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Petržalka

Petržalka is Bratislava's right river bank city quarter. It is the largest by size and population. Petržalka is reached easily from Austria or Hungary and connects with the centre of Bratislava via five bridges....

Bratislava Train Stations

Since the Middle Ages Bratislava has been a city at the crossroads between other major capitals such as Budapest, Vienna, Prague, and other cities to the north. Many train stations were built at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries during the industrial revolution....

Bratislava Hostels

Cheap accommodation has become very popular for travelers, especially during the tough economic times. That is the reason hostels were invented. The first hostel in Bratislava opened in 2004....

Tipping in Bratislava

The idea of tipping in the last 15 years, much to the chagrin of many Europeans, has been spreading eastward at a steady pace. Slovakia is not a country where a large tip is necessary, and tipping a standard 20% may leave your waiter wondering if you forgot your money....

Main Train Station (Hlavna stanica)

Location The main train station is not only the most important station for trains in Bratislava, but it is also the main station for many city buses, trams and trolleybuses....

Bratislava Taxi - How to Order One Cheaply

Bratislava, December 22, 2010 - Unlike some central European cities, Bratislava has a relatively cheap and convenient system of taxis. With a little knowledge of how the system works, tourists can avoid traps and high prices....

Bratislava Public Transportation Holidays

Sunday schedules are used on the Bratislava Public Transportation system on these holidays: 1st January - Slovak Independence Day 6th January - Feast of the Three Kings 22nd April 2011 - Good Friday (the date of this holiday changes each year) 25th April 2011 - Easter (the date of this holiday changes each year) 1st May - Labour Day 8th May - The Day of Victory Over Fascism 5th July - The Feast of St....

Bus Station

The Bratislava Main Bus Station (Autobusova stanica) is located in the extended center of Bratislava at Mlynske Nivy. It is easily accessible by both buses and trolley buses (202, 205, 206, 208, 210, 21, 25, 50, 70, 78, 88, N61, and N72)....

Bus to Vienna

Reaching Vienna from Bratislava by bus is very easy. The bus company Slovak Lines has frequent departure times between the two cities, and there are other bus companies as well, which makes traveling to the capital of Austria convenient....

Public Transportation System

Bratislava is not a large city compared to other European capital cities. However, visitors still have to use the public transportation system, which is very well developed in Bratislava....

St. Martin´s Cathedral - Bratislava´s Signature Church

10 December 2010 By: Daniel Sukup St. Martin´s Cathedral (Katedrala svateho Martina in Slovak) is the biggest and most significant church in Bratislava. It is built mostly in the gothic style....

Bratislava Bus, Trolley bus and Trams Map

By Daniel Sukup There are several maps on the Internet that deal with the Bratislava Public Transportation System (PTS). On this page, we have several maps, each showing a different aspect of the PTS in Bratislava....

Internet Cafes in Bratislava

Bratislava has numerous internet cafes both in the city center and throughout the surrounding areas. If you seek an internet cafe one will not be difficult to find. Some of them even offer computers that are specifically reserved for online gaming....

Boat Transportation and Cruises

Along the Danube River in Bratislava can be found numerous boat services including transport to and from both the cities Budapest and Vienna, as well as sight seeing ferries and leisure boat rides....

Twin City Liner

The Austrian jet-propelled aluminum catamaran Twin City Liner offers fast and comfortable transport right from the center of Bratislava to the center of Vienna. In Bratislava there is a landing stage on Razusovo nábrežie close to the new bridge (best bus and tram stop Nový most, numbers 4, 12, 17, 28, 29, 37, 70, 88, 91, 128, 133 and 191)....

Local Customs and the Need for Slovak

You may be wondering if there is any need to learn any Slovak before visiting Bratislava and also what kind of cultural norms you can expect to find. Most of the younger generation know English and will readily use it....

Ryanair Flights to Bratislava

Ryanair, which was started in 1985, is the largest low cost airline in Europe and flies across 26 European countries. Ryanair operates 163 Boeing 737-800 from 27 airports throughout Europe and carries over 50 million passengers a year....

SkyEurope Flights to Bratislava cancelled - airline out of cash

SkyEurope suspended operations on September 1, 2009. Skyeurope was a low cost airline that had been in operation since February of 2002. SkyEurope connected Bratislava to several destinations throughout Europe....

Left Luggage Offices in Bratislava

If you are coming to Bratislava for a visit and do not want to drag your baggage around, use the services of the "left luggage" office in Bratislava. There are three left luggage offices currently available in Bratislava....

Bratislava Main Bus Station Mlynske Nivy Guide

The Main Bratislava bus station Mlynske Nivy is located in the Ruzinov district of Bratislava next to the high-rise building of VUB Bank at the junction of Mlynske Nivy St. and Karadzicova St....

