Bratislava has made its mark as the dynamic capital of Slovakia following the separation of Czechoslovakia. It has a lovely middle age community, complete with thin, winding roads and a top hill castle peering down on the Danube. The city has a long and pleasing history, from being the capital of the old Kingdom of Hungary to the fall of the Soviet period in the Velvet Revolution of 1989. It has a populace of just about 415,000 and is the administrative, social and monetary focal point of the nation. Before 1919, it was known as Prešporok in Slovak.
The climate is modestly continental, with cold winters and warm summers. The normal temperature of the coldest month (January) is off – 1 °C (30 °F), that of the hottest months (July, August) is of 21 °C (70 °F). Winter is cold and dark. Snowfalls are very regular, however for the most part not plentiful. Now and again there can be virus spells, in which temperatures can drop to – 15 °C (5 °F) or even beneath. The temperature dropped to – 24.5 °C (- 12 °F) January 1985, to – 21.5 °C (- 6.5 °F) in January 1987, and to – 20 °C (- 4 °F) in December 1996.
In summer, there are lovely periods that loan themselves to open-air exercises, albeit in some cases there can be downpours and rainstorms. Nonetheless, there are additionally extremely hot and hot periods, with highs that can surpass 35 °C (95 °F). The temperature arrived at 39 °C (102 °F) in August 2013, 38 °C (100.5 °F) in August 1992, in August 2003 and in July 2007, 37.5 °C (99.5 °F) in August 2015, and 37 °C (98.5 °F) in August 2017.
Rainfall adds up to 555 millimetres (21.9 inches) every year: along these lines, it is at a transitional level. It goes from 35 mm (1.4 in) in the driest months (February, March, October) to 60 mm (2.4 in) in the wettest one (June).
Best time to visit
To evade both the coldness of winter and heat of summer, the best occasions to visit Bratislava are spring and fall, and specifically, the long stretches of May, June and September: daytime temperatures are charming, although it’s smarter to bring a sweater and a coat for the night. In July and August, the temperature is normally not very hot, notwithstanding, there is the danger of some hot days, which can occur, however more once in a while, likewise in the second 50% of June and in the main portion of September.
Instructions to Get to Bratislava
The City is served by Bratislava Milan Rastislav tefánik Airport, which has broad worldwide associations across Europe. The number 61 transport will bring you into the city for EUR1.20 yet you have to purchase tickets at one of the candy machines in the appearances lobby before loading up. Twenty Euro will be enough for a Taxi to reach the city.
The principle train station is Bratislava hlavná stanica, which has great global associations. A get back from Vienna costs EUR16.
Bratislava is near the fringes of Austria and the Czech Republic, and it has superb street associations. You have to purchase a ‘vignette’ to utilize the motorways, which costs only EUR10 for 10 days.
There are incessant transport administrations from most Slovak objections and worldwide administrations from as distant as London and Paris. A solitary excursion from Vienna costs EUR9.
Bratislava is served by a decent organization of cable cars and streetcars, with charges from EUR0.70. The beginning admission for a taxi in Bratislava is EUR3.33 and you will at that point pay around EUR1.00 per mile. Bratislava is anything but difficult to drive in, with great streets and broad stopping. Vehicle rental is from EUR20 every day.
Where to Stay in Bratislava
The Patio Hostel on pitálska is a decent spending choice, with rooms from EUR11. Devín on Riečna is an exquisite four-star conventional lodging directly in the downtown area, with rooms from EUR100.