Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between April 5 and April 14, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

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Top 10
EVENT: Whiskey Fest; Starts: Apr 4-5
EVENT: Spring Wedding Fair; Starts: Apr 6, 10:00
MUSIC: Fats Jazz Band Goes Classical; Starts: Apr 6, 19:00
EVENT: Swing Ball 2019; Starts: Apr 6, 19:00
CONCERT: Bratislava Crossover Festival; Starts: Apr 6, 19:00
SPORT: 14th ČSOB Bratislava Marathon; Starts: Apr 6-7
EVENTS: Blues on a boat; Starts: Apr 7, 19:00
SPORT: Ultralanovka race; Starts: Apr 12, 22:30
PARTY: DePeCHe MoDe party; Starts: Apr 13, 21:00
EVENT: The art of folk dance; Starts: Apr 14, 14:00

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Highlights of the year (selection of events for which it's advisable to obtain tickets early)

TOP 10

Whiskey Fest Bratislava 2019

Panská 261/19, Bratislava, Thursday-Friday, April 4-5

Welcome to the 5th annual Whisky Fest Bratislava! As always, you will have the chance to taste the best of whiskey and bourbon (including some rare ones that are not yet available on the Czech or Slovak market!) in the beautiful surroundings of the Palffy Palace. Admission: €20. More info:

Spring Wedding Fair

Seberíniho 9, Bratislava, Saturday, April 6, 10:00

The spring part of the Wedding Fair is intended for all brides and grooms who already have the date of their wedding, but are looking for suppliers for individual services, or would like to buy wedding decorations or accessories. More info:

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Fats Jazz Band Goes Classical

Slovak Radio, Mýtna, Old Town, Bratislava, Saturday, April 6, 19:00

Fats Jazz Band, a stylish swing orchestra, starts its tour of Slovakia this year. During the year, more than 13 concerts will take place as part of the “Don't be afraid of jazz” project. The first concert of the new Bratislava Crossover Festival blends the world of old jazz with the repertoire and phenomena of classical music. Fats Jazz Band presents a program with a large whistle organ from the repertoire of the first jazz organist Fatsa Waller, enriched with unique period swing arrangements of classical music. With Ladislav Fančovič as bandleader, pianist and organist. Admission: €10. More info:

Swing Ball 2019

Istra Centrum, Hradištná 43, Devínska Nová Ves, Saturday, April 6, 19:00

The Bratislava Hot Serenaders Orchestra and the B-Swing Dance School invite you to a dance evening at the Istra Center in Devínska Nová Ves. A unique Bratislava Hot Serenaders Orchestra will play to you all evening so you can dance or just listen to great music. You will be offered courses of historic dances with B-Swing lecturers, as well as get to see their exhibition performance. Admission: €19-€25. More info at: 0903 740 077.

Bratislava Crossover Festival

Koncertná sieň Slovenského rozhlasu, Mýtna, Old Town, Saturday, April 6, 19:00

Bratislava Crossover Festival is a new festival focused on the fusion of other genres with classical music, provocative dramaturgical projects in the field of classical music, or the presentation of classical music performers in non-traditional contexts. The festival will be opened by a concert of the top orchestra of old jazz Fats Jazz Band, which is headed by one of the most versatile Slovak musicians, Ladislav Fančovič. Fats Jazz Band will present a program that was prepared last year for the Bratislava Organ Festival - the repertoire of Fats Waller, the first jazzman to start experimenting with classical organ. The project was realized last year only on an electric organ, but this time it will be in full beauty and authentic sound on a large organ in the Slovak Radio. Unique classical arrangements of classical music for the swing orchestra will also be played. Admission: €10. More info:

14th ČSOB Bratislava Marathon

Krajinská 37, Bratislava, Saturday-Sunday, April 6-7

Take part in the 14th ČSOB marathon, once again with a very rich programme such as the children's run, common warm-up, music program and much more. All these and much more are waiting for you if you participate in this beautiful event full of sport in a pleasant atmosphere. Admission: €2-€100. More info:



