3 things to do in Bratislava for free in the next seven days

Looking for free activities in Bratislava next week? Visit a public music concert or go for a walk to the observatory Devínska Kobyla.

Music | Nature | Festival


Organ concerts under the Pyramid

March 26 at the Big Concert Studio in the Slovak Public Radio building on Mýtna 1 in Bratislava; start at 10:30 a.m.

The Swiss organist Jean-Christophe Geiser will play a concert for spectators and radio listeners on Sunday.

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He has performed more than a thousand recitals in over 40 countries in Europe, America and Asia. He initiated the construction of the largest Swiss organ in the cathedral in Lausanne.

In his recital in Slovakia, Geiser will present, in addition to the works of Johann Sebastian Bach and Louis Vierne, mainly works of the 17th to 20th centuries that are unknown to Slovaks.

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The concert will also be streamed on Rádio Devín.


International festival for choirs and orchestras

From 26 till 29 March, at Klariska Concert Hall and the Hall of Mirrors of the Primate's Palace, in Bratislava; start at 5 p.m. or at 7 p.m. (depending on the concert).

Bratislava Spring Festival 2023 takes place as part of international festivals organized by Bratislava Music Agency. Choirs will perform and compete in the Primate's Palace and Klarisky. 8 choirs from 5 countries from Turkey, Ukraine, Hungary, Slovenia, and Slovakia will participate in the festival.

The festival will begin with the opening concert on March 26 at the Hall of Mirrors of the Primate's Palace at 19:00. On 27 March You can enjoy the Festival concert at 19:00 at Klariska Concert Hall. And 29 March will be the competition part of the festival at 17:00 and the concert and announcement of competition results at 19:00, both at Klariska Concert Hall in Bratislava.

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A walk to Devínska Kobyla and Devín Castle

If you are looking for inspiration for an easy trip in Bratislava, Devínska Kobyla and Devín Castle are the right place.

The unique observatory Devínska Kobyla is located on the border of three districts - Devín, Dúbravka, and Devínska Nová Ves. In addition to perfect views of Bratislava, from the tower, You can also see neighboring countries - Austria, Hungary, and the Czech Republic.

The starting point of the tour is at Kútiky stop, where You can arrive by taking Trams 9 or 4. You will have a walk through the forest and climb to the tower at Devínska Kobyla, then eventually arrive at Devín Castle. To come back to Bratislava, You can use bus 29.

The total hike time should take approximately 2 and a half hours.

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

If you have tips for free events in Bratislava or you would like to share your hiking or cycling trip ideas with readers, let us know at kseniia.husieva@spectator.sk.

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