Health Care in Bratislava

The medical facilities underwent a process of privatisation in the 1990s. Hospitals and medical facilities are divided into two types: non-state and private. The system of medical facilities in Bratislava consists of: general non-state hospitals, policlinics and medical centres which include a wide range of specialisations and medical centres and ambulances focused on one medical specialisation; or private general medical centres and private one-specialisation medical centres....

Smoking in Bratislava

Smoking is very widespread in Slovakia - over a third of the population smoke. Ban on smoking has been in force since September 2009 - banning smokers from every business serving food.Smoking in restaurants, cafés and pubs All restaurants are fully or partially non-smoking....

Calling Bratislava - Telephones

The country code for Slovakia is +421, the city code for Bratislava is 2 (or 02 if calling from within Slovakia). Slovakia's incumbent land-line operator is T-Com (formerly Slovak Telecom), majority-owned by Deutsche Telekom....

See great photos of Bratislava

Downtown Photos A short 2007 photo journey, a three girls' trip Flickr from Bratislava Visit this sizable private gallery, see here for an extensive set of photos around the city....

Bratislava Summer 2008 - Hottest Bratislava Summer Tips

Lakes, swimming pools, lidos There are more than ten swimming pools, - open air, natural lakes or lidos in Bratislava. Most of them are open to the public during the summer season and often offer also places for other sport activities including football (soccer), basketball, volleyball, beach volleyball or mini-golf....

Popular Meeting Points in Bratislava

Each city inhabitants have their favourite places to meet. Bratislava is no different. This short guide to meeting places should help you meet your friends easily in the town. There are few favourite meeting points in Bratislava that you should know about....

Public Transport in Bratislava

A word of warning: Ticket inspectors in Bratislava public transport can be ruthless towards tourists. They carry out random spotchecks around the clock. Make sure that you: 1. Learn how to purchase tickets....

Main Bratislava Tourist Sites

Bratislava Castle The castle dominates over the city of Bratislava on a hill overlooking the river Danube. The first written reference to Bratislava is found in Salzburg Annals of 907, relating to a battle between Bavarians and Hungarians....

Bratislava City Card

Official Bratislava City Card is a product of The Bratislava Culture and Information Centre (BKIS). The card offers a reduced-fare/free one-hour walking tour of the Old Town, free travel on the city's public transport lines and a variety of discounts for museums, galleries and other venues....

Free Public Wireless Internet Hotspots and Internet Kiosks

City of Bratislava has launched pilot project of providing internet access in the city centre. There are three PC terminals connected to the broadband internet available at the moment....

Basic Phrases In Slovak Language

These basic conversation words and phrases should give you overview of Slovak language and help you on your trips to Slovakia. You can hear the correct pronunciation by using the sound player button next to each word....

Public Holidays in Slovakia

Public Holidays in Slovakia mostly follow standard international or European holidays, although there are some exceptions, such as holidays related to Slovak Republic or some specific religional holidays....

Bratislava Weather

Bratislava is located in a mild climatic zone of continental nature, characterised by wide differences between temperatures in summer and winter, as well as by four distinct seasons of the year....

Laska a priatelstvo - Love and friendship

This article is a part of series, where you can learn Slovak language words and phrases. Lubim ta - I love you [mp€ 3lubim-ta] Milujem ta (stronger) - I love you [mp€ 3milujem-ta] Neviem sa ta dockat - I cannot wait to see you [mp€ 3neviem-sa-ta-dockat] Znamenas pre mna vela - You mean a lot to...

Ubytovanie - Accommodation

This article is a part of series, where you can learn Slovak language words and phrases. Mate volne izby? - Are there vacant rooms? [mp€ 3mate-volne-izby] Kolko stoji jednopostelova izba? - How much is a single-bed room? [mp€ 3kolko-stoji-jednopostelova-izba] Kolko stoji dvojpostelova izba? -...

Ovocie a zelenina - Fruits and vegetables

This article is a part of series, where you can learn Slovak language words and phrases. jablko - apple [mp€ 3jablko] broskyna - peach [mp€ 3broskyna] marhula - apricot [mp€ 3marhula] grape - hrozno [mp€ 3hrozno] melon - water melon [mp€ 3melon] pomaranc - orange [mp€ 3pomaranc] banan - banana [mp€ 3...

Dezerty - Desserts

This article is a part of series, where you can learn Slovak language words and phrases. zmrzlina - ice cream [mp€ 3zmrzlina] kolac - cake [mp€ 3kolac] palacinky - pancakes [mp€ 3palacinky] ...

