After exploring beautiful Vienna we decided to take the one-hour train to Bratislava. We took the train in the morning and arrived in Bratislava perfectly in time for brunch. Though the area around the Bratislava train station doesn’t look that pretty, the city’s old town looks absolutely gorgeous. The architecture reminded me on the one in Prague and the old town of Bratislava could really be the little sister of Prague’s old town – if that makes any sense at all :)

Bratislava’s sightseeing bus

Bratislava’s old town is quite small and you explore pretty much everything by foot. But after seeing this adorable little red sightseeing bus, there was no way not jump in. The streets in the old town are sometimes very narrow so a proper tourist bus wouldn’t be able to fit through. And taking this alternative sightseeing bus is just so much fun. The major sights and the history of Bratislava are explained to you during your ride. And best of all, you are super close to all the sights and are going at a very slow speed – perfect to explore all the details.

Map of Bratislava’s old town

If you just have one day in Bratislava and have to take back the train to Vienna at night, spend the whole day in the old town. Arrive in time for lunch and then explore Bratislava’s old town with its beautiful architecture and narrow streets during the afternoon. Leave some extra time for coffee breaks and find a cosy restaurant for dinner before heading back to Vienna.

When I visited Bratislava’s old town I passed by a lovely little SPA (can’t remember the name anymore though) and had a massage which was amazing. So instead of coffee break number 3, just go for a SPA treatment :)