Old Town Hall, Bratislava

Old Town Hall, Bratislava: Our most recommended tours and activities

Bratislava: Private Walking Tour

1. Bratislava: Private Walking Tour

You will be picked up from your centrally-located hotel in Bratislava (if staying outside the city center, your meeting is in front of the main entrance to the Park Inn Danube Hotel). Your tour will begin with a short introduction before you begin exploring Hviezdoslavovo Square. You will discover the Opera House and Reduta Building, passing along the "man at work" statue and Schoner Natzi statue to arrive to Bratislava's Main Square. You will then pause at the Roland Fountain where you will here of legends about the famous knight Roland, as well as about the coronation festivities of Hungarian kings in Bratislava. You can take a photo with a Napoleonic soldier as you pass by the Old Town Hall, and discover the Franciscian Church, the oldest sacred building of Bratislava, where the knights of Golden Spurs were knighted. You will then stroll through Franciscan Square to Primate's Palace, where you can marvel at one of Bratislava’s hidden gems: Primate’s Palace (where the Pressburg peace between the Austro-Hungarian Empire and Napoleon's France were signed). Next, you will take in the stunning Michael's Gate, before seeing the palace where the Hungarian Parliament used to meet. You will then see the building of Academia Istropolitana, the premise of the first university in the Hungarian Kingdom. At the conclusion of your tour, you will pass by St. Martin's Cathedral, and if you book the 3-hour option, you will also discover Bratislava Castle from where you will gain superb views over Bratislava.

Bratislava: 2-Hour City Walking Tour with Castle Ticket

2. Bratislava: 2-Hour City Walking Tour with Castle Ticket

Meet your guide in the afternoon and begin your walking tour of Bratislava's historic center. First, receive a short, basic introduction about Bratislava and Slovakia. Listen as the guide sheds light on the history of one of the youngest capital cities and states of Europe. Hear about the ancient history of Slovakia, when the old Slavs, the predecessor of modern Slovaks, inhabited Slovakia and created the Great Moravia Empire.  Follow along as your guide share legends from the time when Bratislava was the capital city of the Hungarian Kingdom and Hungarian kings and queens were crowned there. The story continues to the time of Czechoslovakia. Hear about the dark times during Slovak communism and also about the hope which brought upon the Velvet Revolution, eventually leading to Slovakia's 2004 membership in the European Union.  Discover the Opera House and the House of Reduta as you continue to the main square, passing by Old Town Hall. On Franciscan Square, see the oldest building in Bratislava, the Franciscan Church. Head onto Biela Street and Michalska Street to Michael's Gate. Pass by historical buildings and palaces on Venturska Street and Panska Street. Your tour ends at St. Martin's Cathedral. Afterward, walk up to the iconic Bratislava Castle located above the city. Your guide will give you an introduction about the castle and then you will explore the most significant symbol of Bratislava on your own.

Bratislava: Riverside, Castle or Complete City Segway Tours

3. Bratislava: Riverside, Castle or Complete City Segway Tours

Get to know Bratislava on a unique Segway ride with an expert local guide. Choose from 3 different scenic routes and see Bratislava from a different perspective. All tours include training and lead through various parts of the Old City, covering Primatial Square, the Old Slovak National Theatre, Hviezdoslavovo Square, and the Holy Trinity Column. Later, continue by the water banks of the Danube and enjoy the view of the entire city. During the ride, cross 2 different bridges, the newly open Old Bridge and the UFO Bridge. The 1-Hour Riverside Segway Tour ends here but if you opt for the 1.5-Hour Bratislava Castle Segway Tour, continue on a climb up the hill to Bratislava Castle complex where you will learn about the history of the castle. The 2-Hour Complete City Segway Tour also includes the ride to Bratislava Castle, as well as the Presidential Palace, where you can see all the way to Austria and Hungary from the panoramic terrace, and the Main Square.

