Bratislava is at once hilly and flat; old and young; historical and modern; big, and yet small; metropolitan and provincial; lively and tranquil. It is a city of many, often contradictory, appearances.
The slogan “Little Big City” describes it perfectly; it is as dynamic and busy as capitals tend to be, but also quiet, provincial and relaxed. While the size of Bratislava is comparable to Vienna, a big portion of its area is covered with the forests of the Small Carpathians and the Danube Lowland – the green lungs of the city. The most attractive things in Bratislava are concentrated in a small area. The labyrinth of streets and small squares contains a captivating promenade pulsating with high quality culture and entertainment; and within a short distance one can find quiet and intimate nooks offering blissful rest.
Modern Bratislava is no longer merely a short detour for visitors to nearby Vienna. The Slovak capital surely deserves more than just a quick glance at some historical monuments followed by a spot of lunch. With this book in hand let us discover and admire Bratislava!