Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between September 13 and September 22, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

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Top 10
EVENT: Bratislava Coronation Days 2019; Starts: Sep 13-15
FOOD: Food Fest Bratislava; Starts: Sep 13-15
EVENT: Indian festival; Starts: Sep 14, 13:15
EVENT: Faunia Bratislava; Starts: Sep 15, 9:00
CONCERT: Alice Cooper; Starts: Sep 15, 20:00
CONCERT: Konvergencie 2019; Starts: Sep 16-24
CONCERT: Quasars Ensemble; Starts: Sep 18
EVENT: Plant swap; Starts: Sep 18, 18:00
EVENT: Comics Saloon 2019; Starts: Sep 20-22
EVENT: Japanese craft sake & Music festival; Starts: Sep 21, 15:00

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

Bratislava Coronation Days 2019

Bratislava, Friday-Sunday, September 13-15

Commemorate the glorious royal past of Bratislava this year with a series of events where residents and visitors to the city will be able to enjoy a coronation atmosphere with a spectacular cultural program, theater performances, sacral concerts, worship, period music production and period plays.


Children’s Coronation Parade, starts Rudnay Square at 3:00 PM

Route: St. Martin’s Cathedral – Rudnay Square, Vydrická Gate, Panská Street, Ventúrska Street, Michalska Street, Michael’s Gate, Biela Street, Franciscan Church, Old Town Hall Courtyard.
In cooperation with Bratislava City Museum

Coronation Holy Mass , St. Martin’s Cathedral at 7:00 PM

Holy Mass will be celebrated by Mons. Stanislav Zvolenský, Metropolitan Archbishop of Bratislava
Performance: Cathedral choir and orchestra of St. Martin
In cooperation with the Archdiocese of Bratislava


Coronation Parade, Bratislava Castle at 1:00 PM

Route: Bratislava Castle – Vienna Gate, Palisady, Zámocká Street, Kapucinska Street, Župné Square, Michael’s Gate, Michalska Street, Venturska Street, Panska Street, Rudnay Square, under SNP Bridge, Židovská Street, Zamocka Street, Palisady, Bratislava Castle – Vienna Gate

Coronation period fair, Bratislava Castle at 1 PM

Demonstration of birds of prey training, fashion show of period clothing, bow shooting, historical fencing, historical fairy tale program for children, tasting of medieval food, two-story pub, demonstration of period crafts


Coronation Concert, Primate’s Square at 5:00 PM

Performance: Bratislava Choir

Food Fest Bratislava

Hlavné námestie, Bratislava, Friday-Saturday, September 13-15

This street food festival is coming to Bratislava for the first time. If you are a food lover and enjoy having fun, don’t miss it! The best street food gadgets will be used. You can look forward to unconventional sellers, as well as a rich program. Competitions, workshops, entertaining activities for all will take place on all days. Admission: free.

Indian festival

Staromestské centrum kultúry a vzdelávania, Zichyho palác, Ventúrska, Old Town, Saturday, September 14, 13:15

Indian lifestyle will be presented in a festival focusing on culture, food, clothing and fashion. Movie screenings, workshops and lessons are available, as well as lectures, workshops, presentations, music, dancing and singing, Indian wedding makeup, henna ornamentation, presentation of the latest books on India, and use of spices in Indian cuisine. Admission: free.

Faunia Bratislava

Dom kultúry Ružinov, Ružinovská street, Ružinov, September 15, 9:00

The largest sales exhibition of exotic animals in Bratislava. Come and see snakes, crocodiles, lizards, fish and other exotic animals with children of all ages. 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:

Konvergencie 2019

Bratislava, September 16-24

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Convergence Festival this fall. The international festival of chamber music of the Convergence, which its founder and artistic director, cellist Jozef Lupták named after the cult album of Collegium musicum by Marián Varga, will celebrate two decades of its existence this autumn.

During that time, the super-genre event, whose focus remains chamber music performed by renowned domestic and foreign performers, has become one of the stars of Bratislava's musical life, one of the most important events of classical music in Slovakia. Convergence differs from other festivals by “tailor-made dramaturgy”, which provides space for cooperation between domestic and foreign artists and presents lesser-known works, but also includes large classical opuses in surprising and new contexts. More info:

Quasars Ensemble

Slovenský rozhlas, Mýtna, Bratislava, Wednesday, September 18

3rd concert of the Quasars Ensemble Cycle on Slovak Radio in Bratislava.

