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Bratislava Rejects Chuck Norris Bridge

Bratislava, September 23, 2012 (BratislavaGuide.com) - The people of the Bratislava region voted overwhelmingly online to name a new bridge to Austria over the river Danube the Chuck Norris Bridge earlier in 2012, but the regional parliament disagreed....

FESTIVAL: The 'Good Market' to Kick Cars Out of Panenska Street on March 24

For one day, the picturesque Panenska Street in Bratislava's Old Town turns into a street market. On March 24, 2012 from 10 am to 4 pm a portion of Panenska will for second time be closed off to car traffic and occupied by market stalls put up by businesses in this bustling neighbourhood....

FESTIVAL: Bratislava Jazz Days

From October 21 to October 23 Bratislava Jazz Days, an international jazz festival will be held in Bratislava's Incheba, the exhibition centre. ...

FOOTBALL: Bratislava's Slovan Advances Over AS ROMA to Group Stage of UEFA Europe League

Slovak champion, Bratislava's SK Slovan unexpectedly beat AS ROMA in August 2011 to advance to Group Stage of UEFA Europa League. Slovan is led by Slovakia National Team's coach Vlaidmir Weiss in a dual role....

NEWS: Bratislava's Leading Italian Restaurant Antica Toscana wins Prestigious Certification

Antica Toscana, one of Bratislava's most respected Italian restaurants, has been awarded the "Ospitalitá Italiana" certification, a sign of authenticity from Italy's main commercial associations....

EVENT: Bratislava Marathon March 30-April 1, 2012

In 2012 the Bratislava Marathon takes place from March 30 to April 1 (main event). There is a varied programme of accompanying events for runners of all skill levels, families, roller skaters and others starting from Friday....

Summer of Culture in Bratislava Starts in June

The city of Bratislava organizes 36th annual Summer of Culture in the streets of the city. This event can be called a festival of culture as it covers most of the culture of Bratislava during the summer months....

13th year of the IFF this November

Bratislava will host the 13th International Film Festival in November 2011. It is one of the most significant film festivals in Slovakia. The festival has three competitive sections: The International Competition of First and Second Feature Films which has the right to award the following prizes: GRAND PRIX for Best Film, Prize for the Best Director, Prize for the Best Actress, Prize for the Best Actor, The International Competition of Documentary Films which gives the prize for the Best Documentary and The International Competition of Short Films with its prize for The Best Short Film....

Gentleman to Headline Uprising Festival

Uprising organizers have announced that Gentleman & The Evolution will be one of the headliners at the annual Uprising festival, which will be taking place August 26 -27, 2011 at the Zlate Piesky Lake, Bratislava, Slovakia....

Portishead to Headline Pohoda Festival

Pohoda organizers have announced that Portishead will be one of the headliners at the annual Pohoda festival, which will be taking place July 7 -9, 2011 at the Trencin airport, near Bratislava, Slovakia....

Dmitri Hvorostovsky Biography

The internationally acclaimed Russian Baritone, was born and studied in Siberia. After winning the prestigious Cardiff Singer of the World Competition, he became popular with his audience for his sense for music and soft voice....

Bratislava Living the Hockey Dream - IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship 2011

For over two weeks in May 2011 Slovakia turns into Hockey Republic with Bratislava as the world's hockey capital. Lots of Slovak fans and fans from the other seven countries playing in the Groups A and D of the World Ice Hockey Championship have descended on Bratislava to celebrate....

Pohoda Festival Trencin, 7th July - 9th July 2011

img1]The biggest festival in Slovakia is returning for the 15th time. As always, the venue is the Trencin Airport, just south of the beautiful city of Trencin. It is easily accessible by car just of the main highway D1 from Bratislava or Kosice, E50 from the Czech Republic, or by train approximately 130km Northeast from Bratislava....

Day of Modra Wine Cellars 2011

Modra, a city with a centuries old winemaking tradition will open its cellars to the public on Saturday, April 9, 2011 from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m., featuring the wines of 18 local winemakers....

