Bratislava in February

Weather in Bratislava in February incl. tips on things to do in Bratislava in February

February is generally one of the less popular months for tourists - and there's no reason why! You'll have even the most famous sights almost to yourself, no queues and pushing through crowds, plus February in Bratislava can save your wallet too thanks to off-season prices. That includes, among other things, accommodation. While it's true that the weather in Bratislava in February doesn't really favour a full day outdoors, and after a few hours outdoors it comes in handy to crawl somewhere warm, there's no reason not to take this as the perfect opportunity to enjoy the atmosphere of one of Bratislava's cafés or sample some typical Slovak food. And if you want to have some physical activity or get a little sweaty afterwards, you can spend the evening dancing or just relaxing in the sauna. 

Weather in Bratislava in February

Weather in Bratislava in February

Winter is still in full swing in Bratislava in February, so hats and gloves should not be missing from your suitcase. In terms of snow, or precipitation in general, February is definitely one of the driest months of the year with an average total precipitation of 33 mm. A flake may fall here and there, but there is no need to worry about snowstorms - especially in Bratislava. The prevailing days are rather cloudy, with an average of 3-4 hours of sunshine a day. Beware also of the wind, which, especially in the direction of the water, can cool the air. On the positive side, however, the day is gradually getting longer, with around 10 hours of daylight, and at the end of February you can enjoy Bratislava in daylight even as late as 5 pm. 

Temperatures in Bratislava in February

Average high and low temperatures in Bratislava in February oscillate between 4 and -3 °C, gradually rising to 5 °C towards the end of the month from an overall average temperature of around 0 °C. The humidity is slightly lower than in January (when the humidity is the highest of the year), but still only slightly below 80%, so it can feel cooler than what the thermometer shows. Although historically the lowest temperature recorded has been below -20 °C, such frosts are very rare, and especially in recent years it is more likely to be the other way round, when temperatures in Bratislava in February of around 15 °C were not an exception.

Things to do in Bratislava in February

Winter Food Festival
As part of this festival, visitors to Bratislava in February have a unique opportunity to enjoy luxury food, essentially the best of Slovak gastronomy, at absolutely exceptional prices. It is a great opportunity to taste what you probably wouldn't have otherwise. A list of participating restaurants is available on the website. 

Carnival and ball season
January and February is traditionally the time for dancing and showcasing the most beautiful dresses on the dance floor. Many balls are held in Bratislava in February and the surrounding area, so if you love dancing, there is no better opportunity! And children can also enjoy dancing at one of the carnivals that are also typical for this period. So, if you see masks and revelers on the streets, don't be surprised! Carnival is usually associated with specific traditional foods such as specialties from pig-slaughtering, and some restaurants also tailor their menus accordingly.

Warm up in the sauna or have fun in the water park
After a day in the cold winter air, what better way to relax than in a heated sauna? Alternatively, if the weather isn't quite right, why not spend the whole day in an aquapark or one of the many pools in Bratislava. Just choose where to go - and our article on indoor pools and saunas in Bratislava can help you do just that!

Romance with a view not only on St. Valentine's Day
Heading to Bratislava with your sweetheart? Enjoy an evening for two with a breathtaking view of Bratislava! Just head to one of the rooftop bars or restaurants - we've listed the best ones for you HERE! We guarantee that you will enjoy a great evening here not only on St. Valentine's Day. 

In the footsteps of bronze statues
Go in search of one of the most epic - and perhaps that's why it's so popular with tourists - strange bronze statues that can be found in the streets of Bratislava. Thanks to the off-season, you'll be able to take a nice photo with “Čumil” or Paparazzi without the crowds of tourists getting in the way. Sounds good, doesn´t it?