Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between September 6 and September 15, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

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Top 10
MUSIC: Old Town Jazz Boat 2019; Starts: Sep 6, 17:00
PARTY: End of summer party; Starts: Sep 6, 21:00
EVENT: Burzoblšák; Starts: Sep 7, 8:00
EVENT: Book exchange; Starts: Sep 7, 9:00
FESTIVAL: Mareena festival 2019; Starts: Sep 7, 14:00
RUN: Telekom Night Run; Starts: Sep 7, 18:00
FOOD: Vegan Feast Bratislava 2019; Starts: Sep 8, 10:00
SWAP: Bagbet Swap; Starts: Sep 8, 13:00
EVENT: Sashe; Starts: Sep 11-13
CONCERT: Alice Cooper; Starts: Sep 15, 20:00

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

Old Town Jazz Boat 2019

Staromestské centrum kultúry a vzdelávania, Školská 14, Bratislava, Friday, September 6, 17:00

The Old Town Jazz Boat, which has been part of the cultural summer in Bratislava for more than 20 years, sails again on June 18, 2019. The concert by Peter Lipa and the Traditional Club will offer traditional jazz in an untraditional environment and the jazz atmosphere will make the Danube cruise from the center of Bratislava to Devín and back even more special to mark the close of the summer season on September 6, 2019. Admission: €13. More info:

End of summer party

Tanker Boat, Nábrežie armádneho generála Ludvíka Svobodu, Old Town, Friday, September 6, 21:00

The summer season is coming to an end, the festivals are slowly fading behind you and events will move to the clubs. That's why the action on the Tanker Boat takes place on two floors. During this Friday night 8 top local DJs will play their sets. Below deck you can enjoy the drum and bass floor and the upper deck will belong to different genres of electronic music such as bass music, house, grime, uk bass or trap. Admission: €10-€15.


Základná škola, Pavla Marcelyho, Drieňová 16, Drieňová, Bratislava, Saturday, September 7, 8:00

At the September Burzoblšák you will find not only clothing but also handmade products, plates, books, paintings, antiques and others. Sweet and savoury snacks, delicious lemonades, syrups, jams, the best coffee and much more await you in the refreshment area. You will be able to sit in the relaxation zone and entertain your children in creative workshops, face painting, jumping castle and theater at Burzoblšák. The program for children is organized with the financial support of the City District of Ružinov. For all visitors, there will be a photo wall, outdoor games and a beauty corner with free advice. Admission: free.

Book exchange

Stará tržnica, Námestie SNP, Bratislava-Staré Mesto, Saturday, September 7, 9:00-15:00

We would like to invite you to the 60th edition of the Bratislava Book Exchange. Not only books will be for sale but also postcards, magazines, CDs, comics and posters. Admission: free.

Mareena festival 2019

Mareena, Lazaretská, Old Town, Saturday, September 7, 14:00

The world in one place? Is it even possible? Come and see that Kenya, Afghanistan, the Philippines, Iran, Slovakia and India can create a great atmosphere together in one place - in Mareena on Jakubák. A multi-genre festival full of tastes, cultures and music created together with foreigners living in Slovakia, which mixes traditions, local and foreign elements and feelings into a late summer day full of colorful activities and interesting meetings. Admission: free. More info:

Telekom Night Run

Eurovea, Pribinova, Ružinov, Saturday, September 7, 18:00

Thematic runs have become a world-wide phenomenon that are very popular with recreational runners. Telekom Night Run is the largest night run organized in Slovakia. Running through Bratislava at night attracts locals as well as runners from abroad who now have the opportunity to experience Bratislava from another vantage. In September, not only runners but also sports fans will be able to enjoy this unique run for the eleventh time.

The runners love Telekom Night Run because of its attractive track that leads through the capital, around Bratislava’s monuments such as the illuminated Danube embankment, the renovated Old Bridge, under the colorful UFO and Bratislava Castle through the tram tunnel, the mysterious streets of the Old Town where runners can enjoy light shows with music on 8 different stages located at approximately every kilometer of the track.

