- Hockey takes over in Slovakia
SLOVAK flags filled the country in the days leading up to the start of the biggest international sporting event in the history of independent Slovakia, the 2011 Men’s Ice Hockey World Championship.
- Bratislava Airport puts on its ice hockey kit
Bratislava Airport is getting into the atmosphere of the Ice Hockey World Championships with some novel ideas that might confuse some passengers who are unaware that Slovakia is the venue for the event.
- 35 Old Town dog owners pardoned
THE Staré Mesto (Old Town) district of Bratislava granted general pardons to 35 dog owners who registered their pets only in February even though the original deadline was January 31.
- Sprucing up Slovakia for hockey fans
FOR TWO weeks in May, Slovakia will officially turn into the ‘Hockey Republic’ according to the official campaign now under way to promote the Ice Hockey World Championship.
- Bratislava starts to put on its hockey makeup
As Bratislava gears up for the arrival of hockey fans from all over the world for the Ice-Hockey World Championships, it is making a last-minute cleanup effort in the hope of giving the visitors a better impression of the city, and of the country.
- Flights to 25 destinations from capital
REGULAR flights to 25 destinations in 13 countries as well as flights to Košice will be offered from Bratislava Airport between March 27 and October 29, the SITA newswire reported.
- Bratislava Airport to be leased
- Travelling Bratislava - Košice during the Ice Hockey World Championship
Slovakia’s passenger rail operator, ZSSK, has launched a new product for the 2011 IIHF World Championship: the Ice Hockey 2011 pass ticket.
- Marking Bratislava´s first gas lamp
PRIME Minister Iveta Radičová lit a replica of a historical gas lamp in the courtyard of the Slovak Cabinet Office on March 19 to mark the 155th anniversary of the gas industry in Slovakia.
- Finding their own feet in BA
THE HOUSE of MOST-BRIDGE, a non-profit organisation that assists the mentally ill, is celebrating a milestone.
- Bratislava, a new home
Immigrants to Bratislava share their experiences and opinions of the city.
- History Talks: Hay in boots, cash in coffers
ALTHOUGH this postcard from 1931 does not picture it, the truth is that in centuries past this was the site of a Bratislava square with the nice name Senné námestie or Hay Square.
- Reconstruction of Bratislava Castle
RECONSTRUCTION of Bratislava Castle, with the primary goal of returning the palace and its surroundings to the Baroque look from the period described as the castle’s golden age, has resumed
- Bratislava Zoo welcomes first new jaguar cubs since 2000
BRATISLAVA Zoo officially welcomed two jaguar cubs on February 3 after they successfully passed their one-month veterinary examination, the TASR newswire wrote.
- Bratislava City Card proves popular
ALMOST 13,000 residents of Bratislava have shown an interest in acquiring a Bratislava City Card since January 15, when three partner banks started issuing the card to customers who request one.
- Museum of the Month: Bratislava Castle Treasure Room
Bratislava Castle is currently undergoing a complete renovation. The exterior is almost finished, but the only part of the interior so far opened to visitors is the Treasure Room. James Thomson paid a visit to the current exhibition.
- Capital City: The Primatial Palace
The Primatial Palace is one of the city's dominant buildings. Its changing fortunes over the centuries partly mirror those of Bratislava itself, as both a temporal and a spiritual seat of power. Part of it is now a public museum and gallery.
- Winning designs
When it comes to design, especially craft-influenced design, Slovakia has a strong pedigree. A current exhibition in Bratislava highlights the depth of the country's talent and showcases some new ideas, as James Thomson found out.
- 2011 Highlights in Bratislava
It's time to look ahead to some of the great events on offer this year in Bratislava.
- City & Region Guide 2011 [PDF, 18.4 MB]
Bratislava is a modern city with rich history, beautiful places, breathtaking view points, cosy cafes and restaurants and a unique atmosphere. Inhabitants of Bratislava are very hospitable and easygoing and they are an inseparable part of the city´s charm. We wish you pleasant exploring of all the things the City of Bratislava has to offer.
- Museum of the Month: Bibiana
Are you in Bratislava with young children? If so, check out the city's unique International House of Art for Children, also known as Bibiana.
- Hi Austria, here we come! :-)
Visit our stand at Ferien Messe Vienna 2011 tourism fair between January 13-16, 2011.
- BratisLover 2014
Just one hour train from Vienna!
- Get ready to party!
Bratislava will become 'Partyslava' on New Year's Eve as top Slovak musical acts play live, and other entertainers and fireworks help residents and visitors celebrate the arrival of 2011.
- Museum of the Month: Mirbach Palace - Bratislava City Gallery
The Mirbach Palace is one of Bratislava's main galleries. As well as a permanent exhibition of baroque art, it's currently hosting an outstanding exhibition by Slovak-Canadian photographer Yuri Dojc, as James Thomson found out.