unless you are very old or very ill) and some van sort of vehicles at the Old town (you also don't need one at the old town as the pleasure of walking there...

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  • taxis

    it is very wise to set a fare with the taxi man before commencing your journeywe got a taxi from the hotel kyjev to the airport and asked at the hotel before hand how much it would cost - they said Max 600 SKK -Which is roughly about 20 eurosthe hotel booked the taxi for us - and fair enough it was there quite quick 5 minutesWe got the car- arrived...

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Bratislava What to Pack

  • Warm Clothing

    If you come in November / December as we did bring some warm clothing, gloves, scarves, hats etc as it got down to about minus 8 degrees celsius when we visited.

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  • Train timetable

    A timetable is very useful when taking a daytrip from Vienna to Bratislava by train. At the train information of Vienna South Station (Sudbahnhof) are free copies of the timetable available. It includes the times of the trains via Marachegg to Bratislava main station (Hlavna Stanica) and via Kittsee to Bratislava Petrzalka.

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  • Warm clothes during the winter months

    Bratislava gets pretty cold during the winter months, especially watch the ice and snow on the cobbled stones

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Bratislava Off The Beaten Path

  • Boèné ulièky/Off the beaten streets

    Of course this is not 'off the beaten path' as such, especially if you have to use it. But I suspect most people will walk bu the building without noticing its rather lovely architecture (albeit now painted in rather odd shades of grey and terracotta). This is especially likely when the trees are in full leaf, for the Embassy lies on the long,...

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  • hrad Devín/Devín Castle

    Devin castle is a wonderful day (or half-day) trip from bratislava.. it's just over 120 kilometres far, which means about 20 minutes by car/bus or 90 minutes by boat (but only 30 minutes back). The castle sits perched above a tall cliff at the confluence of the Morava and Danube rivers. What you see is in fact not the castle as it once was, but...

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  • Slavín/Slavín Monument

    The Slavin War Memorial is surrounded by many gravestones of fallen Soviet soldiers, who died during the liberation battle against the Nazis in WWII. Some of the gravestones are adorned with black and white photographs of the soldiers. I visited the place on a snowy winter day, when the graveyard had a kind of mysterious atmosphere.

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Bratislava Sports & Outdoors

  • Slovan Bratislava stadium

    ŠK Slovan Bratislava is a Slovak sports club, based in Bratislava. It is best known for its football team.The football stadium is called Tehelné Pole Stadion. Capacity 30000.There are another two stadiums in the city,the Inter Bratislava stadium near the Slovan stadium and Artmedia Petrzalka stadium across the Danube.

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  • City Bike Tour

    There is a bike tour you can take which gives you the history of Bratislava and brings you to some places you wouldn't see otherwise. Look at www.nicksbiketours.com or ask the front desk at your hotel for some more info. No equipment necessary. The bike and a helmet is provided.

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  • Rafting in Cunovo

    Have fun on the artificial canal in Bratislava. Rafting team in Cunovo offers trips for min. 4 persons. The cost for one hour and half is Sk 600,-/person. The flow of the water is WW II - WW III.Please call to reserve at least 1 week before. Everything you will need will be given to you by rafting staff.

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Bratislava Favorites

  • Zaujímavosti/Attractions

    This statue is very interesting for me as I always walk around with at least one camera and take many pictures (maybe now everybody clicks with the digital camera but I'm doing this since I had to take dozens of negative 35mm rolls to the lab and print on paper - the hard way back then). The statue depicts a man - with a hat of course - taking a...

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  • Srdce mesta/Core of the city

    There are many funny bronze statues in the center of Bratislava. I like Napoleon the best! Update 2013: Unfortunately, somebody removed Napoleon!!! I cannot believe it! It was one of the symbols of Bratislava!

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  • Bratislavský hrad/Bratislava Castle

    It's always nice for a city to have a history and that is to have a castle somewhere on high grounds. Bratislava is no exception, it has the Hrad on the hill there. Because in January 2008 it was just a couple hours walk to see the city for the first time (I did not stayed the night there, I was coming from Austria and drove to Budapest the same...

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