Newcomers guide

The Capital of the Slovak Republic BRATISLAVA, also referred to as the Beauty on the Danube can not only boast interesting history but it also is the centre of the most dynamically developing region of central Europe at present.


BRATISLAVA (population 425,500), situated in the south-west of Slovakia stretches on both banks of the Danube and in the foothills of the Little Carpathian Mts. Thanks to this favourable position it was always a commercial centre. Today the historic places witnesses to the rapid development of the young Slovak Republic. In spite of its exciting history, Bratislava is one of the youngest Capitals of the world and its population is also very young.


The modern metropolis is opened to Europe and to the world as proved by the increasing number of foreign visitors of most diverse countries. They are attracted by the cosiness of the rather small city that nevertheless possesses a throbbing social life and historic charms combined with the most recent trends. Palaces, modern shopping and trade centres, admirable arts of the Slovak cooks and brewers, friendly people and various international cultural or sport events, exhibitions, and business opportunities are the reasons why it is worth of visit.

What can you expect

During the event, use valuable opportunity to speak directly to exhibitors in their static compartments to gain technical specifics of their products not included in promotional leaflets.


Observe the real performance of their equipment during live demonstrations, presentations delivered by the recognized speakers at the conference.



And during your free time ….



explore endless possibilities of BratislavaCity.


What do you need to know

Slovakia is a member state of the European Union and part of the Schengen Area. This means that it allows free movement into the country from fellow members, including neighbours Austria and Czechia. Under normal border regulations, you can easily travel between these countries and won’t even encounter passport control at the borders usually.




Visiting any Schengen country, including Slovakia, will count toward the 90 days of either your Schengen Visa or visa-free period. Make sure to work out whether your nationality requires a visa for the Schengen area before travelling.


For more information you can visit official site of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs.


About the City


Slovakia is a special country. Even in such a small area, you’ll find everything from natural treasures and historical monuments to rich folk culture and modern entertainment in the busy city streets. Enjoy the beauty and unique atmosphere that Slovakia has to offer. Explore its splendid natural scenery, rich history, culture, and traditions.



Bratislava is the most popular gateway to Slovakia, from which the country reveals itself in the most amazing ways, with age-old traditions and dialects united by the Slovak language (also known as Slavic Esperanto). The land rises from the southern lowlands to awe-inspiring 2,000-metre peaks in the north, with over two million hectares of forests abundant with fauna, flora, and freshwater. The country is dotted with over 180 castles and ruins, as well as UNESCO listed monuments – and is the perfect place for exploring, enjoying inspiring views, and reliving by-gone times.




From a small settlement over 1,000 years ago, Bratislava has steadily grown over the millennia to straddle both banks of the Danube. A crossroads for trade routes, the capital of several countries, and a thriving melting point of cultures and languages from the city’s Slovak, Czech, Hungarian, German, and Jewish residents. The euphoria that followed the fall of the Iron Curtain (1989) inevitably led to a period of retrospection and introspection, yet ultimately a positive wave of creative forces and inspiration propelled society forward with confidence and commitment. Few places typify this generational reappraisal better than SNP Bridge (New Bridge): its landmark tower used to host dinners for socialist big-wigs, but has been reimagined and repositioned as a glorious technicolour city viewpoint – known as the ‘UFO’ thanks to its rather intergalactic look. Walk around Bratislava and discover its distant and not-so-distant history – an intoxicating blend of classic, socialist and contemporary architecture…Picturesquely set between the green hills of the Small Carpathians, the city also has plentiful opportunities for running, hiking, cycling, and scooter-hire – with a fast and efficient public transport system.




Bratislava Castle – standing tall and proud and watchful over the historic city below – is the city’s dominant landmark and photo opportunity: with stunning views of the town and shimmering Danube from the castle’s ramparts. Be sure to check out the Gothic 15th century Sigismund Gate and the statue of a beautiful witch with ravens. Leisurely wander the Old Town’s cobbled streets and atmospheric alleys, towering spires and hidden gardens, winding stone steps, and Baroque buildings.



Eat, drink, repeat. Head for Bratislava’s Old Town and you’ll be spoilt for choice with the huge range of al fresco options, stylish cafés, bistros, and restaurants for every taste and budget. Relax with a good book, catch up with a newspaper, surf the super-fast Internet, or just leisurely watch city life pass by. Enjoy a great breakfast, freshly brewed coffee, and refreshing summer lemonades, healthy lunches, and utterly irresistible cakes and desserts. As the sun goes down the city’s pace picks up– with great live music, cinemas, and numerous exciting events and attractions.