Unwrap the Danube’s Hidden Secret: Welcome to Bratislava!

March 5, 2021

Wouldn’t it be great to explore a capital city that isn’t choked with traffic or thronged with tourists? But one that has the historical sights, accommodation options and great transport connections that make for a perfect destination?

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Bratislava, the little big city on the Danube, shares the central European atmosphere of its central European neighbors Vienna, Budapest and Prague – but without the hassle.

It’s only an hour from Vienna – and even less from Vienna Airport, which acts as Bratislava’s main air hub. Direct flights connect most European destinations, most in less than 2 hours.

If you want an unforgettable journey, there’s the Twin City Liner fast catamaran that connects the city centers of Bratislava and Vienna in just 90 minutes via the Danube.

Budapest Airport is accessible via a fast motorway link, and central Budapest by regular, direct trains to Bratislava.

While you’re here, take in 5 of Bratislava’s top experiences:

Old town highlights

Bratislava’s superbly restored medieval old town should be your first stop. Pedestrian-only, and with a wealth of charming street cafes, restaurants and bars, it’s the perfect place to relax during your visit.

Explore the city’s rich history

The city’s main buildings, Bratislava Castle and St Martin’s Cathedral, are a legacy of the city’s long and rich history. The kings and queens of Hungary were crowned here for more than 200 years. A fun way to explore and find out more is with Enjoy Slovakia’s history treasure hunt.

Startling architecture

The famous Blue Church is a beautiful example of the local Secession style. The distinctive SNP Bridge over the Danube and the upside-down pyramid of the Slovak Radio building are stark memorials to Bratislava’s more recent past.

Tasty local products

Bratislava rolls, filled with nuts or poppyseed, are a local delicacy. But Bratislava is, above all else, a wine town. There are numerous venues to try the surprisingly sophisticated regional vintages. Naturally, we can recommend to you our wine tour with programme elements focused on cultural history and winemaking in Slovakia.

Take a look around

Whether it’s a ride along the Danube, or a visit to nearby Devín and Red Rock castles, there are numerous easy trips into the diverse landscape that surrounds the city. Why not include it in Bratislava Incentive programme?