Bratislava Walking Tours with Licensed Guides

4. Bratislava Walking Tours with Licensed Guides

Discover the historical center of Bratislava during a 2-hour walking tour with licensed city guides, and explore the main monuments and sites in the Old Town. The tour can also be tailored to a theme of your choice. Themed tours include a classical Bratislava tour, Coronation Road tour, sacral tour, tour of Bratislava’s historic defense system, or Jewish tour. Whichever you choose, you will stroll through the old center of Bratislava, while learning about its history dating back from the Celtic Boii tribes, through the arrival of the Slavs to city’s modern history starting at the end of communist era. Discover where 11 Hungarian kings and queens were crowned. Enjoy the magnificent panoramic view from the UFO-like tower on the SNP (Slovak National Uprising) bridge (optional, available at an additional cost). Visit the main square to admire the Old Town Hall from the 14th-century and the Maximilian Fountain, the oldest fountain in the city. Other highlights that you can see during the guided tours are the Gothic Church and Convent of the Order of St. Clare, and the last original town gate, the St. Michael's Gate. Learn about the city’s rich musical history while walking along the Venturska Street, or wander around the palaces from the era of the Empress Maria Theresa.

Bratislava: Grand City Tour with Devin Castle

5. Bratislava: Grand City Tour with Devin Castle

Meet your guide at 12:00 PM in front of the main entrance to Park Inn Danube Hotel and receive a short introduction to Bratislava. As you walk through the historical city center, learn about the ancient history of Slovakia. Learn about the origins of the city when the old Slavs, the predecessors of modern Slovaks, inhabited the area and created the Great Moravia Empire. Learn also about Bratislava´s importance as a city in the Austro-Hungarian empire. Hear stories from the time when Bratislava was the capital city of Hungarian Kingdom.  Walk to Michael's Gate, only remaining gate of former city wall, the Main Square, the Old Town Hall, and the Bratislava Primatial Palace. Your guide will explain the role of Bratislava through the years of World War II, and the years of communism in the latter half of the 20th century in Slovakia and the subsequent Velvet Revolution. Continue to Reduta before the walking part of the tour ends at the Cathedral of St. Martin, where 19 Hungarian kings and queens were crowned. The next part of the tour is taken by car. Pass by the Presidential Palace and the Palisady district, a district full of villas from the beginning of the 20th century, built in a functionalist style. Next is the main highlight of Bratislava, Bratislava Castle, which provides excellent views of the city. Pass by the building of Slovak Parliament and finish with a visit to Slavín Monument, dedicated to Soviet soldiers who liberated Bratislava at the end of WWII.  The last stop is the ruins of Devin Castle, one of the oldest buildings in Slovakia, built in times of Great Moravia Empire. Hear of the patrons of the arts who lived here, as well associated stories and legends of the site. After exploring the site, be returned back to Bratislava.

Bratislava: Riverside, Castle or Complete E-Scooter Tour

6. Bratislava: Riverside, Castle or Complete E-Scooter Tour

Hop an e-scooter and tour Bratislava with an expert local guide. Choose from 3 different scenic routes around the Old Town to suit the experience and timetable you want. All tours lead through various parts of the city center, covering Primatial Square, the Old Slovak National Theatre, Hviezdoslavovo Square, and the Holy Trinity Column. Later, continue by the water banks of the Danube. During the ride head across the newly opened Old Bridge and modern UFO Bridge. The 1-Hour Riverside E-scooter Tour ends here, but if you opt for the 1.5-Hour Bratislava Castle E-Scooter Tour, continue on a climb up the hill to Bratislava Castle complex for great views over the city. The 2-Hour Complete City E-scooter Tour also includes the ride to Bratislava Castle, plus an excursion to the Presidential Palace. Take in views all the way to Austria and Hungary from the panoramic terrace and the Main Square.

Bratislava: Grand City Guided Tour

7. Bratislava: Grand City Guided Tour

Meet  your guide in front of the main entrance of the Park Inn Danube Hotel. Receive a short introduction before heading to Hviezdoslavovo square. Discover the Opera House and Reduta Building. Admire the Man Work statue in the city’s Main Square. Pause at the Roland fountain and hear the legend of the knight Rowland. Take a photo with a Napoleonic soldier as you pass by the Old Town Hall. Stroll through Primate’s square to Franciscan Square. Marvel at one of Bratislava’s hidden gems: Primate’s Palace. Take in the stunning Micheal’s Gate. See the palace where the Hungarian Parliament used to meet. End the walking portion of your tour at the gates of St. Martin’s Cathedral. Continue by car to the Presidential Palace in Palisady District, which was built in the functionalist style. See Bratislava Castle and the Slovak Government building. Finish your tour with a visit to the Slavin Monument, where you can enjoy a superb view over all of Bratislava. Afterward, you will be dropped off back at the Radisson or the city center.

