Do you know in which country Bratislava is? You are probably not alone in being slightly uncertain about the answer to that particular question. Bratislava is the capital of Slovakia and is where the Carpathians and Alps meet on the Danube River.
Neither the city nor the country is far and away among the most common destinations for Norwegian tourists. It’s a shame, since Slovakia is a nice acquaintance, both summer and winter. Ski enthusiasts get their way through the many and good winter sports venues. The metropolitan enthusiasts, on the other hand, are heading to Bratislava.
Bratislava is closest to Vienna in Austria and offers great churches, castles and a charming old town. The region has rich wine traditions and the white wine here is recognized as very good. You will get many great experiences at the city’s countless restaurants and pubs.
It is actually very easy to get to Bratislava from Norway, and if you want to explore other parts of Europe than the most common, then Bratislava is not at all a bad starting point. We think you should give Bratislava a try. You will be pleasantly surprised!
- Abbreviation: BA
- Country: Slovakia
Facts about Bratislava
Bratislava is the capital of Slovakia and the country’s largest city in terms of population. Bratislava is very close to Vienna, and it is no case to combine both of these cities over a long weekend.
|Population||approximately 430,000 inhabitants|
|Official language||Slovak is the official language. Hungarian is spoken by about 10% of the population|
|Control Form||Parliamentary Republic (EU Member)|
|Religion||about 70% Roman Catholic, 11% Protestant.|
|Time Difference||Same time as Norway|
|Currency||Euro (former Slovak Koruna SKK = 100 tails)|
|Tips||Round off up to the nearest 10s. If you need to exchange then say to the waiter that you will tip after getting the change back. At international restaurants, it is common to tip between 5% and 10% of the bill.|
|Embassy||The Norwegian Embassy in Slovakia is located in Bratislava, Palisády 29.
Phone +421 2 5910 0100. The embassy’s emergency number is +421 915 750 000
|Electricity||220/230 volts, the same two-pin contact system as in Norway.|
|National Day and Holidays||September 1 (Constitution
Day ), 1.1, Holy Triangle Day, Good Friday, 1st and 2nd Easter Day, 1.5, 8.5, 5.7, 29.8, 1.9, 15.9, 1.11, 17.11, 24, 25, 26 December
|Visa||Not required for Norwegian nationals for holiday trips less than 90 days.|
|Vaccinations||Vaccines are not required for travel to Slovakia|
|Water||The tap water is usually perfectly safe to drink, especially in cities and in larger hotels.|
|Other major cities||Trnava and Nitra located near Bratislava in an easterly direction. Györ, located a little south, towards Budapest in Hungary.|
|Safety||Slovakia is a relatively safe country to visit. Tourists are rarely exposed to crime. As a foreigner in Slovakia and Bratislava, you can be exposed to pocket thefts.It is recommended to take good care of valuables when traveling in a public place. Furthermore, one should be aware of the danger of car thefts.|
List of Bratislava Acronyms
The most commonly used abbreviations about Bratislava is BA which stands for Bratislava. In the following table, you can see all acronyms related to Bratislava, including abbreviations for airport, city, school, port, government, and etc.