The Bratislava Guide
Welcome to our Bratislava Guide! Are you looking for tips and inspiration for your trip to the Slovak capital and its surroundings?
We hope that you will find the information provided here useful. We will keep adding content continuously. Do you have ideas, suggestions, or requests? Please feel free to ask questions or tell us if there is anything that you would like to see in this Bratislava Guide.
The Bratislava Guide: Sights in Bratislava
What should you see once you are in Bratislava? There is something for everyone, historical buildings mixed with World War II bunkers and communist squares. Take a look at our suggestions on sights that we consider interesting. Each one is added to the map below. By clicking on the dots you will find a link to our specific post about each one of the sights.
The Bratislava Guide: Slovak Food
Here is a short list of Slovak foods which we have tried to cook ourselves once back home in Sweden. Most of these dishes are readily available in restaurants all over Bratislava.
Slovak Garlic Soup
Slovak garlic soup (cesnaková polievka) is a starter that is available in most restaurants in Bratislava. It tastes much better than it might sound. Be aware, it also causes the same smell afterwards as any other garlic dish does. Considering all the garlic that is used in Slovak cooking, this is a good start if you want to make sure that you will not be disturbed when everyone else has eaten their garlic
As is the case in neighbouring countries, there is no lack of goulash in Slovakia. Goulash is often considered a Hungarian thing, but it is very popular across all of Central Europe. It’s easy to find different kinds of goulash in the restaurants in Bratislava. The Slovak goulash is slightly different to the ones in Austria or Hungary, even though both versions can be found in Bratislava as well. In Slovakia the goulash can be either a soup or a stew, and the seasoning is different compared to goulash in other countries. In general the Hungarian version is a lot spicier. The soup is sometimes served in a bowl made out of bread and the stew is usually served with either potatoes or bread dumplings.