Located in the heart of central Europe, Slovakia is crossed by the Danube river and framed by the Carpathian mountains that make it an ideal destination for nature hikers thanks to the presence of numerous protected parks.
For those who love city breaks Bratislava, the capital built on the banks of the Danube, is a cosmopolitan town where ancient history, enclosed within the walls of the castle, is intertwined with the nightlife of clubs where young people and university students gather every evening.
The city of Bratislava
Slovak National Theater in Bratislava
Accomodation – Bratislava has over 120 hotels ranging from simple but comfortable rooms to award-winning boutique hotels. The four and five-star hotels in Bratislava, in particular, offer fully equipped conference and meeting rooms to meet all business needs.
Food – The main ingredients of Slovak cuisine are milk, potatoes and cabbage. The Slovak national dish is bryndzové halušky which has strong peasant roots and consists of potato pasta dumplings mixed with salted sheep’s ricotta, bryndza, and fried bacon cut into small pieces which make it particularly tasty. There are also numerous types of cheese and soups, very dense and substantial.
Flying to Slovakia – There are numerous airlines, including low cost ones, that fly to Slovakia and in particular to Bratislava whose airport is connected to the city center by taxis and buses that cover a journey of about 15-20. The bus terminal is the central station and from here you can walk to the city center in 15 minutes or take bus no. 93 (exit Hodžovo námestie) or tram no. 1 (exit Námestie SNP). Bus tickets are available at automatic ticket machines, near bus stops or at kiosks. Bratislava can also be reached via the Vienna-Schwechat airport which is only 40 kilometers away. Buses to Bratislava leave at 30-60 minute intervals. Tickets can be purchased on the bus.
Getting around – Internal connections are ensured by extensive rail and road networks. It is possible to reach the second largest city in Slovakia, Kosice, also by plane. In the capital, the bus and trolleybus network is highly developed and functional. For those staying in the capital Bratislava, the Bratislava City Card is available which allows free use of public transport and free or discounted admission to museums, art galleries.
Suggested daily budget – around 20 to 100 EUR