The World´s Most Recognized Science Fair is Coming to Bratislava

The thirteenth annual MILSET Expo-Sciences International 2011 (ESI 2011), the world´s most recognized youth science fair will be coming to Bratislava, Slovakia July 18-23, 2011. This is not your average grade school science fair however....

St. Patrick's Day Celebrations in Bratislava

While in Bratislava during St. Patrick's Day there will be a few spots that you can celebrate the holiday in and where you will be able to hear bagpipes and traditional Irish music....

Budapest to Bratislava Bus/"Flight" Service Canceled by Malev

A convenient option for getting between the Bratislava and Budapest airports has been canceled. A few websites on the internet listed a daily Bratislava to Budapest "flight" for € 44 that was actually a bus....

Ice-Skating in Bratislava 2011

By Jakub Hanzel January 14, 2011, Bratislava (BratislavaGuide.com) - A favorite winter free-time activity, will become even more accessible on Saturday the 15th January 2011....

No Joke - Yerevan to Bratislava Flights to Start in Early 2011

By Allan Stevo January 14, 2011, Bratislava (BratislavaGuide.com) - Armenian Airlines has announced that starting January 17, 2011 it will begin flights to Bratislava, from Yerevan, the capital of Armenia....

IIHF Releases Bratislava Schedule for 2011 World Championship

Bratislava, August 20, 2010 (BratislavaGuide.com) - Organizers released the game schedule for the 2011 IIHF World Championship in Bratislava and Kosice. Germany, hosts of the 2010 World Championship, will play Russia in the opening game at the Ondrej Nepela Arena on Friday, April 29, 2011 at 4:15 pm....

Bratislava to Release Transport Plan for 2011 IIHF Championship in September - daily SME

Bratislava, July 30, 2010 (BratislavaGuide.com) - The City of Bratislava will reveal the official plan of how fans, players and staff will reach the Ondrej Nepela Arena where most matches of the 2011 World IIHF Championship take place....

Bratislava Launches Party Tram

Bratislava Transport Company (DPB) announced a new free party tram with a DJ and non-alcoholic drinks sponsored by haircare producer Schwarzkopf and others. The tram is scheduled ot operate Jun through September 2010 every Friday from 8 pm to 11 pm on a route from Dubravka to the city centre....

Slovak Leaders Unveil Controversial Svatopluk Statue at Bratislava Castle

Bratislava, June 6, 2010 (BratislavaGuide.com) - Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico, Head of Parliament Pavol Paska and President Ivan Gasparovic unveiled a statue of man on horse at the Bratislava Castle to commemorate 9th century leader of historic Great Moravian Empire Svatopluk....

2011 IIHF World Championship Confirms Teams Playing in Bratislava

Bratislava, May 26, 2010 (BratislavaGuide.com) - The IIHF World Championship organising committee confirmed on Tuesday that groups A and D would play the preliminary round in Bratislava during the 2011 World Ice Hockey Championships in Slovakia....

Wilsonic 2010 Cancelled for Financial Reasons

Bratislava, May 20, 2010 (BratislavaGuide.com) - Organisers of Bratislava's leading electronic music festival, Wilsonic, have announced that the 2010 festival will not take place due to financial reasons....

New Minorities Week May 17-23, 2010

Bratislava, May 13, 2010 (BratislavaGuide.com) - Milan Simecka Foundation organises the annual New Minorities Week to celebrate diversity, tolerance, wisdom and culture. 2010 highlights include a Persian music and dance concert of Monday, May 17, film screenings, Wednesday Allstar Refjudzi Band concert and the Saturday Communities market....

Ondrej Nepela Arena Taking Shape for 2011 World Ice Hockey Championship

Bratislava, May 10, 2010 (BratislavaGuide.com) - The Ondrej Nepela Stadium in Bratislava, Slovakia, which will host the 2011 International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship, showed off reconstruction progress to the media on Thursday, May 5....

