Churches, town walls and palaces pay tribute to the centuries of history. Thematic and humorous bronze statues, and a laser light show on summer evenings, are more modern additions. When you’re tired and ready to relax, you can move to the Danube and just watch the great river flow.
Natural History Museum SNM in Bratislava belongs among Slovak major museums. It is housed in the main building of the Slovak National Museum on the Danube’s banks.
Visiting the theater definitely belongs to the cultural experience. Enhance your festive feeling as you enter the premises of the oldest professional theater in Slovakia!
A Baroque-classicist palace in the heart of Bratislava, where Napoleon signed a peace treaty ‘The Peace of Pressburg’ in 1805, is one of the architectural jewels of Slovakia.
Bratislava ZOO in a pleasant scenery of Mlynska valley surrounded by deciduous forest, meadows and streams, accommodates 700 mammals, 200 birds and 40 reptiles. It lies on 96 hectares – if you want to see it all, you need more than one visit.
The Old Town hall with its lovely courtyard, is facing onto the capital’s Main Square (Hlavne namestie). It houses the city’s oldest museum, the Bratislava City Museum.
Your faith will heal you! It is rarely as true as at this sacred place, where crowds are annually flowing and asking Mother of God for the blessing and forgiveness of their sins.
The St. Michael’s Gate is the last preserved gate of the medieval city fortification. Its tower offers magnificent views of the Old Town and the surrounding area.
A truly magnificent art nouveau Little Blue Church got its name to its sky-blue-and-white roof tiles and walls.
It towers high above the city. A sought-out oasis of silence associated with piety and reverence to nearly 6,000 soldiers who fell during the battle of Bratislava in the last weeks of the 2nd World War.
Kuchajda is a great place near a major shopping mall to relax all year around. In summer you can swim or water bike, in winter it serves as an outdoor ice skating surface.
A perfect mid-size natural lake only 7 km northeast of the capital’s old town. The water area stretches 400 metres, the grassy shore offers an ideal surface for many summer sport activities.
Easily accessible by bike from Petrzalka, this lake area is made up of two former water reservoirs. The water is clean and the greenery provides privacy. Also a popular naturist spot.
Located just a few minutes’ drive out of Bratislava, the recreation area made up of 5 individual lakes is a popular place during hot summer days.
Water in Cunovo Lake is the cleanest and clearest of all lakes in Bratislava. It is not deeper than 4 meters. There are two super grass beaches and you can taste Slovak beer and sausages in a buffet.
A lake created on the site of the digging hole, near the largest Bratislava residantial part Petrzalka, is a green oasis in the middle of the concrete panel jungle.
The oldest public park in Central Europe and the closest one to the city centre, Garden of Janko Kral is a favourite place for people to meet and relax.
A 514 m high hill with adjacent forests and meadows is your perfect destination, if you enjoy relaxing hikes where you can admire the beautiful scenery and wander around places marked by ancient history.
Bratislava is a small historical city, but largest in Slovakia and a youngest european metropolis. Enjoy the shopping, dining and natural wonders Bratislava has to offer as a reemerging sparkler of history, culture, business and recreation.
Spectacular old ruin from 13th century close to the capital, Pajstun is a popular place among rockclimbers. Wonderful views and nice walk through the beautiful Carpathian woods.
The mansion built at the end of the 19th century by the Palffy family is dominating the village, where people lived since the New Stone Age.
Plavecke Podhradie Village is located 20 km from Malacky. A huge castle was built in the 13th century above the village to fill the role of the frontier fort.
Site of a medieval castle that was gradually pulled down, Cerveny Kamen (pronounced CHER-ven-ee KAH-men) retains that castle’s name (from “Rothstein” in German, meaning “red stone”).
The well-preserved ruin is noted for a marvellous geographical position, offering terrific panorama views upon the confluence of Danube and Morava rivers.
Bratislava Castle, the landmark overlooking the capital, was built in 9th century. It stands on the hill above Danube river.
Bratislava region is the smallest region in Slovakia, bordering with Austria and Hungary. It features the capital city – Bratislava, the Little Carpathians and wonderful lowlands of vineyards.
If you are planning to visit Slovakia and you have the opportunity to fly, then Bratislava Airport has much to recommend it. It is a fully-certified international airport, capable of handling even larger jets. Almost all flights to and from the airport are through low-cost airlines – which is making Bratislava an increasingly popular transit […]
This is the time when we get to brag a little about Slovakia’s rich history. Once upon a time…. only God knows when this pretty area got occupied by people for the very first time. Some say it was 250 000 years ago.
Question from our reader Marc L.: I am interested in a hiking trip in Slovakia and the Tatras looks like a beautiful place to hike. This is for a group of 4 people. What time is best to go?