The ideal European city discovery for the discerning traveller, Slovakia’s capital city of Bratislava is rapidly earning a reputation as one of the continent’s gems.

With its engaging blend of age-old architecture through its cobbled Old Town, set against the unusual flourishes of its soviet-era buildings – most notably the unusual ‘UFO’ revolving restaurant atop the Danube River bridge -, Bratislava offers a wealth of charm. Better still, Bratislava is the gateway to some of Europe’s most untouched natural scenery heading into the Carpathians.


What you’ll love most about Bratislava

  • Explore the historic streets of Bratislava’s Old Town, where colorful medieval buildings, cobblestone streets, and charming squares like Hlavné námestie (Main Square) create a picturesque backdrop for leisurely strolls and cultural exploration
  • Marvel at the grandeur of Bratislava Castle, perched atop a hill overlooking the city, where panoramic views of the Danube River and the surrounding countryside await, offering insight into Slovakia’s rich history and architectural heritage
  • Discover the whimsical statues scattered throughout the city, such as Čumil the Peeper and the Napoleon Soldier, which have become beloved symbols of Bratislava’s quirky charm and playful spirit
  • Visit the lively Bratislava Market Hall (Trhovisko), where local vendors sell fresh produce, artisanal goods, and traditional Slovak delicacies, providing a vibrant glimpse into everyday life in the Slovak capital
  • Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise along the Danube River, where you can admire Bratislava’s skyline from the water, passing by landmarks like the UFO Observation Deck and the Slovak National Theatre, while soaking in the beauty of the riverfront scenery
  • Indulge in the flavours of Slovak cuisine, from hearty dishes like bryndzové halušky (potato dumplings with sheep cheese) to sweet treats like trdelník (chimney cake), as you dine in taverns, stylish cafes, and fine dining restaurants that showcase Bratislava’s culinary delights

Where to Book

  • Bratislava Castle over the Danube River, Slovakia

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

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Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.


When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.













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