2011 IIHF World Championships Wolf Mascot Receives Name and Facelift

Updated May 3, 2010 with information on English meaning of mascot's name Bratislava, April 30, 2010 (BratislavaGuide.com) - Organisers of the 2011 IIHF world Championships scheduled to take place in Slovakia have announced that the Slovak public have voted Goooly as the new name for the wolf mascot....

IIHF World Championship 2011 Slovakia Mascot Down to a Shortlist of Five Names

Bratislava, April 23, 2010 (BratislavaGuide.com) - Listeners of Slovak radio Expres have decided on the name for the controversial wolf mascot of the 2011 World Ice Hockey Championship to take place in Slovakia....

Slovaks Vote for Name of Controversial Wolf Mascot for 2011 Ice Hockey World Championship

Bratislava, April 19, 2010 (BratislavaGuide.com) - Organisers of the 2011 Ice Hockey World Championship to be held in Bratislava and Košice have asked the Slovak public to help select the name for the wolf announced as the official mascot....

IIHF World Ice Hockey Championship 2011 - Slovakia - a Video Invitation

Bratislava, April 8, 2010 (BratislavaGuide.com) - This is an old video invitation to the World Ice Hockey Championship scheduled to take place in Bratislava and Kosice between April 30 and May 15, 2011....

Eurovea - new central neighborhood of Bratislava

Just three years ago an area between two Bratislava bridges - Old Bridge and the most recently built Apollo Bridge - had been abandoned and inaccessible. Now it is busy with final preparations as Eurovea, the new central city quarter of Bratislava, is to officially open on March 26, 2010....

First building opens in Eurovea, the new Bratislava quarter

February 24, 2010 (BratislavaGuide.com) - Bratislava's newly built Eurovea city quarter opened the first of its buildings to the public: the first large five-star hotel in the city, Sheraton Bratislava....

All in White: the Bratislava Castle's New Look

For the past few decades the Bratislava castle used to look like a brown upside-down table but the 2009 restoration works brought a new coat of white, along with intense night-time lighting....

Ryanair to offer flights from Bratislava to Liverpool and Bologna from October 2009

Bratislava, August 12, 2009 (BratislavaGuide.com) - Irish budget airline Ryanair will offer flights from Bratislava to Liverpool and Bologna from late October 2009, airline site shows....

Bratislava celebrates 19th Month of Photography Festival in November 2009

Bratislava celebrates the Month of Photography in November 2009, with exhibitions in venues around the city centre. This year's event focuses on the 20th anniversary of the fall of authoritarian regimes in Central Europe with the project "The Fall of Communism" and group exhibitions Transformation of Czech Society 1989 - 2009, Hungary '89 and Break-Up of Yugoslavia '89....

Wizz Air to Launch Bratislava - Rome Fiumicino Flight from September 20, 2009

Bratislava, July 1, 2009 (BratislavaGuide.com) - Hungary-based low cost airline Wizz Air announced on Wednesday it will enter the Slovak market with flights on the route between the Bratislava Milan Rastislav Stefanik Airport (BTS) and Rome Fiumicino (FCO)....

Bratislava 3G Guide for iPhone

Thanks to the new Bratislava 3G application for iphone the City of Bratislava can be held in the palm of your hand. The new application recently released by the UK web portal HeartofEurope.co.uk is a fairly comprehensive and encompassing guide to some of Bratislava's most well known restaurants, hotels and activities....

Summer Club Incheba 2009

Bratislava, May 13, 2009 – Between the 23rd of May and the 15th of September the Incheba building will open its summer club. Open only during the summer months Incheba's summer club offers a pool, some sand, and an array of beach going activities....

Deep Purple to Play Bratislava

Some of the more infectious and sinewy riffs known to Rock and Roll will be gracing the Sibemac Arena, National Tennis Center on Sunday May, 3rd. Most popular for their classic songs such as "Smoke on the Water" and "Woman from Tokyo" Deep Purple also received acclaim for their most recent album "Rapture of the Deep"....

