Bratislava Region Architecture

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Bratislava: Soviet Era and Post-Communist Tour

1. Bratislava: Soviet Era and Post-Communist Tour

This 2.5-hour tour brings to life the story of Bratislava in the 20th century. You’ll learn about the political changes, the development of society and Soviet-era architecture. Traveling in a retro Škoda vehicle or in a standard van, you’ll visit the Slavín Soviet monument, abandoned factories, a 1930s bunker line, the former Iron Curtain border zone and see loads of Communist-era buildings. Ride past the first apartment block in Czechoslovakia as well as the largest socialist housing project in Europe, abandoned industrial symbols of post-industrial transformation and new capitalist developments. Learn about architectural styles known as Socialist Realism, Functionalism and Brutalism. See villas of former communist leaders. Ride under the controversial UFO-like SNP bridge.

Bratislava: 2-Hour City Walking Tour with Castle Ticket

2. Bratislava: 2-Hour City Walking Tour with Castle Ticket

Meet your guide in the afternoon and begin your walking tour of Bratislava's historic center. First, receive a short, basic introduction about Bratislava and Slovakia. Listen as the guide sheds light on the history of one of the youngest capital cities and states of Europe. Hear about the ancient history of Slovakia, when the old Slavs, the predecessor of modern Slovaks, inhabited Slovakia and created the Great Moravia Empire.  Follow along as your guide share legends from the time when Bratislava was the capital city of the Hungarian Kingdom and Hungarian kings and queens were crowned there. The story continues to the time of Czechoslovakia. Hear about the dark times during Slovak communism and also about the hope which brought upon the Velvet Revolution, eventually leading to Slovakia's 2004 membership in the European Union.  Discover the Opera House and the House of Reduta as you continue to the main square, passing by Old Town Hall. On Franciscan Square, see the oldest building in Bratislava, the Franciscan Church. Head onto Biela Street and Michalska Street to Michael's Gate. Pass by historical buildings and palaces on Venturska Street and Panska Street. Your tour ends at St. Martin's Cathedral. Afterward, walk up to the iconic Bratislava Castle located above the city. Your guide will give you an introduction about the castle and then you will explore the most significant symbol of Bratislava on your own.

From Bratislava: Slovakia's Castles Private Full-Day Tour

3. From Bratislava: Slovakia's Castles Private Full-Day Tour

Visit Bojnice Castle, one of the most magical castles in Slovakia, reminiscent of French chateaux in the Loire Valley. On this full-day tour you can choose whether to tour the romantic Bojnice chateau with its beautiful park and zoo, or Trencin Castle with its medieval atmosphere and spectacular views. Explore the atmospheric town Trencin, dominated by a royal castle and a fortress built to protect the town from Turkish invaders. See the inscription glorifying the victory of the Romans over the German tribes in the second century A.D.

Bratislava: 6-Hour Carpathian Wine Tour and Tasting

4. Bratislava: 6-Hour Carpathian Wine Tour and Tasting

Be picked up from the lobby of your hotel and embark on the journey towards the Small Carpathian Wine Region. This area is located on the south-eastern slopes of the Small Carpathians and is one of the eight winegrowing regions of Slovakia. Arrive at the Red Stone Castle, one of the most romantic castles of Slovakia, with vast cellars which were once used as warehouses for copper. To enter, you can pay an additional fee. Continue towards the historical town of Modra. Modra is famous for being the birthplace of Slovakian national hero Ludovit Stur, who fought for the autonomy of Slovakia in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Stur also had a significant influence on the revival of the Slovak language and introduced the Slovak language standard. Learn more about his importance in Slovak history as you wander around the medieval town center. Next, visit Pezinok, the capital city of Slovak wine production. Enjoy a walking tour in the historical city center of Pezinok with the option of entering the Majolica Pottery Factory. Continue towards the small town of Svaty Jur to discover its charming streets. Finally, visit a local vineyard and see the traditional production of local wine, free from colorants or additives, by local farmers. Sample this local fine wine with a small snack before returning to Bratislava at approximately 6:00 PM.

From Vienna: Private Day Tour of Devin Castle & Bratislava

5. From Vienna: Private Day Tour of Devin Castle & Bratislava

Once placed behind the Iron Curtain, Slovakian capital Bratislava is now a welcoming city offering unique insight to European history, from medieval times to the Cold War. Enjoy the day in visiting picturesque Bratislava by booking a tour offering: - pick up at any hotel/accommodation in Vienna - private transportation and guide - flexible itinerary - knowledgeable local guide in Bratislava - walking tour with local guide - transfer from Bratislava to Devin Castle - transfer from Devin Castle to your hotel/accommodation in Vienna

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What people are saying about Bratislava Region

We had a wonderful tour with Milan, he took us around the old town, explained the history and told some funny stories! He answered all our questions and even gave us some local food and restaurant recommendations. Then he dropped us off at the castle to explore on our own. would highly recommend to anyone interested in the history of Bratislava!

The tour guide was excellent. He was very knowledgeable and had a tailor-made picture book to help explain his country's turbulent history. His 1988 Skoda car was immaculately clean and well looked after, and took us in comfort (albeit 1980s comfort) to several Cold War-era sites around Bratislava. This tour is very much worth doing.

Brian was fantastic, we loved every minute of our tour in his vintage Skoda. He is a brilliant historian, with great knowledge both past and present, shaped by his own experience. He also had a great sense of humour which made the journey fly. Would highly recommend!

Great tour!!! Brian is amazing!! If you only have one day to explore Bratislava like us, this is the tour you shouldn’t miss! Very entertaining and informative, and the car is very enjoyable to take!! Highly recommended!!

Peter was very interesting and fun. As his knowledge was mostly personal it really brought the experience to life.