3 things to do in Bratislava for free this weekend

Looking for something budget-conscious to do in Bratislava? Explore the early beginnings of video games in Slovakia, or set out on a hike in the Small Carpathians.

Nature | Art | Music


A hike to Konské Hlavy

Meet Saturday, March 11 at 9:45 a.m. at Nivy Bus Station in Bratislava.

On Saturday, a group of foreigners will set out on a hiking adventure to Tri Kríže (Three Crosses), a little-known pilgrimage site, and Konské Hlavy (Horse Heads), a hill (649 m) above the village of Pernek, which is just across the Small Carpathians from the wine-making town of Pezinok.

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Hikers should meet at the main bus station (Nivy) in Bratislava. The bus for Pernek leaves at 10:00 a.m. from Platform 19, and the hike proper will start at 10:55 a.m.

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Tri Kríže will be the first stop, which is just a few minutes' walk from Pernek. The hike will then continue to Konské Hlavy, and finish in Pezinok. The route is around 16 kilometres long and should take about 5 hours to complete.

If you would like to go on the hike later, here's a route map.

From Pezinok, you can return to Bratislava by bus or by train.


How Slovaks discovered video games

Until April 30 at Satellite Art Gallery, Kollárovo Námestie 10 in Bratislava; opening hours: 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. from Monday to Sunday.

The '8-Bit' exhibition maps the period of the 1980s and 1990s in Slovakia, during which a community of fans of the first personal computers gradually formed in the country. The display provides an insight into the beginnings of the video game scene in Slovakia, samples of the first games, magazines, manuals, and computers.

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Jam session

Sunday, March 12 at Kafe Scherz on Palisády Street in Bratislava; starts at 20:00.

If you like music, then live-music venue Kafe Scherz is the place to go to on Sunday. Whether you sing or play a musical instrument – or just like listening or watching others make music – come and enjoy the last day of the weekend in the company of some talented artists.

Before you go out and enjoy Bratislava and the surrounding areas, see where you can find all the places and venues in this week's overview.

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