Bratislava is one of the most beautiful towns on the Danube River. Bratislava is influenced by the language and the cultures of three nations - Slovak, Austrian and Hungarian - have mixed over centuries. Bratislava itself, in particular its historical core, is a real manual of the history of European culture and civilization.
Bratislava is the most populous city in the Slovak Republic with a population of 500 000. Not only is Bratislava the largest city in Slovakia, it also serves as the state capital. Furthermore, Bratislava is the seat of the National Council of the Slovak Republic, the Government of the Slovak Republic, national ministries and the other central bodies of the state administration of the Slovak Republic. It is situated in the centre of Europe in the south-western part of Slovakia. It borders with Hungary in the south and with Austria in the west. Founded before the 10th century, the city was known originally as Pressburg. The city never sleeps and you will find an abundance of pubs, clubs, cafes and restaurants to satisfy your every need while here on a stag or hen weekend. Slovakia is known for having the most beautiful women in the world and as Bratislava is the capital, you will find them absolutely outstanding in every popular location in the city. Compared to Prague, Bratislava is smaller but in no way less attractive as the perfect destination for a weekend of fun.
Public holidays in Slovakia
|1st January||Establishment of the Slovak Republic|
|1st May||Labor Day|
|8th May||Anniversary of the end of WWII|
|5th July||St. Cyril's and St. Methodus's Day|
|29th August||The Slovak National Uprising|
|1st September||Constitution Day|
|15th September||Our Lady of Sorrows|
|1st November||All Saints Day|
|17th November||Day of the Fight for Freedom and Democracy|
|24th December||Christmas Eve|
|25th December||Christmas Day|
|25 December||Boxing Day|