If you are thinking about your next destination for a weekend, we suggest Bratislava. A beautiful, big little city in the heart of Europe, that offers something for everyone. Whether you are looking for a good beer, fantastic local wine, delicious food, history or art, a bit of dancing or just pure exploring, Bratislava is a perfect choice.
We want your trip to Bratislava to be memorable, which is why we have prepared for you this best thing to do in Bratislava. Enjoy the city, make new memories and relax. Because that’s what city breaks are for, after all.?
1. UFO Watchtower
If you are looking for a truly special place to give you a fantastic view over the whole city, we suggest the UFO Watchtower. The tower has a 360 degrees view over Bratislava and a place where you can get a drink after (or before) you enjoy the view, in the bar downstairs. The bar also offers a great view of the city.
2. Slavín Memorial
Slavín is a place with a unique atmosphere. It’s a bit of a climb if you decide to get there on foot, but it is definitely worth it. You will find there not only a great view over a major part of the city, but also a sort of peace and quiet that you will hardly find somewhere else. We can’t recommend you Slavín enough.
3. Catamaran trip to Vienna
If you came to Bratislava, you probably know that Vienna is quite close to the city. But did you also know that you can get to or from Vienna by boat? Imagine that, getting from one city to another by a catamaran. Twin City Liner will take you to Vienna every day at 10:30, 14:30, 16:00, 18:30 from 30 euro per person.
4. Bratislava Pub Crawl
Imagine this, walking around the city, enjoying the atmosphere and finishing the day with a good and fun pub crawl. Meeting new people, enjoying good quality beer and/or shots. If you are the type that enjoys the cool atmosphere of pubs, check our tips for the best beer places in Bratislava.
5. Sightseeing with a Vláčik Blaváčik
Some cities have hop on – hop off buses to take the tourists around the cities and show them the jewels that each city has. But Bratislava has something bit better than a hop on –hop off bus. In Bratislava, we have a lovely historic city train. It will take you around the city, offers headphones with an audio guide in different languages. Vláčik Blaváčik offers 4 different routes and you can book your trip at More info
6. Bratislava Free Walking Tours
Discovering a city on foot has it’s charm and is the perfect way to get to know a city, if you have the energy and your legs work well, Free Walking tour is perfect for you. Free walking tours are organized by skilled guides who don’t charge for the tours. They will show you the gems of the city and if you like the tour, you can leave them a tip. Find out about the Free walking tours in Bratislava at
7. Visit Street Food Park
Street Food Park brings together popular restaurants, bistros and snack-bars. During one weekend every month, you can enjoy the best of Slovak street-food right outside of The Old Market Hall.
8. View from Michael’s Gate
If you truly want to feel in the charm of Bratislava, there is no better place than the top of Michael’s Gate Tower to do it. To enter the Tower, you have to pay the entry fee, which is also the ticket to the Museum of Weapons and Museum of Pharmacy.
9. Drinks at Taste
Why Taste? because they have the largest collection of Slovak wines, but as well as the premium wines from around the world. You can look forward to tasting the world and Slovak wine for affordable prices with an expert interpretation from an in-house sommelier. Slovakia is definitely a wine country and Taste Wine & Food is the place in Bratislava where to enjoy a glass of wine while breathing in the atmosphere of the Old Town.
10. Brunch in RIVERBANK Restaurant
If you are a foodie like us, you definitely should experience the brunch in RIVERBANK Restaurant. Hot and cold delicacies prepared by the best Slovak and Czech Chef Jaroslav Žídek, delicious coffee, quality food and extraordinary tastes sound exactly like the perfect kick-off for any weekend.
We hope you enjoy your trip to Bratislava!
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