City panorama with castle in Bratislava


The colourful heart of Europe

Slovakia has something to offer not only nature lovers and active holidaymakers. The capital Bratislava is ideal for a leisurely stroll and perfect for partying.

The good news: all roads lead to Slovakia, whether directly with the EuroNight from Berlin to Bratislava or with the EuroNight from Split, Zagreb or Maribor to Bratislava. And now the even better news: Slovakia is always worth a visit, wherever you’re coming from. Because you can experience nature in its purest form here, no fewer than nine national parks, the impressive Carpathians, the most extensive karst region in Central Europe and, of course, the picturesque Danube wetlands.

But if you want to enjoy more than just the beauty of the landscape and have a yearning for urban action, then there’s no getting away from the capital Bratislava. The lanes of the Old Town are mostly free from traffic and can be properly explored in a single day. The "white" castle of Bratislava towers to the west of the centre on an 85 meter-high rock. Having arrived at the bottom, you can discover the streets’ many, sometimes curious statues, e.g. the bronze "Čumil", which looks out of a manhole cover, a paparazzo, a soldier from Napoleon’s time and "Schöner Náci", a symbol for the friendliness of the city’s residents. Also worth a visit are Grassalkovich Palace with its impressive garden, the large Slavín war memorial and St. Elisabeth Church, also called the "Blue Church".

Are you more of a night owl? In "Partyslava", you can party, eat, drink and dance to your heart’s content!