Around Christmas time, thousands of lights let the places Hlavné, Františkánske and Hviezdoslavovo námestie shine in Bratislava. The scent of cinnamon and mulled wine runs through the streets of the Slovak capital decorated for Christmas. The Christmas market in Bratislava has a long tradition and is a meeting place for young and old.
The numerous red-white stands attract visitors with Slovak delicacies such as locomotives, potato pancakes, lard bread, mulled wine from local winegrowers, Hriatô (Christmas aperitif) or grog. It is also difficult to resist sweets such as cinnamon trdelník, poppy seed strudel or hot chocolate with chestnut puree. In addition to culinary delicacies, some stands also offer handcrafted items made of porcelain, ceramics or wood. The special atmosphere is framed by a traditional Christmas music program.
After your visit to the food stands at the Christmas market, you can move around a bit while skating. There is an ice surface at the places Hviezdoslavovo and Primaciálné námestí where you can let off steam.
How to get there
You can reach Bratislava from the direction of Vienna via the A4 and A6 motorways. After the Austrian-Slovak border you continue on the E58. After about 8 kilometres take the exit Route2/Route 61 and follow the signs towards the centre.