11th Telekom Night Run also guarantees a lot of fun this year with a number of accompanying events, a children’s evening run Rexík, a 2 x 5 km relay race for two, music stages, illuminated Bratislava and an unforgettable feeling of victory waiting for every runner. Upon registration, runners will be able to purchase a unique event t-shirt. Every runner who crosses the finish line will get a medal and some refreshment. More info:

Vegan Feast Bratislava 2019

Stará tržnica, Námestie SNP, Bratislava-Staré Mesto, Sunday, September 8, 10:00

Vegan Feast Bratislava 2019 brings the best of sustainable and considerate cuisine! You can look forward to dozens of restaurants, shops and manufacturers offering the best purely vegetable foods, cosmetics and drugstore not tested on animals, as well as alternatives to leather products. There will be a day-long program, information stands of non-profit organizations, as well as the opportunity to try out virtual reality or buy T-shirts. Admission: free.

Bagbet Swap

Račianska, Bratislava, Sunday, September 8, 13:00

What is SWAP?

SWAP is an event where you can ecologically renew your wardrobe for a minimum of money (admission is €5). The aim of this event is to create a space where you can bring serviceable clothes that you no longer wear. In return, you can take what you like from what other people have brought.

How does it work?

SWAP is a social event and mainly entertainment. SWAP is for women's, men's and children's clothing, shoes and accessories. Please bring only clean clothes from your wardrobe that you don't wear, something that you would give to your friend. This increases the chance that in return you will take back really nice pieces.

You can bring 2 bags of clothes to SWAP and you can choose an unlimited number of pieces from SWAP.

Clothing that does not find a new owner will go to charity or will be recycled. Admission to SWAP is €5 EUR. SWAP in Nová Cvernovka will be organized regularly, every first Sunday of the month. More info:

SAShe in Stará tržnica

Stará tržnica, Námestie SNP, Bratislava-Staré Mesto, Wednesday, September 11 - Friday, September 13

You have been invited to the eighth SAShE in the Market, a live version of the SAShE site, where you can come to see, try, smell and taste unique products, shake hands with their authors and experience the SAShE atmosphere. At the autumn SAShE in Tržnica you will again have a look into the kitchen of popular brands as well as newcomers, as the Slovak handicraft scene is still bringing fresh and interesting brands. You can look forward to clothing, handbags, jewellery, accessories, as well as favourite cosmetics, household items, zero waste equipment, delicious food and good coffee. SAShE will set up a sample dining table for you to admire with stylish home accessories made by the clever hands of Slovaks. Admission: €2. More info:



Alice Cooper

Incheba Expo Arena, Viedenská cesta, Bratislava, Sunday, September 15, 20:00

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. Admission: €45-€666. 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
Laco Teren. Nothing Can Stop Us!

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:
Laco Teren. Nothing Can Stop Us! - Nothing Can Stop Us! presents the key points of Laco Teren’s artistic program and introduces the unique artistic personality of this polymuse. Teren was one of the leading figures of the post-Modernist generation, which around the mid-1980’s presented their program of Neo-Expressive painting inspired by the Italian Trans-Avant-Garde and German Neue Wilde movements. Through his explosive temperament and energetic and daring metaphors he poked fun at the main iconographic symbols of the socialist era in its twilight. Diverse topical and historical inspirations can be found in his contemporary, large canvases of “Baroque-Art Nouveau” and Pop-art style based on grandiose and colorful two dimensional drawing designs. Predominantly a painter, Teren also switches to sculpture from time to time. Open: Monday: closed, Tuesday – Wednesday: 10.00 – 18.00, Thursday: 12.00 – 20.00, Friday – Sunday: 10.00 – 18.00, Esterházy’s Palace until January 12. 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: 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
EVENT: Stomp – The World Dance Show; Starts: Jan 17-18

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:
EVENT: Stomp – The World Dance Show – A unique mixture of percussion, dance, theatre and comedy with amazing music inspired by the everyday, Stomp members use everything from lighters and cans to trash bins and kitchen utilities for a memorable show. Starts: Jan 17-18, 2020, Incheba Expo Arena, Viedenska. Admission: €25-49. More info:

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