Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between November 8 and November 17, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

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Top 10
EVENT: Month of photography; Starts: whole November
EVENT: Travel festival; Starts: Nov 8-10
BOOKS: Bibliotheka 2019; Starts: Nov 7-10
EVENT: Russian circus on ice; Starts: Nov 9, 16:00
EVENT: Festival of Freedom 2019; Starts: Nov 11-17
EVENT: Mini Maker Faire; Starts: Nov 15, 9:30
EVENT: 3D EXPO Bratislava 2019; Starts: Nov 15-16
EVENT: Lantern night; Starts: Nov 16, 16:00
EVENT: Festival of sausages; Starts: Nov 16, 10:00
CONCERT: Glen Hansard; Starts: Nov 17, 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

Month of photography 2019

Various venues, Bratislava, whole November

The 29th year of the established international festival Month of Photography in Bratislava is starting. The main topics are the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution and traditionally current photography in the central and eastern Europe area. There will also be international stars of photography such as artist group AES+F, Joan Fontcuberta, Cédric Delsaux, Tom Jakobi. The festival involves 31 exhibitions. More info:

Travel festival

Dom kultúry Ružinov, Ružinovská street, Friday-Sunday, November 8-10

Join the biggest travelling event of the autumn from the 8th to 10th November, 2019, for the 14th time in the Bratislava DK Ružinov with 50 lectures in 3 halls. Foreign guests from places such as Nepal and Finland, or the director from the Czech Republic, will be complemented by domestic representation and a small tasting of Balkan culture in the form of the Consulate of Albania.

Lectures on ski touring, alpine hiking, paragliding through all the mountains of the world, bicycles, autonomy, hitchhiking and motorbiking through crazy destinations, to sailing on the other side of the world, respectable lifestyles or selfless volunteering. Long-term travel will be discussed, but also travelling with children, by Slovaks who have visited all the countries of the world. All this is complemented by films, workshops, discussions, presentations of non-profit organizations, and concerts together with acro-yoga and tasting exotic food, all under one roof. Admission: €8-€24.

Bibliotheka 2019

INCHEBA EXPO-Aréna, Viedenská cesta, Petržalka, Thursday-Sunday, November 7-10

Again, after a year, there is a book holiday for all book lovers! We invite you to the Book World of Panta Rhei, where you can look forward to a book living room, a rest zone, a brew bar by Café Dias, and a stage with an excellent literary program where you will be able to see and hear names such as: Bernard Minier, Stefan Ahnhem, Jozef Karika, Monika Kompanikova, Robert Bryndza, Varackova Miroslava and many others. Admission: free.

Russian circus on ice

Zimný štadión Vladimíra Dzurillu, Ružinovská street, Ružinov, Saturday, November 9, 16:00

Capturing today's viewer with something new is not easy at all. But what the Russian Circus on Ice led by Kirill Kirillov has prepared for spectators undoubtedly inspires admiration and enthusiasm - a new, dynamic Triumph show. "Cirque du Soleil on ice" say the audiences in Germany, France, and Switzerland, who were at the premiere of the show. The Russian Circus tour on ice is scheduled for several years in advance.

In November 2019, spectators in Slovakia will be able to enjoy the unique artistic team championship as part of a spectacular European tour. The extraordinary light empire, music written for the show, colourful costumes, fantastic numbers, special effects and, of course, the unsurpassed mastery of artists make up the magnificent world of the Russian Circus on Ice. The show Triumph represents a combination of all genres of contemporary circus art, jugglers, acrobats, illusionists, gymnasts and of course clowns, who perform on the spectacular ice surface. Admission: €22-€25. More info:

Festival of Freedom 2019

Bratislava, Monday-Sunday, November 11-17

The Freedom Festival is a multi-genre international festival that commemorates and analyzes the period of freedom in Slovakia. It will bring many interesting documentary and fiction films, exhibitions, theatre performances and discussions. Admission: free. More info:

Mini Maker Faire

Stará tržnica, Námestie SNP, Old Town, Friday, November 15, 9:30

Maker Faire is the world's largest showcase of innovation, creativity and sophistication for the whole family. It is a friendly meeting of creative and curious people who enjoy trying new things and sharing their knowledge and experience. Maker Faire opens to engineers, craftsmen, artists, handymen, gardeners and scientists of all generations. It's a place where everyone can show their gadget, hack, experiment or project. In short, Maker Faire not only offers an insight into the future, but also actively participates in it. More info:

3D EXPO Bratislava 2019

Vodárenské múzeum BVS, Devínska cesta, Karlova Ves, Friday-Saturday, November 15-16

Come and see what can be printed on a 3D printer. With many exhibitors and interesting lectures, in addition to a large number of 3D printers, you will also see two prototypes of new 3D printers that have not been shown anywhere else. This is the third year of the successful event. As it is a sales exhibition, you can buy a 3D printer or print models. If you already have a 3D printer, you can take part in a 3D model contest or purchase supplies or parts.

Several schools from Slovakia will come to show their 3D work. Several companies will come with 3D printers from the professional segment. An interesting lecture will be about printing from ceramic filament or using molds for preparing ceramic ornaments, making costumes using a 3D printer and many other uses of 3D technologies. Admission: €2-€4.

Lantern night

Park Jama, Kalinčiakova, Bratislava, Saturday, November 16, 16:00

The district of Bratislava-Nové Mesto invites you to LANTERN NIGHT.

