Bratislava tour

01. Introduction

Each audio track describes one place of interest in Bratislava.Starting with the castle providing the superb panoramic view on the old and new part of the city and even to Austria, then going to a Gothic cathedral where coronations of Hungarian kings were held, old Opera House with the romantic mythological fountain in front, continuing to the Main Square, full of history guarded by the mysterious statue of a knight, then Primate’s Palace with the Mirror Hall where the famous Peace Treaty with Napoleon was signed and finally reaching the Tower gate and classical President’s Palace where famous composer Joseph Haydn used to have concerts.

02. Castle Hillcastle view

You will learn which Danube bridge has been accommodated by UFO, how Slovak national anthem sounds (sung by the male choir), why has the Slovak Republic three colours on its flag, where the Parliament has its sessions.

03. Castle
Bratislava Castle

Which of four castle towers is the highest? What was the beauty ideal 25 thousand years ago? When G.W. Bush met Putin?

 

 

 

04. Good ShepherdShephardHouse

Find the Good Shepherd on the house facade? Why is Jewish Street without Jews? Who was coronated in St. Martin’s Cathedral? How much gold was used for the crown on tower top?

 

05. Inside St.Martin’s Cathedral


In this audio track you will learn: how can saint turn into the archbishop in forty years, which Beethoven’s composition had a world premiere here and who is buried under..

 

 

06. Bird Fountain

Bird FountainWhere can wine gurgle from fountain, learn a way how Beethoven flirted with noble ladies, what was the greatest achievement of queen Marie Therese- 40 years of rule or 16 children, where is the weirdest statue in Bratislava, and two legends about it- sex/love romance or fun, (you can decide which one you like more)

 

07. Hviezdoslavovo sq.- Opera House

Opera House
About boy loved by supreme God, in 19th-century bronze; where is the highest concentration of classical music in the city; who is the most recognized and most incomprehensible Slovak poet..

 

 

08. Main Square (Hlavne namestie)


Hlavne namestie or the Main Square originates from the 13th century before the town itself was founded. The square is unusually small as squares in the Middle Ages, needed to be large enough to serve as the market and communion places.

 

09. Old Town Hall


Old Town Hall is actually a complex of more buildings connected together in the 15th and later centuries. Thanks to that, you can see, in one place, nice examples of…

 

 

10. Primatial Square


Primatial square (Primacialne namestie) is named after the Primate’s Palace which dominates this square. On the opposite side of the square, there is a new Town Hall.

 

 

11. Primate’s Palace


What you can see inside the Primate’s Palace. You will also hear about the Mirror hall where the Treaty of Pressburg (German name for Bratislava) was signed and…

 

 

12. Michael’s Gate


Michael’s Gate is the only remaining gate from the original medieval fortifications. The original Gothic tower from the 15th century is..