Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava is a small yet beautiful city located in Slovakia. I spent only two days in Bratislava but managed to visit some beautiful attractions. I went to the Bratislava castle. It took me a while to get there as it was a steep walk up a hill although it was definitely worth the walk because once you are at the castle, you get a beautiful view of the city. "It features in the first written reference to the city, which appears in the Annals of Salzburg of 907, in association with a battle between Bavarians and Hungarians. The castle hill was populated as early as the late Stone Age; its first known inhabitants were the Celts, who founded a fortified settlement here called 'Oppidum'. 

Bratislava Castle
Bratislava Castle

On the walk up to the castle, you can see the UFO bridge. The UFO bridge is a stylish restaurant  at the top of the Novy Most bridge. This restaurant is 85 meters above the ground and 10 meters above that is a bar with a sightseeing deck as well. Because I had very little time in Bratislava, I did not get the chance to go up to the bar.

UFO Bridge

In Bratislava, I also visited the SlavĂ­n Monument. It is the only official cemetery for 6,845 Soviet soldiers who died in 1945 during the liberation of Bratislava. It was built in 1960 and two years later it was declared as a national monument. Every 4th of April, a celebration takes place here as a tribute to the fallen soldiers.