May 5-6, Tyršovo Nábrežie, Bratislava; starts in the afternoon hours
This year's Bratislava Majáles is returning and will take place at the weekend, May 5-6, at its usual place on the Tyršovo Nábrežie embankment.
You can look forward to open-air concerts on the main stage, fun and interesting programmes for children and parents, and a rich street food zone with delicious dishes from all over the world.
You can look at the detailed programme here (in Slovak).
9 May, Old Market Hall, Námestie Nežnej Revolúcie, Bratislava; starts at 19:30
The symbolic birthday of the European Union will be celebrated in the Old Market Hall. Admission to the concert is free of charge until the space is full, though registration is required. You can register here. Note that the concert is standing room only.
A walk to Vlčie Hrdlo
If you would like to go on a walk, then walking to Vlčie Hrdlo is a perfect choice. There are no hills at all, it's mainly a level stroll by the canal and the Danube river, with a few stretches through a forest and natural reserve.
To get to the start of the route you can take Bus 737 to Kalinkovo, which departs from Nivy bus station in Bratislava. The trip there should take only half an hour, so if you leave at 9:35, you can start walking at 10.
Follow the blue trail along the canal to Bajdel, then go through the forest and nature reserve to finish at the bus stop at Vlčie Hrdlo.
You can do this trail in approximately 5 hours.
If you would like to go on a walk, here's a map for you.
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