What you (don’t) know about Bratislava Castle yet
Only one turret –when looking at Bratislava Castle, we see four turrets. The truth is that the castle has only one turret located on the southwest side. The others are only superstructures to the roof.
Views of the Alps –The Austrian Alps are more than 100 km far from Bratislava. In the event of good weather, you can see them with the naked eye from the castle’s turret.
Ruins for almost 150 years –Bratislava Castle is the most famous monument of the capital. It is startling that from 1811, when it burned it was a ruin until 1953 when reconstruction began. Demolition was even considered during this period and other buildings were supposed to have been built in its place.
Depiction on banknotes and coins –at present, you can see Bratislava Castle depicted on 10, 20 and 50 cent coins. Previously, it was depicted on 500 koruna banknotes.
Dug up surroundings –many Bratislava inhabitants have been seeing fenced dug-up land for a long time. There is ongoing archaeological research at the moment. Various objects were found here from the times when the Celts lived here.
Romantic sunset – thecastle courtyard comes to life at sunset. Romance in the form of a sunset attracts a number of domestic and foreign couples.
The royal residence of Maria Theresa – the most famous Austria–Hungary sovereign who governed here during the 18th century. She took proper care of the castle and raised her 16 children here.