About Bratislava, Slovakia
Right along the Danube River, bordering Hungary, is Bratislava, Solavkia’s capital. Surrounded by the Carpathian Mountains and rolling vineyards, and crisscrossed with forested cycling and hiking trails, this 18th-century old town is pedestrian only and known for its cafés and bars. The metro section of Bratislava encompasses 793 square miles with a population of roughly 659,580.
Popular Destinations in Bratislava
Looking for activities once your private jet arrives in Bratislava? Because tourism pushes the economy here, numerous attractions await those visiting, including the places listed below:
Museum of Jewish culture: The Museum of Jewish Culture is an important and serious destination. Historically relevant and eye-opening, the museum features black and white photographs of the area’s synagogue prior to demolition. Possibly the most moving of all the exhibits exhibits (which cover three floors) is that which focuses on the buildings lost during and after World War II. The buildings were owned by the Jewish Community, as either places for prayer or community centers. They remain places of commemoration.
St. Martin’s Cathedral: St. Martin’s Cathedral is surrounded by the moats of the old city of St. Martin. It lies directly next to a busy motorway, but its history is far more extensive than its modest interior would suggest. A total of 12 royals were crowned in this church in the 14th century. These royals include 10 kings and one queen (Queen Maria Teresa).
Bratislava Castle: This fortress was ruined almost beyond repair by a fire in 1811. Reconstruction did not begin until the 1950s and continues today. The reconstructed Bratislava Castle looks down upon the Danube and the old town which inhabits it. A magnificent view of the city is available from the lawns and ramparts of the grounds. Although much of the interior is dedicated to private offices, a Slovakian history museum is available for the public.
UFO (pronounced ew-fo): A modern marvel first created in 1972, The UFO is a bridge that spans the Danube. It offers out-of-this-world sights from its viewing platform. Just below the platform is a restaurant where those looking for a delicious meal can dine.
Bratislava Forest Park: Bring your hiking shoes for the 20-minute uphill walk from the trolley-bus terminal in the Koliba – this brings you to the entrance of the park. For the less able-bodied, there is a cable car, but many prefer the scenic biking and hiking trail. The trail has a superb view, which is oftentimes a reward for those who finish the entire hike. This hilly forest park is marked by the Kamzik TV mast. It’s here where visitors can take a break with a little food and drink at the onsite restaurant.
Apponyi Palace: Possibly not what one would expect from a 1761 palace, this attraction is different. Apponyi Palace allows visitors to explore the cellar in a way that teaches them about the area’s winemaking heritage. Those wishing to explore further can also peruse the castle’s individual rooms, many of which are complete with period-appropriate furnishings. For non-Slovakian speaking visitors, there is an interactive English language audio provided as well.
Hviedzoslavovo Namestie: Anchoring the pedestrian zone’s southern extremity, along the tree-lined plaza, visitors will find bars, restaurants, and embassies. Stealing the show, however is the Slovak National Theater. This theater was built in 1886, and is located at the east end of the street. The Slovak Philharmonic is also nearby. It is located in the neo-baroque Reduta Palace from 1914.
Luxury Lodging in Bratislava
Seeking luxury accommodations once your private jet has arrived in Bratislava? Bratislava has many high end hotels and other lodging options, including:
- Arcadia Hotel
- Grand Hotel River Park
- Hotel Albrecht
- Marrol’s House
- Sheraton Bratislava
Airports In or Nearby Bratislava For Private Jets
Bratislava is served by a number of airports close to the city, making it easy for high net worth clients to travel to and fro Bratislava with ease. These include:
- Milan Rastislav Štefánik Airport (BTS):Located around 6 miles from Bratislava, M. R. Štefánik Airport is one of the major airports in Slovakia. It is a hub for severalregional airlines. The airport sits at an altitude of 436 feet above sea level and has twoconcrete runways measuring 9,00 feet and 10,400 feet in length, designated in the 04/22 and 13/31 directions respectively. The airport serves more than 1.5 million people a year
- Vienna International Airport (VIE):This international airport is one of the busiest in Austria. It handles over 22 million passengers a year. It is located 40 miles west ofBratislava and sits at 60 feet above sea level. It has two asphalt runways measuring 11,400 feet and 11,800 feet in length designated in the 11/21 and 16/34 directions respectively.
- Leopoldsdorf in Marchfelde Airport (LOAL): Leopoldsdorf im Marchfelde Airport is located 1 mile west of Leopoldsdorf im Marchfelde and27 miles from Bratislava. The airport is located at an altitude of 495 feet above sea level, and has one grass runway measuring 1,580 feet in length. Only very light aircraft can land at this airport.
- Piestany Airport (PZP):This airport is located around 60 miles from Bratislava, and sits at an altitude of 545 feet above sea level. It has one asphalt runway measuring 6,500 feet in length. The airport is busiest during the summer festivals, and is accessible to private aircraft.
- Bad Voslau Airport (VOS): This airport is located 2.5 miles east of Bad Vöslau and around 65 miles from Bratislava. Itsits at an altitude of 764 feet above sea level. It has one asphalt runway measuring 3,270 feet in length.
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