Bratislava in March

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

Although spring doesn't officially start until the second half of March, from the beginning of the month everything seems to suddenly come alive - and so does life on the streets of Bratislava! The air is still chilly, so it's still worth packing a beanie and gloves in your suitcase, especially for mornings and evenings, but the sunshine is growing, the days are getting longer - in other words - this is a great time to explore the city, as the crowds are relatively thin and the parks and gardens are starting to show signs of spring. In addition, if Easter falls in March, you have a great opportunity to experience the traditions and customs associated with one of the most important holidays of the year. So, visiting Bratislava in March is a great idea!

Weather in Bratislava in March

Weather in Bratislava in March

When it comes to the weather in Bratislava in March, it is generally noticeable that spring is approaching, not only in terms of temperatures, but also in the amount of daylight and sunshine. Precipitation should be expected to be about the same as in January - around 40 mm, but of course with a predominance of rain showers, not snow. There are about 10 rainy days. The air is still chilly, but we will enjoy considerably more sunshine, on average around 5 hours a day. The lengthening of the day is also significant - it's light earlier in the morning, and in the evening you can still wander around Bratislava in March in the light at 6 pm. Also thanks to the time change, which always occurs on the last weekend in March, there are almost 12 hours of daylight.

Temperatures in Bratislava in March

The highest and lowest temperatures in Bratislava in March range between 1 °C and 10 °C, so the overall average is between 5 - 6 °C. Exceptionally, there may still be some frost, especially for cold mornings or evenings a scarf and gloves will come in handy, however, as can already be seen in the average temperatures, in Bratislava in March the temperatures above freezing prevail and the rise in temperature becomes more and more noticeable as the month progresses. In 2021 as well as 2022, days with temperatures even about 20 °C are recorded. Humidity is lower than in previous months, reaching around 70 %.

Things to do in Bratislava in March

Get to know Slovak Easter traditions and customs
March or April is traditionally associated with the Easter holidays and the streets of Bratislava in March or April are dominated by Easter markets and special Easter events. This is a great opportunity to get to know the local customs and traditions and to taste typical dishes associated with this holiday.

Convergences Festival
Music enthusiasts will love the Convergences Festival, an international chamber music festival held annually in spring and autumn. The tones ring out across Bratislava for almost 2 weeks, with the programme each year usually focusing on a particular theme or artist.

Explore Bratislava cheaply with the Bratislava City Card
The Bratislava City Card allows you to discover the best of Bratislava at a better price, some events or entrances are even free. Go to the Castle, the Zoo or even just for a good Slovak meal - the card is valid not only for entrances, but also for some restaurants or cafes. You can find more info HERE.

Go shopping at the markets
Can shopping be an experience? Yes! Instead of shopping centres, just visit the market at the Trh-Piac-Markt, which takes place almost all year round in the Old Market Hall and is unique in its own way. You can buy great quality food from farmers and regional producers, the largest book market in Slovakia is held every Saturday, and there are various events for adults and children. The place has a unique atmosphere and a visit is a really nice experience.

Aurelium Science Experience Centre
How about combining fun with exploration! The Aurelium Science Centre is essentially a museum and theme park in one, where adults and children can experience how different things work - whether it's the laws of physics, light, chemistry, communications, robotics or even ecology - all in an interactive way. The result is not only a great afternoon out, but you'll learn something too!