Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between August 16 and August 25, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

(Source: Jozef Jakubčo, Sme)

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Top 10
CONCERT: Tribute to Freedom; Starts: Aug 16, 18:30
DANCE: A. Burnett dance workshops: Vogue, Waacking, Hustle; Starts: Aug 16-17
EVENT: Extreme food and travel festival; Starts: Aug 17, 10:00
EVENT: Explore the beauty of Bratislava; Starts: Aug 17, 11:00
EVENT: Colourful Africa - the scents and tastes of Africa; Starts: Aug 17, 15:00
DANCE: Dance in the Street; Starts: Aug 18, 18:00
EVENT: Wine tasting in the dark; Starts: Aug 22, 19:00
EVENT: Skywalk - night walk in the sky; Starts: Aug 23, 21:00
FESTIVAL: Uprising festival 2019; Starts: Aug 23-24
OPERA: Opera Fest 2019; Starts: Aug 23-24

Religious Services for non-Slovak speakers

Galleries in Bratislava: Temporary exhibitions

Training in English

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

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TOP 10

Tribute to Freedom

Hrad Devín, Muránská, Devín, Friday, August 16, 18:30

In this 11th year of concerts at Devín Castle, there will be concerts by Tomáš Klus, Sima Martausová, Vlasta Redl and Ján Ambróz. Admission: €9. More info:

A. Burnett @Bratislava dance workshops: Vogue, Waacking, Hustle

Stromová 3280/16, Bratislava, Friday-Saturday, August 16-17

World-famous dancer Archie Burnett is finally in Slovakia. One of the founders and promoters of the Vogue, Waacking and Hustle dance styles is coming to Bratislava in an ​exclusive workshop for Tanec Ulice. It will bring you an original look at this style. Admission: €8-€70. More info:

Extreme food and travel festival

Amfiteáter Rača, Knižkova dolina, Rača, Saturday, August 17, 10:00

Extreme food festival is coming to Bratislava with food and travel lectures.

In the Extreme Food Zone, taste snake, spider, frog, snail, scorpion, crocodile, and foreign cuisine from twelve countries in the Exotic Food Zone. Insect goodies are available in the Insect Zone. Take a break from it all in the Coffee Zone or Chillout Zone. There will be cooking workshops and three competitions, and of course music. Admission: free. More info:

Explore the beauty of Bratislava

Maximilian fountain, Bratislava Main Square, Saturday, August 17, 11:00

We are putting on a unique exhibition “Party” in the 21st Century, with a representation of Slovak culture, traditions and art. The collection contains stunning paintings of “parta”, elaborate flower headbands once worn all over Slovakia, presented in a modern art design in combination with photography, face and art painting. There will also be a walk in the city centre, visits to large wine cellars under the Main square, and a tour of the oldest street in Bratislava. Come experience authentic Slovak goodies and a museum - all in one!

Admission is free. More info:

Colourful Africa - the scents and tastes of Africa

Mareena, Lazaretská, Old Town, Saturday, August 17, 15:00

Colorful Africa is a free continuation of the project aimed at bringing the African Continent and the African community living in Slovakia closer to the majority of society. The whole project consists of three cultural evenings. In the first one, we would like to introduce ourselves through the culinary delights of different regions of Africa. You will also be able to practice a traditional meat pie through a workshop. The whole evening will be held in a pleasant spirit, which will not lack laughter, joy and fun, as is usual at our events. Come and experience it. Admission: free.

Dance in the street

Matej Korvín Square, Bratislava, Sunday, August 18, 18:00

Every Sunday, within the BlumentaLive programme, Gabika Csinova provides dancing instruction. According to the organizers, the event is designed to strengthen social bonds between the Bratislava citizens. It is open to all ages and skill level (or lack thereof). The dance hall is suited to live Latin American rhythms, but it is a symbolic reference to traditional tea time, connection through fun and relaxing during the late afternoon and early evening. More info:

Wine tasting in the dark

Tmavá Degustácia, Panská, Bratislava, Thursday, August 22, 19:00

I have prepared a selection of different wines. Some will be from my archive, which many times are not in the winery. Some will be specialities that I have never presented before. Some, ... I just decide if it will be added. Come celebrate three years that we have been bringing you a selection of Slovak wines. Dessert won’t be forgotten either. Admission: €25. More info:

Skywalk - night walk in the sky

UFO, Most SNP, Petržalka, Friday, August 23, 21:00

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Last year, the UFO Lookout Tower launched a unique Skywalk project, where guests can try a 360-degree panoramic walk along the outer tower of the Lookout Tower at a height of 85 m. Accompanied by a professional instructor, after climbing the window ledge guests will enjoy the feeling of freedom, proximity to the clouds and an unforgettable view. Admission: €39. More info:

Uprising festival 2019

Bratislava, Friday-Saturday, August 23-24

Some stars premiere at the festival, some return to the scene after years, but one thing is for sure - there is something tol delight everyone. From reggae and dancehall fans, through oak, but also to all dnb heads, junglists and hipsters. There are many albums that are essential for hip-hop and R&B. However, one of them also caused the earthquake to become a classic of the genre and a standard for everything that followed. Its author is the legendary singer, rapper and songwriter Ms. Lauryn Hill, headliner of the 12th Uprising Festival. Admission: €55-€140. More info:

Opera Fest 2019

Bratislavský hrad, Bratislava, Friday-Saturday, August 23-24

The 2nd year of the biggest open-air opera festival in Slovakia will take place in the unique setting of Bratislava Castle on the western terrace.