Trendy Crew Shoots Bratislava Winter Street Styles

Bratislava, February 27, 2009 (BratislavaGuide.com) - Tatel Velasquez, a blogger at Tomy Pelluz, spoke to BratislavaGuide.com at Bratislava's Cafe Verne about their experience in Bratislava and shooting street styles in general....

Eurovea on Track for Timely Completion

Construction of Bratislava's Eurovea, the real estate project by the Irish developer Ballymore, is on track to open to the public in the Spring of 2010, a Ballymore spokesperson confirmed (see information on Eurovea opening)....

Depeche Mode to Play Bratislava Concert June 22, 2009

Bratislava, January 29, 2009 (BratislavaGuide.com) - Depeche Mode will perform at the football stadium Bratislava Inter on Monday, June 22, 2009. The concert will be part of Depeche Mode's 'Tour of the Universe 2009' following its planned album release....

DanubeWings Launches Flights from Bratislava to Kosice, Poprad, Basel and Bologna

Bratislava, January 23, 2008 (BratislavaGuide.com) - DanubeWings, an airline based in Slovakia, announced new flights from Bratislava on its turboprop ATR-72 aircraft. From March 30, DanubeWings will operate flights from Bratislava to Kosice daily except Saturdays, with multiple flights on most days....

Bratislava New Year 2009 Celebrations - Welcoming the Euro

Editor´s Note: This article on New Year´s Eve 2009 has been archived, click the link to see our article on upcoming New Year´s Eve Celebrations in Bratislava. The 10th year of public New Year's festivities organised by the city of Bratislava will focus on welcoming Slovakia's new currency, the Euro....

Konvergencie 2008 Modern Festival of Chamber Music - September 18-21

Bratislava, September 12, 2008 (BratislavaGuide.com) - The international festival of chamber music Konvergencie 2008 will take place on September 18-21 at several venues. There are ten concerts including a special concert for children on Sunday afternoon and two special performances....

Bratislava Coronation Festivities on Sunday, 5th September, 2010

Every year the first weekend of September Bratislava stages Coronation Festivites, a majestic reenactment of the historical coronation of Hungarian kings. 11 kings and eight queens were crowned in Bratislava between 1563 and 1830....

Bratislava Audio Tour now available in MP3

Bratislava, June 20, 2008 (BratislavaGuide.com) - An English-language audio tour covering 11 major sites of tourist interest in the centre of Bratislava has been prepared by Brano Pokrivcak, a certified tourist guide....

RyanAir cancels Bremen-Bratislava flight

Bratislava, May 28, 2008 (BratislavaGuide.com) - The Lowcost airline RyanAir has cancelled its flights from the German city of Bremen to Bratislava, Slovakia as of May 31, 2008. Like its other flights to Bratislava, the new flight was advertised as a flight to Vienna (Bratislava)....

Re:mix - International architectural workshop Slovakia – to take place on August 9 – 16, 2008

Bratislava, March 6, 2008 (BratislavaGuide.com) – International architectural workshop Re:mix will take place from 9th to 16th August, 2008 in Bratislava. Students of architecture from various countries will focus on improving the appearance of the Petrzalka area on the right bank of the Danube River....

Bratislava's Eurovea sells one third of luxury apartments within weeks

UPDATED March 22, 2008 - added information on reports of early apartment sales Bratislava, February 8, 2008 (BratislavaGuide.com) - About a third of 254 apartments in Bratislava's central development Eurovea to be constructed in 2009 sold in the first three weeks of March 2008, the developer said, Real estate agents King Sturge said.earlier apartments were on offer from € 255593 for studios, € 375901 for one-bedroom apartments, € 507867 for two-bedroom apartments and € 869680 for three bedrooms....

SkyEurope to offer Bratislava - Istanbul flight

Bratislava, February 21 – The low cost airline Skyeurope this week informed about their new direct flights from Bratislava to Turkish airport Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen. Route will start traffic at 28th April, three times a week on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday always at 11:00pm....

