Bratislava Trip

The Mister and me have been in Bratislava last weekend, which is the perfect get-away from Vienna for two reasons.

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Number 1) It is just an hour away from Vienna Hauptbahnhof to Bratislava Hl. and number 2) it is a lot cheaper compared to Austria.
Just get a EUregio Ticket at an ÖBB counter for one person it is just 15€ for going there and back again, trains leaving every hour!

I actually was surprised about the price difference because I thought it wouldn’t be that noticeable. Another positive surprise was that the shops  in Slovakia are open on Sunday!
We didn’t know about that but a lot of Austrians come here to get some shopping done since Austria is mostly dead and boring on a Sunday.

I can be a bit stingy but I would always think; Why should I pay the full price if I can get the same service/product for less?
We stayed at the Austrian Trend Hotel, for 2 nights with a great breakfast buffet (a guy makes you fresh omelettes) and it was only 44€ per Person!
If you are interested swing over to this site and buy your voucher, it is valid for 3 years and a really great offer!

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The location was perfect, just 1km away from the train station, near the city centre and the room was really spacious and comfortable.

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After inspecting our neat room we dropped our bags and went to discover the city streets of Bratislava. Huge picture spam below!

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Chestnuts, 200g for only 2,4€! In Vienna you pay around 2€ for just 6-7 pieces. The Mister and me were in chestnut heaven and very very happy.

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It is our tradition to check out supermarkets when we are in another country to see what they have to offer and we stumbled over a shelf stuffed with different kinds of Marlenka! Marlenka is one of the Mister’s most favourite cakes and it is a delicious walnut and honey cake, especially great for autumn and winter.

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For dinner we went to the Slovak pub near our hotel which was lovely and very cheap. They had traditional Slovak food which we curiously tried out.

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garlic soup served in a bread bowl 3,5€ for the Mister.

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and a tasty cabbage soup with sausages for me for 1,9€.

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and this traditional dish which was some kind of potato spaetzle with bryndza, a salted cheese from sheep milk topped with crispy bacon fat.
I didn’t like the pieces of pure fried fat but the rest was yummy for only 3,9€.

After dinner we walked till the shopping centre Eurovea and found Bubbleology there after storming to Marks & Spencers food section.

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Sadly the matcha latte did not taste like matcha at all and they didn’t have my favourite topping namely tapioca left but I still love the interior and concept of the store.

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We really enjoyed our trip to Bratislava and plan on coming back spontaneous again, probably just for a day since it is really not that far away.

Have you been to Bratislava and have recommendations for my next visit? Please let me know :)

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7 thoughts on “Bratislava Trip

  1. You know what?
    I’m probably going to study there startig fall 2015.
    If so, please come visiting me as often as you like. :)
    Have to tell you everything about it soon.

    Sounds like a lovely trip and from your pics I can tell that the city is quite pretty. ^^
    Thanks for the quick update with that report I was looking forward to it. ♥

    Nighty night~

    1. Whaaaaat?! When I read that message I got super duper excited! We definitely need to catch up more often, especially when I have exams it takes ages to write a long email. I will check out kakao talk again and the other options so we can be more up-to-date with each other :)
      Of course and you have to come over and check out my flat I will have with Dino by then and we can do lots of stuff together in Vienna! yay!
      Bratislava is a cute little city and you will probably like it there :)

  2. I’ve only recently found your blog, and enjoy seeing a different perspective of the city from mine. Keep posting! Bratislava is a fun little getaway for us, as well; we also escape Austria’s Sunday Shutdown with trips to the Czech Republic (Breclav, Znojmo, Mikulov) and Hungary (Sopron). Both countries are open, and both are very inexpensive. As for Bratislava, their Christmas markets open on 21 November–they’re both small, but have great charm, handmade products, and amazing food.

    1. Thanks a lot Victoria, glad you enjoy my posts :) I have been to Sopron as a child but I need to check out the other cities! The Christmas market sounds great and it probably is a lot less expensive to the ones we have here. Bratislava is lovely and we definitely will return more often :)

  3. wir nehmen uns das auch schon sooo lange mal vor, haben es aber noch nie geschafft. eigentlich wollte ich da ja mal mit dem twin city liner hinfahren. letztes jahr war es zu knapp und dieses jahr war die bessere hälfte mit diss-schreiben beschäftigt – ich hoffe auf 2015 :)

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