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CNN includes Bratislava among six most fascinating border cities in Europe

The Slovak capital has made it among the six most fascinating border cities in Europe, according to the news TV channel CNN. Bratislava shares this title with cities like San Sebastian (Spain), Kirkenes (Norway), Lille (France), Malmo (Sweden) and Trieste (Italy).

The Slovak capital has made it among the six most fascinating border cities in Europe, according to the news TV channel CNN. Bratislava shares this title with cities like San Sebastian (Spain), Kirkenes (Norway), Lille (France), Malmo (Sweden) and Trieste (Italy).

The author, Barry Neild, introduces Bratislava as a city that had been the centre of Hungarian kingdom for 300 years, and recalls its older names: Istropolis, Bresburg, Pressburg or Wilson City (how the town was called shortly after the World War I, according to TASR newswire). Neild also mentions the town’s tram connection with Austrian capital Vienna. “It was also, until the "velvet divorce" of 1993, part of the old Czechoslovakia,” he writes. He also stresses the Bratislava castle and the streets in the historical centre which charmed the writer Hans Christian Andersen. The local cuisine is described as influenced by neighbouring Austrian and Hungarian ones.

(Source: CNN, TASR)
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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