Welcome to Bratislava

Bratislava is the capital city of Slovakia, straddles the Danube River, along which it had developed and for centuries the chief transportation route to other areas. The river passes through the city from the west to the southeast. It has a population of approximately 420,000 inhabitants, but it is estimated that over 500,000 people live in the city. Bratislava is the biggest city in Slovakia (367.5 square kilometres) and administrative, cultural and economic centre of the country. Other names of Bratislava are Pozsony in Hungarian and Pressburg in German.

Did you know?

  • In the past, Bratislava was one of the most important economic and administrative center of Kingdom of Hungary.

  • The city’s history has been strongly influenced by people of different nations and religions, namely Austrians, Bulgarians, Croats, Czechs, Germans, Hungarians, Jews, Serbs and Slovaks.

  • Several kings were coronated here what is still markable in the architecture and atmosphere of today's city.

  • Bratislava is the only one European capital city, which borders with two other countries - Hungary and Austria.

  • Bratislava and Vienna are the closest two capitals in Europe - only 60km far away from each other.

  • Petrzalka - the largest borough of Bratislava - is the most densely populated residential district in Central Europe.

  • A cycling bridge connecting Austria and Bratislava should have been named after Chuck Norris, but officials rejected this name and named it a "Bridge of Freedom".

  • Bratislava is probably the only city in the world, where you can have a lunch in a UFO.