Bratislava: Self-Guided Audio Tour - Explore Your Way

8. Bratislava: Self-Guided Audio Tour - Explore Your Way

Explore your way and at your own pace with this self-guided audio tour of Bratislava, Slovakia’s capital. Take a walk through the city and spot must-see sights such as Primate’s Palace, Main Square, and Old Town Hall. Start and stop when and where you want. After downloading the MP3 audio tour combined with a fully detailed map of the area (download instructions found on your confirmation voucher), start your adventure around Bratislava. Set out to see the much-photographed statue of Cumil (The Watcher) and St. Martin's Cathedral, the best example of the Baroque Gothic style that dominates the city. Continue on to St. Elizabeth's Church, the Primate's Palace, Main Square, Old Town Hall, the Crafts Markets and the Shop Museum, the Franciscan Church, St. Michael's Gate, St. Michael's Street, the Museum of Jewish Culture, the City Walls, Bratislava Castle, and Hviezdoslav Square.

Bratislava: Guided Walking Tour at Night with Old Town

9. Bratislava: Guided Walking Tour at Night with Old Town

You will see Bratislava by night in a way you’ ve never seen it before. Start your exploration by meeting your guide in front of Park Inn by Radisson Danube Hotel. Short introduction about Bratislava & Slovakia. Learn about the origins of one of the most youngest capitals. Hear tales about ancient history of Slovakia. Get know old Slavs, the predecessor of modern Slovaks, who created the Great Moravia Empire. Go on the tale thru times of Hungarian Empire. Slovakia were part of Hungarian, afterwards Austro-Hungarian Empire about 1000 years. Eventually the tale ends in 1993 by creating independent Slovakia. But the story does not end at all. From 2004 we are a proud member of European Union. And from 2009 our currency is EURO. Walk up to Bratislava Castle, a dominant feature of Bratislava. The castle stands at a strategic site above the Danube. The site was inhabited as far as back as Celtic & Great Moravia Empire. Always has played an important role in history of Slovakia as well as Central Europe. Bratislava Castle host in February 2005 a big event. At the castle had the summit George W. Bush & Vladimir Putin. Bratislava was literally, the capital city of the world for a while. From Bratislava castle is a superb view on Old Town. You can also see the windmills in Austria. Continue walking down thru Bratislava’s Castle settlement and a view on orthodox St. Nicolas church. Continue thru Jewish ghetto to Bratislava city center. Discovering the Bratislava’s city center. At the end a glass of traditional Slovakian fine wine with pretzel in a stylish cafeteria located in Bratislava’s city center.

Bratislava: City Tour by Motorized Train

10. Bratislava: City Tour by Motorized Train

Sit back and travel through Bratislava old and new on this city tour with audio guide. Enjoy experiencing the city in this fun and stress-free way. Take in sights like the Castle, National Theater and Old Market Hall as you glide past the old town's sights. Discover the sights of new Bratislava too, including the famous UFO restaurant perched high above a bridge. See other sights like the National Gallery and Philharmonic Building as you weave through the city. Take advantage of your complimentary audio guide to learn about the city's history, as you let the motorized train take the strain.

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What people are saying about Old Town Hall, Bratislava

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4.7 / 5

based on 108 reviews

Great way to see the city and get a good overview. Hector was a lovely tour guide and offered good info and personal tips. After a few mins the Segway was easy to use.

This was a great tour. I would not have known as much of the history or seen as much as I did without a guide. We really enjoyed our day trip to Bratislava.

It worked very well and was informative. When booking, however, you could not select the hotel but only the Tesla Charger, which was a bit confusing.

Very informative, responded to the wishes of the participants. They got to know and appreciate the city of Bratislava very well.

Susana was fantastic and her passion for Bratislava came through so clearly. A really fantastic experience.