The Mister and me have been in Bratislava last weekend, which is the perfect get-away from Vienna for two reasons.
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!
After inspecting our neat room we dropped our bags and went to discover the city streets of Bratislava. Huge picture spam below!
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.
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.
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.
garlic soup served in a bread bowl 3,5€ for the Mister.
and a tasty cabbage soup with sausages for me for 1,9€.
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.
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.
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 :)