Quasars Ensemble, established in 2008, is a 13 member music ensemble, unique in its breadth of the repertoire consisting of contemporary classical music as well as music of the past eras. The orchestra’s focus is on the introduction of rare and forgotten ensemble pieces, particularly by Slovak authors.

Their album containing pieces by Schönberg, Albrecht and Hindemith, who are considered the founding fathers of the chamber symphony, was awarded with the most prominent artistic award in Slovakia – Krištálové krídlo (Crystal Wing). Harmonie, a prestigious Czech music magazine, gave their recording of the works of Mahler, Debussy, Albrecht and Poulenc its „Editor’s Choice“ award and a six-star rating.

The program:

  • Franz Liszt - La lugubre gondola 1 (1882)
  • Cecilia Villanueva (AR) - La silente gol (2018)
  • William Dougherty (USA) - Stillness of Zero Sensation (2015)
  • Lachrymae (2011) - Tristan Murail (FR)
  • Roman Berger (PL / SK) - Requiem of a camera with a theme by W. Lutosławski (1998) / Requiem of a camera with a theme by W. Lutosławski (1998)

Plant swap

Nová Cvernovka, Račianska, Bratislava, Wednesday, September 18, 17:00

We invite you to Swap plants, cuttings, flowerpots and everything related to plant cultivation. In addition, you can look forward to a lecture in the accompanying program. More info: Admission: €3.

Comics Saloon 2019

Dom kultúry Ružinov, Ružinovská street, Ružinov, Friday-Sunday, September 20-22

The 32nd international festival of pop culture celebrates comics, anime and games in 2019. The festival is dedicated to Comics, Anime, Games, Japanese Culture, KPOP, Scifi, Fantasy and Horror. It offers a wide range of lectures, workshops, competitions, the latest films, literature, music and art. There are also meetings with writers, book baptisms and of course various creative competitions. More info:

Japanese craft sake & Music festival

Matsu premium tea & coffee, Špitálska, Bratislava, Saturday, September 21, 15:00

This is the second edition of the Sake Festival. It is a great opportunity to taste premium craft sake from Japan. DJ Nori from Amsterdam is also invited. Enjoy good sake and good music. Admission: free.

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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

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!

Democratia - At a time when the need to rethink Democracy is felt acutely, when current events nationally and globally are raising questions about the stakes of power, the work of these two authors, each with their own means of expression, tries to grapple with societal events so as to extract a more objective and distanced vision in which man confronts his actions and their underside. In a dialogue between photography and writing, both authors expose, impertinently, the abuses of an era, its contradictions and excesses. Opening Hours: 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. Closed on Mondays, Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, Bratislava-Čunovo, Vodné dielo. More info:
Variabily - The anniversary exhibition of one of the most important Slovak fine artists Viktor Hulík (1949) is very well known not only in the European but also in the global milieu. Proof can be seen in many invitations and participations in prominent European exhibition projects. In 1988, Hulík became a member of an international artists group INT ART whose objective was to bring people from different cultural backgrounds closer together. In 1990, he was the first Slovak artist to be awarded a prestigious creative grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation in New York. Opening Hours: 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. Closed on Mondays, Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, Bratislava-Čunovo, Vodné dielo. More info:
Creatures - Looking at the art of Alena Adamikova, we can find lines of now rare stability in her work. First of all she painted portraits naturalistic, with strong contrasts in color and structure. It gives a certain mystic atmosphere to her works, which makes her one of the more remarkable contemporary surrealist painters. Nevertheless, in the last 10 years of work, Alena Adamikova is reflecting on roots. Through all her works runs the question, “Can my children discover the world as I discovered it?” She describes life perceived in a mystic way, where fairytales become reality. It seems that there is always a hidden secret in her work, the secret of security within the family, which is in danger of getting lost in a society of increasing individuality and loneliness. Opening Hours: 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. Closed on Mondays, Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, Bratislava-Čunovo, Vodné dielo. 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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