August 23, 2019:

Aida is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni. It is set in the Old Kingdom of Egypt. The Egyptians have captured and enslaved Aida, an Ethiopian princess. An Egyptian military commander, Radamès, struggles to choose between his love for her and his loyalty to the King of Egypt.

August 24, 2019:

Carmen is an opera in four acts by French composer Georges Bizet. It is set in southern Spain and tells the story of the downfall of Don José, a naïve soldier who is seduced by the fiery gypsy Carmen.

Admission: €29.90 - €79.90. More info:

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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

Far Away But Strangely Familiar until September 8
#INKBOOK until September 8
Fata Morgana until September 8
Land behind the Map. Amazing Art History with Professor Hamster
The Kornel and Naďa Földvári Library
Artist´s (Heavy) Luggage

Far Away But Strangely Familiar - This exhibition brings together 23 of the leading artists from the Philippines. The Philippines is not a tropical paradise though it has beautiful beaches and exceptionally welcoming people. A country invaded in turn by Moros, Portuguese, Spanish, British, Americans and Japanese it only became independent in 1946. It suffers from overpopulation, corruption and poverty. These are not, of course, problems unique to the Philippines. More info:
#INKBOOK - Audiences frequently perceive Petra’s work on two levels – one is full of merry illustrations which we know from books and magazines, and the second is found in the world of Instagram. The visuality of her Instagram sketches directly react to moments of the experienced, similar to the photos of many users of this network. The format only enhances the impression of photography – Petra uses classic Polaroid dimensions, but she captures her shots manually using alcohol-based markers which add a peculiar edge. More info:
Fata Morgana - Ján Zoričák is one of the most significant glass artists in Slovakia and France. He is also one of those exceptional art personalities of Slovak origin who has gained international recognition. He works in the difficult sector of glass design, which requires artistic vision and ability as well as the capacity to master the demanding technological processes and creativity to discover unconventional methods of working with glass. More info:
Land behind the Map. Amazing Art History with Professor Hamster - Amazing Art History with Professor Hamster is an interactive projection dedicated to the story of art history, prepared in cooperation with Prague colleagues (concept by Ondřej Horák, execution by Ondřej Fuczik, David Kakalík and INITI) and loosely based on their previous activities in the Czech Republic. The projection is designed for children interested in art history, as well as for lay and informed visitors who want to learn more. Telling the story of art, connected with a series of animated films devoted to the life and context of the work of a prominent Slovak, as well as world visual artists of the 20th century and the present, combines learning and entertainment. 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:
The Kornel and Naďa Földvári Library - The Kornel and Naďa Földvári Library is a project dedicated to Slovak writer, satirist, art and literary critic, book collector and translator, Kornel Földvári. Preparations started together with Peter Krištúfek, writer and director, who has searched for a method of preserving Földvári's large collection of books for a long time. 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:
Artist´s (Heavy) Luggage - Arnold Peter Weisz-Kubínčan (1898 - 1944) was born into a Jewish family in the town of Usch, Prussia. From 1913 to 1917 he studied sculpture at the School of Arts and Crafts in Budapest. After the war he continued his studies in Berlin, most probably at a private academy. In the Berlin of the 1920s he could be close to the expressionistic tendencies which suited his artistic nature. Weisz-Kubínčan is a unique figure in terms of our modern painting and drawing but also due to his mysticism. Open: Monday: closed, Tuesday – Wednesday: 10.00 – 18.00, Thursday: 12.00 – 20.00, Friday – Sunday: 10.00 – 18.00, Esterházy’s Palace until November 10. 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: Ms. Lauryn Hill; Starts: Aug 23/24
CONCERT: Alice Cooper; Starts: Sep 15, 20:00
CONCERT: Eros Ramazzotti; Starts: Oct 5, 2019
CONCERT: Enrique Iglesias; Starts: Oct 31, 20:00
CONCERT: Diana Reeves; Starts: Nov 4, 19:00
CONCERT: Scorpions; Starts: Nov 20, 20:00

CONCERT: Ms. Lauryn Hill - This music icon returns to Bratislava after 14 years. Back in 2005, she played a gig with the legendary Fugees. At this year’s Uprising Festival in Bratislava, she will perform as a solo artist for the first time here. Although she had great success as a Fugees member, she decided to record a solo album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, in the late nineties. The record became a highly-acclaimed masterpiece in the world of music. Starts: August 23/24, Uprising Festival, Zlaté piesky, Bratislava. Admission: €45-50. Tickets can be purchased here.
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: Enrique Iglesias - Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias returns after more than 10 years to Slovakia with his tour All The Hits Live. He will sing older hits such as Bailamos and Rhythm Divine, but also newer ones like Duele El Corazón, Subeme La Radio, El Baño. Starts: Oct 31, 20:00, Ondrej Nepela’s Winter Stadium. Admission: €89. More info:
Diana Reeves - American Diana Reeves is one of the greatest jazz vocalists in contemporary jazz music and talented scat singer. She played in Slovakia six years ago and returns to City Sounds Festival this November. Reeves has been awarded the Grammy several times for best jazz vocal performance by a female artist. Starts: Nov 4, 19:00, Istropolis - Big Hall. Admission: €29-€59. 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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