Bratislava is often a day trip from Vienna or a few hours of shore leave from a Danube River cruise. During the day, tourists herd from the river to Michael’s gate before herding out-of-town. I love the old town, but for those willing… Read More ›
Information about Bratislava based on our 18 months of living there as an expat.
The Soviet Union had tolerated the liberalizing policies of Czechoslovakia long enough. On August 21, 1968, armed troops and tanks rolled into Bratislava, Czechoslovakia. Shots were fired on the Safarikovo Square near where the old bridge crosses the Danube. A… Read More ›
Bratislava sits at the crossroads of bike trails which travel for days across Europe or hours over the nearby border to Austria. They hug the Danube thru Hungary to Budapest or cut south to circle the Neusiedlersee. In short, it’s a bikers paradise for all length trips from… Read More ›
The Albrechts never locked their door. The family home, in the far reaches of old town Bratislava on Kapitulska Ulica, was both literally and figuratively open each night as a gathering place for local musicians and intelligentsia. Alexander Albrecht and… Read More ›