Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between September 20 and September 29, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

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Top 10
EVENT: SWAP in Art Books Coffee; Starts: Sep 20-21
EVENT: Beer Run Bratislava; Starts: Sep 21, 13:00
EVENT: Japanese craft sake & Music festival; Starts: Sep 21, 15:00
EVENT: Red Bull Dance Your Style; Starts: Sep 21, 15:00
JAZZ: Golden Age Festival 2019; Starts: Sep 21, 19:00
EVENT: Comics Saloon 2019; Starts: Sep 20-22
RUN: Karpaty Run; Starts: Sep 22, 8:00
EVENT: Antique market at Miletička; Sep 22, 10:00
YOGA: Ultimate Freedom; Starts: Sep 27-29
EVENT: White Night Bratislava 2019; Starts: Sep 27-29

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

SWAP in Art Books Coffee

ART BOOKS COFFEE, Baštová, Bratislava, Friday-Saturday, September 20-21

Go through your wardrobe, now that the seasons are changing, and make room for new autumn pieces while giving a second chance to clothes that you no longer wear. We are organizing a clothing SWAP - an exchange of clothes in excellent condition which can make someone else happy. As a reward, you can choose what you like and know that you will put it to use. Admission: €2. More info:

Beer run Bratislava

Randal Club, Karpatská, Old Town, Saturday, September 21, 13:00

Dear friends, beer makers, runners, it's here again. The Beer Run of Bratislava is still going strong after an incredible 23 years. Come run and refresh yourself. Admission: free.

Golden Age Festival 2019

Národné osvetové centrum (nocka / V-klub), Námestie SNP, Bratislava, Saturday, September 21, 19:00

In September, Bratislava will move to the cradle of jazz - New Orleans and the legendary Cotton Club in Harlem, New York. The Golden Age Festival is the only international festival in Slovakia that focuses on an authentic interpretation of music from the beginning of jazz, its so-called Golden Age. Groups invited to the festival are selected with high expectations of quality.

This year, visitors can look forward to performers from Germany, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The concerts are followed by a traditional improvised jam session of all performers, which is very popular among listeners and musicians themselves. Admission: €19-€22. More info:

Red Bull Dance Your Style

Fakulta architektúry STU, Námestie slobody, Old Town, Saturday, September 21, 15:00

The third weekend of September will dominate our capital city dance contest in which the winner is decided by the audience. Red Bull Dance Your Style returns to Slovakia after a year. Sixteen Slovak street dancers will dance on the premises of the Faculty of Architecture of STU on September 21, 2019. Come to Bratislava to enjoy a mix of styles - dance and music. With popping, locking, breaking in, the winner will be decided by the people.

By voting with red and blue cards, you influence whether a dancer progress to the next round, and you will also determine the absolute ruler of the floor. For the hearts and voices of the crowd, the second year of open-air dance will be fought by experienced participants from last year as well as newcomers to the game. Admission: free. More info:

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.

Antique market at Miletička

Miletička, Miletičova, Ružinov, Sunday, September 22, 10:00

We invite everyone who wants to beautify an apartment, house or garden with an antique piece, or enrich a collection of any kind, such as coins, medals, stamps, postcards, badges, books, paintings, graphics, porcelain, glass, statuettes, jewellery. If you are a lover of old, unique or curious things, you’ll find something to love at the antique market. Admission: free.

Karpaty Run

Bratislava, Sunday, September 22, 8:00

At the biggest running trail festival in Bratislava, you can enjoy a 30 km route and a barbecue with Yeme. Run out of the city and enjoy beautiful nature, iconic places and silent forest paths in the Little Carpathians. From beginners to Ultra, every running level will find something to please. A friendly atmosphere, fresh nature and an amazing running experience await you. Run in the forest and not on the pavement. Admission: €6-€36. More info:



Ultimate Freedom

Nová Cvernovka, Račianska, Bratislava, Friday-Saturday, September 27-29

Come to the three-day international yoga festival in Bratislava with lecturers from Canada, Trinidad, Italy, UK and Slovakia. Troy Hadeed, Chris Magee, Jolene Bayda, Troy Turi and Leonardo Picco will be coming to the festival again, along with new teachers such as Adell Bridges, Slava Goloubov, Devon French, Martin Ďuriš and Martin Thám to guide you personally. Come join us and co-create this unique experience. See the full program of lectures and exercises. Admission: €59-€119. More info:



White Night Bratislava 2019

Bratislava, Friday-Sunday, September 27-29

We would like to invite you to the 5th edition of White Night in Bratislava, the biggest and the most popular international festival of contemporary art in Slovakia, happening right in the streets of your city.

For the first time ever, the event will last three whole days. Be sure not to miss it!

Biela noc or Nuit Blanche is a prestigious international art project with the objective of introducing the general public to new forms of contemporary art as well as unique, unfamiliar and outstanding nooks in cities of the world. In 2002, Nuit Blanche was established in Paris and current participation reaches more than three million people. In the following years the project has spread from Paris to other cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Santa Monica, Montreal, Toronto, Rome, Tel Aviv, Madrid, Brussels, Riga, Bucharest, Amsterdam, Brighton, Turin, Naples, Košice and Bratislava.

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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:
Variably - 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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