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Top 10 Autumn Experiences in Bratislava

Beautiful sunset, pleasant breeze and wonderful colours of nature all around. Add great food and fantastic events – and a recipe for an amazing autumn in Bratislava is ready

1. The goose feast

The evening spent with friends and family at the rich goose feast in Gurmánsky Grob, just 30 minutes from the centre of Bratislava, is an essential part of the autumn in Bratislava. You have a choice of many geese producers who devote many years to their craft, which is passed down from generation to generation. Traditional baked goodies with delicious roast and famous grave curls means only one thing: this culinary experience will not be forgotten so quickly.

2. The Little Carpathians

The pleasant environment of the Little Carpathians, located only 10 minutes by car from the centre of the city, combined with autumn weather is ideal for various types of trips. Whether you decide to go out to Pajštún, cycling through the ridge of the Little Carpathians to Pezinok or enjoy the evening at Železná studnička barbecue, the surroundings of Bratislava will surely offer you the right autumn outdoor activities.

3. In the wild nature

Before the animals are affected by cold weather and some of them fall into a winter slumber, it is a good time to visit them in the autumn. Go to the ZOO, choose from a selection of popular commented feedings and enjoy a pleasant day in nature in the company of amazing animals. Charming still-lifes of the Botanical Garden, which is even more colorful in autumn, also offer a fantastic natural scenery. The perfect oasis of peace contrasts with the surrounding hustle and bustle of the city and is a great place to relax body and soul.

4. Gastronomic experiences

If you crave a hearty autumn meal, the capital offers several exceptional options in the very centre. Whether you choose Zylinder Cafe & Restaurant, Savoy Restaurant or Dunajský pivovar, the best and most traditional of Bratislava cuisine in a modern and stylish dress is waiting for you.

5. Cultural experiences

Autumn traditionally brings a new musical and cultural season, which means a number of great events and pleasant evenings. This September, the Slovak Philharmonic will open its 74th concert season, during which it will bring concerts from the greats of the musical sky performed by the most talented musicians. The Slovak National Theatre will traditionally bring a quality experience and works from leading authors, which will be performed in drama, ballet and opera by the best artists from Slovakia as well as from all over the world.

6. Grape harvests and beer festivals

As every year in Little Carpathian region, September belongs to the vintages, naturally closely connected with Bratislava. The wine-growing districts of Devín, Karlova Ves, Nové Mesto, Rača, Vajnory and many others, as well as the nearby towns of Modra and Pezinok with an ancient wine-growing tradition, offer a rich accompanying program in addition to the best wine and gastronomic delicacies. Various harvest celebrations in different variations are typical for Bratislava and its surroundings throughout all autumn.

In October, beer lovers will also come to their own. Various forms and tastes of beer will be presented at the Craft Beer Festival. In the Old Market Hall and in front of it you can taste such flavors as raspberry, blueberry or mango. Cheers!

7. Museums and galleries

The period after summer holidays and vacations flourishes with new exhibitions in many museums and galleries that can be found all over the city. If you like modern art, Danubiana, Kunstahalle or the Nedbalka Gallery will definitely appeal to you. The tradition awaits you in the Bratislava City Gallery and in the expositions of the Bratislava City Museum.

8. Music of the autumn

Every year, the Bratislava Music Festival presents the artistic level of leading foreign guest orchestras, conductors and soloists and domestic artists in dramaturgically interesting programmes. This year will be held already in the 58th year.

At the end of October, representatives of the best jazz will come to the city. Bratislava will become the bhs for a while, for the fantastic 44th time!

9. Street Food Park

The square in front of the Old Market Hall in the city centre will turn into a small park full of the most delicious delicacies in imaginative forms from street food vendors even during the autumn. Not only those of you who like a good portion of meat, but also vegetarians and vegans will enjoy it here. If you can’t make it by then, visit some of the best street food places in Bratislava.

10. Bratislava in Movement

The city will move in the course of October. The international contemporary dance festival Bratislava in Movement is respected by the european community and through its existence, it broadened activities beyond the usual dance event. It presents the contemporary dance, but also initiates and produces dance as well as multimedia projects. An important part are dance workshops and theoretical conferences.