To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, to gain all while you give, to roam the roads of lands remote.
To travel is to live.”
The Fairy Tale of My Life: An Autobiography
Can you guess whose this touching quote? Yes, Hans Christian Andersen’s :). And why do I start with it? Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish author, well remembered with its travelogues and fairy tales. Hans visited Bratislava once but when you do things right, once is enough, isn’t it? When he returned home, he described Bratislava the way he saw it, as a fairy tale city, a real beauty. Hence, the Slovakian sculptor Tibor Bartfay erected a statue of Hans as a compliment. Our tour guide also told us a legend saying that if you rub Hans’s finger you will get good luck.
Explore Bratislava with friends and some good spirit
I was really surprised with Bratislava – it was so picturesque and charming. Me and friends spent two great days in the city before going to Vienna and Prague. We succeeded to experience the most impressive city’s landmarks and feel the fairy tale spirit. It was showering the first morning but we did go out and enjoyed the city. It was really happy morning – while taking photos, a stranger gifted us a beautiful Slovakian umbrella. People were so friendly. We also made some more new special friends – you would see below some of the human sized statues we made stories with, took pictures and felt like real travel buddies. Later, we understood the sculptures of Bratislava are some of the most photographed attractions. I think we confirm it, too :). Bratislava – a city of fairy tales and statues. Let’s have a look together.
HERE ARE 15 PHOTOS TO INSPIRE YOU TO VISIT BRATISLAVA
You can walk through the city, enjoy the Old Town and stroll to Bratislava Castle or take this beautiful sightseeing bus from the photo and enjoy picturesque Bratislava while listening to your audio guide.
Check the link to learn more about Bratislava by Sightseeing bus.
Let me tell you a story, Soldier. There was a little girl whose dream was to travel around the world. To discover on her own new places, new cultures, new life. She couldn’t afford it when still a teenager, but was confident in her future. Today, this girl does believe in miracles and is on her way to fulfill her biggest dream. One not only big, but huge dream. She is just in front of you, smiling happily with eyes full of tears. Connecting the dots, Bratislava has been the beginning and starting point of my fairy tale and huge dream, too. I am going to tell you why very soon in the next posts. Stay tuned :).
Bratislava looks so beautiful. I had no idea! What would you recommend doing in the city beyond taking awesome photos?
I visited Bratislava on my way to Prague – it’s a picturesque city and what I would recommend is to take a walk, maybe a tour, the free tours are pretty good, visit the Castle, try the national cuisine (it was tasty :)) and discover the city and its spirit. It is a great way to combine it with Vienna or Prague because they are very close to each other. 🙂