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Short visit to Bratislava

i have a friend that wants to get away for a couple of evenings. I've been coming to Budapest on a regular basis for 20 years, but because of the mixed reviews never visited Bratislava. I noticed that the reviews have improved considerably over the last 10 years so maybe its time to visit.

I am feeling lazy. So, I need recommendations.

17 June, Monday
I would arrive in Bratislava by train from Budapest about noon.
So i need a nice hotel. Something unforgettable, but very well located for the afternoon and the next day.
I need a plan for the afternoon

18 June, Tuesday
Need a plan for the day.

19 June, Wednesday
I will depart by on Wednesday morning. With DayTrip the stops that are offered are:
- Devin castle. Never been. The stop is one hour?
- Pannonhalma Archabbey (been before, but I love and my traveling companion has never been, so .... But worth more than a one hour stop .... but still tempting
- Komarno, Slovakia. I have been to the Hungarian side. That was facinating. Never been to the Slovak side. Good stop for lunch and just to see the center.
- Esztergom. Great city. Worth a lot more time than a one hour stop, so I will save it.
- Brunszvik Castle. Dont know anything about it. What little I have read doesnt light my fire. But maybe someone can change that?

I only want one stop, as someone has to go to work in the early afternoon and we just dont have more time.

Also need food, wine, beer, music .......

Posted by
24 posts

Mr E,
If you want to take a train to Trencin it would be well worth your time. Beautiful castle and old town. The Roman's had a camp there as well.

Good luck,


Posted by
18866 posts

Thank you gw52fire, I will look at it.

I just bought my train tickets from Budapest to Bratislava. Two 2nd class seats, with seat reservations for a total of $34.51. Arrive about 1pm.

And got my room at the Arcadia Boutique Hotel.
Next is the reserviation. I have decided to stop in Gyor and the Pannonhalma Archabbey. Both repeats but that works well with something new (Bratislava). DONE.

Now I need a plan for the day and a half that i am there.

Posted by
462 posts

I would definitely visit the Nedbalka Gallery. The building is interesting even if you are not strongly into modern art.

I enjoyed wine tasting at the Grand Cru Wine Gallery. We bought a couple of bottles.

Otherwise we walked around, had a nice dinner, and took a boat ride up to Devin Castle.

Posted by
2490 posts

Okay, I'm here. Second day here.... ehhhhhh.

I need details! (please)