Blues on a boat

Tyršovo nábrežie, Petržalka, Sunday, April 7, 19:00

A great concert from the "Blues on a boat" cycle in a live blues evening with excellent musicians in a bar. Come and have fun and spend a pleasant evening at the top bar of the boat overlooking the Danube. Musicians: (Sitra Achra): Bobos Prochazka, Ajdzi Szabo, Pišta Lengyel, Martin Zajko and Martin Wittgrúber. Admission: €8. More info:

Depeche mode party

Kulturak klub, Bazová 9, Ružinov, Saturday, April 13, 21:00

A party full of music that has influenced many of today's popular artists, but also many fans, it is a regular meeting of DEPECHE MODE fans in Bratislava. Do not hesitate but come and enjoy it. More info:

Ultralanovka race

Kamzík, Nové Mesto, Friday, April 12, 22:30

For 2019, the UltraLanovka charity run will be able to support the children’s hospice “Plamienok” for the fourth time. Exactly at midnight on April 12-13, 2019, ultra-runners will set off for a 24-hour charity run. We invite you on the day of the start to Kamzík, where you can come to try the ultra-running track. You can also support all participants as volunteers or as viewers. We look forward to seeing you there. Admission: Voluntary. More info:

The art of folk dance: come and dance with us

Panská 27, Bratislava, Sunday, April 14, 14:00

Why sit when you can dance? Come enjoy a Sunday for dance lovers or for those who would like to learn Slovak folk dances. You will be in touch with traditions from the heart of Slovakia. The lesson will be held in English. Admission: €16-€20. More info at:

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TRAINING: Pilates in English; Starts: Every Monday evening, 20:30
TRAINING: Yoga in English on Thursdays; Starts: Every Thursday, 18:30
TRAINING: Yoga in English at Indian Embassy; Starts: Monday to Friday, 11:00, 16:00, 18:00
TRAINING: Pilates in English– The class is in English, suitable for men and women, beginners and advanced, Slovaks and foreigners. The venue is equipped with Pilates requisites, a shower and a kitchen. (you do not need to bring a mat). Andrea’s classes are a mix of Pilates exercises for a strong core and and flexible body, as well as yoga exercises for stretching stiff muscles caused by a sedentary lifestyle. Her classes end with the all-important relaxation of body and mind. She also uses highly qualitative essential oils (doTerra) during the class. Refreshments, tea, fruit are included in the price. Starts: Every Monday evening, 20:30; Open Mind centrum, Mickiewiczova 2. Admission: €8 (one-time charge). More info:
TRAINING: Yoga in English on Thursdays - You need to make reservation via This is a beginners & intermediate class and you do not need any pre-knowledge. We will practice Dynamic Flow yoga. Take a look at one of our sessions: Tea, water, fruit, showers are available to use for free. In these classes we will perform exercises that make us stronger, more flexible, obtain balance and have fun while doing it. Starts: Thursday 18:30; Open Mind Centrum, Mickiewiczova 2. Admission: €8 (one-time charge) or €59 for a 10 session ticket you can use within 12 weeks. More info:
TRAINING: Yoga in English at Indian Embassy - The Embassy of India in Bratislava is happy to announce the commencement of Yoga classes. The classes will be conducted by Ms. Jaiwanti, Yoga Teacher. The classes will cover Asanas, Pranayama, Meditation and Relaxation techniques. People interested in joining the Yoga Classes are requested to fill in the attached Registration Form. The Registration Form may then be sent to email: For any clarification/further information, you may contact Ms. Jaiwanti at Tel: +421-2-5296 2916/7/8 or email: Admission is free. Starts: Monday to Friday, 11:00, 16:00, 18:00, Dunajska 4, Bratislava. More info:

Temporary exhibitions

Oto Bachorík: Monuments; Open: 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M until April 22. Closed on Mondays.
EL LISSITZKY & ER SIKORA; Open: 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. until June 30. Closed on Mondays.
Martina Matlovičová, Vladimír Král: Illustrations; Open: 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. until April 14. Closed on Mondays.
From the Academy to Nature. Forms of Landscape Painting in Central Europe 1860–1890