Let's make a New Town together! There will be an entertainment program for children, competition of the most original hand-made lantern, lantern defilé, fire show, and small snacks - tea with a delicacy. Admission: free.

Festival of sausages

Jedáleň SlovGast, Vlčie hrdlo, Bratislava, Saturday, November 16, 10:00

Come and taste the freshly baked Dolnozemská sausage from Slovaks from Serbia who will compete to produce this speciality for the best and most delicious sausage. Visitors can buy fresh, roasted or smoked sausages on site. They can also participate in the raffle for valuable prizes. Admission: free.

Glen Hansard

Istropolis, Trnavské mýto, Nové Mesto, Sunday, November 17, 20:00

Oscar-winning Irish songwriter and actor Glen Hansard will come to symbolically congratulate Slovak fans for the 30th anniversary of the gentle revolution. As part of the tour for This Wild Willing, he will perform on November 17, 2019 in Istropolis, Bratislava. Fans can look forward to a brand new program. One of Glen Hansard's conditions, for example, was that the entire concert be seated, so fans could enjoy his performance more.

Bratislava concert will surely bring songs from the fresh This Wild Willing album. Respected magazines such as Mojo, The Rolling Stone, The Sunday Times, Classic Rock and Volume rated the recording with a full score, and the professional community agrees that this is an exceptional work. Admission: €40.

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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

Vladimír Gažovič: Celebration
Vladimír Židlický: Restrospective
Dan Meluzin: Observer
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!

Vladimír Gažovič – Vladimír Gažovíč is an excellent representative of contemporary Slovak graphic art who transformed certain format and meaning impulses of the classical message of art development within the current context in his work. At the end of the 1960s Gažovič began to develop his original concept of graphic work which enabled him to break through the foreign art scene more intensively than anyone before him. The novelty here lies in the technological perfection of his work with original lithographs printed from stone. This new technology allowed him to perceive the artistic form in a new way and to build it on painting principles. By working with graded colour shades and light he forms the plasticity of shape as a spatial value. This approach is unique even today. He works with figures as a multi-string instrument – a carrier of moral and ethical values. The legacy of Hieronymus Bosch and later symbolists and expressionists resonates in his work from this aspect. Opening Hours: 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. Closed on Mondays, Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, Bratislava-Čunovo, Vodné dielo. More info:
Vladimír Židlický: Restrospective - Vladimír Židlický is a major figure on the European art scene. He experiments with the heritage of classic art disciplines. The meticulous care he has devoted to work with photographic prints, whether in small-scale or monumental formats, clearly links up with the legacy of the pictorial tradition of photography. In his approach, he bases himself upon history-proven methods of refining tonality, at the same time employing test prints and drawing on the transparency of different structures, not hesitating to finish his artifacts by way of partial destruction of their pictorial form. By no means as contradictory as it would appear, he enhances the impact of his figure compositions featuring motifs of nudity with incalculable effects invoked by various interventions into matrices, including notably cutting into the emulsion of negatives or even taking out their sections. He then engages in painterly incursions into the force field of the prints. Opening Hours: 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. Closed on Mondays, Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, Bratislava-Čunovo, Vodné dielo. More info:
Dan Meluzin: Observer - Dan Meluzin has not surrendered to the magnetic power of digital technologies, but rather to their consequences, the growing pressure from the world of media, advertising, celebrities, consumption and the related transformations of culture and the superficialization of the perception of social values. He presented himself as a vital, self-confident and provocative artist who revitalized painting through the triviality and shoddiness of his themes. He drew his inspiration from the work of Van Gogh, from his method of working with paint, colour and light, as well as from classical and postwar Modernism, Pop art in particular, which he transformed into his own painting concept. Based on some Pop art practices he is usually referred to as a successor of Pop art, which, however, is only one aspect of his work. 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: Scorpions; Starts: Nov 20, 20:00
EVENT: Stomp – The World Dance Show; Starts: Jan 17-18
EVENT: Maluma World Tour; Starts: Feb 26, 20:00
CONCERT: Alvaro Soler; Starts: May 29, 2020
CONCERT: Lenny Kravitz; Starts: July 1, 2020

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:
EVENT: Maluma World Tour – Maluma will visit Slovakia within his world tour. Many consider him as one of the leading personalities of latin music. His newest album, F.A.M.E. gained a Latin Grammy in the category of current pop albums. Starts: Feb 26, 20:00, Winter Stadium of Ondrej Nepela. Admission: €39-€89. More info:
CONCERT: Alvaro Soler - Fantastic news for Alvaro Soler's Slovak fans - on the 29th of May next year Alvaro will take his incredibly successful Mar de Colores Europe Tour to Slovakia, where he'll deliver a great concert at the AXA Arena NTC in Bratislava. Starts: May 29, 2020, AXA Arena NTC in Bratislava. Admission: €40-€50. More info:
CONCERT: Lenny Kravitz - The multi-talented singer, musician and actor, Lenny Kravitz, has announced his upcoming tour called “Here to Love” Tour 2020. The native of New York will perform for the Slovak audience on July 1, 2020 at the Ondrej Nepela Ice Stadium in Bratislava. The biggest hits of Kravitz's career will be played, such as American woman, Fly away, I belong to you, Ain't over til it's over, and Again, as well as fresh songs. Starts: July 1, 2020, 20:00, Winter Stadium of Ondrej Nepela. Admission: €59-€84. More info:

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