Prilohy - Side dishes

This article is a part of series, where you can learn Slovak language words and phrases. ryza - rice [mp€ 3ryza] varene zemiaky - boiled potatoes [mp€ 3varene-zemiaky] opekane zemiaky - baked potatoes [mp€ 3opekane-zemiaky] hranolky - French fries [mp€ 3hranolky] chlieb - bread [mp€ 3chlieb] pecivo...

Hlavne jedla - Main dishes

This article is a part of series, where you can learn Slovak language words and phrases. maso - meat [mp€ 3maso] cevabcici - chevapchichi [mp€ 3cevabcici] hovadzie - beef [mp€ 3hovadzie] bravcove - pork [mp€ 3bravcove] kuracie - chicken [mp€ 3kuracie] pecienka - roast [mp€ 3pecienka] morcacie - turk...

Predjedla - Appetisers

This article is a part of series, where you can learn Slovak language words and phrases. syr - cheese [mp€ 3syr] chlieb - bread [mp€ 3chlieb] maslo - butter [mp€ 3maslo] ...

Polievky - Soups

This article is a part of series, where you can learn Slovak language words and phrases. slepaci vyvar - chicken broth [mp€ 3slepaci-vyvar] hovadzi vyvar - bouillon [mp€ 3hovadzi-vyvar] zemiakova polievka - potato soup [mp€ 3zemiakova-polievka] zeleninova polievka - vegetable soup [mp€ 3zeleninova...

Napoje - Drinks

This article is a part of series, where you can learn Slovak language words and phrases. capovane pivo - beer on tap [mp€ 3capovane-pivo] flaskove pivo - bottled beer [mp€ 3flaskove-pivo] biele vino - white wine [mp€ 3biele-vino] cervene vino - red wine [mp€ 3cervene-vino] voda - water [mp€ 3voda] ...

V restauracii - In the restaurant

This article is a part of series, where you can learn Slovak language words and phrases. Mate jedalny listok v anglictine....? - Do you have an English menu? [mp€ 3mate-jedalny-listok-v-anglictine] Ucet, prosim! - The bill, please! [mp€ 3ucet-prosim] Je tento stol rezervovany? - Is this table ...

Na ulici - In the street

This article is a part of series, where you can learn Slovak language words and phrases. Prepacte, hovorite po anglicky? - Excuse me, do you speak English? [mp€ 3prepacte-hovorite-po-anglicky] Prosim? - I beg your pardon....

Mesiace - Months

This article is a part of series, where you can learn Slovak language words and phrases. Januar - January [mp€ 3januar] Februar - February [mp€ 3februar] Marec - March [mp€ 3marec] April - April [mp€ 3april] Maj - May [mp€ 3maj] Jun - June [mp€ 3jun] Jul - July [mp€ 3jul] August - August [mp€ 3august]...

Dni v tyzdni - Days of week

This article is a part of series, where you can learn Slovak language words and phrases. Pondelok - Monday [mp€ 3pondelok] Utorok - Tuesday [mp€ 3utorok] Streda - Wednesday [mp€ 3streda] Stvrtok - Thursday [mp€ 3stvrtok] Piatok - Friday [mp€ 3piatok] Sobota - Saturday [mp€ 3sobota] Nedela - Sunday [...

Cislovky - Numerals

This article is a part of series, where you can learn Slovak language words and phrases. nula - zero [mp€ 3nula] jeden - one [mp€ 3jeden] dva - two [mp€ 3dva] tri - three [mp€ 3tri] styri - four [mp€ 3styri] pat - five [mp€ 3pat] sest - six [mp€ 3sest] sedem - seven [mp€ 3sedem] osem - eight [mp€ 3osem...

Pozdravy a bezna rec - Greetings and general talk

This article is a part of series, where you can learn Slovak language words and phrases. Ano - Yes [mp€ 3ano] Nie - No [mp€ 3nie] Dakujem - Thank you [mp€ 3dakujem] Vitajte - Welcome [mp€ 3vitajte] Ahoj, cau - Hello, Hi [mp€ 3ahoj-cau] Dovidenia - Good bye [mp€ 3dovidenia] Dobre rano - Good morning...

Bratislava Hotels recommended by www.BratislavaGuide.com

The February 24, 2005 summit will be most likely taking place in the Bratislava Castle. There will be traffic complications during the summit in and around the centre of the city throughout the two presidents' stay between February 23 when US President George W....

Guide to Bratislava Hotels

There are plenty of hotels and other accommodation in Bratislava although they fill up easily on busy dates. The properties listed here may be reserved through our partner website www.BratislavaHotels.com....

Bratislava's Perfect Scenic Points

Perfect scenic points are hard to find when you don't know the city well. Since Bratislava is partly situated on the hills of Small Carpathians (Male Karpaty), there are a few worthwhile scenic points not to miss....

