One of the smaller and very likable European capitals is compact and you can explore its beautiful parts by foot. The old town is closed for traffic.Administrative and economic centre of Slovakia is currently a fast growing Slovakia’s congress brand. Bratislava is a modern city with a developed congress infrastructure with key international hotel chains such as Sheraton, The Luxury Collection by Starwood, Crowne Plaza, Radisson Blu, Austria trend hotel and Falkensteiner. The offer is surprisingly rich and very colourful and includes a number of interesting special venues. We are all impressed with Slavic spirit influenced by Germanic organization. As the new centre of European automotive industry, as it is considered for European Detroit, pins great hopes on the presentation of new cars as one of the specializations. All this is packed into affordable yet very effective and attractive package.
MTLG INDEX / 2017 EDITION
- The number of 4* and 5* category hotel rooms: 5,094
- The number of 4* and 5* category hotels: 73
- Banquet hall maximum capacity: 600
- The largest hall in the city: 2,500 m2
- Destination population: 432,801
- Maximum hall capacity in theatre style: 2,500
WHAT'S HOT IN 2017
1. 53rd Bratislava Music Festival (15. Oct 2017 – 30. Nov 2017)
Organized for the 53rd year, Bratislava Music Festival is one of the most important and most prestigious international festivals in Slovakia. It showcases some of the best world-renowned orchestras, conductors, soloists and local artists.
2. Bratislava White Night (1. Oct 2017 – 15. Oct 2017)
White night is the largest and most visited festival of contemporary art in Slovakia. It is one of the most beautiful autumn events in Bratislava, where you can experience an untraditional artistic walk through the night city, full of experiences and new perceptions.
3. Bratislava Jazz Days(20. Oct 2017 – 22. Oct 2017)
The international jazz festival Bratislava Jazz Days is a traditional 3-day event full of jazz and it’s many genres, from traditional to the very modern. Every year it hosts world famous names like Jack de Johnette, Esperanza Spalding, Bobby Mc Ferrin, Al Jarreau, Kurt Elling, Snarky Puppy and many more.
4. Bratislava Christmas Market (26. Nov 2017 – 22. Dec 2017)
The Christmas market in Bratislava has a long tradition and is a great place for people to get together, eat some traditional dishes or maybe do some shopping. Over 100 booths on the Main square, Františkánske square, Courtyard of the Old Town Hall, Hviezdoslavovo square and Primacial square are open each year.
5. Hyperloop (by 2020)
Hyperloop is a futuristic transportation project allowing passengers to travel at the speed of sound – around 1200 km/h. The Hyperloop company announced that the first ever cities to be connected are Vienna – Bratislava – Budapest. While it currently takes 1 hour to get from Bratislava to Vienna by bus or train, we should be able to cover this distance in 8 minutes by 2020.
|BRATISLAVA INDIVIDUAL GRADES 2017|
|Natural and cultural factors:||4.38|
|General and transport infrastructure:||4.84|
|Numbeo quality of life Index:||3.08|
|Numbeo Safety Index||3.80|
|ACI Airport Connectivity Index||3.51|
BEST INCENTIVE IDEA
Bratislava Post-Socialist City Tour
A funky retro tour in a legendary 70’s Czechoslovak car Škoda or a crappy 8-seater van Škoda 1203. The journey will take you through the off-the-beaten-track places of the communist past as well as recent transformations in Bratislava. You will visit a vast concrete housing estate area, the Soviet monument Slavín, abandoned factories, riverside developments, 1930’s bunker line, the former Iron Curtain border zone and loads of communist architecture. Local insight guaranteed!
COMPARISION WITH THE REGION
Bratislava is an undiscovered European congress capital which is slowly and steadily penetrating into the congress market. It represents a novelty for the international congress market which impresses due to the kindness and sympathetic outlook of the city centre, but also because of the not excessive commercialization. Bratislava has long lived in the shadow of neighbouring Vienna and Prague but today, fresh and full of new energy invites international congress organizers. It is close to them mainly due to a more personal congress experience – the city is very friendly for the congress organizers and participants.
Bryndzové Halušky – Halušky, is one of the most popular national dishes of Slovakia. This hearty meal is made of potato dough noodles or dumplings (halušky) with sheep cheese (bryndza) cooked bacon sprinkled on top, and some versions have sausage. Easily speaking, halušky is similar as Italian gnocchi.