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City beach to spruce up a Bratislava waterfront after all

Beach with no admission fee will change its location.Compiled by Spectator staff, 4. Jun 2020, at 14:07

Magio Beach on Tyrš Waterfront in Bratislava in summer 2014.

Napoleonic soldier returns to duty in Bratislava's centre

The statue has been repaired after vandals tore it down two years ago.Compiled by Spectator staff, 3. Jun 2020, at 17:58

The Napoleonic soldier is back on Main Square.

Iconic pharmacy Salvator in Bratislava is closer to new life

Bratislava city council wants to resurrect pharmacy after becoming exclusive owner.Jana Liptáková, 3. Jun 2020, at 15:04

The Salvator pharmacy has been closed for more than two decades.

To love or to hate Bratislava (from our archive)

Old and new, revered and jeered, the Slovak capital is a fascinating - if not always lovely - mixture of culture and history.Chris Togneri, 3. Jun 2020, at 14:09


Rare oaks in Šúr nature reserve near Bratislava can breathe freely again

Nature conservationists, in cooperation with the local government, are returning the silvopasture its original beauty.Jana Liptáková, 2. Jun 2020, at 16:06

Cows are again taking care of Panónsky Háj.

Afraid of public transport? Try shared bikes, e-scooters or e-mopeds

Bratislava offers diverse alternative transport.29. May 2020, at 14:01

Yellow Slovnaft bikes with green Bolt scooters.

Bratislava airport changes into a temporary parking area for aircraft

International air transport might resume in Slovakia in July.Compiled by Spectator staff, 28. May 2020, at 22:25

Airplanes parked at the Bratislava airport.

Why are there so many castles in Slovakia?

The story of Slovakia’s castles with a map, dozens of pictures and a list of top 10 castles.Roman Cuprik, 28. May 2020, at 17:00

Romantic Bojnice Castle is one of Slovakia’s favourite tourist destinations.
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Greenery and repair of roads remain priorities in corona-affected Bratislava

Bratislava estimates the COVID-19-related drop in its budget at €40 million this year.Compiled by Spectator staff, 26. May 2020, at 12:59

Coolest in Bratislava: Devín Castle

Observe the confluence of the quiet and slow Morava and the swift and wild Danube or wander around places similar to the Grand Canyon.Gabriela Psotková, Valéria Polovková25. May 2020, at 12:05

Devín Castle

The waste from illegal landfill polluted underground waters near Bratislava

The police have launched an investigation.Compiled by Spectator staff, 21. May 2020, at 22:50

The waste dump in Ivanka pri Dunaji.

Public transport moves closer to normal in Bratislava

More public transport vehicles in the streets mean better protection of passengers.Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. May 2020, at 18:29

Novel coronavirus postpones launch of pilot parking projects in Bratislava

Plans to launch city-wide parking policy in Bratislava from start of 2021 remain unchanged.Jana Liptáková, 15. May 2020, at 8:37

Parking in Bratislava now.
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Where traces of Bratislava's Slav and Celtic settlements remain

Pálffy Palace provides an overview of the city's many architectural phases.Compiled by Spectator staff, 14. May 2020, at 7:40

Pálffy Palace

Virtual tour reveals interior of the legendary Grössling bathhouse

Personal on-site inspections were replaced by a video and 3D virtual tour.Compiled by Spectator staff, 12. May 2020, at 19:41

Friedrich Weinwurm, Ignác Vécsei: Steam and healing spa Grössling, Bratislava, Vajanského Embankment 11; 1929 – 1930.

Železná Studnička to get a facelift

Have a look at the visualisations.Compiled by Spectator staff, 10. May 2020, at 9:35

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Michael's Gate: The remaining protector of historic Bratislava

The gate currently houses the Museum of Weapons and Town Fortification.Compiled by Spectator staff, 7. May 2020, at 14:40

Michael’s Gate

Kuchajda is open again and it is possible to use a cable car to Kamzík

Safety measures still apply when visiting recreational compounds.Compiled by Spectator staff, 6. May 2020, at 13:43


New Bratislava bus station will not open in 2020

The developer planned to open the station on Mlynské Nivy in autumn.Compiled by Spectator staff, 5. May 2020, at 22:47

A view of Bratislava's bus station from the nearby administrative Nivy Tower.

Bratislava Volkswagen plant launches three-shift operation in late May

Second shift to be added in mid-May as production gradually resumes.Compiled by Spectator staff, 5. May 2020, at 13:21

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