Currency in Bratislava, Slovakia - Slovak crowns and Euros for shopping

The Slovak Republic joined the Euro-zone as of January 1, 2009, the Euro is therefore the official currency. The Slovak crown (or slovenska koruna) remained in circulation only through January 16, 2009....

The Slovak Hotel Rating System

The Slovak system of classification of hotel and residence facilities is based on decree of the Ministry of Economy no. 277/2008 (replacing the earlier 419/2001). For each category there are mandatory requirements as well as a number of points required from optional requirements....

Embassies in Bratislava

Austria Venturska 10 811 01 Bratislava Phone: +421 2 5930 1500 Fax: +421 2 5443 2486 E-mail: pressburg-ob@bmeia.gv.at Belarus Kuzmanyho 3/A, 81106 Bratislava Phone: + 421 2 5441 6325 Fax: + 421 2 5441 6328 E-mail: slovakia@belembassy.org Belgium Frana Krala 5 811 05 Bratislava Phone: +421 2 5710 1211 Fax : +421 2 5249 4296 E-mail: Bratislava@diplobel.be, ambabelbratis@stonline.sk Bulgaria Kuzmanyho 1 811 06 Bratislava 1 Phone: +421 2 5441 5308 Fax: +421 2 5441 2404 E-mail: bulharskoet@stonline.skChina Jancova 8 811 02 Bratislava Phone: +421 2 6280 4291, +421 2 6280 3348 Fax: +421 2 6280 4285; +421 2 6280 4291 E-mail: CHINASK@GTINET.SK Croatia Misikova 21 Bratislava Phone: +421 2 5443 3647, +421 2 5443 3657 Fax: +421 2 5443 5365 E-mail: croemb.bratislava@mvpei.hr Cuba Somolickeho 1/A Bratislava 811 05 Phone: +421 2 5249 2777 E-mail: embacuba@zutom.sk Czech Republic Hviezdoslavovo nam....

Bratislava Parking Availability and Regulations

In the centre, in most streets during the day (8 a.m. through 4 p.m.) you are required to purchase and mark one-hour parking cards at a low price of € 0.70 per hour. Parking cards, which require you to mark the time, are sold in the streets by vendors in yellow vests and also at some newsstands....

Bratislava History

Bratislava was always a meeting point of the trade crossroads in Central and Eastern Europe. In this article we are going to take you through the history of Bratislava, Slovakia....

Bratislava for everyone

The city of Bratislava organizes between April 26 and April 27, 2008 event called Bratislava for everyone. It aims to introduce the work of Bratislava town hall and associated institutions to citizens and inhabitants of Bratislava. Bratislava for everyone event comes with plenty of attractions including exhibition openings, concerts, free sport events (ice skating, swimming, fitness), movie screenings, traditional market with hand-made souvenirs and more....

Hen Parties, Hen Nights and Hen Weekends in Bratislava

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Bratislava Stag Advice and A-Z Stag Guide

For a period of time Bratislava had become one of Europe's most popular stag party destinations for UK stag dos. Much like other European stag destinations, the offerings for the stag market have evolved as more lad-packed budget airline flights landed in Bratislava's small airport....

St. Martin's Cathedral

Once a part of city fortifications, the St. Martin's is a an intriguing and fascinating building with a turbulent history, well worth a visit. Do not just walk in and out, take a walk around the building and you will discover many fascinating corners....

Tourist safety tips

There is very little violent crime in Bratislava. Usually, the worst that can happen is running into a rowdy, drunk bunch late at night and looking at them 'the wrong way'....

Bratislava Guide & Map

Here you will find information about the most popular tourist sites and attractions in Bratislava, from the upside down table-like castle, through the site of Central Europe's first university, to the gravesite of the famous rabbi Hatam Sofer....

Get your Bratislava guide book before you leave

Slovakia: The Bradt Travel Guide Published in April 2007. Bradt's first edition guidebook, and indeed the only title dedicated to Slovakia, opens with author Lucy Mallows claiming in exasperation; 'If one more person asks me how it was in Ljubljana, I think I'll scream.' After 14 years of independence, Slovakia is still confused with Slovenia or inadvertently reconciled with the Czech Republic and isn't getting the attention it deserves....

Taxis - How not to get cheated

Bratislava's taxis are not as bad of a nightmare as those in some other cities of the region. Simply follow our advice and you will find the taxi service convenient and even cheap....

Slovak Wines - Small Carpathian Wine Route

The slopes of the Small Carpathian mountains with clay-sandstone soils have perfect conditions for growing grapes. Vineyards in the region have a tradition going back over two thousand years....

Bratislava for Disabled

The communist regime prior to 1989 paid little attention to the needs of disabled persons regarding barrier-free access, public transport, etc. Among the first innovations in this field barrierfree side-walks were installed in parts of the city....

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