River Cruise Buzz: Bratislava, Slovakia, via Viking River Cruises

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Day 6 – Viking River Cruises stop in Bratislava, Slovakia

Viking Skadi called on Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. The ship offered a complimentary walking tour of the old town and a optional (additional cost) tour of a local person’s home. I chose to go it alone to check out the Christmas markets, which was very easy to do with the city map the ship gave me.

Time to explore Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava time
Time to explore the Christmas markets in Bratislava
Bratislavia roofs
Bratislava offers a mix of old and new architecture.

Bratislava Castle towers above the town but there is not much inside since the fortress was destroyed by a fire in 1811.

Bratislava Castle
Bratislava Castle

While walking around Bratislava, be on the lookout for statues that appear in very unexpected places in the old town.

Bratislava statue

Bratislava Christmas Markets

Prices at the Christmas markets were very reasonable compared to yesterday’s markets in Vienna, Austria. in Bratislava very good, selection of wood items and porcelains a specialty.

Bratislava market
Bratislava Christmas market in the Main Square of the Old Town

Bratislava Christmas Market

 

Factoid: the only national capital that borders two other countries, Austria and Hungary.

 

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