Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, is set along the Danube River by the border with Austria and Hungary. It’s surrounded by vineyards and the Little Carpathian mountains, crisscrossed with forested hiking and cycling trails. The pedestrian-only, 18th-century old town is known for its lively bars and cafes. Perched atop a hill, the reconstructed Bratislava Castle overlooks old town and the Danube River. The feature image shows the back wall of a building housing a children’s theatre program, with charming pictures and a sampling of the graffiti omnipresent in Bratislava. See this excellent article about Bratislava in the Wall Street Journal, September 19, 2018.
The Holocaust Memorial and its adjacent synagogue image were erected in 1996 in the Old Town of Bratislava on the site of the former Neolog Synagogue, which was torn down during the Soviet period to make way for a highway.
Private Walking Tour
Lubika (Luka Tours), a wonderful guide arranged by JayWay Travel, led us on a walk through this charming small city.
JayWay Travel, Central & Eastern European Vacation Specialists: www.jaywaytravel.com
Contact: Carmine Matarazzo
JayWay Travel Inc.
+1 914 500 8912
Central Europe Destination Manager: Nataly Karimova
With her educational background in hospitality and tourism and Prague guide training, Nataly is the perfect fit for her combined duties as Destination Manager and local representative for JayWay’s Central European destinations. Part of the JayWay team since 2012 and based in Prague for a decade, Nataly is originally from the Ukraine and has deep local knowledge of the city as well as the region in general. Nataly provided guidance for our entire Central Europe trip, including seasoned guides, automobile transportation with experienced drivers between places, and tips on sightseeing and restaurants.