Preparing your trip to Bratislava: advices & hints - things to do and to obey
1. The best time to visit Bratislava is the period from May to September. At this time of year the weather is most favorable. It should be noted that during summer months the city is visited by a large number of tourists, so visitors are recommended to book rooms at hotels of the city in advance.
2. The best way to exchange currency is in banks. You can also see specialized exchange offices throughout the city, but they usually provide less profitable exchange rates. Banks usually work from 9:00 to 16:00 on workdays. They may also close during a day for a small lunch break. Exchange offices are opened a little earlier, around 7:00, or they can work around the clock.
3. All major hotels, restaurants and gas stations of the city accept payments by credit cards of international standard. In order to cash traveler's checks, you will need to contact a bank or any post office of the city.
4. Travelers are free to cash out money from their credit cards in numerous ATMs around the city. Visitors are recommended to use ATMs, which are located inside shopping centers and banks.
6. Do not forget to leave tips in restaurants and bars of the city. They usually make up about 10% of the total order. In some large establishments tips may be included in the total bill.
7. Power supply voltage is 220 V. All hotels are equipped with standard European-style sockets. In case you need an adapter for any applicance, you can ask it in your hotel or purchase in one of specialty shops.
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9. Local drivers differ by wonderful discipline, so visitors of the city should also be attentive to traffic rules. Pedestrians also need to be very careful as any violation of the rules may result in a large fine.
10. Medical services are paid in Bratislava, so travelers are advised to make health insurance before the trip.
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What to visit being in Bratislava - unique sights
Vienna Opera ToiletFrom the series “Public Toilets, Who Makes it Extravagant”
Check on the map: Distance from Bratislava center - 55.7 km.The renowned architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser and the painter Rudolf Scheffel are the creator of the most unusual toilet in Austria. Remarkable that the exclusive toilet looked a little different at first. Into the men's cabins the original colorful pissoirs were placed in the form of the female lips, which were later removed. The Viennese women consider this design immoral, so the original design pissoirs have been replaced by the typical ones. After the abolition the original Klobecken were not destroyed, but by the Internet Auction eBay sold. … Read further
Flower Clock in ViennaFrom the series “Enchanting Flower Clocks Built by Humans”
Check on the map: Distance from Bratislava center - 66.3 km.Each year, the flower clock in Vienna looks special. Thanks to the large number of visitors in the park, it’s always drawing attention. When designing the dial, florists consider not only colorful composition, but its volume too. All the plants are carefully selected not only by color, but also by height. … Read further
SeegrotteFrom the series “The Scariest Mines in the World”
Check on the map: Distance from Bratislava center - 64.2 km.After 60 years, when the field of the mine was flooded, an amazingly beautiful lake of impressive scale has eventually formed there. During the World War II, the abandoned mine was used to store precious historical relics, so locals had to pump all the water out of the caves. However, they couldn’t overcome the forces of nature and eventually mines were flooded again. Every year, this amazing attraction is visited by more than 250,000 people. Tourists are offered to stroll through the maze of tunnels and have a wonderful boat ride along the huge underground lake. … Read further
City tours, excursions and tickets in Bratislava and surroundings
Slovakia: travelling advices7. Drinking with Slovaks, one needs to remember to clink glasses with everyone after the first toast, looking straight in the eyes.
8. When talking with locals, one should stand at arm's length or a bit closer. Personal space is important in Slovakia, and people invading this space are considered rude and intrusive.
9. Those invited to Slovaks bring chocolate, a bottle of good wine or a bouquet of flowers. There must be an odd number of flowers, as bouquets with an even amount are put on graves. One should also avoid the number 13, which is considered unlucky.
10. In homes, you should always take off your shoes. Most Slovaks keep house spare slippers for guests. … Open
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Travelling to Bratislava - advices and tips. What should be provisioned in advance, the rules you might want to follow, and the things you better avoid doing in Bratislava. We help you to make your trip smooth and easy, with no unexpected surprises.