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Long-neglected Renaissance house in Bratislava’s centre reveals its secretsPhoto

The National Trust is bringing the historical Rómer’s house back to life.Jana Liptáková, 21. Sep 2018, at 14:00

Renaissance Rómer’s house in the Bratislava's Old Town

Construction of new bus station in Bratislava follows planPhoto

The station should be complete in 2020 and Mlynské Nivy Street finished by the autumn of 2019.Compiled by Spectator staff, 21. Sep 2018, at 6:51

Construction of the new Nivy bus station.

Spectacular Slovakia #3: Unexpected hiking (Enjoy Bratislava's greenery)Audio

In Slovakia, you can hike in the capital city. Listen to the latest episode of our travel podcast to find out more.Michaela TerenzaniHannah Falchuk, 19. Sep 2018, at 18:06

People will gather to support imprisoned Ukrainian filmmaker

The open letter in support of Sentsov has been signed by more than 2,800 people.Compiled by Spectator staff, 19. Sep 2018, at 1:04

People hold posters to support Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, who is currently on hunger strike in a Russian jail to demand the release of the other Ukrainian hostages taken by the Kremlin, in front of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Kiev on August 21, 2018.

Foreigners: Top 10 events in BratislavaVideo

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between September 21 and September 30, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.Compiled by Spectator staff, 17. Sep 2018, at 20:21

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Bratislava Main Station gets new waiting roomPhoto

The entrance will get facelift too; work should be done by the May 2019 Hockey World Championship.Compiled by Spectator staff, 17. Sep 2018, at 13:34

The restored premises at the Main Railway Station in Bratislava.

Kempelen invented much more than just the Turk, a chess-playing automatonPhoto

The exhibition reveals the secret of the Turk and it was not the legless chess player hidden inside.Jana Liptáková, 14. Sep 2018, at 11:21

Andrej Groll with the model of the Turk - chess-playing automaton.

Foreigners: Top 10 events in BratislavaVideo

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between September 14 and September 23, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.Compiled by Spectator staff, 11. Sep 2018, at 20:40

People are interested in bike-sharingPhoto

However, some bikes have already been destroyed by vandals.Compiled by Spectator staff, 10. Sep 2018, at 14:18

Bike-sharing in Bratislava

Picnic to open renewed park in Bratislava’s Old TownPhoto

Landerer’s Park now has less asphalt and more greenery.Compiled by Spectator staff, 6. Sep 2018, at 23:48

New look of Landerer's Park in Bratislava's Old Town

White water centre not just for professionalsPhoto

Visitors can enjoy kayaking, rafting and as well as surfing near BratislavaJana Liptáková, 6. Sep 2018, at 10:40

Surfing on the man-made wave in Divoká Voda resort in Čunovo.

Spectacular Slovakia #1: Bratislava vs. ViennaAudio

Listen to the first episode of our travel podcast, with tips on how to make the best of your trip to Bratislava.Michaela Terenzani, 6. Sep 2018, at 8:48

Want to share a governmental limousine with the transport minister?

The Transport Ministry is launching a campaign to reduce the number of cars on roads.Compiled by Spectator staff, 4. Sep 2018, at 22:16

Transport Minister Árpád Érsek

Foreigners: Top 10 events in BratislavaVideo

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between September 7 and September 16, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.Compiled by Spectator staff, 4. Sep 2018, at 21:35

Cabinet to allocate €2.8 million for Bratislava railway station renovation

The Slovak government wants to ensure the station meets the demands of the 21st century.Compiled by Spectator staff, 29. Aug 2018, at 6:40

In forefront: 2L Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini, 3L Head of the Main Station Bratislava Pavol Országh and 4L Bratislava Mayor Ivo Nesrovnal visit the station, August 28.

Underpass at Trnavské Mýto reopenedPhoto

The reconstruction cost €4.1 million.Compiled by Spectator staff, 27. Aug 2018, at 22:21

Foreigners: Top 10 events in BratislavaVideo

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between August 31 and September 9, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.Compiled by Spectator staff, 27. Aug 2018, at 21:20

Knights at Devín

Bratislava almost became Wilson’s TownPhoto

Today, there is a street named after the US president, a commemorative plaque, his bust as well as a book and film inspired by those turbulent times.Jana Liptáková, 25. Aug 2018, at 11:27

The scene from the film Wilsonov in which Bratislava, then-Wilsonov, prepares for signing an agreement on joining the city with the USA.