Slovakia's capital is Bratislava which is also the largest city in the country. It is situated along the river Danube and bordered by Hungary and Austria. The climate of Bratislava is moderately continental and features four defined seasons: hot summers, cold winters and short spring and autumn seasons. Find the best selection of Bratislava cheap hotels online. Book now to enjoy cheap rates in hotels.
The history of Bratislava dates back during the Neolithic Era when the first settlers introduced the Linear Pottery Culture. The Boii tribe discovered a fortified town around 200 BC which was soon reigned over by the Romans who introduced wine-making in Bratislava.
Events, Landmarks, Activities
Since Bratislava is famous for its fine wines, make sure to attend the Wine Festival held from May to September. This annual event celebrates the opening of the Low Carpathian Wine Route season and participated by numerous wine cellars all over Slovakia including Bratislava. Witness the grandeur of Bratislava by visiting some of its magnificent churches and medieval castles such as St. Elizabeth’s Church, St. Martin's Cathedral, St. Clare's Church, Devin Castle and Bratislava Castle. The city also boasts of its stunning palaces including the Presidential Palace and Primate's Palace.
The city center is compact which makes it easy to explore on foot. The fastest way to get to other destinations is via trolleybus or tram. Trolleybuses and trams can be stopped by pushing a yellow or green button. Avail of trolleybus or tram tickets at any vending machine before riding since the drivers don't sell tickets.