Bratislava has around 420.000 inhabitants and is located at the Danube River. The old town is totally refurbished and it’s wonderful to discover all the hidden place and small street in this picturesque city.
The Slovakian capital is very closely located to Vienna and its worth for a day trip. In just one hour you can reach the Slovakian capital by train, or in two hours with a ferry boat. The trip with the bus costs 16 € return. Even if Bratislava is so close to Austria, it’s a world of its own.
Bratislava has around 420.000 inhabitants and is located at the Danube River. The old town is totally refurbished and it’s wonderful to discover all the hidden place and small street in this picturesque city. There are a lot of cafes and restaurants, and there are a favourable prices - a beer of 0,5 l is about 2 €, goats cheese dumplings 7 €, a beef tartare is 9 € in a good restaurant with a nice view overlooking the city.
It’s worth to climb up the Hrad Bratislava (castle Bratislava) which is dominating the city and can’t be overseen. This old building origins with its first stone buildings form the 10th century. Nowadays you can find a museum inside with the national Slovak museum.
Unfortunately, Slovakia does not take part at the Eurovision Song Contest this year. But when they return and win one day, Bratislava would be a fantastic city to host an ESC.
Sometimes it’s just interesting and good to see other places. Bratislava is a beautiful city with a lot of things to do and see, there is a gorgeous opera house and the Martin Church (2,50 € entrance fee). Within an hour you are in a different world, with a different language, a different cuisine and a different mentality. Of course there are similar things, like the coffee house culture and the architecture. Even if there are some ugly block of flats and old soviet-styled buildings which destroy the overall image.
Go to Slovakia – the heart of Europe.
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About me: As one of the founders of eurovisionlive.com I am responsible for the interviews with the singers and the editorial content. My passion for the Eurovision Song Contest exists since my early childhood. The exotic music, different cultures and languages have given a lot of inspiration to me. Since my very first ESC in Dublin 1994 I particularly appreciate the get together and friendship of all the nationalities and Riverdance was a thrill!