Slovakia - Northern Ireland World Cup 2010 Qualifier September 6, 2008

Bratislava, January 23, 2008 (BratislavaGuide.com) - Slovakia will face the Northern Ireland squad on September 6, 2008 in a Group 3 qualifying match for the 2010 World Cup to be held in South Africa....

Bratislava and Vienna - the two capitals now even closer

CORRECTED June 18, 2008 - Bratislava and Vienna are not the closes capitals in the world - Rome and the Vatican are closer, as well as Kinshasa and Brazzaville, in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Republic of Congo, respectively Bratislava, January 11, 2008 (BratislavaGuide.com) - Bratislava and Vienna are among the closest capitals in the world - a mere 64 km (40 miles) apart connected by Danube river, roads and train....

Skyeurope introduces new Vienna-Catania and Vienna-Olba flights

Bratislava-based airline Skyeurope will introduce new flights from Vienna to two Italian destinations Catania and Olba from March 2008. The flights will operate from Vienna's main Schwechat Airport located some 45 km from Bratislava....

Slovak business weekly Trend announces 2008 Top Restaurants and Hotels rankings

Bratislava, December 17, 2007 (BratislavaGuide.com) - Bratislava restaurant Flowers took the top rank in the 2008 "Trend Top Restaurants and Hotels", Slovakia's largest hospitality ranking exercise released on Monday....

SkyEurope announces flights from London Luton to Kosice, Poprad-Tatry, Bratislava

Bratislava, 25. 7. 2007 (BratislavaGuide.com) - Low cost airline SkyEurope announced new flights to Slovak destinations from the London Luton Airport. SkyEurope chose Luton over London Stansted, where it used to fly to Bratislava and Poprad....

British stag jailed for public nudity in Bratislava released

UPDATED June 7, 2007 - adding news of release Bratislava, June 1, 2007 (BratislavaGuide.com) - Slovak authorities released 25-year old Brit George Mallone sentenced to two months in prison for swimming naked in a Bratislava fountain on Thursday, in time for his June 15 wedding, the Telegraph.co.uk reported....

Bratislava Castle to close for four-year reconstruction from October 2007

Bratislava's main landmark and important tourist attraction, the Bratislava Castle, is scheduled to close to the public for four to five years from October 2007 to undergo massive restoration work. The works will aim to address construction problems, eliminate moisture and fix crumbling walls, replace old plumbing, wiring and ventilation....

RyanAir to open Barcelona (Girona) - Bratislava route from November 2007

Bratislava, May 17, 2007 (BratislavaGuide.com) - Low cost carrier Ryanair will launch flights to nine new destinations from the Girona Airport, a smaller airport some 100 km from Barcelona, including four weekly flights to Bratislava....

New Bratislava venues watch

At BratislavaGuide.com we carefully track new venues opening in Bratislava to be able to suggest the hottest and best in dining and nightlife spots to our visitors. The list here presents the latest openings of spots that look promising but have not been reviewed by our staff yet....

New Bratislava Chairlift Zelezna Studnicka-Koliba a Success

Bratislava, November 8, 2005 (BratislavaGuide.com) - Tourist intrest in the chairlift connecting Bratislava's Zelezna Studnicka with the Koliba-Kamzik hill re-opened in September has exceeded expectations, operating company officials said....

Bratislava surprises as perfect stag destination

Please note that the following article was written in 2005, much of the information provided is no longer current. See BratislavaGuide.com's up-to-date Bratislava stag advice. January 30, 2005 (BratislavaGuide.com) - Bratislava has emerged as a new hot stag and hen weekend destination for the British about-to-be-wed crowd....

Slovakia joins European Union on May 1

The country is one of the ten new member states alongside the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, the Baltics, Slovenia, Malta and Cyprus. Bratislava marked the date with celebrations, major fireworks, concerts and other events....

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