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

Are you looking for free activities in the city? Go to a guided tour at Soga or set out on a hiking tip.

Nature | Music | Art


Thursday, September 21, starts at 18:00 in the Austrian Cultural Forum, Hodžovo Námestie 1/A

The second album of Alicia Edelweiss, who lives and creates in Vienna, is quite a surprising piece of work. The nine songs reflect her music's poetic power and purity with compelling, poignant clarity. The reflection of our reality unfolds in songs about what has been experienced, exaggerated, and dreamed, in excerpts from legends or from children's books. The enchanting music is deeply atmospheric and exhilarating, and shows the wide artistic and emotional spectrum of the musician.

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Art exhibition

'Jozef Srna's Family Album'

Until October 6, from 10:00 to 18:00, Soga Auction House, 16 Medená Street

Soga, an auction house, holds an exhibition that presents the works of Bratislava painter Jozef Srna (1930-1992). It is called "Jozef Srna's Family Album".

Srna is a painter belonging to a generation whose artistic expression was irreversibly shaped by circumstances related to the political situation before 1989, Soga writes. The fact that experts included him in socialist realism had a devastating impact on his career after the fall of the communist regime.

"His works are full of nostalgia, detailed observation, a remarkable artistic shorthand, but also a kind of sadness... In a certain sense, they are the essence of experiencing short moments of beauty (happiness) - on a snowy street, next to a blossoming lilac tree, in the family, which could be experienced despite the totalitarian regime," notes curator Nina Gažovičová.

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On Tuesday, September 19, at 19:00 the auction house organises a guided tour. Another such tour will be held on October 3.


Hike to Kamzík

The wooded Kamzík hill is a popular walking and resting place for Bratislava residents, who flock to this beautiful piece of nature, especially at weekends.

It is a very popular recreational area for the general public. Not far away on the top of the hill stands the dominant feature of this area - the 200 m high Kamzík TV tower. It offers an amazing panaroma of the surrounding area. Snacks and drinks are also available in local buffets.

You may reach Kamzík by starting your journey at Krasňany, following the path Pekná Cesta not far from Krásny Vrch, and continuing along to Kamzík. You can rest a little there, and it would be possible to go back to Bratislava by bus, or you can continue your walk to Račianské Mýto.

Here is the map below if you would like to go on a hike.

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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