The Guardian: Bratislava Christmas markets are better than the German ones

In its travel section, The Guardian recently compared several Christmas shopping opportunities and seasonal markets around Europe.

Christmas tree in Hviezdosalvovo Square, BratislavaChristmas tree in Hviezdosalvovo Square, Bratislava(Source: TASR)
More information about travelling in Slovakia
Please see our Spectacular Slovakia travel guide.

British journalists seem to have been attracted by the snow, cakes and mead offered at the Bratislava Christmas markets: the website of The Guardian daily published a story recommending 10 European cities ideal for Christmas markets. Bratislava ended fifth, placing better than similar events held in German and Bulgarian cities.

They especially recommend a shot of hriatô in the Main Square Christmas market, described by them as hot toddy made from honey, goose fat and alcohol.

“Handmade wooden toys, beautifully embroidered waistcoats and tablecloths, quality local white wines, beeswax candles, hand-blown glass ornaments, hand-painted pottery and Slovak folk art” are recommended as well.

Adding to the special mood are mulled wine, folk music performances and “a huge range of hearty dishes to sample, e.g. potato pancakes, chunky sausages and frisbee-sized doughnuts, all washed down with – if you’re feeling brave – a shot of hriatô”.

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Theme: Bratislava


Top stories

Are Slovaks willing to vote in the EP elections?

The turnout was among the lowest in the EU in recent years.

European Parliament, illustrative stock photo

Bratislava will host the first technology festival

Apart from technology novelties, visitors will find the biggest game zone on the Danube embankment.

Six people involved in the surveillance of journalists, Kočner paid thousands

People who followed journalists for Kočner are trying to rid themselves of guilt.

Peter Tóth