Hugging the Danube River along the border with Hungary and Austria, the Bratislava Region is the smallest of Slovakia’s eight administrative regions. The area has been inhabited since around 5,000 BC and the Romans established a camp here in the 1st century AD. Since that time, the Bratislava Region has been part of Great Moravia, the Kingdom of Hungary and Czechoslovakia.
Things to do in Bratislava Region
Centuries-old architectural landmarks, scenic wine country and blissful summer lakes - the Bratislava Region has it all.
Sightsee in Bratislava. Located on the northern bank of the Danube River, Bratislava centres around an atmospheric old town and a large Gothic cathedral. Overlooking the city is the reconstructed Bratislava Castle, an immense rectangular building that’s dominated by four corner towers. Elevated views across Bratislava are on offer from the flying saucer-shaped restaurant that tops the Most SNP bridge.
Explore the Little Carpathian Wine Route. Explore the former royal towns of Sväty Jur, Pezinok, and Modra on a drive through this scenic wine growing region where Riesling, Chardonnay and Müller-Thurgau are produced. In addition to wineries and cellar doors, the region is also dotted with the ruins of centuries-old castles and churches. If you want to stretch your legs, follow the Štefanikova Magistrala Trail, which begins near the Austrian border at Devin and traverses the length of the Little Carpathians.
Relax beside the Sun Lakes. Sprawling beside the town of Senec is a series of reservoirs, which are a popular setting for recreational activities in the summer months. Beaches and bathing areas ring their shores, together with children’s playgrounds and restaurants where you can dine throughout the day. You can get active on the volleyball, basketball and tennis courts, cast a fishing line to see what’s biting or relax in one of the hot spring-fed pools of Aquathermal.
Getting around Bratislava Region
Bratislava Airport is the main aviation gateway to the Bratislava Region and has flights to destinations across Europe and the Middle East. International trains connect to the Bratislava railway station while domestic services travel from here to towns and villages throughout the region.