This new edition of the Bradt guide to Bratislava by expert author Lucy Mallows remains the most authoritative and reliable guide available to the city that combines history with hedonism like no other. Bradt's Bratislava is by far the most comprehensive and entertaining guide on the market – in any language. Maps, walking tours, historical perspectives and hotels, restaurants, cafes and pubs are all covered. In addition, it features detailed information on shopping, sports, gardens and parks that you'll find in no other book. Not only does it include out-of-town ideas, but it goes into greater depth than other guides and is written in an engaging and colourful style that sets out very deliberately to entertain as well as inform.This third edition is thoroughly updated to include the vast number of new boutique hotels, restaurants, bars and cafés. It also offers a useful transport map and guidance on city transport and an updated event calendar. Straying out of the city itself, it also covers Košice, 2013 European City of Culture.
Lucy Mallows is a freelancephotojournalist, editor and translator. She writes regularly for nationalnewspapers and magazines and translates professionally from Hungarian toEnglish. She first visited Bratislava – in the then Czechoslovakia – in 1982,when studying Russian and Czech at Leeds University. Lucy speaks six foreignlanguages, including Slovak, and returns frequently to Slovakia, when notcleaning beaches and campaigning for marine conservation from her home in Newhaven.
IntroductionHow to use this bookChapter 1 Contexts Geography, Climate, Natural history, History, Politics, Economy, People, Religion, Culture and festivals, Business, Cultural etiquette, Giving something backChapter 2 Planning A practical overview, When to visit (and why), Highlights and suggested itineraries, Tour operators, Red tape, Getting there and away, Health, Safety, What to take, Money and budgetingChapter 3 PracticalitiesTourist information, Local tour operators, Embassies and consulates, Money, Media and communications, Religious services, Public toiletsChapter 4 Local TransportPublic transport, Taxis, Car hire, Danube river cruisesChapter 5 AccommodationHotels, Pensions, Hostels, CampingChapter 6 Eating and DrinkingFood, Drink, Restaurants, Cafés and tearooms, Bars, Pubs and clubsChapter 7 Entertainment, Nightlife, Sport and Shopping 125Theatre, Music, Nightclubs and discos, Casinos, Gay Bratislava, Cinema, Sports, ShoppingChapter 8 Walking ToursWalk 1 – Old Town, Walk 2 – Castle and beyondChapter 9 Museums and SightseeingMajor sights, Castles and palaces, Museums, Galleries, Churches and religious buildings, Gardens and parks, Squares, Bridges, Also worth a visitChapter 10 Beyond the City Devín, Cervený Kamen, Ancient Gerulata – Rusovce, Small Carpathian Wine Route, Senec , Pieštany Spa, KošiceAppendix 1 Language Pronunciation, Words and phraseAppendix 2 Further InformationBooks, WebsitesIndex