Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia and former coronation city of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and features an impressive number of historical and modern architectural landmarks, parks, and interesting venues on display. A walk around Bratislava's most important historical sites will take you away from the buzz of the modern world, throwing you several centuries back to experience how grand this city then used to be.
Bratislava, as a city on the Danube River, has been inspirational for many great artists. A river flowing across the city is magical. The promenade along the Danube River is very popular with locals since there is nothing like the view over the Danube on a sunny day or at sunset.
There are many places in Bratislava that allow you to see the city from a bird's eye view. All of them will show you very different picture. From the observation terrace of the preserved St. Michael's gate you can see the pulsating center of the city. Looking out of the UFO on the New Bridge will give you a feeling of sci-fi. A lift will take you all the way up to the restaurant 85 meters high. The dominant and the symbol of the town - the Bratislava castle offers the best view of Bratislava's biggest residential apartment buildings area and of the neighboring countries Austria and Hungary.
The Small Carpathian region is first and most well known as a wine area. The region has been used for grapery for centuries. The reputation of the wines and their outstanding quality was spread to many countries of the world and even to royal courts.
The region spreading around Bratislava has breathtaking, beautiful nature and there are a number of water surfaces where you can refresh yourself on a hot summer day.
Bratislava is easily accessible by major train and highway routes. It is also served by airport M.R. Stefánika Bratislava, 25 minutes away from the city center, with frequent flights connecting it to major European airports.
Another option is to reach Bratislava via the Vienna airport. There is a regular bus-shuttle from the Vienna airport to Bratislava. The trip takes about 45 minutes.
Video clip of the University of Economics in Bratislava