“You snooze you lose”. As the old saying goes, when in Bratislava you should be aware of the fact that you can benefit from some unforgettable experiences. Here are some extra tips to entice you.
Bratislava is a green city, an extensive area of which is covered by parks and especially woodlands, forests and vineyards which reach almost into the city centre. Half of Bratislava is flat and the other half is hilly. These halves even have different climates. Come the end of March, whilst the forests, ten minutes from the city centre, are still covered in snow, the lowland plains are blooming with spring flowers. The presence of woods and forests on one side and the Danube with its floodplain forests (a national park) on the other side provide this city with an exceptional quality of life.
In winter, you can even ski on the outskirts of the city in a mini ski-slope of Koliba or put on your cross-country skis and explore tens of kilometres of prepared trails in beautiful countryside. In summer, you can get on a bike by the Danube and, within thirty minutes, be in a raft with your friends trying white water rafting in one of the best water-sports centres in Europe.
In spring, try canoeing on the quiet banks of the Danube or go paddling through flooded lowland forests and islands, just like on the Amazon.
A 30 minutes car journey away, you can find yourself in a thermal spa pool in Hungary or enjoy a glass of wine in an ancient wine cellar in Austria.