Oto Bachorík: Monuments - Oto Bachorík is one of the most famous artists of the middle generation. A sculptor with a unique sense for matter, he can bring stone, metal and wood to life and approach each of these materials with respect as well as the determination of a conqueror. In his monuments, as well as in his chamber sculptures, he combines various structures, alternating shiny smooth surfaces with rough and grainy ones, and large robust forms with fine elaborated details. He subdues light and masters time, space and matter. From the very beginning, his sculptures have resonated a tantalizing contrast of the expressive and the lyrical, the real and the abstract. Attempts to define his artistic language frequently lead to limitations in signs deprived of details and even archetypes. Open: 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M until April 22. Closed on Mondays, Bratislava-Čunovo, Vodné dielo. More info:
EL LISSITZKY & ER SIKORA - The main intent of the double-exhibition metaphorically entitled El Lissitzky & eR Sikora is to retrieve and update the thoughts, ethos and artistic legacy of the Russian revolutionary avant-garde. The Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, Netherlands, owner of an unprecedented collection of works of El Lissitzky, and the Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum in Bratislava-Čunovo have collaborated on an ambitious and unique project which combines – over time and space – two figures, two oeuvres, two visual and ideological worlds: the world famous master of the 20th century avant-garde, Constructivism and Suprematism, Lazar/El Lissitzky (1890 – 1941) and conceptualist Rudolf Sikora (1946), one of the major representatives of Slovak and Central European avant-garde. Open: 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. until June 30. Closed on Mondays, Bratislava-Čunovo, Vodné dielo. More info:
Martina Matlovičová, Vladimír Král: Illustrations - Martina Matlovičová was born on Christmas Eve in 1975 in Bratislava and studied at the Academy of Performing Arts. She has won the following awards: The Most Beautiful Books of Slovakia (2001), the Golden Apple at the BIB 2009 (Bratislava, Tracyho tiger a Drevený tato / Tracy’s Tiger and the Wooden Dad), the Golden Ribbon 2010 (Prague, A pak se to stalo / And Then It happened; Chrochtík a Kvikalka na cestě za blýskavým prasátkem / Chrochtík and Kvikalka on the Road to a Shiny Piglet). Her illustrations are exhibited at home and abroad. Vladimír Král was born in 1974 in Bratislava. From 1994 to 1999 he studied at the Animation Department of the Film and TV Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. Since then he has worked as an illustrator, stage designer, director of animated TV spots and most recently as a painter. He was involved in creating puppet theater stage designs and spatial solutions at BIBIANA, the International House of Art for Children in Bratislava in the following puppet theater productions: Betlehémske rozprávky (Fairy Tales of Bethlehem, 1998) and Veľký primáš Baro (The Great First Violin, Baro, 2002). Open: 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. Closed on Mondays. Bratislava-Čunovo, Vodné dielo. More info:
From the Academy to Nature. Forms of Landscape Painting in Central Europe 1860–1890 - This exhibition, organized jointly by the Slovak National Gallery and the Gallery of West Bohemia in Pilsen, is among the first efforts concentrating on the work by art personalities who moved between the Danube Monarchy and the visual art centres of that time, responding to the attraction of the plein-air landscape. Open: Monday: closed, Tuesday – Wednesday: 10.00 – 18.00, Thursday: 12.00 – 20.00, Friday – Sunday: 10.00 – 18.00, Esterházy’s Palace. More info:

