One important thing to know is that Bratislava does not have a metro. This may sound a little stressful at first, but you’ll soon realize that it doesn’t need to be. You can walk around it comfortably, and if not, a very good idea are the red trains that tour the whole city. This could be your morning choice to get to know the most important sights, if you don’t feel like walking and at the same time looking at Wikipedia every three or so times, to understand exactly what you see in front of you each time, since the audio guided tour is also in Greek.
* What will you see with the roller coaster?: St. Martin’s Cathedral, Reduta building (currently home of the Slovak Philharmonic), Bratislava Castle, Slavín Monument, Trinity Church, Grašalković Palace, Eurovea Shopping Center, City Walls and the building of Parliament.
* What will you learn?: that Bratislava had many names before settling on this one, that Michalska Street is the only one of its four fortified gates that survived, that there were once clocks in only three places because citizens didn’t want to pay a tax to know the time , that the Franciscan square was used to turn horses around, that there was a “beer bell” that signaled what time the taps in the monastery opened and closed, and that legend has it that the statue in the Maximilian fountain rotates on its axis every New Year’s at 12 noon – those who see it will remain happy, those who don’t just haven’t had enough to drink!