On the southwestern edge of Slovakia, near the border triangle of Slovakia, Hungary and Austria, lies the political, economic and cultural centre of Slovakia, the city of Bratislava
With its irresistible charm of the old town, fine restaurants, traditional pubs, good music from jazz to opera, stylish people and human size, the city on the Danube is considered to be the European city with the highest relaxation factor.
Over the centuries, the old border and bridge city has developed its own multi-ethnic character from a wide variety of influences and thus has a wide range of theatres, museums, galleries, concert halls, cinemas, film clubs and foreign cultural institutions
Nature lovers enjoy a picturesque and friendly landscape around the Small Carpathians with a unique colourful fauna and flora. Breathe culture and history on a tour of Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia.
Facts & figures: largest city in the country, 367.9 km² area, about 450,000 inhabitants
Leisure activities: The most popular sports are football, ice hockey, skiing and tennis. But there are also ideal conditions for hiking, camping, water sports, swimming, fishing and cycling.
Bratislava sights: Bratislava is the cultural capital of Slovakia and has a lot to offer, such as the four-tower castle on the castle hill (the Bratislava), St. Martin's Cathedral, the modern Danube bridge, Devi Castle, Bratislava Zoo, the Parliament building of the Slovak Republic, the Slavin monument, the Kamzik TV tower, the Primatial Palace or the National Theatre.
Nightlife: We recommend a walk along the bars and pubs in the narrow streets of the old town and along the wide promenade of Hviezdoslavovo Square. This famous route is also known as "Korzo".
Specialties: The national dish is bryndzové halušky, small potato dumplings, similar to spaetzle or gnocchi, served with feta cheese