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Bratislava

Slovakia

Bratislava has been twinned with Perugia  since 1962. The town has a  population of 419 556 (2014).  It  is located approximately 70 Kilometres from Vienna, on the banks of the Danube River,  among  the hills of the Small Carpathians Mountains.

Bratislava has been the capital of the Slovak Republic since January 1st 1993, as well as the seat of the presidential office and the highest state offices, foreign embassies and  the cultural centres of several countries.

Besides its strategic location on the River Danube, the city takes pride in its rich history. The Celts, Romans, Germans and Slavs all lived here. People of Slovak, German, Hungarian, Jewish and other nationalities all lived alongside each other. Each nation named the town in its own way: the Germans named the town Pressburg, the Slavs Prešporok and the Hungarians Pozsony. Bratislava has been the official name of the town since 1919.

After the fall of the Iron Curtain in 1989, Bratislava started to profile as a modern European metropolis and an attractive tourist destination.

Bratislava and its surroundings have a lot to offer. The striking landmark and symbol of the city is the Bratislava Castle, strategically built on a hill overlooking the River Danube. Besides, there are plenty of other sights, attractions, museums and galleries in the city you should visit once you are here.

In addition to the vast range of valuable historical and cultural heritage sites, this  is an ideal city for spending free time - many large parks, pedestrian zones and fountains are in the city along with a number of lakes and forests on the outskirts of the city, which are desirable destinations for recreation in particular in the summer months.

(Text by Bratislava Tourist Board)

Websites:

www.bratislava.sk  City of Bratislava

http://www.visitbratislava.com/ Bratislava Official Tourism and Travel Guide

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