Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between November 22 and December 1, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

Superar Slovakia performing at the 2018 Charity Christmas Bazaar. They return again this year.Superar Slovakia performing at the 2018 Charity Christmas Bazaar. They return again this year. (Source: Courtesy of Charity Christmas Bazaar)

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Top 10
EVENT: Month of photography; Starts: whole November
MARKET: Christmas market at Dulak 2019; Starts: Nov 22-Dec 22
MARKET: Old Town Christmas market 2019; Starts: Nov 22-Dec 23
EVENT: Swing Christmas; Starts: Nov 23
EVENT: Choco coffee weekend; Starts: Nov 23-24
BAZAAR: Charity Christmas Bazaar; Starts: Nov 24, 10:00
CONCERT: Skillet; Starts: Nov 25, 18:00
CONCERT: Killer Queen; Starts: Nov 26, 19:00
CONCERT: Duo Das Kollektiv; Starts: Nov 29, 18:00
MARKET: Christmas Cverna Market; Starts: Nov 30, 10:00

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:

Christmas market at Dulak 2019

Dulovo Square, Friday, November 22 – December 22

Christmas markets at Dulák will bring a new alternative and local Christmas market in the central area of ​​Dulovo Square in Ružinov, which will complement the offer of city-wide Christmas markets in the Old Town. The benefit will be a more intimate and cozy atmosphere, while the event will focus more on domestic visitors than tourists and will serve more to the needs of the local community in Ružinov.

Kinds of goods you will find in the stalls: street food: traditional Christmas dishes: games: pastries and desserts: selected brewed wine and other winter alcoholic drinks: craft beer, coffee, tea: Christmas commodities such as sauerkraut in the barrel, live fish in vats, honey, wafers, nuts; craft stands with leather, wood, candles, Christmas decorations, jewelry, glass, ceramics, clothing and the like.

An intimate cultural program on a small stage will also be included. Solo performances include a DJ, live music, stand up comedy, loud reading, recitation, lectures, and book presentations. The music will be in an intriguing style of chill out, jazz, soul, folk music as well as traditional Christmas songs.

Old Town Christmas market 2019

Hviezdoslavovo námestie, Bratislava, November 22-December 23

Come and enjoy the Christmas atmosphere with traditional stalls and concerts on Hviezdoslav Square starting in November. Food, drinks and various stalls await you, as well as a rich program every day. Admission: free.

Swing Christmas

Národné osvetové centrum (nocka / V-klub), Námestie SNP, Saturday, November 23

Experience the magical atmosphere of the coming Christmas in swing rhythm! Before everyone falls into the whirlwind of Christmas shopping and preparations, the National Educational Center in cooperation with the civil association Swingmania has prepared a special dance hall full of authentic swing in the Christmas mood!

The legendary V-club in Bratislava will turn into a refined First Republic dance hall with everything that includes: an authentic Fats Jazz Band on stage, charming singers to take you to the golden era of jazz, dance instructors from B-Swing to teach you some of the period dances and a photo corner with props for themed photo memorabilia.

Choco coffee weekend in Bory Mall

Bory Mall, Lamač, Saturday-Sunday, November 23-24

Come enter a fantasy world with coffee roasters, chocolate makers, baristas, and other masters of their craft in the field of coffee, chocolate or tea! Bitter, milk, white, hot, truffles or genuine Colombian cocoa - there will certainly be a lot to choose from! Coffee lovers will also be pleased. Freshly roasted coffee beans from around the world will only wait for grinding and brewing coffee to your liking. Will it be espresso, lungo, cappuccino, latte, flat white or do you prefer an alternative coffee? One way or another, you will surely enjoy your favourite cup of coffee. We will also delight those who prefer tea culture. Represented will be not only loose tea from the Far East, but also fruit and herb teas. Admission: free.

Charity Christmas Bazaar

Stará Tržnica, Sunday, November 24, 10:00-17:00

The International Women's Club of Bratislava would like to invite you to the 28th Charity Christmas Bazaar on 24th November 2019 at Stará tržnica.

Attended by over 3,000 people, this popular event is the ideal place to kick start Christmas and is loved by local residents and visitors alike. Held in the wonderfully atmospheric Stará tržnica, it’s the ideal place to go sample the food and culture from 39 countries and foreign regions, as well as the chance to bid on a variety of different items in the Silent Auction.

Last year’s Bazaar raised a tremendous €92,000, which enabled the IWCB to successfully fund 21 Slovak organisations in need across the country. 41 percent of these projects were for children/youth groups, one being the Slovak branch of Superar.

Tickets: €4 for adults & €2 for children, students, pensioner and disabled. More info:

Skillet (US)

Refinery Gallery, Vlčie hrdlo, Ružinov, Monday, November 25, 18:00

Armed with material from the new Victorious album, popular American rockers Skillet will be coming to Slovakia for the first time this year. Domestic fans will be pleased by the stop in Bratislava, where they will play. This time, they will arrive with a brand new, tenth album, which was released on August 2. Admission: €35. More info:

Killer Queen

Istropolis, Trnavské mýto, Nové Mesto, Tuesday, November 26, 19:00

Killer Queen will perform in Istropolis in Bratislava on November 26. The best of the whistling Queen. Pop legend is back! More info: Admission: €30-€45.

Duo Das Kollektiv

Rakúske kultúrne fórum, Hodžovo square, Bratislava, Friday, November 29, 18:00

Juan Carlos Díaz grew up in Colombia, Raphael Brunner in Austria. In 2014, both musicians met during their studies at the State Conservatory in Feldkirch and decided to combine their different musical backgrounds. After hundreds of rehearsals between lectures and lessons, they founded the music group DAS KOLLEKTIV.

Christmas Cverna Market

Nová Cvernovka, Račianska, Bratislava, Saturday, November 30, 10:00-18:00

In the first edition of the Summer Cverna Market, you became acquainted with the operation of the design brands that are part of our building. Due to its popularity, we have prepared a pre-Christmas edition for you. Mark the last weekend of November in your calendar with Cverna Market!

In addition to all-day open shops, there will also be a program prepared. While shopping, you can stop in the hall where the literary festival Autoriáda will be taking place. It will bring not only an interesting program in the form of discussions with the best Slovak writers of contemporary literature, but also book publishing houses.

All our shops, bakeries, showrooms and bookstores will be open. You can see, talk, and go shopping. The shops will be open from 10:00 to 18:00. All this will be accompanied by a program and book dealers within the literary festival Autoriáda! More info: 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

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

EVENT: Stomp – The World Dance Show; Starts: Jan 17-18
EVENT: Maluma World Tour; Starts: Feb 26, 20:00
CONCERT: Mireille Mathieu; Starts: Mar 10, 20:00
CONCERT: Alvaro Soler; Starts: May 29, 2020
CONCERT: André Rieu; Starts: Jun 10; 20:00
CONCERT: Lenny Kravitz; Starts: July 1, 2020

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: Mireille Mathieu - The Queen of French chanson will perform in Bratislava again. Mireille Mathieu will not miss a chance to perform in Slovakia, where her all concerts have been sold out every time.
Starts: Mar 10, 20:00, Axa Arena NTC Bratislava. Admission: €49-€199.
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: André Rieu – André Rieu, the musician named as the modern “King of Waltz” will play a concert in 2020 in Bratislava. He will perform together with the 60-member Johann Strauss Orchestra, the biggest private orchestra in the world. Starts: Jun 10; 20:00, Winter Stadium of Ondrej Nepela. Admission: €65-€125. 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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