Religious Services for non-Slovak speakers

SERVICE: Apostolic Church; Starts: Sundays, 9:30, Bratislava City Church, Trnavské mýto 1, English
SERVICE: Bratislava International Church, Starts: Sundays 10:00 English, Malý kostol, Panenská Street (entrance from Lýcejná Street)
SERVICE: Brotherhood Church (Cirkev bratská); Starts: Sundays 10:00, Cukrová 4, English
MASS: The Church of Saint Ladislav; Starts: Sundays 11:00, Špitálska, English
MASS: Church of St. John of Matha; Starts: Sundays 9:00 Latin
MASS: St. Martin’s Cathedral; Starts: Sundays 7:45 German, 9:00 Latin
MASS: Church of the Merciful Brothers; Starts: Sundays 11:30 Italian
SERVICE: Small Evangelical Church; Starts: Sundays 9:00 Hungarian, 10:00 English, 11:30 German, Malý kostol, Panenská Street (entrance from Lýcejná Street)
SERVICE: Citylight Church, Starts: Sundays 10:00 English, Námestie 1.mája 1
SERVICE: Bratislava International Fellowship, Starts: Sundays 10:00 English, Trnavské mýto 1, (Istropolis)
SERVICE: International Baptist Church; Starts: Sundays 10:00 English, Súľovská 2
JEWISH SERVICE: Synagogue on Heydukova Street; Starts: Friday evening (before twilight), Saturday morning (usually at 9:00), and during feasts, Hebrew

Highlights of the year

CONCERT: The Stanley Clarke Band; Starts: Apr 25, 19:00
CONCERT: Morcheeba; Starts: May 14, 20:00
CONCERT: Sting; Starts: Jun 30, 20:00
CONCERT: Alice Cooper; Starts: Sep 15, 20:00
CONCERT: Eros Ramazzotti; Starts: Oct 5, 2019
CONCERT: Scorpions; Starts: Nov 20, 20:00
CONCERT: The Stanley Clarke Band – Four time nominated Grammy winner Stanley Clarke is one of the best players of electric and acoustic guitar in the entire world. Besides that, he is also a talented artist, composer, arranger, producer and film composer. At Spring Bratislava Jazz Days, he will play together with Beka Gochiashvili, Shariq Tucker, Cameron Graves and Salar Nader. Starts: Apr 25, 19:00, Atelier Babylon, Kolarska 3. Admission: €33-€55. More info:
CONCERT: Morcheeba - In a set with founding members, Skye Edwards and Ross Godfrey, together with the live band, Morcheeba will celebrate 20 years since the release of the breakthrough album Big Calm. Morcheeba performs a complete career crossover, not missing biggest hits like The Sea, Trigger Hippie, Blindfold or Rome Was Not Built in a Day. Starts: May 14, 20:00, Majestic Music Club, Karpatská 3089/2. Admission: €29.6. More info:
CONCERT: Sting - Sting: My Songs will be a rollicking, dynamic show focusing on the most beloved songs written by Sting and spanning the 16-time Grammy Award winner’s prolific career with The Police and as a solo artist. Fans can expect to hear “Englishman In New York,” “Fields Of Gold,” “Shape Of My Heart,” “Every Breath You Take,” “Roxanne,” “Message In A Bottle” and many more, with Sting accompanied by an electric rock ensemble. Starts: Jun 30, 20:00, Ondrej Nepela’s Winter Arena, Odbojárov 9, Bratislava. Admission: €64. More info:
CONCERT: Alice Cooper - The biggest horror show in rock music comes to Slovakia! Legendary Alice Cooper will perform next year with an exclusive concert. King of the horror shows and the shock-rock godfather will come out with a new show Ol Black Eyes is Back, Tour 2019. Starts: Sep 15, 20:00, Incheba Expo Arena, Viedenská cesta, Bratislava. Admission: €45-€666. More info:
CONCERT: Eros Ramazzotti – Italian pop-rock star Eros Ramazzotti has announced his world tour and also a new studio album. Slovaks can look forward to well-known songs such as Fuoco nel fuoco and Piu bella cosa, L’Aurora, Un‘ altra te, Dove c‘ é musica, Se bastasse una canzone. Starts: Oct 5, 2019, Ondrej Nepela’s Winter Stadium. Admission: €39-€79. More info:
CONCERT: Scorpions – German rock band Scorpions returns to Slovakia after three years. They will play a selection of songs from their 50-year music career in their Crazy World Tour 2019. Visitors to the concert may look forward to hard rock but also famous rock ballads, songs like Rock You Like a Hurricane, Still Loving You, Send me an Angel and Wind of Change. Starts: Nov 20, 20:00, Ondrej Nepela’s Winter Stadium. Admission: €49-€69. More info:

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